School of Advanced Communications Technologies

66903

Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) – Technology and Applications – Programme Details

Introduction to VoIP

  • Analysis of Voice Services
    • Revenue Trends
    • Technology Evolution
  • The Drivers for VoIP
  • Example VoIP Services and Trends
  • VoIP Business Models
  • Service Providers
  • Access Network Evolution
  • Packet Switching in Core Networks
  • Voice over the Internet and over Intranets
  • Components of a VoIP Network

VoIP Services and Applications

  • Residential VoIP Services
    • Case Studies
    • Features
    • VoIP Clients/Phones
  • Business VoIP Services
    • Case Studies
    • Features
    • IP-PBXs
    • VoIP Clients/Phones
  • Integrating Presence and Messaging

Architectures for VoIP Services

  • VoIP Standards
    • ITU
    • IETF
  • H.323 Multimedia Conferencing
    • Network Components
    • Protocol Overview
    • Application Scenarios
  • SIP-based VoIP
    • Network Components
    • Protocol Overview
    • Application Scenarios
  • Terminals for VoIP Services
  • Internet and Intranet Configurations
  • VoIP in Evolved Telecoms Networks
  • Softswitching and Media Gateways
  • Interworking with Circuit Switched Networks

Protocols and Technologies

  • Ethernet Technology and Performance
  • Analysis of the “TCP/IP” Protocol Stack
  • The IPv4 Datagram – concept and format
  • IP Addressing and Routing protocols
  • Use of TCP and UDP
  • IP Version 6
  • ITU H.323, 225 and 245 Protocols
  • The Real Time Transfer Protocol (RTP)
  • Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)
  • H.323 Call Sequences
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Session Description Protocol (SDP)
  • SIP sequences for call control
  • MEGACO and Media Gateway Control
  • Bearer-Independent Call Control (BICC)
  • SS7 and IP
    • SIGTRAN Protocols
    • MTP3 User Adaptation Layer (M3UA)
    • Stream Control Transport Protocol (SCTP)
  • Voice Coding Requirements
  • Codec Comparisons
  • Voice Quality in VoIP Networks

VoIP Performance Requirements

  • Packet Network Performance
  • Possible Impact on Voice Services
  • Comparing Circuit and Packet Switched Performance
  • Delivering QoS in Packet Networks
  • QoS Mechanisms and systems:
    • ATM, MPLS, DiffServ (Differentiated Services), IntServ (Integrated Services), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
  • Mixing Voice and Data

VoIP in Telecoms Networks

  • Evolved Telecoms Networks
  • Access Network Performance
  • Access Network Characteristics
    • xDSL
    • 3GPP/Mobile
    • WLAN
    • WiMAX
  • Core Network Architectures
    • Packet Switching in Fixed Networks
    • GPRS Principles
  • IP Service Control
  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • IMS Service Control
    • Architecture
    • Protocols
    • Call Sequences
  • Quality of Service in GPRS – DiffServ, IntServ, and RSVP
  • Use of E.164 numbering scheme
    • ENUM Protocol
  • Evolution to 3G UMTS
  • The ETSI TISPAN Model for IMS
  • Integrating Wireless LAN into the Network
  • VoIP and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)
  • Interworking VoIP with Legacy Systems

Security and AAA

  • Security Considerations
  • Types of Network Attacks
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)
  • IPSec (IP Security)
  • Secure Connections and VPNs
  • Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Radius (Authentication, Authentication and Accounting)
  • Diameter AAA
  • Radius and Diameter sequences
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Managing the Network