ECE639 Spring 2017
Principles of Broadband Networks
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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By default, a quiz will be given at the beginning of each class.

On-line materials and discussions will be delivered via

Nirwan Ansari
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Newark College of Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Office 343 ECEC
Phone (973) 596-3670
Fax (973) 596-5680
Office Hours Monday: 5:00-6:00pm; Wednesday: 1:30-2:30pm. Others by appointments.


Grading: Mid-term 35%; Final 40%; Assignments/Quizzes & Projects 25%.

No make-up.

Course Outline

Lecture 0

 The history of the Internet and its future

Lecture 1

Introduction: highlights on broadband, existing telecommunication infrastructure, network evolution and architecture, virtual private network, IMS, and emerging technologies

Lecture 2

Switching Techniques, T1, X.25, ISDN, SONET

Lecture 3

ATM Basics

Lecture 4

Congestion Control for Available Bit Rate Services in ATM Networks

Lecture 5 Congestion Control in Heterogeneous Networks

Lecture 6

The Makeover of TCP

Lecture 7

Traffic Modeling of Broadband Services

Lecture 8

Admission Control

Lecture 9

Switching Principles and Architectures

Lecture 10

Traffic Scheduling

Lecture 11

IP/ATM Convergence

Lecture 12

Optical Networks

Lecture 13

Recent Advances in High Speed Networks


Text and References

James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking, 6nd Edition, Addison-Wesleyl, 2013---selected chapters.

Other references

Journal Articles


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