IP for Next Generation Networks

Utilizing IP as a transport mechanism for signalling and voice has gained widespread popularity amongst telecoms service providers, both from the fixed and mobile environment. This course seeks to provide the fundamentals behind the transport technologies in use, with emphasis on IP and MPLS. In conclusion, the current use cases will be discussed, with focus on IPRAN, Soft Switching and Sigtran.

This course will contain the following sections:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • OSI 7 Layer Model and TCP / IP Model
  • Transport Layer Protocols
  • IP and the Network Layer
  • IP Addressing, DHCP, CIDR
  • Data Link Layer Technologies
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, IEEE 802 Working Groups
  • Physical Layer Technologies
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Driving Factors for Migration to IP
  • Routing at Layer 3
  • Router Architecture, Routing Tables, Lookup and Forwarding
  • Indirect and Direct Routing Procedures
  • Routing Protocol
  • Packet Transport Architectures
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • MPLS Network Architecture and Features
  • Scalability, Flexibility, Performance, Simplification
  • MPLS Network Elements
  • MPLS Data Forwarding Plane
  • FEC to Label Binding, ILM, FTN, NHLFE
  • LSP Establishment Options
  • Advantages of MPLS Transport Networks
  • FRR, Traffic Engineering, L2 / L3 VPN
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • IPRAN Architecture
  • Options for IPRAN Migration Scenarios (PWE3, MSPP, Ethernet Node B etc)
  • Core Network Soft Switching Architecture
  • MSC-S and MGW, SIP and BICC, RTP, H.248
  • Sigtran
  • SCTP and User Adaptation
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 6

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