Packet Transport Networks

As TDM transmission networks continue to be replaced by packet based transport solutions, this course seeks to explain the key technologies involved. Initially, the course will explore the concepts of IPv4 and IPv6, before then focusing on the operation of MPLS (including its key capabilities and features). Carrier Ethernet is also considered, exploring its standardized services and transport options. Finally, real life use cases for PTN are examined, in conjunction with a consideration of the new challenges that packet networks bring.
This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Drivers for Change
  • Traffic growth forecasts, network optimization, convergence
  • Positioning IP in the transport network
  • IPv4 Capabilities
  • IP Addressing
  • Address format, Interior and Exterior routing protocols
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Driving Factors for IPv6
  • IPv6 Header Format
  • Capabilities, Extensibility
  • IPv6 Address Format and Address Types
  • IPV6 Migration Challenges
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • MPLS Network Architecture and Features
  • Scalability, flexibility, performance, simplification
  • MPLS Network Elements
  • LSR, LER
  • MPLS Data Forwarding Plane
  • FEC to Label Binding, ILM, FTN, NHLFE
  • LSP Establishment options
  • LDP, RSVP, BGP
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Deployment scenarios, path computation, constraint based routing etc
  • Fast Reroute
  • One to One and Facility FRR, path establishment using RSCP
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
  • VPLS, PWE3, control and forwarding plane
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • VRF, Route Targets, Route Distinguishers
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Ethernet basic principles
  • Frame format, switching process, VLANs
  • Introduction to Carrier Ethernet
  • Key concepts, driving factors
  • Carrier Ethernet services
  • E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree
  • MEF end to end architecture
  • Key interfaces
  • Carrier Ethernet Transport technologies
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Optical Transport
  • PON, G.709, IPoDWDM, Next Generation SDH
  • Microwave Backhaul
  • Including Ethernet over Microwave
  • xDSL
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Impact on the Mobile Service Provider
  • VoIP and the Soft Switch Core Network
  • MSC-S, MGWs and the protocols they utilize
  • Transporting legacy traffic in the IPRAN
  • Positioning pseudowires in the GERAN and UTRAN
  • Service control with the IMS
  • Key concepts and architecture
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12
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