Estimated Length: 16 seat hours
Please call to enroll: 866.575.7206
This course features 16 hours of classroom lecture with an experienced FTTH instructor. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge and familiarity with FTTH architecture, network design, deployment technology and operational skills.
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- Courses must be purchased at least two weeks in advance to avoid late fees.
- Discounts may be available for this course, please contact NCTI Customer Care at 866.575.7206 to learn more and/or to enroll.
The estimated completion time for this course is 16 hours (two days).
- Earn FTTH Council’s Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) Certification
- Earn a Light Brigade Certification of Completion
Planning and design of the FTTH network, fiber optic transmission, today’s applications, fiber to the home, fiber to the business/building, drivers behind FTTx, the evolution from POTS to fiber, FTTx origins and evolution, TPON (telephony PON), fiber to the curb, cable television and radio frequency over glass
The demand for bandwidth, technology in transition, analog to digital video, SDTV and HDTV, multimedia convergence for the IP network, over the top video, next generation 3D HDTV, IP video delivery, telecommuting, interactive technologies, high bandwidth users, cloud computing, storage and cell towers
Defining CAPEX and OPEX, FTTH and FTTB CAPEX items, design impacts, who’s implementing FTTH?, triple play network characteristics, cost comparisons, migration path considerations, FTTH and FTTB OPEX items, power, network management systems, mean time between failure, maintenance issues, operations software, interface software, quality of service, OPEX and CAPEX costs
Theory and Fibers
The three big issues, attenuation, causes for intrinsic and extrinsic losses, dispersion, fresnel reflection, lightwave transmission, single-mode fiber characteristics, single-mode fiber with laser source, mode field diameter, ITU-T G.652 single-mode optical fiber, ITU-T G.652D single-mode optical fiber, ITU-T G.657 single-mode optical fiber, ITU-T G.655 single-mode optical fiber
System standards, TCP/IP, MPEG – IPTV, active Ethernet, full service access network, broadband PON, dynamic bandwidth allocation, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), gigabit PON, Ethernet PON, RF video overlay, DOCSIS, radio frequency over glass, next generation networks, 10G-PON and XG-PON, IEEE 802.3av 10GEPON, NG-PON2, 40 GbE and 100 GbE, telcordia generic requirements, physical layer standards, ITU-T standards, outside plant standards, north American codes, proper aerial route planning and engineering, TIA-568 and TIA-569, POLAN
The physical topologies, point to point topologies, star topology, PON star configurations, reach extender, route redundancy, ring, mesh and bus topology
Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, photodetectors, OLTs and ONTs, WDMs and PON systems, coarse, wide, and dense WDM, filters and grating, diplexers, triplexers, and quadplexers, splitters, planar lightwave circuits, optical bands and windows, wavelength allocations
FTTx distribution and drop cables, outside plant cables, high fiber count cables, aerial fiber optic cables, indoor/outdoor cables, distribution cables, plenum, riser, and LSZH cables, fiber optic cable cordage, fiber and buffer color codes, cable handling
Fiber optic interconnect hardware, outside plant cable management, patch panels, splice panels, optical entrance enclosures, distribution panels, fiber distribution hubs, pedestals, vaults and handholes, splice closures, multiport service terminals, fiber transition terminals, FTTB panels, cabinets for active Ethernet, Cable and slack storage, and Panel and closure issues
Cable and Fiber Termination
Managing termination costs, traditional splice scenarios, drop cable splicing, extrinsic splice and connection attenuation, fusion and mechanical splicing, ribbon splicing technology, pigtail splicing, splice protection, main connector components, fiber optic connector polishes, common FTTx connectors, hardened connectors, small form factor LC connectors, multifiber connectors, field terminable FTTH connectors, fiber optic cleaning methods, and attenuators and terminators
FTTH planning, take rate, growth strategies for PON, migration strategy, splitter flexibility, cable management, FTTH design engineering, fiber management, rural applications, slack storage, MDUs and MTUs, and outdoor splitter and hub location
Designing FTTx systems, selecting transmission protocol, proper aerial route planning and engineering, active Ethernet P2P networks, growth strategies, FTTH PON design engineering, FTTH outside plant design, splitter location, FTTH home run management, FTTH centralized splitter management, FTTH distributed topology, sales and construction planning, project chronology, writing OSP specifications, fiber management specifications, cable mid-entry planning, and specifying termination options
Fiber to the Building
High-rise MDU/MTU, medium-rise MDU/MTU, low-rise MDU/MTU, horizontal MDU/MTU, FTTB systems and design goals, FTTB MDU existing infrastructure, telecommunications rooms and closets, telecommunications enclosure, backbone hierarchical star topology, FTTB MDU installation and termination, cable structure and fiber counts, FTTB using POLAN, end user locations, cabling solutions, optical network terminals and access points, and termination techniques
Impacts on signal quality, loss budgets for FTTP networks, fiber, splitter and WDM specifications, active components, active Ethernet, PON classes, class B+ and C+ specifications, differential optical path loss, PON loss budgets, “not to exceed” charts, EPON specifications, G-PON specifications, XG-PON specifications, 10GEPON specifications, RFoG loss budgets, tapered loss budgets, and reach extension
FTTH testing and troubleshooting, network test and equipment, testing active Ethernet, testing PON systems, testing FTTH/PON, optical loss test sets, PON power meters, optical loss testing, optical power measurements, OTDR testing, splitter signatures, reflection testing, visual inspection, documentation, visual laser testing requirements, troubleshooting with a visual fault locator, troubleshooting PON and AE systems, system test points, system related problems, eye diagrams, and service activation testing