389.168 Advanced Wireless Communications 1
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

In this course you learn everything about wireless transmissions up to the recent discussions on how the 5th generation wireless will look like.

Subject of course

The studen will gain knowledge in 2G / 3G and 4G Core Networks, Software Defined Networks.

Specifically a student shall be able to optimize traffic flows in mobile cellular networks. He can evaluate the interactions between nodes in the core of a mobile network (data / signalling level). The student knows andd can analyze signalling procedures on radio and core links in mobile networks.

In the are of M2M, D2D and LTE-M the student will learn to calculate impact of massive M2M roleout in LTE networks. The student shall be able to use modulated Markov Processeses for calculation of M2M traffic.
The student shall be able to use source traffic models (Markov Chains, Heavy Tails, ...) to solve a certain problem. He can compare traffic models for SRD to mobile cellular networks and name the difference and impacts as well as compare traffic models for LRD to SDR. He can quantize the impact of heavy tails in mobile networks.

The student knows the differences between Passive / Active Performance Monitoring and can apply this knowledge to solve a given scenario. He can explain the Pro/Cons of Active/Passive Monitoring. he can Implement the setup of a passive monitoring system for mobile cellular networks. The studen shall be able to define a IP layer benchmarks in any reactive, e.g., mobile cellular networks and analyze compareable QoS, QoE and KPI elements of such a result.

The student shall be able to identify the parts necassary for a Cross Layer Optimization in a mobile cellular network. He can compare different approaches and explain the functions of each level.

The student is able to apply methods for Error Resilient Video Coding in mobile cellular networks.

Additional information

First lecture: Tuesday, October 3, at 4pm in seminar room CG 0402

lectures every Tuesday



Examination modalities

oral exam (3 questions, ~ 30min)

home work (optinal, graded)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications


Video and Multimedia Transmissions over Cellular Networks: Analysis, Modelling and Optimization in Live 3G Mobile Communications

Previous knowledge


–389.157 Wireless Communications 1 –389.163 Digital Communications 1 –389.166 Signal Processing 1 –389.158 Communication Networks 1  



Mobile Cellular network (basics): Core / Radio Access Internet: UDP, TCP, IP, … Services: eMail / HTTP / streaming (basics)

Video: Video encoding and transmission


Preceding courses