High Speed Communication Networks    3-0-0-3


  •  To impart the students a thorough exposure to the  various high speed networking technologies and to analyse the methods adopted for  performance modeling , traffic management and routing


The need for a protocol architecture, The TCP/IP protocol architecture, Internetworking, Packet   switching   networks,   Frame   relay   networks,   Asynchronous   Transfer   mode(ATM)   protocol architecture, High speed LANs. Multistage networks

Overview of probability and stochastic process, Queuing analysis, single server and multi-server queues, queues with priorities, networks of queues, Self similar Data traffic

Congestion control in data networks and internets, Link level flow and error control, TCP traffic control, Traffic and congestion control in ATM networks

Overview of Graph theory and least cost paths, Interior routing protocols, Exterior routing protocols and multicast.

Quality  of  service  in  IP  networks,  Integrated  and  differentiated  services,  Protocols  for  QOS  support- Resource reservation protocol, Multiprotocol label switching, Real time transport protocol.


Text Books

1.   William Stallings,”High Speed networks and Internets”, second edition,Pearson Education,2002

2.   A.Pattavina,Switching Theory,Wiley,1998.

3.   J.F.Kurose and K.W.Ross”,Computer networking” 3rd edition,Pearson education,2005


Reference Books

1.   Mischa    Schwartz,”Telecommunication    networks,protocols,modeling    and    analysis”,Pearson education,2004

2.   Giroux,N. and Ganti,S.”Quality of service in ATM networks”,Prentice Hall ,1999



Students are able to

CO1: compare and analyse the fundamental principles of various high speed communication networks and their protocol architectures

CO 2: analyse the methods adopted for performance modeling of traffic flow and estimation

CO 3: examine the congestion control issues and traffic management in TCP/IP and ATM networks

CO 4: compare, analyse and implement the various routing protocols in simulation software tools

CO 5: examine the various services.