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Broadband Networks (2012-2013)

Master in Telematics Engineering


Course Director Manuel Urueña  
ECTS Credits 3.0
Semester 1st
Lecture Time Mondays from 16:45 to 17:45
Wednesdays from 18:00 to 19:30
Room 4.0E01




  1. Optical Networks:
    • Switching in optical networks (WDM, OWS, OBS, OPS)
    • Optical access networks (FTTx, PON)
    • Optical metro networks (RPR, TT-FR/FT-TR optical rings)
    • Optical transport networks (WRNs, OTN)
  2. Evolution of Ethernet Networks:
    • Metro Ethernet networks (ME, PB, PBB-TE)
    • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • Data Center switching (Architecture, FCoE, RBridges/SPB)
  3. Transport Networks
    • MPLS & GMPLS (OAM)
    • Protection Mechanisms
    • Virtual Private Networks (L3VPN, L2VPN, VPLS, L1VPN)


# Date Room Topic Slides
01 Mon, Nov 26 2012 4.0E01 Welcome & Optical networks intro [Welcome]
[ON Intro]
01 Wed, Nov 28 2012 4.0E01 Optical access networks [PONs]
03 Mon, Dec 10 2012 4.0E01 Optical metro networks [WDM Rings]
03 Mon, Dec 12 2012 4.0E01 Papers discussion session
04 Mon, Dec 17 2012 4.0E01 Optical Transport networks [OTN]
04 Wed, Dec 19 2012 4.0E01 Test 1 & Metro Ethernet 1 [ME]
07 Wed, Jan 09 2013 4.0E01 Metro Ethernet 2
08 Mon, Jan 14 2013 4.0E01 Papers discussion session
08 Wed, Jan 16 2013 4.0E01 Energy Efficient Ethernet [EEE]
09 Mon, Jan 21 2013 4.0E01 MPLS, GMPLS & MPLS-TP [MPLS]
09 Wed, Jan 23 2013 4.0E01 Virtual Private Networks [VPNs]

  • Pass two partial tests and one final exam.
  • Active participation in class.
  • Read proposed papers and comment them.

Optical Networks
  • M. P. McGarry, M. Maier and M. Reisslein. "Ethernet PONs: A Survey of Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA) Algorithms". IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. S8-15, August 2004. [PDF]
  • G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee and G. Pesavento. "IPACT: A Dynamic Protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON)". IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 74-80, February 2002. [PDF]

  • K. Shrikhande, I. White, D. Wonglumsom, S. Gemelos, M. Rogge, Y. Fukashiro, M. Avenarius and L. Kazovsky "HORNET: A Packet-Over-WDM Multiple Access Metropolitan Area Ring Network" IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 18, no. 10, October 2000. [PDF]
  • A. Bianciotto, A. Carena, V. De Feo, J. Finochietto, R. Gaudino, F. Neri, C. Piglione and P. Poggiolini "Experimental WDM Packet Networks for Metro Applications: the RingO and Wonder Projects" 9th European Conference on Networks & Optical Communications (NOC), July 2004. [PDF]

  • M. Carrol, J. Roese and T. Ohara. "The Operator's View of OTN Evolution" IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, no. 9, pp. 46-52, September 2010. [PDF]

Ethernet Evolution
  • R. Sánchez, L. Raptis and K. Vaxevanaki. "Ethernet as a Carrier Grade Technology: Developments and Innovations". IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 46, no. 9. September 2008. [PDF]
  • R. Perlman and D. Eastlake "Introduction to TRILL". Internet Protocol Journal, vol. 14, no. 3. September 2011. [PDF]
  • K. Christensen, P. Reviriego, B. Nordman, M. Bennett, M. Mostowfi, J. A. Maestro "IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet". IEEE Communications Magazine. Vol.48, no.11, pp.50-56. November 2010. [PDF]


Manuel Urueña, November 2012  
Jaime García, Octuber 2004  

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