The course builds on sound knowledge of communication systems (protocols and networks) and basic knowledge on mobile communication systems. The course provides an in-depth understanding of research issues in advanced mobile communication networks. The course is research-oriented and focuses primarily on the media access control, mobility management, QoS and resource management for mobile systems. In addition, the course introduces future systems and technologies, such as ad-hoc networks and cognitive radio. Furthermore, the course gives an overview of self-organization and its impact on future communication systems.
The course covers cellular systems from GSM and UMTS/HSPA to LTE, LTE-A and 5G while the main focus is on LTE and new developments in 5G. We will discuss central system functions as mobility management, management of the radio resources, session and call control functions, provision of quality of service as well as network operation and management for the differnet systems.
Prerequisites: Communication Networks and Protocols, Mobile Communication Networks.