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Telecom Network Architecture for the Space Professional

DURATION: TWO DAYS
COURSE NO.: 3035

COURSE SUMMARY

The increasing demand for high speed broadband connectivity is placing critical demands on existing telecom network
architectures. The new generation of intelligent wide area data systems requires these networks to integrate seamlessly
across a plethora of satellite-borne and earth-based technologies. To meet this challenge, a basic working knowledge of
the terrestrial telecommunications network is a required skill for todays space professional. This course focuses on network
architecture as the central nervous system for advanced connectivity. Attendees are introduced to the terrestrial network
in its evolution from singular monopoly to the multiple services now available. Telecom architecture is thoroughly analyzed
by using real network examples and examining their relevant characteristics. System performance versus cost principles are
investigated along with interface requirements to satellite technology. Special attention is given to describing broadband
backbones, the expansion of internet/intranet-driven services, the fundamental differences between switched and routed
architecture, and the critical importance of the last mile connectivity in delivering services to end users. This class is often
coupled with Course Number 2015 (Earth Station Principles for the Space Professional). Please contact Launchspace for
special pricing.

COURSE MATERIALS:

Include extensive notes and reference materials.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Space professionals interested in obtaining a working knowledge of telecommunications connectivity systems engineers,
program managers, project analysts and anyone involved in telecom/satcom policy-making roles. No previous knowledge
of telecom systems is necessary.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Understanding the fundamentals of the telecom network as relevant to the space professional. System characteristics are
analyzed in great detail using real operating networks as models. Network service providers and equipment suppliers are
identified and discussed at length. Emerging technologies and future trends in the convergence of telecom, multimedia,
internet/intranet and computing architecture is reviewed.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  1. Introduction and Overview.
  2. The Monopoly Years - Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS).
  3. Anatomy of a Network - Systems and Principles.
  4. Advanced Connectivity - Capabilities and Services.
  5. Network Evolution in an Internet/Intranet Environment.
  6. Competitive Carriers - What to Look for in Costs and Benefits.
  7. Telecom/Satcom Network Convergence - An In-Depth Assessment.
  8. Summary and Conclusion.

L A U N C H S P A C E

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