Evolution Of Transport Media

EOTM
24
Dec

Course Overview

Transport networks have been the backbone of all the possible telecommunication systems across the globe. Be it our traditional fixed line networks or internet services provider connections or even latest 5G mobile networks, none of these would have been possible without transport networks. Like any other system, Transport networks have also evolved over the years to fulfill the demands of end user applications. This course takes the participants through the journey of evolution of transport networks. It starts with basic categorization of wired and wireless media types. It provides the explanation of the features, specifications and applications of each type and highlights the key differences between them. This course also details the possible transport network topologies and multiplexing techniques.

Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to all technical and non-technical professionals of any organization operating in telecomtechnology domain.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the participantswill be able to:
Categorize the various transmission media types
List the examples of wired and wireless media categories
Explain the features and specifications of each type of transport media
Differentiate the use cases,advantages, and disadvantages for different types of transport media
Compare the most widely used transport media – Microwave versus Optical Fibre
Describe the applications, advantages, and disadvantages of various transport network topologies
Explain the basic multiplexing techniquesto enhance the capacity and distance of transmission network

Course Duration

This duration of this e-learning course is of approximately 1 hour.

Course Outline

1. Transmission Media
Types of Transmission Media
   a. Wired or Guided media
     i. Twisted Pair (STP, UTP) cables
     ii. Co-axial cables
     iii. Fibre Optic cables
   b. Wireless or Unguided media
     i. Radio waves
     ii. Microwave
     iii. Satellite
     iv. Others- Infrared, Bluetooth, Wi-fi etc.
Comparison between Copper (metallic) and Optical Fibre medium
Microwave versus Optical Fibre
Transport Network Topologies
   a. Bus topology
   b. Star topology
   c. Ring topology
   d. Mesh topology
   e. Tree topology
   f. Hybrid topology
Connectivity Options of Network Topologies
   a. Point-to-point
   b. Point-to-multipoint
Multiplexing Techniques in TransportNetwork
   a. Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
   b. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
   c. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
   d. Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons Time: 10 weeks

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