Optical Transport Networking (OTN) with G.709 Interfaces

2 Day Course
Code PWL040

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


A comprehensive introduction to the terminology and technology that will comprise tomorrow's Optical Transport Networks.

This course is aimed at personnel associated with the telecommunications industry, who would like a good understanding of the technology involved.


By the end of the course delegates will have sufficient understanding to be able to:

  • Understand  the demand for OTN bandwidth
  • Describe the problems associated with old technologies
  • Describe current SDH/DWDM transmission techniques
  • Identify the purpose of new technologies
  • Describe the functionality of the various transmission mediums available
  • Describe the various techniques that can be deployed in the marketplace
  • Identify the various types of network that are currently available
  • Identify the features and functionality of OTN Systems
  • Define the issues involved in equipment and application rollout


Course Topics (22 topics)

  • Scope, References Terms and definitions, Abbreviations and Conventions
  • Optical transport network interface structure
  • Multiplexing/mapping principles and bit rates
  • Optical transport module (OTM-n.m, OTM-nr.m, OTM-0.m)
  • Physical specification of the ONNI
  • Optical channel (OCh)
  • Optical channel transport unit
  • Optical channel data unit
  • Optical channel payload unit
  • OTM overhead signal (OOS)
  • Overhead description
  • Maintenance signals
  • Mapping of client signals
  • Concatenation
  • Mapping ODUk signals into the ODTUjk signal
  • Forward error correction using 16-byte interleaved RS (255,239) codecs
  • ODUk tandem connection monitoring (TCM) overhead
  • OPUk Multiplex Overhead
  • Amendment 2
  • Implementers Guide including replacement terms.
  • Differing vendor's equipments and their implementations
  • Individual and Group Planning Exercises


Grounding in SDH/SONET or DWDM systems

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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 May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,375

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.”

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Transport Designer, Orange

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