Lecture: Mobile Communication

The lecture is offered for Master Computer Science (module MA-INF 3202) Lecture and Exercises/Tutorials will be given in English language.




  • Term: Master Computer Science
  • Requirements: Basic knowledge of communications systems and protocols, e.g. from a Bachelor course on computer networks (or similar topics)
  • Faculty: MA-INF 3202
  • Effort: 2L+2E / 6CP
  • Follow-up/Side-events: We are offering a periodical seminar and a lab in each semester. However, the research activities of our department ar currently focused on IT security, thus it is not foreseeable how many topics related to Mobile Communication will be on offer.

Informationen about online teaching

The following section contains important information regarding the online MoCo course. undefinedPlease also pay close attention to the accompanying slide set. This slide set also contains the access credentials which are required to access our course material from the internet. Please use either the undefineduniversity VPN (Uni-ID required) or the undefinedcomputer science VPN (computer science account required) when first accessing this material. You will not be prompted for a password when you access our material via VPN. Please also support your fellow students if they have a problem when accessing the course material.

Mailing list

Please subscribe to the mailing list (see below). We will distribute important announcements via this list.


OSP will no longer be used. Instead we use Sciebo (see below). Sorry for the inconvenience!

The lecture will be offered as (pre-produced) on-demand videos. The videos will be provided step by step throughout the semester. Videos will be provided via Sciebo. For each chapter of the lecture (see section "Slides and Presentations"), you will find a link to the video file next to the corresponding slide set.

Notice: To access the videos you will need a password. Use the same password which you also use to access the lecture slide PDF files on our web page (see above).


The exercise classes will take place on Tuesday, 16:00 - 17:30. Please take note of the exercise schedule published in the slide set (see above). There are some weeks where there is no exercise class!

Exercise classes will be held "live" via the BigBlueButton system. undefinedPlease use this link to join the meetings. The access code is: 029557. You do not need an account to join the meeting!

The first meeting will be held on April 28, 2020. There will be no assignment for this meeting, but you will be able to check the connectivity to BigBlueButton and ask any question that you might have.

Exercise registration and submission of solutions

This will be covered in detail on the first assignment sheet, which will be released soon.


Prerequisites (recommended)

We recommend existing basic knowledge on computer networks and communication systems protocols, e.g. coming from appropriate courses of your Bachelor programme.

For the Uni Bonn German programme "Bachelor Informatik" we recommend participation in the course BA-INF 101 "Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemem (KIVS)". All lecture material (slides, assignment sheets, ...) is available in English language and maybe helpful also for Master students who have not done the BA degree in Bonn. You can access the recent course material (of winter term 2017/2018) here on the KIVS web page (no username/password required from within the University computer network).


Mobility Management in the Internet, Wireless Communication Basics, Wireless Networking Technologies, Cellular/Mobile Communication Networks (voice and data communication), Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks.

Mailing List - "Mobile Communication"

The mailing list "vl-moco" is used for news and organizational information concerning the lecture "Mobile Communication". An additional purpose is to discuss problems, e.g. with viewing or printing slides or assignment sheets. More information on subscribing the mailing list can be found undefinedhere. The mails on the list are being archived.