GENERAL INFORMATION Title: Wireless and Mobile Broadband Internet
Short Description: This course will focus on Wireless and Mobile Broadband Internet from technology, regulation and business aspects. It will cover the Internet architectures, IPv4 and IPv6 fundamental technologies, mobility aspects of convergence to all-IP wireless networks, as well as standardized wireless broadband technologies WiFi (IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac) and WiMAX (IEEE 802.16). Further, the course will include 4G mobile broadband Internet technologies - LTE/LTE-Advanced and Mobile WiMAX 2, including Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 4G radio access technologies, ITU spectrum management for the mobile broadband, as well as business challenges and opportunities for 4G broadband. Also, it will cover IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), QoS-enabled mobile VoIP and mobile IPTV, mobile Over-The-Top (OTT) services for VoIP (Skype, Viber), video services (Youtube), and non-real-time OTT services (social networking, cloud services, application ecosystems), location-based services, as well as regulation and business aspects. Finally, the course will incorporate the developments and key technologies for 5G as next generation of mobile broadband, including HetNet architectures, Femto and small cells, multi-RAN (Radio Access Networks) mobile terminals, the development toward personal user-centric mobile Internet accompanied with Mobile Cloud Computing and future mobile broadband services, as well as business and regulation challenges for future mobile broadband Internet.
Dates: 18 November – 15 December 2014
Duration: 4 weeks
Developed by: This eLearning course has been developed by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT), Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje under the auspices of the ITU Centres of Excellence for Europe. It will be delivered through the ITU Academy.
Costs: 100 USD
Registration deadline: 17 November 2014
Enrolment key: 14DL13927EUR**02
TARGET POPULATION This course is targeted at managers, engineers and employees from regulators, government organisations, telecommunication companies and academia, who are interested in understanding, implementation and regulation of Wireless and Mobile Broadband Internet, including technologies, standardization, regulation and content. Other institutions and individuals that are dedicated in building their capacity related to Wireless and Mobile Broadband Internet are also welcome to participate.
MAIN OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand wireless broadband Internet, including fundamental Internet technologies (IPv4 and IPv6), as well as WiFi and fixed WiMAX for wireless broadband access to Internet;
Understand 4G mobile technologies, including LTE/LTE-Advanced and Mobile WiMAX 2.0 networks, as well as ITU spectrum management for mobile broadband;
Understand wireless and mobile broadband Internet services, including services provided by mobile operators such as mobile VoIP and mobile IPTV with QoS support, as well as mobile Over-The-Top (OTT) services such as VoIP, video services, social networking, cloud services;
Perform technical, business and regulation analysis for wireless and mobile broadband Internet access, including WiFi, WiMAX and LTE/LTE-Advanced;
Understand future mobile broadband, including the 5G developments, HetNet architecture, Femto and small cells, personal mobile Internet and future mobile broadband services;
Perform technical, business and regulation analysis for existing and future wireless and mobile broadband services.
COURSE CONTENTS AND SYLLABUS
Wireless broadband Internet
Mobility issues in all-IP wireless networks
Wireless broadband local access to Internet: WiFi
WiFi broadband standards: IEEE 802.11n, 802.11ac
Fixed wireless broadband: WiMAX (IEEE 802.16)
Discussion / Forum
Mobile broadband: the 4G
4G mobile standard by 3GPP: LTE-Advanced
Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
LTE/LTE-Advanced radio access technologies
Quality of Service in LTE/LTE-Advanced
4G mobile standard by IEEE: Mobile WiMAX 2
Mobile WiMAX 2 radio access technologies
ITU spectrum management for mobile broadband: WRC-12 toward WRC-2015
Business challenges and opportunities for 4G broadband
Discussion / Forum
Wireless and mobile Internet services
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
QoS-enabled mobile IPTV
QoS-enabled mobile VoIP
Mobile OTT VoIP services (Viber, Skype)
Mobile OTT video services (YouTube)
Mobile OTT non-real-time services (social networking, cloud services, mobile application ecosystems)
Regulation and business aspects for wireless and mobile broadband Internet services
Business and regulation challenges for the future mobile broadband Internet
Discussion / Forum
EVALUATION Besides the final assignment score, participants will be evaluated according to their substantive posts on the discussion forum, active participation in sessions and other course activities, reflecting both the quantity and quality of time spent on the course.
COURSE METHODOLOGY The course methodology will be as follows:
Each module will be studied and discussed over a time period of one week;
Course materials will be made available on a weekly basis;
Discussion forums will be organized based on discussion topics given on a daily basis, where students are highly encouraged to participate and interact with instructors and other students;
Quiz tests will be assigned weekly, one per module, at the end of a given course week;
All announcements for all events (materials, quizzes and forums) will be given several days prior to the event by the course tutor.
TUTOR The course will be tutored by Prof. Dr. Toni Janevski, and tutor’s assistants Dr. Pero Latkoski and Mr. Tomislav Shuminoski, MSc, all from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (www.feit.ukim.edu.mk).
COURSE COORDINATION The course will be run under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Toni Janevski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Manager of the ITU Academy is Mr. Boris Williams (email@example.com).
REGISTRATION AND TRAINING FEES
Registration and payment should be made online at http://academy.itu.int/component/k2/item/1576
A training fee of 100 USD per participant is applied for this course. Payment instructions can be found at the afore mentioned link.
In addition, participants (or their entities) will have to bear costs for Internet access.
Each registered participant who will complete the course will receive a Certificate after the course.