Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL039

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This course is designed to benefit those requiring an in depth knowledge of the principles and applications of Passive Optical Networking and Fibre to the X (FTTx) applications and their associated equipment, its flexibility and function within a modern transmission network.

Topic Areas Include:

  • Advantages of PON/FTTx Systems
  • The Variants of the systems
  • Network Elements and designs
  • Supported Applications and Network Interfaces
  • Synchronisation methods in PON Network
  • Circuit Provisioning and Bandwidth requirements
  • Upstream & Downstream Issues
  • Headend & Network Elements/OLT-ONT
  • The need for an effective Network Management System
  • Capacity Planning workshop
  • Network Testing with OTDR test sets

Using an effective mix of “hands on” equipment instruction and correlation to theory based learning the delegate will gain a complete understanding of the equipment and the tasks to be undertaken in a real life situation.


Upon completion of this course delegates will have a clear understanding of:

  • Fibre based systems
  • Passive Optical Networking

Definitions FTTN, FTTC, FTTH (17 topics)

  • Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
  • FTTC (Fiber to the Curb)
  • FTTN (Fiber to the Node)
  • FTTD (Fiber to the Desk)
  • FFTH market
  • Single Mode Fiber (SMF)
  • Multimode Fiber (MMF)
  • Passive Optical Network (PON)
  • Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Netowrk
  • Time Division PON (TDM-PON)
  • Wave Division Multiplexing PON (WDM-PON)
  • 1Gbps, 10G, 40G, 100G
  • Optical Splitters 1x8, 1x16, 1x32, 1x64, 2x64
  • SAN (Full service Access Network) NGA (Next Generation Access)
  • AWG (Arrayed Waveguide Grating) Splitters
  • Strategies for TDM-PON to WDM-PON Migration

GPON OSP Design (9 topics)

  • GPON OSP Centralized Design
  • GPON OSP Distributed Design
  • GPON OSP F1 Fiber Deployment
  • GPON OSP F2 Fiber Deployment
  • GPON PON Splitters x4 x8 x32
  • Fiber Connectors SC, LC, FC, APC
  • Fiber Splice Trays
  • Fiber Cassette Trays
  • Fiber Enclosures

GPON Fiber Termination (7 topics)

  • GPON field testing
  • GPON field installation verification
  • GPON Physical Layer Testing
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer OTDR
  • Optical Power Source
  • Optical Power Meter
  • Optical Return Loss (ORL)

GPON ITU-T G.984.1 GPON General Characteristics (1 topic)

  • Reference Model

GPON ITU-T G.984.2 Physical Media Dependent (PMD) (1 topic)

  • Physical Layer

GPON ITU-T G.984.3 Transmission Convergence (2 topics)

  • Frame Structure
  • GPON Encapsulation Method (GEM)

GPON ITU-T G.984.4 ONT Management and Control Interface (OMCI) (1 topic)

  • Management Interface

GPON ITU-T G.984.5 Enhancement Band (1 topic)

  • Band Options

GPON ITU-T G.984.6 Optical Reach Extension ( (1 topic)

  • Reach Extension (RE)

GPON Components (3 topics)

  • GPON Encapsulation Method (GEM)

GPON Management (3 topics)

  • Operational Support Systems (OSS)
  • Network Management Systems (NMS)
  • OMCI (ONT Management Control Interface)

GPON RG (Residential Gateway) (3 topics)

  • Allocate resources between diverse processing requirements
  • Provide dynamic multifunctionality
  • Simultaneous functionality for voice, video, and data, resulting in broadband service guarantees

Home Networking (10 topics)

  • GPON Home Cabling
  • GPON Broadband-Forum Standards
  • Broadband-Forum TR-069
  • HPNA (HomePhone Network Alliance)
  • PowerLine Carrier (PLC)
  • MOCA
  • UTP
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

FSAN GPON Interoperability (2 topics)

  • Full Service Access Network (FSAN)
  • ITU-T OMCI Implementers' guide

FTTH Council (3 topics)

  • FTTH Council Cerification
  • Standard for Network Certification
  • Qualify for Use of The Fiber-Connected Home Badge

Vendor Implementations (10 topics)

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • ECI
  • Adtran
  • Occam
  • Calix
  • Motorola
  • Scientific Atlanta/Cisco
  • Tellabs
  • Hitachi

Comparison of APON, BPON, GPON, GEPON (1 topic)

  • IEEE 802.3ah standard Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)

IETF Related Standards (1 topic)

  • IETF RFC4562 "MAC-Forced Forwarding: A Method for Subscriber Separation on an Ethernet Access Network"

GPON Clock Sync (2 topics)

  • GPON Frame Synchronization to Network Timing
  • Direct Clock Synchronization Interface (BITS)

Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) (6 topics)

  • GPON
  • VDSL2
  • ADSL2plus
  • Wireless
  • WiMAX
  • WLL

Appendix of Term (1 topic)

  • Fibre Terminology

PON Designing & Planning (5 topics)

  • Link Budget, Reach & Split Ratio
  • Wavelength Plans
  • Optical Components Parameters
  • Link Budget : Downstreams & Upstream
  • Associated Distances & Split Ratio

PON Services (3 topics)

  • VOIP & TDM based Voice Servicedata Services
  • Video Services

Various kinds of Fibre & Technology Used For FTTH (3 topics)

  • Bend insensitive Fibre G652D,
  • G655 Standard for CWDM & DWDM Networks
  • Micro Cables & Blown Fibre

Hands on Practical Assignments (9 topics)

  • Single and Multimode Fibre recognition
  • Fibre Cleaning methods
  • Checking cleaning with an Optical Microscope
  • Optical Light Source and Optical Power Meter referencing
  • PON Splitter and Fibre drum testing with an Optical Power Meter
  • 6km Classroom Passive Optical Network testing with an OTDR at 1310/1550nm
  • Using decibels (dB's) and decibel milliwats (dBm's)
  • Designing networks up to 20km long using vendor specifications (Power Budget)
  • Fault Finding with a visible fault locator

None, however the course assumes that delegates have some previous exposure to the technology.

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