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The world is changing. Technology is revolutionizing almost every aspect of our lives. New applications are changing the way we live, work, play and learn. Behind the technology revolution, you find networks and behind the networks, you find people. These people want to connect and communicate anywhere at any time.

The number of networked devices is growing fast, in both the commercial and public sectors. A common theme in the convergence of wireline and wireless systems is the expanded use of IP (Internet Protocol), enabling communication between wide arrays of devices. This is driving the use and adoption of more network infrastructure solutions. Vast quantities of IP-enabled end-user devices are now being connected to networks, pushing up demands on the network and infrastructure bandwidth.

High quality, standards-based fiber optic infrastructures are needed to support the growing numbers of mobile devices, cameras, sensors and controllers.

For wireless networks, use of high performance fiber optic connectivity in the backhaul and access networks enables easy migration from legacy cellular networks to 4G, LTE and 5G as they become the norm.

Optical fiber is enabling convergence. As the network requirements in both the wired and wireless world fuel the need for high reliability, low delay, high bandwidth and extended distances, fiber optic solutions reach deeper into the network, regardless of type.

Video, Cloud, and the Internet of Things – these trends are having a profound effect on the demand for higher bandwidth and greater connectivity. Optical fiber is the medium of choice in backbone, transmission and data center networks, because of its unparalleled bandwidth capacity. Once installed, the fiber remains in place while the switching equipment is upgraded from Synchronous Optical Networking/Synchronous Digital Hierarch to 10GbE to Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, as each new generation surpasses the last.

In the broadband access network, there are several choices to be made as to how to best migrate the networks to balance the return on investment. These choices include fiber-to-the-home, digital subscriber line, hybrid fiber coax (HFC), and wireless. Each has its unique set of strengths, weaknesses and trade-offs. Depending on a service provider’s business model, the proper mix of technologies and migration strategies will help optimize the return on investment.

The SP1000 Infrastructure Solutions for Broadband Applications training course from the CommScope Infrastructure Academy helps students understand the growing market for FTTx networks, Passive Optical Networks and HFC transmission and the infrastructure components involved.

This course looks at fiber types, connectors, apparatus, termination, design, losses, installation, planning, inspection and testing, to provide a broad education on all areas of Broadband Access and FTTx infrastructures

If you want to become a Broadband Cabling Infrastructure Specialist, then I recommend this course.

 

SEE ALSO: SP1000 Infrastructure Solutions for Broadband Applicaitons Training Course 

About the Author

James Donovan

James Donovan is Vice President of the CommScope Infrastructure Academy. James joined CommScope in 1993 and has held positions in Sales, Technical, Marketing, Training and Business Development and served most recently as VP of Digital and Creative Services for CommScope. James oversees the CommScope Infrastructure Academy, which is CommScope’s partner and customer training platform. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at GEC, ITT and Alcatel. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and a BSc Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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