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
Part 1. Overview of FTTx
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Deciding to Build an FTTx Network
Part 2. FTTx Technologies
Chapter 3. EPON
Chapter 4. GPON
Chapter 5. Other Network Standards
Chapter 6. Optical Layer Issues
Chapter 7. Choosing an FTTx Technology
Part 3. FTTx Network Implementation
Chapter 8. Planning to Implement the Network
Chapter 9. Outside Plant
Chapter 10. Data Services Architecture
Chapter 11. Video Overview and Broadcast Video Architecture
Chapter 12. IPTV Architecture
Chapter 13. VoIP Architecture
Chapter 14. Network Management Architecture and Design
Part 4. FTTx Network Operation
Chapter 15. Production Operations
Chapter 16. Performance Management
Chapter 17. Identifying Network Threats and Security Vulnerabilities
James Farmer is currently Chief Network Architect, for Aurora Networks where he leads the strategy and design of Aurora's next generation broadband network. Previously Jim was the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Quality at ANTEC. A respected industry expert and communicator, Jim is widely published and is active in the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), among others. Jim is the co-author of Modern Cable Television Technology 2E (Elsevier 2003) and Broadband and Cable Access Networks (2008 Elsevier).
Brian Lane is currently Product Manager for FTTH Technology for Aurora Networks. Previously Brian held similar positions at Enablence Systems/Wave7 Optics. Brian regularly speaks at industry conferences including FTTH Conference & Expo, Interop and others.