Communication Technologies and Service Architectures


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • Spectrum limitations and spectral efficiency.
  • Fixed and mobile/wireless broadband infrastructures.
  • Short-range technologies.
  • Digital broadcast networks (radio and TV).
  • New network architectures, including, CDN, SDN, ICN.
  • The structure of the Internet and its design principles.
  • The key Internet technologies for content networking: representation, identification and transport
  • Programming models and interfaces for Internet services, in particular REST, SOAP and Web Services
  • The main protocols for streaming media, including session initiation and management
  • Mark-up languages and AJAX technologies, e.g. XML, JSON, HTML5, and JavaScript


Must be able to:

  • Explain the technical parameters, which drive the development of future networks.
  • Evaluate to what extent the future mobile and fixed networks complement or substitute each other.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in the use of traditional mobile networks, wireless or broadcast networks for mobile TV/radio transmission.
  • Evaluate QoS requirements for Internet applications and services.
  • Understand the potentials of converged infrastructures.
  • Explain the concepts of “service”, “service enablers” and “service architectures”
  • Reflect on methods for "enrichment" of services: personalization, use of context, etc.
  • Design services for real-time content distribution, including streaming media


Must have the competency to:

  • Identify and discuss the key technologies and standards for broadband networks and the properties of networks that are essential for supporting services.
  • Analyse and assess the potential and limitations of existing and future communication and service infrastructures and help develop new solutions.
  • Make a qualified choice of technologies, methods, platforms and service architecture in order to realize a given service.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17



Name of examCommunication Technologies and Service Architectures
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKommunikationsteknologier og tjenestearkitekturer
Module codeESNMICTM1K3
Module typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design