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TCOM 500: Modern Telecommunications

Course Information from University Catalog

Not Repeatable

Comprehensive overview of telecommunications, including current status and future directions. Topics include review of evolution of telecommunications; voice and data services; basics of signals and noise, digital transmission, network architecture and protocols; local area, metropolitan and wide area networks and narrow band ISDN; asynchronous transfer mode and broadband ISDN; and satellite systems, optical communications, cellular radio, personal communication systems, and multimedia services. Examples of real-life networks illustrate basic concepts and offer further insight.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


TCOM 575, or equivalent.

3 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

2 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2018

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2018