The course is designed to provide a high-level insight into optical fibres, cables & systems technologies based on the work undertaken by the International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunications Standardisation Sector (ITU-T) and in particular ITU-T Study Group 15.
The course provides a basic overview of the evolution of optical fibres, cables & systems and highlights the key strategic ITU-T Recommendations that need to be considered when designing, engineering & operating optical fibres, cables & systems.
The course aims to :
- Provide an overview of the ITU-T Study Group 15 optical fibres, cables & systems technology standard activities & associated Standards Development Organisations & Industry for a (SDO/For a) projects
- Illustrate the enormous progress in optical fibres, cables & systems technologies realised over the 40-year period extending from 1975 which is grouped in several distinct phases
- Highlight the key characteristics & attributes of optical fibres that need to be considered when designing the physical optical layer
- Describe the general characteristics of the optical fibre cables & what optical fibre cable structures options are available for deployment in the optical network
- Introduce & describe the active & passive optical components
- Outline the general specification criteria used in ITU-T for describing optical interfaces. The general strategic objective of all ITU-T optical interface Recommendations is to achieve interworking among equipment from different manufacturers
- Highlight the various applications of the optical systems in the various parts of the Optical Transport Network
Note : Please note that this course does not cover the details of the ITU-T Optical Transport Network (OTN). A course on this can be scheduled based on demand from the telecoms-ICT Industry.
Non-Member R7,300; SAIEE Member R5,750 (incl tea, lunch, course material)
Note: if proof of payment is received before the commencement of the course the following rates will apply:
Non-Member R6,550; SAIEE Member R5,250
15-16 August 2018