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10 Maio 2007: Apresentação da UCE aos alunos

Access and Core Network Technologies (5 ECTS)


Access technologies: xDSL, PPP, Cable Modems and DOCSIS, Powerline, Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Fast Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u), Giga and 10Giga Ethernet, Wireless Lan (802.11x) (overview), Token Ring (IEEE 802.5), Token Bus (IEEE 802.4); Metropolitan and WAN technologies: FDDI (ANMestrado.SI X3T9.5), DQDB (IEEE 802.6), Frame Relay, Assynchrounous Transfer Mode (ATM), Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Generalised MPLS; Physical framing: Digital Hierarchies, SONET, OC-x, PONs

Learning outcomes

  • to explain the main theoretical concepts underpinning the major access and core network technologies;
  • exemplify and discuss the use of such technologies over distinct networking scenarios;
  • to understanding the principles of physical framing.


  • A. Gumaste and Tony Antony, First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies, Cisco Press, 2004.

  • Glen Kramer, Ethernet Passive Optical Networks, McGraw-Hill Communications Engineering, 2005.

  • Alex Gillespie, Access Networks: Technology and V5 Interfacing, Artech House Publishers, 1999.

  • S. Ovadia, Broadband Cable TV Access Networks: From Technologies toApplications, Prentice Hall, 2001.

  • Steven Shepard, Metro Area Networking, McGraw-Hill Networking Professional, 2003.

  • Daniel Minoli et al., Ethernet-Based Metro Area Networks, McGraw-Hill, 2002.

-- PauloCarvalho - 07 May 2007

r3 - 08 May 2007 - 11:49:03 - PauloCarvalho
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