Fiber to the Home in Next Generation Networks

2 Day Course
Code PWL034

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Next generation networks are likely to need to deliver High Speed Internet (HIS), Voice and IPTV. High Definition IPTV may require very high access bandwidth so new loop installations will probably require fiber loops. There are many new options for loop and access aggregation network design. This course will examine the new fiber technologies now available, consider the advantages of each and provide an understanding of how a Next Generation Access network can take advantage of Ethernet over fiber options.

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.


When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the different fiber optic technologies available for Next Generation Loops
  • Consider in detail the advantages of each technology
  • Consider the sizing and design of a NGN access and aggregation network
  • Select the appropriate Ethernet technology standards for deployment.


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Next Generation Network Design Requirements (3 topics)

  • Next Generation Network Requirements
  • Loop Requirements
  • Backhaul

Fiber Optic Technology Options (4 topics)

  • Fiber optics subsystems
  • Multi-mode and Single mode fiber engineering
  • Transmitters and receivers

Wavelength Considerations (4 topics)

  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
  • Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
  • Course Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM)
  • Difference between Passive and Active Optics

Access Subsystems (8 topics)

  • Passive Optical Networks (PON)
  • ITU-T G.984
  • ATM Passive Optical Networks (APON)
  • Broadband Passive Optical Networks (BPON)
  • Gigabit capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON)
  • Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON)
  • Transition from SONET/SDH to Ethernet based systems
  • Carrier Ethernet-Based Converged Services Infrastructure

Ethernet in the First Mile and the Backhaul (8 topics)

  • IEEE 802.3 options
  • Optical Ethernet Options
  • Ethernet in the first mile
  • 1000BASE-LX, 1000BASE-SX
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
  • Q-in-Q and MAC-in-MAC

Aggregation and Protection Options (3 topics)

  • Aggregation Options
  • Building Aggregated Backhauls
  • Rapid Packet Ring (RPR)

Additional Learning

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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 $2,390

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