CSCU9YH - Telecommunications Systems and Services

Module Co-ordinator and Lecturer

Dr Mario Kolberg (coordinator), Room 4B60
Prof Evan Magill, Room 4X3

Learning Outcomes

  • how applications for mobile phones differ from desktop applications
  • ability to create applications for Android phones
  • the underlying concepts of how Voice over IP works
  • how services are provided on VoIP networks

Transferable Skills

  • understanding of mobile phone programming
  • understanding of VoIP systems
  • understanding of communication networks and their programming


Mobile Applications (Android) (4-5 Lectures)

  • Android Overview
  • Activities and Tasks
  • Intents and Intent Filters
  • Data Storage and Exchange
  • Broadcast Receivers and SMS

Voice over IP Systems(5 Lectures)

  • Introduction to VoIP systems
  • Session Initiation Protocol
    • Architecture (Proxy Server, Redirect Server, User Agents)
    • Services (CPL, CGI)
    • Feature Interactions
    • Encoding/Decoding of voice


  • laboratory check points (5%)
  • assignment (35%)
  • Examination (60%)

In order to obtain a pass grade for the module you must:

  • Submit all items of assessed coursework
  • Attend the examination

Non-submission of any single item of assessed coursework will result in the award of no grade for the module as a whole. This rule (regarding coursework) may be relaxed for students who can show good cause for failure to submit. 'Good cause' may include illness (for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required). If a student is unable to attend the exam, he/she must apply to Student Programmes for a deferred exam. There are established procedures for this: further information is available from the Student Programmes Office.


Mobile Applications

Plenty of great references available; few of them stay current. The following is highly recommended and updated at short intervals.

Voice over IP

  • SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Alan B. Johnston. Artech House Telecommunications, 3rd edition. 2009 (or second edition). (recommended)
  • SIP demystified, Gonzalo Camarillo, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001(background).

Further information and teaching materials for this module.

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