Course detail

Services of Communication Systems

FEKT-MKC-SKSAcad. year: 2021/2022

The course deals with services provided by current telecommunication systems. Students obtain essential knowledge of technologies that are used all the time even if not preferably, i.e. ISDN services and Asynchronous Transfer Mode ( ATM). Emphasis is however on current technologies such as xDSL (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, and VDSL) and on modern transmission connected to the SS7signalling system. Students will significantly deepen their knowledge of Internet protocol version 6 following up on IPv4 and focusing on Quality of Service QoS. They will obtain further information on IP/ATM integration and on LAN emulation. They will also be made familiar with priority control in network elements and with services over power network and cable TV.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

On completing the course, students will be able to:
- analyse services provided by contemporary communication networks,
- theoretically analyse the technologies related to xDSL services,
- justify the contemporary state of ISDN usage,
- sum up the features of ISDN,
- compare ATM and other possibilities of high-speed transmission
- explore the creation of ATM cells in relation to services,
- design signalling by means of SS7,
- categorize the Quality of service, QoS,
- explore the potentials of IPv6 in QoS assurance,
- compare the possibilities of routing in network elements,
- plan LAN emulation,
- judge services transmitted over a power network and cable TV,
- practice the MySQL environment,
- configure the Jabber server,
- estimate network safety.


Student who enrol on this course should to be able to: - explain the basic terms of converged communication networks, - define the features of Ethernet-type networks, - name the principles of IPv4, - express the features of multimedia services, - apply the knowledge of obligatory subjects Theoretic Informatics. The subject knowledge on the Bachelor degree level is generally required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ŠKORPIL,V.: Služby telekomunikačních sítí. VUT, Brno 2014. (CS)
BLACK, V.: Voice over IP. Prentice Hall, London 2002. (EN)
ŠKORPIL, V., VYCHODIL, P., KAPOUN, V. Efektivní využití přenosu informací pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB-TUO, Brno 2015 (CS)
ODOM,W., HEALY,R., MEHTA,N. Směrování a přepínání sítí. CPress, Brno 2009. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, practical laboratories and computer laboratories. The part of this course is a project and a presentation of results in power point. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

0-5 points – for activity in laboratory,
0-5 points – for activity in computer exercises,
0-20 points – for elaboration of an individual project of MySQL database design,
0-70 points – for written exam with e-learning support, compulsory part for the completion of the course.
The exam is focused on verifying the orientation in the services of communication networks with focus on Quality of Service, IPv6 and control of network elements.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Services provided by current telecommunication systems.
2. Technology connected with services xDSL (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, VDSL) including theoretical analysis.
3. Services ISDN. Basic and Primary Access, reference model of subscriber connection ISDN, frame structure on the S0 interface, terminal power supply.
4. Asynchronous Transfer Mode ATM. ATM principle, service classes, ATM cells, layer model.
5. SS7 signalling system. SS7 features, signalling network, SS7 building, Message Transfer Part MTP, user parts, dynamic network routing, management of SS7.
6. Internet protocol version 6, IPv4 relationship.
7. Quality of service QoS.
8. IP and ATM, communication principles.
9. Basic principles of the functions of active network elements - router, switch and their services in the network.
10. Layer 3 switching, peer-to-peer multilayer mapping, ATM/IP integration, non-connection oriented service, classical IP over ATM (CLIP) and its further development.
11. LAN Emulation, private network-to-network interface (PNNI).
12. Artificial intelligence for priority control in network elements.
13. Data transmission and related services over power network and cable TV.


The aim of this course is to give students extensive orientation in services of communication systems, offer a summary of IPv6 with a view to Quality of Service, and analyse priority routing in network elements.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at laboratories is compulsory, justified absence can be made up after prior arrangement with the instructor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-TIT Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 7 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer