Telecommunications Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWL005

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed to provide delegates with the basic knowledge needed to understand the technologies used within the telecommunications industry. This course is suitable for delegates with no prior knowledge of telecom technologies or the telecoms industry.


At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the industry has developed driven by technology
  • Understand the key technologies deployed within most telecoms networks globally
  • Understand why certain technologies are in demand for operators and what they mean to their customers
  • Understand who the major service providers and manufacturers are

Target Audience

Anyone who wants a basic understanding of a fixed telecoms network.

Additional Information

This course can be taken individually or as part of our 4-day Telecoms Fundamentals for Professionals course which covers a day on each of:

Day 1  - Access, Edge & Core (this course)

Day 2  - IP & data networking, VoIP, IPTV

Day 3  - Mobile Communications: 2G - 5G

Day 4 - Digital Transformation: Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)


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The Components of a Telecoms Network (4 topics)

  • The Core Network
  • The Local Loop
  • The Access Network
  • The Data Network

The Basics Technologies (5 topics)

  • Past History: Analogue vs. Digital
  • Modulation
  • Multiplexing
  • Switching
  • Packetization

Basics of Core Networks (5 topics)

  • Optical Networks - Why they are important
  • Network Management
  • Virtualization & NFV
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)

Basics of Access Networks (3 topics)

  • Copper, Fibre, Wireless Local Loop
  • DSL and Cable Modems
  • Which will succeed and why?

Who are the major players? (4 topics)

  • Multi-Service Providers, Operators, ISPs
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Systems Integrators
  • Cloud Hyperscalers


Delegates do not need to have any prior knowledge of telecoms or the technologies used within communications networks. This course is designed for anyone wanting a basic introduction to fixed line telecommunications.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb

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1 Day $1,335
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1 Day $1,335

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1 Day $1,335
Reston VA
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1 Day $1,335

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1 Day $1,335

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1 Day $1,335

What Our Customers Say

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

An excellent intro to video encoding & MPEG transport streams - I would definitely recommend it.”

Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

Network Support Technician, BT

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