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 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.