Emerging Telecommunication Technologies
This course covers a wide range of emerging state-of-the-art transmission and switching technologies, evolving communication protocols, and their applications. This course is a super-loaded look at the key technologies that are about to enter the mainstream. The course studies technologies that impact both the service provider industry, as well as the corporate enterprise IT environment. Topics included in this course are: VoIP protocols (H.323, SIP, SGCP, MGCP, IPDC, etc.) and soft switches; Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and their applications such as VPN and Traffic Engineering; Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and optical switching; Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet and Storage Area Networks (SAN); Wireless LANs (IEEE 802.11a/b/g, 802.15, 802.16, etc.); management and performance modeling tools.