Mobile Radio Networks

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Wireless Networks (10 credits) includes two courses (5 credits each):

- Mobile Radio Networks (This page)

- Wireless Internet (see prof. Redondi page)



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Results exams: last updated file 


  1. The exam is mainly written. 
  2. During the written exam printouts of teaching material used during lectures cannot be used.


Suggested books:

Martin Sauter, From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Wiley, 2017.


Teaching Material

MRN course slides

 Project video lectures

  • Folder with suggested readings for the lectures
  • Rules:
    • Select a topic
    • Read and study the suggested paper(s) related to the topics plus any material you can find yourself
    • Prepare a 10-15 min video lecture on the topic selecting the issues that you believe are most relevant (for the video you can use slides, board, or any other instrument you believe is appropriate)
    • Ask min 3 other students to watch the video
    • Send the video to professor and schedule a meeting with him (you need to bring with you the students who watched the video)
    • The meeting will include a short interview with professor on the video and an online quiz for the students who watched the video
    • Evaluation:
      • up to 2 point (scale of 30 points) for the video and the interview (1 point decent video, 2 points good video)
      • up to 1 point (scale of 30 points) for the quiz


Exam examples: 



Seminar slides on Optimization

The two sets of slides can be found here and here.
They are password protected, the password is the code of the Wireless Networks (10 credits) course. 
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Suggested readings: MRN

Performance of radio access networks

Radio planning








Impact of the location area structure on the performance of signaling channels in wireless cellular networks 
Rubin, I.; Choi, C.W. 
IEEE Communications Magazine , Volume: 35 Issue: 2 , Feb. 1997 
Page(s): 108 –115

Trends in handover design 
Pollini, G.P. 
IEEE Communications Magazine , Volume: 34 Issue: 3 , March 1996 
Page(s): 82 –90

Models and Solution Techniques for Frequency Assignment Problem 
Aardal, van Hoesel, Koster, Mannino, Sassano 
ZIB – Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fur Informationsyechnik Berlin 
Technical Report no. 01-40, December 2001.

Channel Assignment Problem in Cellular Systems:A New Model and a Tabu Search Algorithm
Capone, A.; Trubian, M.  
IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 48, no. 4,

Page(s): 1252-1260.

Channel assignment schemes for cellular mobile telecommunication systems: a comprehensive survey 
Katzela, I.; Naghshineh, M. 
IEEE Personal Communications , Volume: 3 Issue: 3 , June 1996 
Page(s): 10 –31

On the Capacity of a Cellular CDMA System 
Viterbi, A.J. et alt. 
IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology , Volume: 40 Issue: 2 , May 1991 
Page(s): 10 -31

Suggested readings: WI



Basic readings

Advanced readings



Basic readings

Advanced readings



Basic readings


Multiple access

Basic readings


Reti ad-hoc

Mobile IP


Basic readings:

Advanced readings:

TCP on wireless