Telecoms Fundamentals For Professionals

4 Day Course
Code PWL006

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This 4-day course provides an excellent introduction to fixed line networks, mobile & wireless technologies, plus quad-play Next Generation Networks which can deliver packetised services for voice, TV and mobile. We also look at the rise of virtualization, Cloud and Software Defined Networks

This course is the perfect primer for anyone new to the world of telecoms, and will provide you with all the information you need to understand this challenging and constantly evolving environment.


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

  • Basic Telephony
  • Transmission
  • Switching
  • Data networking & Internet Protocols (IP)
  • Mobile networks 2G to 5G
  • Packetized Services for voice and video
  • Virtualization, Cloud and Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Business advantages and best practices associated with these technologies
  • Major players in the market.


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Who are the major players? (5 topics)

  • Operators & Service Providers
  • Over the Top (OTT) Players
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Systems Integrators
  • Standard Definition Organizations (SDOs)

The Components of a Telecoms Network (5 topics)

  • The Access Network
  • The Core Network
  • The Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • The Data Network
  • The Cloud

Basic Network Technologies (8 topics)

  • Optical Networks: WDM/DWDM
  • Why are Optical Networks key?
  • Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Signalling Systems (SS7, C7)
  • Intelligent Networks (IN)
  • Next Generation Networks (NGNs)

Basics of Access Networks (2 topics)

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

Introduction to Data Communications (7 topics)

  • Scope of TCP/IP
  • History of Data Networking
  • TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Layering
  • Implementation Hierarchy
  • Operating System Considerations
  • Physical transports

What is Internet Protocol (IP) (4 topics)

  • Where IP fits into the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Functions of IP
  • Deploying IP Address Classes
  • The role of the switches & routers

Below IP (4 topics)

  • IP over different physical networks
  • IP over Optical
  • IP over Carrier Ethernet
  • Opportunities to carry IP over new infrastructures

Above IP (11 topics)

  • Transport Services
  • Virtual Circuit Services
  • Datagram Services
  • Client Server Operation
  • Peer to peer operation
  • TCP and UDP
  • Example Applications
  • Email
  • Cloud
  • IP Video
  • Opportunities for New Services

Mobile Communications (2 topics)

  • Radio
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Virtualization (7 topics)

  • Why virtualize?
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV/VNF)
  • What is SDN?
  • Data Plane and Control Plane seperation
  • North, South, East, West
  • Use Cases: SD-WAN, vCPE, vEPC, Load Balancing, Firewalls
  • Security Considerations


There are no prerequisites to this course.

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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

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