Service Delivery Architectures and Platforms

Name of module

Service Delivery Architectures and Platforms

Credit Points (ECTS)




Person Responsible for Module (Name, Mail address)

Sándor Szabó,


Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)


Department of Networked Systems and Services

1. Prerequisites for Participation

Bachelor level knowledge and skills in computer networks and/or telecommunications

2. Intended Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully finished this module
  • are familiar with service delivery architectures
  • understand network capabilities and the technical background for providing fixed and mobile telecommunication services
  • are capable of designing and integrating multimedia communication services

3. Content

  • Network evolution (NGN, Fixed-Mobile convergence, mobile evolution)
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (service delivery platforms, architecture, examples)
  • Call/Session control protocols (SIP)
  • Technological challanges of service provisioning on integrated networks (media transport, QoS support. AAA, Roaming)
  • IMS multimedia services/applications (service development, service enablers)

4. Teaching and Learning Methods

3h weekly hours lecture with integrated problem solving classes.


Midterm test on Week 8 based on the content of the first 7 weeks.

5. Assessment and Grading Procedures

Written exam at the end. Prerequisite is a “pass” grade to the midterm test.

6. Workload calculation (contact hours, homework, exam preparation,..)

3h weekly contact hours x 15 weeks = 45 h
2h weeky hours preparation and afterwork x 15 weeks = 30 h
Mid-term paper preparation: 15 h
Exam preparation: 30 h

Total: 120 h

7. Frequency and dates

Offered every autumn semester. Classes start early September and end mid December. Exam period 4 weeks afterwards.

8. Max. Number of Participants


9. Enrolment Procedures

See home page of the Faculty.

10. Recommended Reading, Course Material