IP / Ethernet Backhauling for 3G and 4G Network

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Mobile Backhaul is an important topic in the de-regulated environment where the transport of mobile traffic is outsourced to a different department of company. Due to the unique nature of mobile traffic, and the diversity of applications, it is important to consider the quality of service parameters, like frame delay, inter-frame delay variation, frame loss ratio, availability, etc, so as to ensure that voice, data, video and other specific traffic are transported as per strict quality requirements.

In this course, participants will be exposed to mobile network architecture, different transport technologies available for mobile backhaul, along with their pros and cons. MEF has done a lot of work in this area, and the relevant standards will be explained in this course. The candidate will emerge as an expert in the area of mobile backhaul.

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Staff of mobile companies who work in or plan to deploy Ethernet / IP backhaul networks
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours]
*Note:
  • A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan and Design 3G / 4G Mobile backhaul networks
  • Differentiate between the access and aggregation networks
  • Sketch the 3G / 4G IP backhaul deployment architecture
  • Know the differences of Ethernet backhaul services from Private line service to Ethernet Virtual Private Tree service
  • Understand the components of E-OAM CFM (Fault Management)
  • Recognize the importance of Microwave in a secondary market environment for hard to reach locations
  • Explain benefits of Carrier Ethernet and list various services provided for backhaul
  • Offer multiple differentiated services as a mobile operator
  • Describe and Compare the challenges for different 3G / 4G backhaul facilities and explain the pros and cons of the available solutions
  • Compare and contrast IP / MPLS vs IP / Ethernet and list various services provided for backhaul
  • Discuss the role of various technologies in backhaul networks with the importance of synchronization methods such as IEEE 1588
  • Apply the end-to-end QoS concepts in IP and Ethernet integrated backhaul and their usage as part of the SLA and Identify how QoS and security can be guaranteed
  • Compare different backhaul facilities and explain the pros and cons of the available solutions
  • Calculate protocol overhead for various backhaul options for voice, Web, video, etc.
  • Utilize traffic models to forecast backhaul requirements and calculate link bandwidths
  • Backhaul Network Testing RFC 2544 Y.1731
  • Overview, challenges, requirements & solutions of Synchronization for Carrier Ethernet in mobile backhaul with case studies from different mobile operators
  1. Mobile Network Architecture
  • The Mobile Environment
  • The Players and their Areas of Responsibility
  • What is Mobile Backhaul?
  • Review of Mobile Systems Evolution
  • Overview of Mobile Backhaul Architecture
  • Principles of Radio Frequency
  1. Mobile Backhaul Communication
  • MBH End-to-End Communication Basics
  • Review of UMMT Architectures
  • UMMT Service and Control Architectures
  • Implementing Synchronization
  • Implementing Traffic Management
  • Migration Strategies for MBH
  1. Packet-Based Network
  • Application to MBH
  • Layer 1 Physical Interfaces
  • Layer 2 Options
  • IP & Transport Layer Options
  • MPLS Options
  • Carrier Ethernet Options
  1. Mobile Backhaul Legacy Configuration and Timing
  • Mobile Backhaul Legacy Interoperability
  • Synchronizing Backhaul Device Communication
  • Why Synchronisation is of Key Importance in Mobile Networks
  • Comparison of Frequency Synchronisation Mechanisms in TDM & Packet Networks
  • Time Synchronisation
  1. Carrier Ethernet Service Definitions
  • E-Line Service Type (EPL; EVPL; Point-to-Point EVC)
  • E-LAN Service Type (EP-LAN; EVP-LAN; Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVC)
  • E-Tree Service Type (EP-Tree; EVP-Tree; Rooted-Multipoint EVC)
  • Application and Use Cases in MBH for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree Service Types
  • Service Attributes; their Role and Parameter Values Specifically for MBH
  • E-Access Service Type (Access EPL; Access EVPL) & Service Attributes
  1. Backhaul Transport Technologies
  • Overview of Transport Technologies
  • Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 2.5 Transport Technologies
  • Wireless / Wireline Backhaul Technology
  • Aggregation and Backbone Tiers
  • Carrier Ethernet Service Types Supported by different Packet & Transport Technologies
  1. Resilience in Mobile Networks
  • Principles of Resilience & Terminology
  • How Resilience can be Supported across Ethernet, IP, and MPLS
  • Protection in the Mobile Networks
  • Linear vs Ring Protection, Active vs Standby Protection Schemes
  1. Quality of Service in MBH
  • Definition of QoS and its Requirement in MBH?
  • Using Class of Service to control QoS (Differentiated Services; DSCP, Traffic Class, and Priority Bits; IEEE 802.1Q Priority Bits & VLANs)
  • Ingress & Egress Bandwidth Profiles
  • Use Cases of QoS in Mobile Backhaul
  1. MBH Standards Developing Organizations
  • ITU-T
  • MEF Forum
  • Broadband Forum
  • NGMN
  • Small Cells Forum

Knowledge of 3G / 4G networks and fundamentals of TCP / IP.

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Duration: Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual: 35 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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