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You are a technical consultant at a leading Internet Service Provider that caters to domestic customers as well as small and large businesses

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You are a technical consultant at a leading Internet Service Provider that caters to domestic customers as well as small and large businesses. The past decade has witnessed advancement in broadband technologies, the emergence of mobile communication technologies and the evolution of routing and switching technologies. Consequently, there has been a rise in new security concerns and advancements in network security mechanisms and cryptography. The board of directors for the ISP are keen to make investments to upgrade their infrastructure and diversify the services they are offering. You are part of a team of experts who are working on a technical advisory report to the board of directors, to aid them in making the right investment decision. You are responsible to address the following questions with regards to the given case study.

1) How does the latest wired broadband technology compare with the wireless broadband with respect to performance, speed, deployment challenges? Your discussion should consider one example technology for each type and discuss the relative benefits against specific performance metrics, deployment hurdles in addition to end-user quality of experience. Your discussion should be well supported by illustrations where appropriate and backed by valid academic references.

(30 marks)

(LOs: 3 & 4)

 

2) Evaluate the emerging technology such as the Cognitive Radio (CR) and Unlicensed Mobile Access(UMA). Critically describe their functional architecture and their relative benefits and current deployment status. Make recommendations to the ISP on the various applications of Cognitive Radio and Unlicensed Mobile Access. Your discussion should be well supported by illustrations where appropriate and backed by valid academic references.

(30 marks)

(LOs: 2 & 4)

3) Critically review the role played by cryptography in securing the networks of the future. Your discussion should briefly describe cryptographic methods and clearly highlight how it is applied in network security solutions. Your discussion should be well supported by illustrations where appropriate and backed by valid academic references.

(15 marks)

(LO:1)

4) Critically describe the next-generation network application such as IPTV. Your discussion should describe the application and the protocols that enable the application. Your discussion should also comment on the current deployment status of IPTV and make recommendations to the ISP. Your discussion should be well supported by illustrations where appropriate and backed by valid academic references.

(15 marks)

(LO:4)

5) Presentation, Language, Formatting and Referencing practice.

(10 marks)

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 Referencing Guidance

You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system (s).

Follow this link to find the referencing guides for your subject: Arden Library

 

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