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Infrastructure Solutions for Broadband Applications [SP1000]

This course helps the student understand the ever increasing market for FTTx networks, PON and HFC transmission and the infrastructure components involved. It looks at fiber types, connectors, apparatus, termination, design, losses, installation, planning, inspection and testing, to provide a broad education on all areas of Broadband Access and FTTx infrastructures.

Estimated study time: 9 hours

Overall content duration: 6 hours 41 minutes


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:

 Chinese Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish

plus additional languages available for assessments.


Recommended for any student involved in design, installation and project management of infrastructures for Broadband Access, HFC, FTTx and PON solutions.

Pre-requisite experience

The SP4420 Fiber Optic Infrastructure Specialist course is recommended to students in conjunction with this course.


Infrastructure related objectives:

  • Understand the infrastructure solutions that support Broadband Access
  • Review the impact that fiber is having over copper in the broadband market with higher speeds and greater bandwidth
  • Review the copper based network technologies including CATV, DOCSIS, G.Fast
  • Look at optical networks including HFC, RFoG and PON and learn where these are used today.
  • Understand the topologies and architectures of FTTx networks
  • Discover the ways of connecting and splitting fibers in the field
  • Consider loss budgets and contributors
  • Learn about the latest advances in wave division multiplexing, and the fiber cables than can be used to support this.
  • Understand fiber cable characteristics, and what can impact signal quality
  • Take a look at cost exercises and compare different network architectures

Key Topics

  • Broadband Applications, Access, FTTx, PON and service providers
  • RF transmission over coax, spectrum, signaling, channels, modulation
  • Optical Systems HFC & RFoG
  • Optical Systems PON, EPON, GPON
  • Optical Fiber Cable and connectors, wavelengths, spectrum, cable installation practices
  • PON Architecture, OLTs, ONUs, splitters, WDMs
  • FTTx Loss Budgets, architectures
  • Connectivity in the CO. Fiber bend radius protection, access, routing and cleaning
  • Connectivity in the ODN, closures, OSP
  • FTTx deployment examples, costing exercises

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self-paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback. The course content is supplemented by videos and PDF support material.

Successful completion will require

Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in the design or installation of CommScope FTTx solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices, this course is for you.

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This course is part of the Infrastructure Specialist Certification.

By completing this course you will achieve the Broadband Cabling Infrastructure Specialist (CBCIS) certification. If you are a member of a CommScope Partner you’ll be entered on the CommScope certification database and a badge is available to you via the Infrastructure Academy App.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a course certificate that may be self-printed.

Effective Dec14th 2022, BICSI recognizes SP1000– Infrastructure Solutions for Broadband Applications training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Course information:

BICSI CECs: 4 Event ID: OV-COMM-OC-1222-1

This course qualifies for SCTE Recertification Units (8 hours = 1 RU).

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 9 hours

Overall content duration: 6 hours 41 minutes

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Effective learning
  • Learn on the go and on-site
  • Cost effective
  • Consistent training globally
  • Available in many languages
  • Access latest material

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