40014 «Understanding a changing Telecommunication world»

Course Code




This course is intented to be a supporting tool to cope with a successfully, more complex,  environment. “The trend in the future should be a more holistic view of things”. The course offers a cross scientific approach with business and user understanding complementing the technique.

In order to save learning time it also offers a fast track to understanding, by means of a number of  reference models. The level is basic but the technical parts assumes a basic entry level of knowledge of  the existing networks, which are only dealt with on a survey level.

It creates a new situation in the telecom business - a situation characterized by convergence.


Learning objectives

The course offers a top down approach that is useful for choosing the best investment.

Investment contracts used to be a result from negotiations between technical supplier staff selling to technical operator staff. The modern trend is towards business people selling to business people.

The networks develop from vertical and product oriented to horizontal and layer oriented. Compare the layering in the computer world with HW, operating systems and applications.

In parallel there is a convergence of dedicated networks towards a multimedia capable network

Controlled migration is necessary, not to jeopardize the investments already made. This is technically fulfilled by means of end-to-end requirements, here called Fundamental technical plans, FP, and financially, by keeping an eye on OPEX, CAPEX and ROCE.

Quality of Service and security are becoming more and more important in the operators network.

For a broad course like this there is a larger need for a clear structure and a smooth seamless connectivity between different subjects. This clear structure is provided by means of the reference models.

This course presents concepts and various networks in use by the operators.

The basic areas that are covered are:

  • End user needs and demands
  • User analysis and segmentation
  • Network Technologies
  • Fundamental plans
  • Core Network protocols
  • MPLS
  • VoIP
  • SIP
  • WLAN
  • Services, SecurityQuality of Service
  • Bandwidth requirements
  • TCP/IP
  • Service implementation and Service Network
  • Packet backbone
  • Control Network
  • Interconnection
  • Operation
  • Cellular Networks
  • IoT


Target audience

The generic, cross scientific approach suits a large target group. The course is particularly valuable for groups that need a broad holistic view, like

  • management staff,
  • marketing staff,
  • network planners,
  • system designers,
  • integrators and telecom management etc.

The convergence between telecom, datacom and the media industry further increases the size of the possible audience.

Secondary audience is people in the border area between telecom and a non-telecom world, such as people dealing with applications and IT security.



It is recommended that the participants know the basic Telecommunication concepts equivalent to course “Telecommunications basics”


Duration and class size

The recommended length of the course is 3 days depending on the participants’ background. The maximum number of participants is 16. However the course length can easily be adapted to the actual needs, thanks to the modular structure


Learning situation

This course is based on theoretical instructor-led lessons given in a classroom environment.