IK2560 Mobile Networks and Services 7.5 credits

Mobila nätverk och tjänster

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 TCOMM TIVNM for programme students

Autumn 19 SAP for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic functionality of mobile networks and be able to do performance calculations.
  • Discuss the effect of the availability of affordable mobile services and IoT in a global society.
  • Be able to explain the architecture of existing mobile and wireless networks and campare and contrast one network architecture with another.
  • Describe the core network protocols and applications in the current generations of mobile networks.
  • Explain, in a broad sense, the environmental and sustainability challanges of the ICT-industry (electromagnetic radiation, energy, limited natural resources, environmentally harmful effects, economic effects (of both infrastructures and devices), economic and social effects on society).
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of this area both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to follow the current literature, i.e. white papers, conference papers, and journal papers in the area.

Course main content

  • Transmission fundamentals, Signal encoding, Overview of Wireless Communications.
  • Architecture of Wireless LAN, PAN, and BAN.
  • Architecture of current generations of Mobile Networks.
  • Mobile applications, Internet of Things (IoT), and device to device communication.
  • Sustainability and ICT.


IK1203 Networks and Communications, or equivalent course. 


C. Beard and W. Stallings. Wireless Communication Networks and Systems. Pearson Education, 2016 Selected papers. 


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 4.0, grading scale: P, F

Offered by



Gerald Q Maguire Jr <maguire@kth.se>


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