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FTTx Networks

Book Description

FTTX Networks: Technology Implementation and Operation provides an in-depth treatment of the technology and implementation of FTTX networks, discusses the environment that gave rise to FTTX, provides a survey of the available FTTX technologies, and gives users the state-of-the-art knowledge needed for successful deployment of FTTX.

The book includes hands-on project planning engineering design and operations checklists, as well as recommended best practices for configuring FTTH systems and the data networks preceding them for IPTV, voice, and data, with case studies of actual FTTH systems and a methodology for predicting the performance of real systems. This book is a must-read for all network engineers, technical businesspeople, and technical specialists engaged in building FTTX networks, from technology selection, to fielding the network in production, to implementation.

  • Compares, contrasts, and explains FTTX technologies
  • Provides hands-on project planning, engineering design, and operations checklists, allowing for a quick climb up the network design, deployment, and implementation learning curves
  • Discusses recommended best practices for configuring FTTH systems and the data networks preceding them, for IPTV, voice, and data
  • Includes case studies of actual FTTH systems and their configurations
  • Covers a methodology for predicting the performance of real systems, particularly in the optical domain

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. About the Authors
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part 1. Overview of FTTx
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction
      1. Physical Technologies for Communication
      2. Purpose of the Book
      3. Terminology
      4. Common FTTH Systems
      5. Other FTTH Physical Architectures
      6. FTTH Data Link and Network Protocols
    2. Chapter 2. Deciding to Build an FTTx Network
      1. Introduction
      2. Types of Organizations Building FTTH Networks
      3. The Decision-Making Process
      4. Industry Organization
  9. Part 2. FTTx Technologies
    1. Chapter 3. EPON
      1. Introduction
      2. EPON and Variations
      3. EPON Key Features
      4. Extensions to EPON
      5. PON Optics
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 4. GPON
      1. Introduction
      2. GPON Key Features
      3. OMCI
      4. Element Management
      5. Operational Support Systems
      6. PON Optics
      7. Summary
    3. Chapter 5. Other Network Standards
      1. Introduction
      2. Point-to-Point Systems
      3. RF Over Glass (RFoG)
      4. DOCSIS Provisioning Over EPON (DPoE)
      5. EPON Protocol Over Coax (EPoC)
      6. Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON)
    4. Chapter 6. Optical Layer Issues
      1. Introduction
      2. Fiber Optic Transmission
      3. The Grand Wavelength Plans
      4. Real Fiber Optic Cables
      5. Optical Sources in FTTH Networks
      6. Optical Detectors
      7. Transceivers for the OLT
      8. Optical Passives
      9. Headend Fiber Management
      10. Laser Safety—Again
      11. In Summary: If You’re Going to Make a Mistake, Make It a Big One
      12. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 7. Choosing an FTTx Technology
      1. Introduction
      2. The Great Debate: PON Versus Active Ethernet
      3. What About a Not-So-PON Architecture?
      4. Technologies Evolve and New Standards Are Written
      5. Network Operations and Service Activation
      6. Choosing the Right Technology(ies) for Services Goals
      7. Conclusion
  10. Part 3. FTTx Network Implementation
    1. Chapter 8. Planning to Implement the Network
      1. Introduction
      2. The Planning Requirements: What Must the Network Do?
      3. Technical Requirements Overview
      4. Open Access Networks
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 9. Outside Plant
      1. Introduction
      2. What Skills Do You Need?
      3. How Far Can You Go?
      4. Splitting Philosophy
      5. Cable Color Codes
      6. Aerial or Underground: A Decision Made for You
      7. Connecting Fibers
      8. Inside Cabling
      9. Optical Performance of the FTTx Network
      10. Design Methodologies
      11. Testing Optical Networks
      12. The Dumb, Simple, Stupid Stuff
    3. Chapter 10. Data Services Architecture
      1. Introduction
      2. Network Engineering for Access Networks
      3. Assessment of Vendor Systems
      4. Data Services Organization and PON-Specific Attributes
      5. Unified Model for PON Data Service Architectures
      6. Essential Transport Models
      7. Service Model Architectures
      8. High-Speed Data Service Model
      9. VoIP Telephony Service Model
      10. IPTV Service Model
      11. RF Video Service Model
      12. Overall Service Model Planning
      13. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 11. Video Overview and Broadcast Video Architecture
      1. Introduction
      2. Broadcast Versus IPTV
      3. Program and Cash Flow
      4. How Do You Get Programming?
      5. How Do You Control Programming?
      6. What Goes into a Modern Headend?
      7. TV Channels
      8. Broadcast Plant Fundamentals and Recommended Practices
      9. Summary
    5. Chapter 12. IPTV Architecture
      1. Introduction
      2. OTT Versus TV Subscription Service: Two Types of IPTV
      3. Compression and Bit Rates
      4. IPTV Transmission Options
      5. Indeed, a Bit Is Not a Bit Is Not a Bit
      6. Ad Insertion
      7. Signal Grooming
      8. Scrambling
      9. So in Summary, How Do We Optimize It?
      10. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 13. VoIP Architecture
      1. Introduction
      2. VoIP Standards
      3. A Model SIP System
      4. A More Detailed Look Into SIP
      5. Lawful Intercept
      6. Making Your Voice System Work Well
      7. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 14. Network Management Architecture and Design
      1. Network Management Architecture
      2. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      3. Summary
  11. Part 4. FTTx Network Operation
    1. Chapter 15. Production Operations
      1. Introduction
      2. Project Lifecycle Process Overview
      3. Operations in the Network Lifecycle
      4. Operations Team
      5. Process Book
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 16. Performance Management
      1. Introduction to Performance Management
      2. Description of Performance Management
      3. The System Under Performance Management
      4. Network Telemetry
      5. Application of Performance Management
      6. Strategy for Deployment
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 17. Identifying Network Threats and Security Vulnerabilities
      1. Introduction
      2. Definition: Denial of Service (DoS) Attack
      3. Management Network Security
      4. Network Routing Security
      5. Conclusion
  12. Appendix A. Data Flow in a PON
  13. Appendix B. Introduction to Encryption
  14. Appendix C. Forward Error Correction
  15. Appendix D. Motivation for Quality of Service
  16. Index