Communication and Broadcast Networks


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about digital broadcast networks (radio and TV):
    • Cable, satellite and terrestrial
  • Must have knowledge about wired (broadband) networks:
    • xDSL, cable TV- and fibre-based infrastructures
  • Must have knowledge about mobile and wireless networks:
    • 3G, 4G and beyond 4G
  • Must have knowledge about development of networks leading to ‘future networks’ and ‘future Internet’
    • Including SDN, ICN, CDN
  • Must be able to understand spectrum limitations and spectral efficiency
  • Must have knowledge about advanced modulation and multiplexing techniques
  • Must have knowledge about channel capacity, channel coding and compression techniques
  • Must be able to understand converged infrastructures:
    • Combinations of distributive and communicative network platforms
  • Must be able to understand the structural and service-oriented parameters that influence the development


  • Must be able to explain the technical parameters, which drive the development of future networks
  • Must be able to evaluate to what extent the future mobile and fixed networks complement or substitute each other
  • Must be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in the use of traditional mobile networks, wireless or broadcast networks for mobile TV/radio transmission.


  • Must have the competency to identify and discuss the key technologies and standards for broadband and broadcast networks and the properties of networks that are essential for supporting services
  • Must have the competency to analyse and assess the potential and limitations of existing and future broadband and broadcast networks, technologies and services and help develop new solutions and initiatives

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.



Name of examKommunikations- og broadcast-net
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 titleKommunikations- og broadcast-net
Module codeESNICTEK1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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