Estimated Length: 24 seat hours
Please call to enroll: 866.575.7206
This three-day class has been developed with 16 hours of classroom lecture and 8 hours of hands on design exercises to teach attendees to apply critical issues such as customer take rate and density to outside plant design. This course covers FTTH network field configurations, design benchmarks and installation parameters for active Ethernet and PON systems. Attendees will create their own FTTx network designs in classroom break-out sessions, applying the learned objectives to distributed split, centralized split, home run and point-to-point systems.
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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 24 hours (three days).
- Qualified to receive the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) FTTx OSP Design Certification
- Earn a Light Brigade Certification of Completion
Introduction to FTTx
FTTx basics, fiber optic transmission, basic fiber optic terminology, the three big issues, lightwave transmission, FTTH formats, POLAN, PON generations
Fiber specifications, single-mode fiber characteristics, ITU-T G.652, ITU-T G.652D single-mode optical fiber and ITU-T G.657 single-mode optical fiber
Cable designs, Optical cable for FTTx, FTTx distribution and drop cables, high fiber count cables, aerial fiber optic cables, distribution cables, cable structure and fiber counts, fiber and buffer color codes, cable handling, outside plant cable management, fiber distribution hubs, pedestals, splice closures and multiport service terminals
Connectors and Splitters
Common FTTx connectors, small form factor LC connectors, multifiber connectors, hardened connectors, field terminated FTTH connectors, Splice-on connectors, fiber optic connector polishes, splitter flexibility, splitter management
Fundamental Fiber Planning
Fundamental planning design steps, cost considerations, fiber and cable management, the ideal network location, central office location strategy, ideal hub/node placement, density and central office location, PON system design, configuring fiber routes, ideal feeder route configuration, cost variance from the ideal, Typical outside plant fundamental planning
Fundamental Fiber Planning
Engineer or designer, fundamental planning design steps, cost considerations, fiber and cable management, the ideal network location, central office location strategy, ideal hub/node placement, density and central office location, PON system design, configuring fiber routes, ideal feeder route configuration and cost variance from the ideal
Fiber cable sizing, what speed do we need to the home, full spectrum zero water peak fiber, FTTx needs stable reliable performance
PON Design Options
Distributed split designs, determining the best solution, OLT and splitter relationship, pseudo cabinet concept, OLT and splitter relationship, fiber cable tapering, FTTx design efficiency, operational issues
Fiber to the Building
MDUs and MTUs, get cabling to each user, fiber in the building design goals, high-rise and medium rise buildings, mdu existing infrastructure, telecommunications room, MDU existing infrastructure, telecommunications room, mdu cabling systems, low rise and campus MDUs, typical cabinet design strategy, typical distributed split design strategy, splitter design for MDUs, end user locations, optical network terminals and access points, bend-insensitive fiber for FTTB
Single-family Residential Areas
PON areas, subdivision design strategies, typical drop layout and fiber drop design
Termination options, connectorized versus fusion splicing, conventional vs. plug-and-play, capital expenditures (CAPEX), administration, network performance, organizational considerations, developing a cost model, and take rates
Network design for rural areas, ideal hub/node placement, rural area network design, splitter placement and distribution, splitter field arrangement, conceptual example of reusing dead fibers
ODN and OSP issues, the impact of WDM-PON, NG-PON and NG-PON2, TWDM-PON, point-to-point WDM, wavelength allocations, fiber implications, spectral flexibility, multiplexing and demultiplexing, WDM-PON design basics, home run design conversion, , centralized design conversion, distributed split design conversion, and PON to WDM-PON conversion
PON loss budgets, calculating network loss, optical loss budget example, general design steps, home run design steps, cabinet design steps, and distributed design steps
Product specification, partial fiber specification and typical optical cable specification sheet
ITU-T G.671, splitter specifications, WDM specifications, telcordia requirements, physical layer standards, outside plant standards, North American codes, proper aerial route planning and engineering, and fiber quality