EP2940 Internet Services and Traffic Measurements 7.5 credits

Internettjänster och trafikmätningar

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Internet services: IP telephony, Session initiation protocol (SIP), IPTV, video communications, peer-to-peer communication and Web services,
  • New service architectures, e.g. Differentiated services and Integrated services,
  • Methods and tools for network monitoring and measurements,
  • Measurements and verification of performance and quality of service on the network and application levels in IP networks,
  • Simple network management protocol (SNMP),
  • Network management information structure and traffic measurements,
  • Review of research and development in the field.

Intended learning outcomes *

Multimedia services such as IPTV, IP telephony and video communication are becoming more and more widespread in IP networks. This development has also increased the need for measurements of performance parameters, network management and new Internet service architectures. After completing the course the participants should be able to

  • analyze requirements for multimedia network services,
  • explain and analyze different service architectures,
  • understand and use the Simple network management protocol (SNMP),
  • understand and use methods and tools for network monitoring and traffic measurements.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Communication networks I and II or equivalent courses.


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Special material.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • RED1 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed written exam
(RED1, 4.5p), grades A-F
Passed lab assignments
(LAB1 3p), grades pass or fail
Total grades A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Further information

Course web

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Course web EP2940

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Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.