School of Advanced Communications Technologies

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Broadband & Convergence – Services & Technology – Programme Details

Day 1: Key Trends and Broadband Access Strategy

Key Industry Trends and Industry Outlook

This initial session explores the major areas of development and evolution within the telecoms industry. It highlights how the ever-changing customer proposition / experience is enabled and underpinned by technology. Technology is analysed in terms of  competitive advantage and the overall business model. This module provides the context for the rest of the programme.

  • The Changing Business Environment
    • Customer proposition trends
    • The impact of Over the Top Services (including Voice)
    • Cost Control and KPIs
  • Key Areas of Technology Development
    • Access – Fixed, Mobile, WiFi
    • Core Evolution
    • Service Delivery, Content Delivery
  • Key Technology Enablers
    • IP, IMS, Policy Control & Charging / Advanced Billing, NFV & SDN
  • Digital Services -
    • M2M, Cloud, Entertainment, Industry Verticals, Payments, Advertising, The changing role of the Telco Innovation and Building Value   Telco Transformation Initiatives
  • Group Discussion Exercise (30 mins): Defining the Telco- Positioning for  a sustainable business

Fixed Broadband Services & Supporting Technologies

  • Fixed Network Access Evolution
  • The Local Loop – DSL Technologies
  • Bonding Vectoring & Omega DSL
  • Fibre and FTTx
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • GPON, EPON, PtP and Beyond
  • Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
  • Cable Technologies – DOCSIS, HFC
  • Case Studies – Fixed Access Broadband

Day 2: Convergence – Fixed & Mobile

Mobile Broadband Services & Supporting Technologies

  • Next Generation Mobile Access:
  • 3G W-CDMA, HSPA/+, LTE & LTE Adv
  • Effect of smartphones & connected devices
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity and Wi-Fi Offload
  • Femto Cells – 3G/4G in the home
  • LTE Features, Capabilities and Criteria
  • Infrastructure / Architecture of LTE / SAE
  • Heterogeneous Networks & Small Cells
  • LTE Planning and Deployment Options
    • Mobile Deployments of LTE
    • Fixed & Nomadic Deployments
  • Case Studies - Successful LTE Deployments
  • Team Exercise (30 mins): Developing Technology for New Business Models – Focusing on your own Organisation

Convergence – of Services & Technologies

  • Convergence and the Core Network
  • Core Network Evolution
  • Delivering Services over IP
  • Service Delivery – Voice Over IP, Service Platforms, and Content
  • Policy Control and Next-Gen (IP) Billing
  • Cloud services and Cloud Technology
  • The Fully Converged Network
  • The Role of IT Transformation, NFV & SDN
  • Case Studies - Successful Convergence
  • Team Exercise (30 mins): Developing Technology for New Business Models – Focusing on your own Organisation

Day 3: Role of the Telco

Delivering TV Services and Content

  • Technologies for Delivering TV
    • The Competitive Landscape
    • The Technologies Available
    • OTT TV vs IPTV
    • Mobile TV
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Cloud Services
  • Case Studies – Delivering TV – The Options

Focus & Opportunities – Broadband

  • Key trends reviewed
  • Key Strategic Issues for Operators
  • Technology Opportunities
  • Standards—Reviewed
  • Cloud Opportunities for Telcos
  • Principles of Transformation in Telecoms
  • Business Transformation
  • Case Studies
  • Team Discussion Exercise (45 mins): Developing the Broadband Technology Strategy