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Volume II - Broadband Networking


  • Transport technologies that build the stack
    • ATM
    • SONET & Beyond
    • Giga Ethernet-The LAN heads outside to high-speed WAN
    • Optical networking issues-know your fiber types and where MEMs will take us
  • Broadband Internet access technologies
    • DSL, Cable, Satellite: which one is fastest and why

After taking this course you will:

  • Understand the essential elements that make up a high speed network infrastructure
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms behind ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) systems including statistical multiplexing; cellification; adaptation layers;
  • Understand how ATM can deliver multiple diverse streams of data using Quality of Service (QoS).
  • See how PVCs (Permanent Virtual Connections) and SVCs (Switched VCs) work.
  • Understand SONETs salient features· Be able to relate to SONET and OC-3 transmission and framing techniques
  • Understand what other technologies challenge SONET in the marketplace
  • See how Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and optical networks, work.
  • Compare 10 Gigabit Ethernet to SONET.
  • Compare different fiber modes (single and multi)
  • Understand the important differences between competing residential access techniques including DSL, Cable, Satellite, and LMDS.


  • Defining Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  • Issues behind converging voice and data traffic streams
  • ATM's cell structure
  • How statistical multiplexing works
  • Examining ATM's header
  • How ATM achieves QoS for mixed traffic types
  • ATM service categories explained
  • What are ATM Adaptation Layers (AALs)?
  • How ATM Permanent Virtual Connections (PVCs) work
  • How Switched Virtual Connections (SVCs) work

SONET & Beyond

  • Defining Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
  • How SONET supports broadband
  • How does SONET forward data: examining an OC-1 frame
  • How OC-1's multiplex into OC-3 for more capacity
  • Introducing DWDM and GMPLS concepts

10Gigabit Ethernet

  • Multi Mode versus Single Mode fibre
  • Basic optical switching techniques concepts

Broadband Internet Access methods

  • Why Broadband Internet Access?
  • Defining broadband access
  • Comparing Satellite, Cable, ADSL and G.Lite speeds
  • Why residential DSL?
  • What DSL variations exist?
  • Introducing LMDS (fixed wireless) services
  • Some LMDS transmission method
    • TDMA versus FDMA

For any questions or for more information, send an email to ppeetsinfo@ellistalks.com.