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, Master Cyber Security
  • 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


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


  • The first introductory lecture took place on 2024-04-09 at 2pm and (due to a potential bombsite) had to be held digitally. Specifically the Orga slides were discussed there. The recording can be found in the orga slide set below.

Mailing List - "Mobile Communication"

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Slides and Presentations


Orga Information about Lecture, Exercise, Registration, Admission, Exam
(link to first lecture recording inside)


1. Important information & Introduction
Important information about this lecture
1.1. Everything moves …
1.2. Mobility versus portability
1.3. Mobile devices
1.4. Wireless communication
1.5. Mobile communication and the layer model


2. Wireless Communication Basics

2.1. Signal Propagation Characteristics
2.2. Modulation Schemes
2.3. Multiple Access Schemes
2.4. Wireless Links


3. Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11

3.1. WLAN at a quick glance
3.2. Components & services of the IEEE 802.11 architecture
3.3. MAC sublayer functional description
3.4. Frame formats
3.5. Physical channel usage + Bluetooth interference
3.6. Further information


4. Bluetooth

4.1. Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)/Bluetooth
4.2. Bluetooth Specification
4.3. Bluetooth Profiles
4.4. Bluetooth Version Overview
4.5. Further Information


5. LoRa and LoRaWAN - Long Range Wide Area Networks

5.1 Motivation and key facts
5.2 LoRa
5.3 LoRaWAN
5.4 Security aspects
5.5 Examples


6. Cellular phone network: GSM, HSCSD, EDGE, GPRS

6.1. Motivation + Overview of GSM
6.2. GSM Network: Architecture and Concepts
6.3. Data Services in GSM: CSD and HSCSD
6.4. Packet-oriented Data Service: GPRS

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7. Mobility Management in (Wireless) Networks

7.1. Mobility in the Internet – Mobile IP
7.2. Mobility Management Internet vs. GSM/GPRS
7.3. Further Information
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8. Future Mobile Communication

8.1. Generations’ Overview: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G
8.2. Overview of 3G/UMTS and its architecture
8.3. Next generation mobile networks
8.4. Further information (for own reading)

(chapter numbering changed compared to prior announcements)

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Assignment Sheets

PDF file Supplementary Information
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Unfortunately delayed; released 2024-06-18

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