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Broadband Technology and its Applications

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Broadband Technology and its Applications
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI612
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI612 (P222-0079) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-BBTA Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-BBTA Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 6, optional course, technical
PIB-BBTA Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, optional course, informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
KI320 Computer Networks
KI450 Communications Technology and Systems 1
KI550 Communications Technology and Systems 2

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker
Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Kroha

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to apply basic knowledge of the technologies used (e. g.: GPON, IP multicast, RF Overlay, VDSL2+) in a structured manner. This will enable them to design broadband areas and create and evaluate business cases.

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Module content:
TC Broadband Expansion of FTTX Areas
 Telephony (TDM vs. VoIP)
 Broadband Internet
 Home office workstations
 Broadcast TV (RF Overlay vs. IPTV)
 Video on demand
 Online gaming
- Situation and current and future requirements
- Technologies
  FTTH (GPON, Active Ethernet)
  FTTC (VDSL2+, bonding, vectoring)
- Business case examples

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Recommended or required reading:
Most of the relevant literature for this topic is available online:

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Module offered in:
WS 2019/20, WS 2018/19, WS 2017/18, WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, ...
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