An essential foundation in the core technologies used in fixed, mobile and IP-based telecoms networks. The fundamentals of networking technologies, such as switching, transmission and signalling and the services that they support are discussed. Next generation networking based on an all-IP environment is also included.
Who would benefit
Those working in or entering the telecommunications industry who need to understand the functions and services provided by modern networks.
Mathematical ability and aptitude for technical subjects, with the intention to progress in a technical role.
Topic Areas Include
Network components and services
The PSTN and ISDN: access and core networks
Basic analogue and digital information concepts
Time division multiplexing and switching techniques
Transmission systems: PDH, SDH, WDM and OTN
Mobile cellular systems: 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G
IP, Ethernet, the Internet, ISPs and Internet Services