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Communications Technology

Nakrop Jinaporn

Ubon Ratchathani University


nakrop.j@ubu.ac.th

August 2, 2019

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Overview

1 Definition

2 Type

3 Application

4 Career Opportunity

5 Communications Program @ UBU

6 Conclusions

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Communications?

“The various systems used for sending esp. electronic information,


such as radio, television, telephone, and computer networks” (from
Cambridge dictionary)

“Methods of sending information, especially telephones, radio,


computers, etc. or roads and railways” (from Oxford dictionary)

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Wireline Communications

(b) Unshielded twisted pair


(UTP) cable
(a) Optical fiber

Figure 1: Wireline communications.

Coaxial cable has been used as well.

Huge bandwidth could be offered by optical fiber.


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Wireless Communications

(a) Cellular tower (b) Satellite

Figure 2: Wireless communications.

WiFi, Bluetooth and RFID have been widely used.

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Timeline of Wireless Communications

Digital cellular (after 1985)

Satellite (1960)

RF communications (1896)

Smoke and torch (before 1750)

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Application

(b) Smart farming


(a) Internet of things (IoT)

Figure 3: Existing application.

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Job Function

Network Admin/Engineer

GSM/RF Engineer Telecom Researcher/Postgrad

Developer
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Can we apply for?

Mobile network operator - AIS, DTAC and TrueMove


State enterprise - TOT, CAT, AEROTHAI, EGAT and PEA
Vendor - HUAWEI and CISCO
Regulator - NBTC
Research - NECTEC

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What should we have?

BEng or higher degree in EE, Telecom or related field


English skills (e.g., TOEIC)
Programming (e.g., Python)
The professional license (i.e., Communications Engineer)
Career certification (e.g., CCNA)
Hands-on experience (e.g., IoT)

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Course Units

Optical Comm Data Comm

Princ of Comm Compulsory Units Digital Comm

Comm Net and Trans Line


Mobile Comm

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Course Units (Continued)

DSP

Antenna Your Choices Microwave

Broadband Comm

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Our Lab

(b) Lab space for communications


research

(a) Comm Lab @ EN7309

Figure 4: Comm Lab.


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Our Support

(a) Presentation training (b) Lab meeting

Figure 5: Lab activity.

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Our Research

(a) Access control (b) IoT-based monitoring

Figure 6: Recent research topics.

Localization and resource allocation in wireless networks have been


the research interest as well.

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Our Goal

Lab
training

Internship

Alumni
net-
working

Student
project
Your
career

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Conclusions

8 units in total for the


1
professional license

2 Long-term support

Open opportunities in both


3
academia and industry

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Thank you for your time

Join us - FB page @CommLabUBU

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Reference I

[1] IEEE Communications Society. (2012). A Brief History of


Communications. (2nd ed). NJ: IEEE.
[2] realwireless. (2018). A Year of 5G: Expertise and Insight from 2018.
Retrieved December 9, 2018, from https://www.real-wireless.com.

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