Optical Transport Networks Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Optical Transport Networks are composed of a set of Optical Network Elements connected by optical fiber links to provide the functionality of transport, multiplexing, routing, management, supervision, and survivability of optical channels carrying client signals. Optical transport networks consist of the networking capabilities and the technology required to support them.


  • 3 days of Optical Transport Networks Training with an expert instructor
  • Optical Transport Networks Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee





Upon completing this Optical Transport Networks Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe SONET/SDH/DWDM transmission technologies
  • Understand  the basics concepts of an OTN
  • Describe IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP transport technologies
  • Identify the features, functionalities, architecture, and building blocks of OTN Systems
  • Identify the new requirements for IP over DWDM architecture
  • Understand Optical Transport Networking (OTN) with G.709 Interfaces


  • We can adapt this Optical Transport Networks 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 Optical Transport Networks Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Optical Transport Networks 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 Optical Transport Networks Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.


The target audience for this Optical Transport Networks Training course:

  • All


Optical Transport Networks Training

It is assumed that participants attending this Optical Transport Networks Training course:


Optical Transport Networks & Technologies (OTNT)
  • What is an Optical transport network (OTN)?
  • Strategies for handling growth in packet-switched traffic
  • Packet-switched network based on multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology
  • Switching in the core network occurs on a packet basis at every node
  • A  circuit-switched infrastructure based on an optical transport network (OTN)
  • Metropolitan Optical Network (MON)
A Brief History of Optical Networking
  • Services, Transport, Framing, and Optical
  • Aggregation and Transport Technologies
  • Current Trends in Transport Networks
  • TDM Centric to Packet Centric Transport
  • Convergence of Packet and TDM Transport
  • First Gen DMDM Networks (pre-OTN)
  • Optical Ethernet
  • Resilient Packet Ring
  • A-PON, B-PON, G-PON, and E-PON
  • Optical networking using wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)
  • Interfaces for the optical transport network
  • Transport Architecture  Evolution
  • Evolution of Transport Networks
  • MPLS, OTN, and DWDM
  • Optical OTN (ROADM)
  • Electrical OTN
  • PBB-TE
  • MPLS-TP as a transport-oriented packet aggregation technology
  • MPLS-TP Building Blocks and Network Architectures
Transport Architecture Principles
  • Metro
  • Core
  • Switch Node
  • L3-services
  • L2-services
  • OTN, OC-x, and Eth
  • λ-service: Layer 0/1
  • Packet, OTN, and DWDM
Basic Capabilities in OTN Networks
  • The OTN Approach
  • IP, OTN, and DWDM
  • Network View
  • Electrical: Client Mapping,
  • Connection Multiplexing
  • Grooming, Monitoring
  • OTN management
  • OTN protection
  • Protection/Restoration
  • Optical Layer
  • Add/Drop, Express, Protection/Restoration
  • Basic signal structure
  • OTN interface structure
  • Multiplexing/mapping principles and bit rates
  • Optical transport module
  • What is an Optical channel (OCh)?
  • Optical channel transport unit
  • Optical channel data unit
  • Optical channel payload unit
  • OTM overhead signal (OOS)
  • Maintenance signals
  • Mapping of client signals
  • Concatenation
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Basics
  • Information structure for OTN interfaces
  • Multiplexing/mapping principles and bit rates
  •  Mapping
  •  Wavelength division multiplex
  •  Bit rates and capacity
  • ODUk time-division multiplex
  • OTN networking
  • OTN management
  • OTN protection
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Architecture
  • Multi-Service Clients
  • GigE
  • Ethernet
  • SAN
  • Digital Domain
  • Interface for the optical transport network (OTN)
  • Optical Channel (OCh)
  • ITU G.694.1
  • Assoc OH
  • Optical Domain
  • Non-Assoc OH (OSC)
  • Optical Multiplex Section (OMS)
  • Optical Transport Section (OTS)
  • The architecture of optical transport networks
  • Network requirements and architectural framework of the Optical Transport Network Framing & Interfaces
  • Framing structure (digital  wrapper), overhead bytes
  • multiplexing, and payload mappings for all payload types
  • Optical transport network physical layer interfaces
  • Equipment Functions
  • Characteristics of optical transport network (OTN) equipment functional blocks
  • The control of jitter and wander within the
  • Network Management
  • Management aspects of the optical transport  network element
  • Optical transport network (OTN) protocol-neutral management information model for the network element view
  • Optical transport network (OTN) management information model
  • Generic framing procedure (GFP)
  • Link capacity adjustment scheme (LCAS) for virtually concatenated signals
  • Optical interfaces for intra-office systems
  • Common equipment management function requirements
  •  Characteristics of transport equipment – Description methodology and generic functionality
  • Automatically switched transport networks (ASTN)
  • Architecture for the automatically switched optical network (ASON)
  • IP based services
  • Ethernet services
  • ATM services
  • Frame Relay services
  • Audio/Video services
Convergence of Optical Transport Network (OTN) Layers
  • OTN Application
  • OTN
  • Switching
  • OTN Multiplexing
  • OTN DWDM Transport
  • Control and OAM&P
  • ASON
  • WSON
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Rates
  • Signal
  • OTU1
  • OTU2
  • OTU2e
  • OTU3
  • OTU3e2
  • OTU4
Optical Transport Networks Training – ODUk Rates
  • ODU0
  • ODU1
  • ODU2
  • ODU2e
  • ODU3
  • ODU3e2
  • ODU4
  • ODUflex (CBR)
Optical transport module (OTM-nm, OTM-nrm, OTM-m, OTM-mvn)
  •  OTM with reduced functionality (OTM-m, OTM-nrm, OTM-mvn)
  •  OTM with full functionality (OTM-nm)
  • Physical specification of the ONNI
  •  OTM-m
  •  OTM-nrm
  •  OTM-nm
  • OTM-mvn
  • Optical channel (OCh)
  •  OCh with full functionality (OCh)
  •  OCh with reduced functionality (OChr)
  • Optical channel transport unit (OTU)
  •  OTUk frame structure
  •  Scrambling
Optical channel data unit (ODUk)
  •  ODUk frame structure
  •  ODUk bit rates and bit-rate tolerances
  •  Optical channel payload unit (OPUk)
  •  OTM overhead signal (OOS)
Optical Transport Networks Training – Overhead Description
  •  Types of overhead
  •  Trail trace identifier and access point identifier definition
  •  OTS OH description
  •  OMS OH description
  •  OCh OH description
  •  OTUk/ODUk frame alignment OH description
  •  OTUk OH description
  •  ODUk OH description
  •  OPUk OH description
Optical Transport Networks Training – Maintenance signals
  •  OTS maintenance signals
  •  OMS maintenance signals
  •  OCh maintenance signals
  •  OTUk maintenance signals
  •  ODUk maintenance signals
  •  Client maintenance signal
Mapping of client signals
  • OPUk client signal fail (CSF)
  • Mapping of CBR2G, CBR10G, CBR10G3 and CBR0G signals into OPUk
  • Mapping of ATM cell stream into OPUk
  • Mapping of ATM cell stream into OPUk (k=0,1,2,3)
  • Mapping of GFP frames into OPUk (k=0,1,2,3, flex)
  • Mapping of a non-specific client bit stream into OPUk
  •  Mapping of other constant bit-rate signals with justification into OPUk
  • Mapping a 1000BASE-X and FC-1200 signal via timing transparent transcoding into OPUk
  • Mapping a supra-2 CBR Gbit/s signal into OPUflex
  • FC-00 and FC-00
  • FC-100
  • Concatenation
  • Mapping ODUj signals into the ODTU signal and the ODTU into the HO OPUk tributary slots
  • OPUk tributary slot definition
  • ODTU definition
  •  Multiplexing ODTU signals into the OPUk
  • OPUk multiplex overhead and ODTU justification overhead
  • Mapping ODUj into ODTUjk
  • Mapping of ODUj into ODTUkts
  • NE Internals
  • OTN DWDM Side
  • OTN Bandwidth Management
  • OTN Client Interfaces
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Layers (End-to-End View)
  • OTS
  • OMS
  • OCh
  • OTU
  • ODU
  • client Signal Mapping (G.709)
  • ODU Multiplexing Hierarchy
  • Tandem  Connection Monitoring (TCM)
  • Segment Protection/Restoration
  • Control Plane in Optical Networks
  • New Developments
  • Auto-discovery of topology
  • Route computation
  • Point-and-click provisioning
  • Service Restoration
  • ODUflex
  • Tributary Slot Allocation
  • MPLS/MPLS-TP protection switching
  • MPLS interworking
  • MPLS-TP network architecture
  • MPLS-TP equipment functional architecture
  • MPLS-TP equipment network management
  • MPLS-TP interface
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