Get an overview of telecoms technologies – network components, broadband and the NBN, fixed voice networks and mobile networks – on this one-day course for technical and non-technical staff.
From accessing the internet, mobile apps and viewing media to collaborating in the Cloud, telecoms services are a key part of professionals’ lives. For those who regularly interact with these technologies and services, understanding how they operate today and future developments is essential.
You’ll start with definitions of packet switched networks, broadband access, email and worldwide web operation – the fundamentals of telecoms technology. Next, you’ll look at Ethernet-based Local Area Networks and internet architectures, including an exploration of router functionality and how TCP/IP protocols underpin the internet. No telecoms course would be complete without a review of broadband services, including the National Broadband Network, so you’ll spend some time exploring the NBN business model and services. Before the course ends, you’ll also get a taste of mobile network technologies – an overview of 4G mobile voice and data networks and an introduction to 5G.
Course participants may include those from both technical and non-technical backgrounds in network operations, vendors, service providers, application developers, management staff and engineers in finance, government or commercial services.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Understand how packet switching underpins the Internet
- Describe the key components of fixed and wireless networks
- Understand the concept and implications of network “virtualisation”
- Understand the operation of traditional ADSL 2+ broadband
- Describe the key features of the NBN Fibre to the Node/Curb (FTTN/FTTC), HFC and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technologies
- Outline the NBN business model
- List the components of fixed and mobile voice networks, and the key mechanisms which underpin mobile services
- Describe the capabilities and structure of 3G, 4G LTE and 5G networks
- Network fundamentals
- Access networks
- Cloud computing
- ADSL broadband access
- NBN broadband access
- NBN overview
- Fixed voice networks
- Call setup
- Mobile networks and 5G
- LTE and 4G
- LTE Advanced Pro
- 5G overview
About the presenter
Dr Tony Eyers has worked in telecoms and IT roles for more than 30 years, including 12 years as a lecturer in Telecoms Engineering at the University of Wollongong. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Yale University), a Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Wollongong), and undertook his PhD (University of Wollongong) under a Telstra Research Labs contract. Known for being an engaging and passionate presenter, Tony uses his extensive expertise to simplify complex technological content for audiences at all levels.