Introduction to Next Generation Networks
The term Next Generation Networks refers to networks being designed to deliver virtually any service including telephony, broadband data and multimedia services over a common infrastructure. For a number of years now telecommunications operators have been switching traditional circuit-switched voice services to IP networks, which are packet switched. In fact Internet Protocol will be the common denominator for all services. Underlying IP, it is proposed that Ethernet will be the data link layer standard, although SDH will play a part for a while yet.
IP Core networks will and are being MPLS enabled to provide a Quality of Service link between Ethernet and IP.
By the end of the course you will :
- Be aware of what a multi-service network is designed to deliver
- Understand the common technologies used in the core, distribution and access layers
- Have an appreciation of the architecture required to deliver multiple services over a single architecture.
- Appreciate the benefits for both the provider and customer alike
This course is suitable for staff with no prior technical knowledge, but it could be beneficial if delegates had some prior low level knowledge of telecommunications services and / or IP-based communications.
Engineers, Technician Managers and Support staff who are likely to be involved in the move from traditional circuit switched voice services to a multiservice IP-based network.