SISTEMI CABLATI A BANDA LARGA


1. GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Teacher:                            Enzo Baccarelli
  • Course period:                  First half (September-December)
  • Degree:                             Telecommunications Engineering (MCOR2)
  • Credits:                              6 CFU
  • Evaluation method:           Examination
  • Teaching language:           Italian
  • Office hours:                       Thursday, h: 12:00-14:00, room no. 201, DIET Department, Via Eudossiana no. 18

2. GOALS OF THE COURSE
The goal of this course is to describe and analyse the basic architectures, protocol stacks, functionalities, and offered services of the currently emerging wired Cloud-supported broadband communication networks for the support of Big Data services. Packet-switched data networks and Internet are mainly considered as case study.


3. EXPECTED RESULTS
It is expected that the attending students will acquire the basic notions, which are requested in order to understand the performance behaviour of the emerging Internet-supported networked computing architectures for the support of  multimedia communication, Cloud computing, and Big Data applications.


4. MAIN TOPICS OF THE COURSE
  • General architectures and reference models of broadband packet-switched data networks
  • Functionalities and services of  Physical Layer of xDSL and APON/BPON optical systems
  • Functionalities and services of  Data-Link and MAC Layers of xDSL and APON/BPON optical systems
  • Multipexing and QoS in broadband networks: Difserv-vs.-Intserv models and QoS routing
  • Architectures, functionalities and services of  Network Layer of broadband Cloud centers
  • Network architectures for the broadband access to Cloud-supported Big Data services
  • Traffic engineering and MPLS over broadband connections
  • MPLS-based L3VPN and VPLS: VoIP and IPTV service architectures

5. RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS
  • E. Baccarelli, Sistemi cablati a banda larga, Libreria Tecnica (in Italian)
  • C. Hellberg, D. Greene, T. Boyes, Broadband network architectures – Designing and deploying triple-play services, Prentice Hall, 2007 (in English) 

6. CURRENT TIME-TABLE OF THE TAUGHT LESSONS
Currently, the lessons of this course are delivered over the period September, 21, 2019 - December, 21, 2019, according to the following time-table:
  • Tuesday                   h: 14:00-16:00, classroom no. 23, Via Eudossiana no. 18
  • Wednesday             h: 15:00-16:00, classroom no. 22, Via Eudossiana no. 18
  • Thursday                 h: 17:00-19:00, classroom no. 23, Via Eudossiana no. 18

7. UPDATE TIME-TABLE OF THE EXAMINATION TRIALS
Please, check the related web page of the Infostud site for the update dates and classroom numbers planned for the examination trials.