Standards of Communication Networks

2 days

Engineers and managers with technical background.


This course covers a variety of network access techniques and technologies such as ADSL, 3G and 4G wireless, Satellite and Fiber technologies. The course intends to give technical managers an overview of alternative technologies for the last mile.



  • Overview of communication networks
  • What do we mean by access?
  • Some basic networking techniques
  • Access vs. Core technologies
  • The role of standards

Cellular Wireless Access:

  • The GSM standard
  • Evolved GSM
  • The GPRS standard
  • Competing technologies

Broadband Wireless Access:

  • Broadband services
  • Broadband wireless access
  • CDMA and OFDM technologies
  • The UMTS standard
  • The 1-X standard
  • Comparisons of different broadband access
  • WiMax and LTE

Local Area Networks:

  • Transmission over Ethernets
  • 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps access
  • The Gigabit LAN's
  • Wireless LAN's
  • WiFi and ad-hoc access technologies
  • Multi-Hop
  • Mesh networking

Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Loop (ADSL):

  • Multi-tone modulation
  • Basic CAP and DMT
  • The ADSL standard

Other Technologies:

  • Structure of CATV
  • CATV noise model
  • 2-way-CATV
  • Overview of Satellite communications
Skills Taught: 

The attendants will gain knowledge in these areas:

  • The technical foundation and available capabilities
  • The capabilities, limitations and economics of each access method
  • The existing standards and their evolutions