Courses Details
Course Overview
As mobile networks migrate from 2G to 3G to 4G/LTE and customers use their mobile devices to check email, browse the web, upload pictures, download music or video and update social media sites, there is an increasing demand for more bandwidth on the backhaul links between base stations and the network edge. Historically, backhaul has been based on E1 circuits, but there is a clear migration toward IP/Ethernet.  Since cell-size is decreasing and fiber is driven deeper into the network, an attractive option is then to use GPON as a backhauling technology to/from base stations.  This course provides an overview of the backhaul, its evolution, and discusses the backhaul solutions with GPON.
Course Schedule
Target Audience

Telecom professionals

Course Prerequisites

  Basic knowledge of mobile networks

  Basic understanding of data communication concepts

Expected Accomplishments
Explain requirements of backhaul
Describe backhaul evolution
Identify the backhaul challenges
Outline the backhaul options
Describe the backhaul solutions with GPON
Course Outline
What is Mobile Backhaul?
Mobile sites categories
Backhaul requirements for 2G/3G/4G/LTE

Mobile Backhaul Evolution
2G/3G/4G/LTE backhaul architecture
TDM to ethernet evolution scenario 
E1 links over copper
E1 links through fiber optic access
Active Ethernet (AE) links

Backhaul Solutions with GPON
Overview of GPON system
Types of splitters
Type B protection
P-T-P connectivity via AE card
Backhaul  scenarios
Site categorization
Backhaul network selection