EP2950 Wireless Networks 7.5 credits

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Wireless networks have revolutionized our ways of communicating, interacting, and working. They will continue to have huge impact in the future, in the Internet of Things era, where every thing that can benefit from a communication network will be connected. This course discusses the fundamental issues of wireless networking, with examples from cellular, local area and sensor networks. The course focuses on use of mathematical modeling for network protocoldesign, providing the necessary theoretic tools for future studies and research in the area.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After passing this course, participants should be able to:

  • reason about the challenges of wireless network design
  • apply mathematical tools to design and optimize wireless network protocols
  • explain and motivate the design of standard solutions for mobile, local area and sensor networks
  • discuss ongoing research and development in the area of wireless networking 

Course main content

The course addresses principles, modelling, system solutions, and performance analysis for data communication in wireless networks and covers:

  • the fundamental issues of wireless networking;
  • cellular networks: the cellular concept, frequency, channel and power allocation, handover, the LTE architecture;
  • WLANs: random access, hidden and exposed terminals, rate selection and error control, quality of service, architecture and standards;
  • sensor networks:  energy modeling, duty cycling, energy harvesting, multihop; communication, standards. 


Lectures, home assignments, lab and project.


For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent. 

Recommended prerequisites

Basic networking knowledge, EP2120 Internetworking, or equivalent, basic knowledge on markovian models, EP2200 Queuing theory and teletraffic systems, or equivalent.


Selected parts of books on wireless networks. 


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1, 4,5p), grades A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F.
Lab assignment (LAB1 3p), grades Pass/Fail.

Offered by



Gabor Fodor


Carlo Fischione <carlofi@kth.se>

Add-on studies

EL2745 Principles of Wireless Sensor Networks 

EQ2870 Machine to machine communication

IK2511 Project in Wireless Networks


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.