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Information Technologies and Communications

TLEN 5160
CREDITS: 3

Information Technologies and Communications

Summer 2015
Session B

Distance / Main Campus

TBA

TUE WED THU 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Classroom: ECEE 283
Fall 2014


Library

Federico Kuhlmann

Description: 

Provides a perspective of the basic and relevant issues of the communications and information technology (CIT) industry, while obtaining a wide-picture overview of its main problems and trends. The course introduces a map that will allow students to understand the overall telecomm industry, from the technical, economic, management (strategy making) and regulatory perspectives, as it covers fundamental concepts and terminology appearing in communication devices, infrastructure, and services.

Please see a brief course introduction video on YouTube for more information.

Outline: 

  1. Introduction: a perspective on the global telecom industry and markets, cross- country comparative analysis
  2. Communications technology basics review: information, telecomm systems and services
  3. Communication networks: review, status, trends; access, switching, transport, interconnection
  4. Regulatory frameworks and examples (European Union, US, others)
  5. Next generation networks and communications emerging technologies
  6. Economic frameworks for communications industry: competition, monopoly, market power
  7. Management (strategy making) frameworks for communications industry
  8. Trends & future expectations for electronic devices, communications infrastructure, and information services
  9. Overall telecommunications industry trends and future expectations
  10. Finding opportunities and the road to the future

Objectives: 

To provide a perspective at basic and relevant issues of the communications and information technology (CIT) industry, while obtaining a wide-picture overview of its main problems and trends. After a review of basic concepts of modern telecommunications, a map that will allow students to understand the overall telecomm industry will be presented and discussed. It includes technical, economic, management (strategy making) and regulatory perspectives, and it covers fundamental concepts and terminology appearing in communication devices, infrastructure, and services.

Prerequisites: 

TLEN 5300 Telecom Theory & Applications or equivalent with instructor's approval.

Textbooks: 

None; there will be instructor's notes, presentations, and there will be several reading assignments based on papers selected by the instructor.

Proctor: 

Required

Syllabus: 

Any syllabus provided above may not be the most recent version. Please refer to the course syllabus provided by the instructor of this course.

Previous Course Offerings

See up to the past five offerings of this course:
Semester Type Instructor(s) Schedule
Summer 2014 - Session B Distance / Main Campus Federico Kuhlmann TUE WED THU
3:15 PM - 5:45 PM