Cellular telephony is today more important than fixed telephony given the number of users and the volume of calls. Telecommunication carriers such as Bell or Rodgers, also improve cellular networks with new servcices and "Apps" to motivate users. Without these network services, their revenues would be a tricle, given the impact that VoIP has had in international tariffs. The objective of this seminar is to provide an overview of the architecture, protocols and practical functionalities of cellular networks in Canada and around the world.
Today's telecommunication networks are characterized by very high data rates, with a variety of standards that have been developed over the last 50 years. The Telephone Network, Fibre optics, LANs (Local area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), Satellite and the ubiquitous Wireless Networks, with technologies such as WiFi, WiMAX, as well as the ever growing world of Cellular Networks (GSM, CDMA, UNTS, etc). Besides we have a variety of business telecommunications networks such as Mobile Radio Networks. The objective of this seminar is to give a general understanding of how these networks function and a practical perspective on how to make use of them in Canada.