GPON Training - Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


GPON Training – Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training, GPON stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Networks. GPON is defined by ITU-T recommendation series G.984.1 through G.984.6. GPON can transport not only Ethernet but also ATM and TDM (PSTN, ISDN, E1, and E3) traffic. GPON network consists of mainly two active transmission equipment, namely- Optical Line Termination (OLT) and Optical Network Unit (ONU) or Optical Network Termination (ONT). GPON supports triple-play services, high bandwidth, long reach (up to 20km), etc.

A single fiber from the OLT runs to a passive Optical Splitter (passive means, it does not require any power to operate) which is located near the users’ locations. The Optical Splitter merely divides the optical power into N separate paths for the users. The optical paths can vary between 2 to 128. From the Optical Splitter, a single mode (SM) fiber strand runs to each user. This is shown in figure 2. GPON adopts two multiplexing mechanisms- a) in the downstream direction (i.e. from OLT to users), data packets are transmitted in a broadcast manner, but encryption (AES) is used to prevent eavesdropping, b) in the upstream direction (i.e. from users to OLT), data packets are transmitted in a TDMA manner.


Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe what PON/FTTx is
  • Describe what GPON networking is
  • Describe GPON Network Architecture
  • Outline GPON Basic Concepts
  • Outline GPON Applications
  • List the advantages, requirements, and capabilities of GPON and XGPON
  • Describe GPON’s typical application scenarios
  • Describe the use of GPON and supported applications and network interfaces
  • Describe the key concepts in GPON and XGPON
  • Sketch the architecture of GPON. Network Elements and designs
  • Explain the network architecture of GPON and XGPON
  • List GPON subsystems and interfaces
  • Describe the functions and specifications of GPON components
  • Explain GPON operational procedures
  • Describe GPON capacity planning, upstream and downstream technologies
  • Describe GPON’s key performance parameters
  • Describe the QoS, security, protection, and OAM solutions in GPON
  • Describe ONT management concepts applied to GPON
  • List GPON service implementation process steps
  • Describe 10-Gigabit-capable passive optical network (XG-PON) systems, services, architecture, protocols, and Reach Extension
  • Describe 40-Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2) systems, services, architecture, and protocols
  • We can adapt this Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this GPON Training – Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the GPON Training – Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training course:

  • Optical engineers
  • Marketing and sales professionals
  • Project managers
  • Planners

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Gigabit Passive Optical Networking Training course are:

  • None


FTTx Access Networks
  • Elements of an Access Network
  • Access Network Infrastructures
  • Principles behind FTTX Access Networks
  • FTTx networks architecture
  • Principles behind FTTH
  • FTTH topology, technology, and network layers
  • What are Passive Optical Networks (PON)?
  • BPON architecture and components
  • BPON and EPON
  • What is GPON?
  • Fundamentals of GPON
  • GPON Infrastructure
  • Similarities and differences between BPON, EPON, and GPON
Technical Introduction to GPON
  • GPON Standards
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.1
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.2
  • Physical Media Dependent (PMD)
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.3
  • Transmission Convergence
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.4
  • 988 ONT Management and Control Interface (OMCI)
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.5 Enhancement Band
  • GPON ITU-T G.984.6
  • Optical Reach Extension (
  • XG-PON ITU-T G.987.1
  • 10 Gigabit Passive Optical Network XG-PON
  • XG-PON2
  • 40Gbps
  • GPON Network Elements
  • Optical Line Termination (OLT)
  • Optical Network Unit (ONU)
  • SFU, SBU, MDU, and MTU
  • GPON Fiber Termination
  • Fiber Connectors
  • Fiber Splice Trays
  • Fiber Cassette Trays and Enclosures
  • Optical Splitter
  • Optical Distributions Frame (ODF)
GPON Power Budget Calculation
  • GPON Infrastructure Examples
  • Optical Power Budgets
  • Dispersion Calculation
  • In-Building wiring
  • GPON Multiplexing
  • PMD
  • Channel Insertion Loss,
  • Optical Distribution Network (ODN)
  • GPON power budgets
  • XG-PON power budgets
GPON Architecture, Interfaces, and Protocols
  • GPON Services
  • Downstream and Upstream TDM Architectures
  • GPON Stack
  • Network Protocol Support
  • Frame Structure
  • GPON Encapsulation Method (GEM)
  • GTC adaptation sublayer
  • GTC framing sublayer protocol stack
  • Transmission container (T-CONT)
  • Physical Parameters
  • Reliability and FEC Encoding
  • Channel model and Ports
  • GTC Layer
  • OAM at GTC layer
  • User Planes in GPON
  • ONU Management and Control Interface (OMCI)
  • GPON System Management Mode: SNMP, TR-069
  • Security
  • Protection
  • GPON Service Management
  • GPON Network Management
  • GPON OSS, NMS, and EMS
  • Best Practices
10-Gigabit-capable passive optical network (XG-PON): G.987
  • XG-PON Definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms
  • XG-PON General requirements
  • XG-PON Physical media dependent (PMD) layer specification
  • XG-PON XG-PON Transmission convergence (TC) layer specification
  • Reach extension
40-Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2): G.989
  • NG-PON2 Definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms
  • NG-PON2 General requirements
  • NG-PON2 Physical media dependent (PMD) layer specification
  • NG-PON2 Transmission convergence (TC) layer specification
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