Broadband Access Technologies

Pre-Requisite : EC401
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3

Objective : 

To impart fundamentals and latest technologies related to the design of broadband last mile-Access technologies for multimedia communication

Topics Covered :

Phone line modem-ISDN. Broadband technologies. Cable, DLS, fiber and wireless access technologies.

Digital subscriber lines. ADSL. RADSL. IDSL. HDSL. SDSL. VDSL. Standards for XDSL and comparison.

Cable modem. DOCSIS. Hub operation. Access control. Framing. Security, data link and higher layers. ATM and IP-centric modem.

Fiber access technologies and architectures. Hybrid fiber-coax systems. SDV. EPON, GPON. FTTX comparison.

Broadband wireless systems. Direct broadcast satellite. MMDS. LMDS. WIDIS. 3G wireless systems . IMT2000.

Course Outcomes :

Students are able to

  • CO1: Recall and identify the basics of broadband technology systems and differentiate the differences between the various wired and wireless technology system
  • CO2: Illustrate the aspects of last mile data transport on copper wire networks and flavors of DSL
  • CO3: Summarize  the versions of cable network standard and MAC protocols for HFC networks
  • CO4: Distinguish he cost effective broadband services for residential users and ATM based and Ethernet based passive optical networks
  • CO5: Outline the types of broadband wireless access technologies and their characteristics.

Text Books:

  • Nikil Jayant, Broadband last mile - Taylor and Francis group, 2005
  • N. Ransom & A.A. Azzam, Broadband Access Technologies, McGraw Hill, 1999.
  • M.P. Clarke, Wireless Access Network, Wiley, 2000.

Reference Books:

  • W.J. Woralski, ADSL and DSL Technologies, McGraw Hill, 1998.
  • S. Mervana & C. Le, Design and Implementation of DSL-based Access Solutions, Cisco Press, 2001.
  • W. Vermillion, End-to-End DSL Architecture, Cisco Press, 2003.