Understanding the technologies supporting today’s cable telecommunications architecture is critical to making informed business decisions, thus maximizing an organization’s potential. In addition to learning about the core hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) and fiber to the x (FTTx) architecture, participants will learn about the technologies used to deliver high-speed data (HSD), video services, voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, and networking the customer premises. The course will then explore how to hold it all together with business and operations support systems (B/OSS). In the conclusion learners will get a glimpse of cable’s future.
Network Architecture and HFC Overview
· Identify the historical elements of the beginning of cable
· Define what a signal is and how it relates to frequency
· Identify the channels used in a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) access network
· Differentiate the cabling, taps and amplifiers from the headend out to the customer premises
· Identify elements of fiber optic construction and color coding
· Identify what the actual outside plant (OSP) cabling looks like and how it’s installed