Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

Information & Communication Systems Security
Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Computer & Communication Systems
Geometry, Dynamical Systems & Cosmology
Broadband Networks

Title: Broadband Networks
Lesson Code: 321-9404
Semester: 9
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours:
Content outline

Introduction to wideband networks, wired and wireless wideband communications and services. Analysis and design of fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) networks. Passive Optical Network (PON), Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Very high bitrate DSL (VDSL) networks and services. Gigabit Ethernet, Power over Ethernet (PoE) technologies. Wireless Local Area Network – WLAN. Cooperative Communications. Fourth Generation (4G) cellular networks, Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol. Millimiter Waveband (mmWave) networks, transmission techniques, channel model, combination with RF networks. Free Space Optical (FSO) networks, transmission techniques, channel model, combination with RF networks. Visible Light Communications (VLC), transmission techniques, channel model, gains over RF networks. Digital video broadcasting (DVB), terrestrial (DVB-T) and satellite (DVB-S) networks, modulation and coding techniques, services. Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets), topologies, combination of RF, mmWave, FSO and VLC networks.

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with various types of wideband networks. Through theory, the student will gain knowledge on various topics of wired and wireless wideband networks. Furthermore, the student will acquire deep knowledge of the design and the architecture of wideband networks. Moreover, the course provides user requirements and the ways that these requirements are satisfied by modern wideband networks. Finally, the student will be educated on how wideband networks can interconnect and complement each other targeting the provision of robust wideband services.

Not required.
Basic Textbooks

1. Δίκτυα Πρόσβασης Νέας Γενιάς, Χρήστος Βασιλόπουλος, Διαμαντής Κωτούλας, Δημήτριος Ξενικός, Πέτρος Βούδδας, Γιώργος Χελιώτης, Γιώργος Αγαπίου, Τηλέμαχος Δούκογλου, ISBN: 978-960-461-378-6

2. Εισαγωγή στις σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες επικοινωνιών, Πομπόρτσης Ανδρέας Σ., ISBN 978-960-418-198-8

Additional References

1. IEEE Communications Magazine

2. IEEE Wireless Communications

3. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials

4. IEEE Transactions on Communications

5. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

6. IEEE Access

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Written exam on the theory of wideband networks (70% of the overall score)

Semester project and public presentation (30% of the overall score)

Assessment/Grading Methods


Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours

Personal study 83 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
Μode of delivery


Home | Contact

University Of The Aegean

Department of Information & & Communications Systems Engineering

© Copyright ICSD :: 2008 - 2017