University of Information Technology

Broadband Communication and Mobile Networking

Course Description

This is a graduate course on telecommunications focused on mobile broadband and VoIP broadband networks. The course emphasizes protocols and architecture of LTE/LTE Advanced technology and 5G architecture overview. It also supports an introductory on internet multimedia communication mainly examining on voice-video traffic. The course covers the practical study of 4G LTE, 5G simulated networks for ease to learn the complexity of modern broadband technology. In addition, the analysis of voice-video traffic over IP network is also offered.

The aims of this course are:

  • To provide the main facets of 4G LTE and 5G mobile networks and concepts of VoIP protocols.
  • To provide a wide-range of general knowledge on broadband communication systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • realize the generation of mobile communication.
  • understand the overview of radio access networks in accordance with LTE releases.
  • overview on the overall architecture of an LTE radio-access network and the associated core network.
  • learn the expected societal development in terms of use cases and requirements of 5G systems.
  • introduce the functionality, physical architecture and deployment of 5G integration of LTE.
  • study the device-to-device communications to improve system performance and support new services beyond 2020.
  • experience on VoIP experiment practice.

Text and References Books


  1. Erik, 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, Second Edition, Elsevier (2014)
  2. Afif, 5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology, First Edition, Cambridge University Press (2016)


  1. Larry Chaffin, Building a VoIP Network with Nortel’s Multimedia Communication Server 5100, First Edition, Syngress (2006)
  2. All IP-Network Voice-Video Training System, New broad Technologies
  3. Martin Sauter, From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Third Edition, Wiley (2017)
  4. Regis ”Bud” J. Bates, Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, Second edition, McGraw-Hill Professional (2002)

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation/Attendance 10 Marks 10%
Tutorial 10 Marks 10%
Lab 10 Marks 10%
Project and Report 10 Marks 10%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%