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ICT 4840 - Next Generation Wireless Networks and Services

The rapid innovation in wireless networks that is at the center of today's ICT industry takes place in the three areas of broadband radio, core networks, and wireless services. This course focuses on the key next generation technologies at the core network and service layers. First, the Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is examined, which is at the heart of many next generation deployments. Basic IMS architecture and important sample case studies are used to highlight core facets of modern network designs. At the service layer, this course explores wireless service architecture, including popular applications such as text (SMS), picture (MMS) and mobile instant messaging, consumer & enterprise mobile email, TV/video and mobile web services. Apple and Android mobile over-the-top (OTT) ecosystems are examined and a SWOT approach taken to analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of controlled vs. open application ecosystems. Finally, the conflict between OTT and network operator based deployment of wireless services is discussed, using pioneering applications such as Skype, FaceTime, and others as case studies. Prerequisites: ICT 4800, or departmental permission (contact your advisor).


Spring 2018 - Online/Distance (CRN - 4899)

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  • CRN: 4899
  • Instructor: Weinhardt, Holger
  • Credits: 4
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  • Delivery: Online/Distance
  • Location: ONLINE

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