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Transmission Technologies

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Technical Workshop

Course Objectives:

On completion of the training, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the internet and what we can expect in the future
  • Appreciate legacy access technologies (e.g. ADSL, VDSL) and their technical limitations
  • Be familiar with the basic principles of fiber optic transmission
  • Understand the key components in an FTTH GPON including customer installation
  • Recognise the issues and challenges faced by an FTTH network designer
  • Appreciate the day to day challenges faced by an FTTH technician

Pre-Requisite for Participants:

Good knowledge on Fibre Optic Communication or Transmission planning.

Course Duration:

5-day workshop

Course Outlines:

Day 1

  • Registration
  • Icebreaker – How is the Internet changing our world?
  • Course Objectives, Topics, Agenda, Attendance
  • Background to the Internet
  • ‘Last Mile Access’ – a key challenge for Operators
  • Bits and Bytes
  • Interactive Session – List the ways in which you can connect to the internet
  • ADSL Technology

Day 2

  • Morning Quiz (Review)
  • VDSL Technology
  • Other Access methods
  • The Need for Speed – key drivers
  • Interactive Session – Why is the customer important?
  • Customer, customer, customer
  • Basic principles of fiber optic transmission
  • Design considerations of an FTTH network

Day 3

  • Morning Quiz (Review)
  • Topology of an FTTH GPON, including key components
  • ADSL versus VDSL versus FTTH
  • Loss Budgets
  • Interactive Session – Loss Budget Calculation
  • Triple Play services
  • Internet Topology – The bigger picture
  • Circuit Switching versus Packet Switching
  • The role of the ISP
  • Interactive Session – Internet Penetration in Asia

Day 4

  • Morning Quiz (Review)
  • Fusion Splicing (video)
  • The need for Fibre cleanliness
  • Fibre Health and Safety
  • Handling the Fibre
  • Contamination Types
  • Customer Collaboration
  • Customer Education
  • Early Life Failures and Repeat Faults
  • Interactive Session – Internet Devices – Growth Forecasts

Day 5

  • Final Quiz (Review)
  • Speed Test – Warning!!!
  • The future of FTTH and the Internet
  • Interactive Session – Final Review
  • Course Objectives
  • Feedback Form
  • Course Hand-outs


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