Mobile Communications



  • Lecturer Coordinators: Prof. Fabio Lavagetto, Prof. Carlo Regazzoni
  • 10 ECTS Credits
  • Period: Year 1, Semester 1 and 2
  • Language of Lectures: English
  • Contact hours: 100
  • Teaching Method: theoretical lessons
  • Assessment Method: Oral exam
  • Aim

    The course will provide the basic theoretical elements and will describe various available technological solutions suitable to design, implement and evaluate modern radiocommunication systems.


    Analog and digital radiocommunication systems. Propagation in wireless media. Multipath/time-varying channel models, fading, dispersion. Wideband modulations, code-division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), multicarrier CDMA (MC-CDMA). Cellular networks, frequency allocation, traffic-based network design, radio resource management. GSM and GPRS mobile systems.


    Provided by the Lecturers team.

    Acquired skills

    At the end of the lectures the students will acquire the necessary knowledge to assess, design and to monitor the main elements constituting the radiocommunication systems. 


    Wireless Indoor Positioning Techniques, Speaker: Igor Bisio. Seminar Slides are available here.

    Course notes

    Latest Version (A.Y. 2019/2020)



    *** Latest News ***

    - The next written exam of “Pervasive Communication and Context Awareness” will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2.30 p.m. Room G3A

    Exams results

    Results of written test of 19.12.2019

    The results are available here. Note: Only marks >= 18 can book an oral exam.

    Results of written test of 23.01.2020

    The results are available here. NOTE: Marks over or equal to 15 are allowed to oral exams that will take place on Friday, February 7 2020. Time and room will be fixed soon and published. A email message will follow" .

    Results of written test of 20.02.2020 - Pervasive Communications and Context Awareness

    The results are available here. NOTE: "The oral exam can be booked in case of marks equal or greater than 16" .