This course introduces the fundamental concepts of telecommunication networks. Underlying engineering principles of telephone networks, computer networks and integrated digital networks are discussed. Topics in the course include: telephone and data networks overview; OSI layers; data link protocol; flow control, congestion control, routing; local area networks (Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI); transport layer; introduction to high-speed networks; performance evaluation techniques.
4 hrs. lec.
Prerequisites: 18240 and 36217 and 15122