This course investigates the integration of wireless and wireline networks into seamless networks. The current telecommunications environment in the United States is first discussed, including the state of technology and regulations as they apply to the wireless and wireline hybrid environment. Then each type of these hybrid networks is discussed, including its components, network services, architecture, and possible evolution, as well as important concepts that support the evolution of networks. The integration of wired network advance intelligence, wireless network mobility, and long distance capabilities are shown to provide many new combinations of wired and wireless services to users.
EN.525.608 Next-Generation Telecommunications or EN.525.616 Communication Systems Engineering, or permission of instructor.