About this course

Course type Premium
Course code QAINTTEL
Duration 2 Days

This is an overview of the use of telecommunications and the various protocols used in telecommunication today. It is an instructor led presentation course.

Prerequisites

  • This is a foundation level course, ideal for anybody with an interest in Tele Communications, as such no special prerequisites are necessary other than the desire to learn!

Delegates will

During this course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the history and development of Telecommunications
  • Learn about the standards and developments
  • Learn how Analogue is converted to Digital and the benefits this brings
  • Gain an understanding of techniques used by Telecomm providers

Course Outline

Chapter 1 - The Roots of Telecommunications

  • 1876 to the present
  • Standards organisations

Chapter 2 - The Telecoms Network

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

Chapter 3 - Telephony Networks

  • Basic telephone circuit
  • Signalling
  • Loop Disconnect/DTMF
  • SF/MF, E&M
  • Analogue Speech signals
  • Analogue transmission
  • Bandwidth, baseband, modulation
  • Frequency/Time Multiplexing
  • Why digital?
  • Digitalization methods
  • Pulse Code Modulation
  • A law and mu law companding
  • Adaptive Differential PCM
  • Analogue/digital voice comparison
  • Transmission media
  • Copper wire pairs
  • Fibre
  • Wireless Local Loop
  • Coax cable
  • Telephone Numbering (E.164)
  • Switching in telephony networks
  • Routing and signalling
  • Information transfer
  • Simple call set-up
  • Signal concepts and representation
  • Telecoms billing systems
  • Telecoms network management
  • Service implementation
  • Services for revenue generation
  • Intelligent Networks (INs)

Chapter 4 - Digital Voice Transmission and Multiplexing Technologies

  • Digital transmission systems
  • Reintroduction to multiplexing
  • The 2Mbit/s Framed Interface
  • Framing - G.704
  • Channel Associated Signalling (CAS)
  • The Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH)
  • Electrical characteristics - G.703 - HDB3
  • Signalling protocols
  • CAS and CCS
  • DASS2
  • DPNSS
  • Q.931
  • Q.SIG
  • ITU-T Signalling System No. 7 (SS7)
  • The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
  • SDH Advantages
  • SDH Standards
  • SONET
  • SDH and SONET bit rates
  • SDH Multiplexing Hierarchy
  • How does SDH Work?
  • SDH Frame
  • Terminal Multiplexers (TM)
  • Add/Drop Multiplexers (ADM)
  • Digital Cross Connect (DXC)
  • The SDH Network Sections
  • SDH Bus Structured System
  • SDH - Single Ring
  • SDH - Double Ring
  • Layered, SDH Ring Network
  • Optical fibre
  • Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Chapter 5 - Voice Telephone Systems

  • The PABX
  • Centrex
  • Management systems
  • Key telephone systems
  • Voice response systems
  • Voice messaging systems
  • Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)
  • Structured wiring systems
  • Wire categories e.g. CAT 1-5 UTP

Chapter 6 - Integrated Services Digital Network

  • What is ISDN ?
  • Why ISDN?
  • Terminology
  • B & D Channels
  • Interfaces T/S/R/NT1/NT2
  • The digital telephone set
  • Digital exchanges and switching
  • Direct Dialling In
  • ISDN applications
  • Video teleconferencing

Chapter 7 - Asynchronous Transfer Mode

  • Broadband ISDN
  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  • What is it?
  • ATM Cells
  • Why cell switching?
  • What is it used for?
  • ATM Principles
  • VPI's and VCI's
  • ATM QoS
  • ATM Adaptation Layers
  • ATM Header
  • ATM Switching Principles

Chapter 8 - Broadband Technologies

  • New local loop technology
  • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop
  • ADSL Standards
  • G.lite G.DMT
  • How Does ADSL Work?
  • Frequency Allocation
  • Local Loop Restrictions
  • The DSLAM
  • BT IPStream Network Model
  • Symetric Digital Subscriber Line
  • Fibre to the node/curb/home
  • Broadband cable modems
  • Very High Bit Rate DSL

Chapter 9 - Next Generation Telephony Networks

  • The Convergence Story
  • Business Benefits and Issues
  • Voice over IP: H323, SIP, Megaco
  • IPTV and Video over IP
  • IP Multicasting
  • Triple Play Services
  • IP Multimedia Subsystems
  • ITU Focus Group (NGN)
  • NGN - Simplified Network
  • MuIti-Service Access Nodes
  • MSAN Access
  • Metro Node
  • NGN - The Core
  • IMS
  • Introduction to MPLS
  • MPLS Principles
  • MPLS Label Stack
  • Architecture - VPN Separation
  • MPLS Forwarding Example

Chapter 10 - Wireless Communications

  • Why mobile communications?
  • Evolution of mobile systems
  • Systems types
  • Radio paging
  • Radiotelephone (incl CB)
  • Mobile telephone service
  • Cellular radio service
  • Dispatch radio
  • Personal Communications (PCN)
  • Mobile data systems
  • GSM, GPRS, UMTS
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