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Department of Electrical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University,

Department of Electrical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University,

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undergraduate level questions and homework
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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING,AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA. B.ENG SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009EEEN546 COMMUNICATION NETWORKSLEVEL; 500DURATION: 2HRSINSTRUCTIONS: (i) Attempt only four questionsQUESTION ONE
:(a)Describe the topology of a national network such as the PSTN and enumerate the merits or otherwise of hierarchical networking [10](b)Compare and contrast between the access networks of the traditional PSTN using xDSL and that withfibre deployment. [10]
QUESTION TWO:
(a)
State the expression for Erlang B for the probability that a call will be blocked in a congestionsystem starting from Poisson distribution[10]
(b)
The switching subsystem in an MSC has 15 channels and is deployed to service traffic withintensity of 240 calls/hour. If the average holding time is 120sec, determine (i) The offered trafficload (ii) The probability of blocking (iii) The carried traffic Intensity[10]
QUESTION THREE
:(a)Differentiate between the terms”cell” and “cell-site” and then enumerate the various cell types and their  basic characteristics in terms of radius, antenna mount and applications .Which design and implementationtopologies for access backhaul are employed by cellular operators? Discuss a typical implementation inregions with little or no ground infrastructure [10](b) The public land mobile network, PLMN, is segmented into three parts, sketch its signal flow diagramand briefly discuss the Intelligent Network Segment, particularly the service switching functions[10]
QUESTION FOUR 
:(a) Discuss with the aid of diagrams the GSM logical channels and bursts with particular emphasis on theDedicated Control Channel (DCCH) [10](b) Define what is signalling with respect to networks and with the aid of sketches discuss the GSMsignaling protocol structure [10]
QUESTION FIVE
:(a)What is meant by the term “Intranet” in terms of data networking? [5](b)
 
For the network shown below determine node 1s routing tableafter update, given the delay vectors asindicated using Djikstras algorithm [15]
 
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