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Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training

Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training

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Every new wireless device with any form of IP data, be it “traditional” browser data, texting, Voice over IP, video or other variations – which is virtually every wireless device today – must cross the “bridge” from the point where the wireless signal hits the cellular tower or wireless access point to the cloud.

This Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training course will provide a comprehensive look at how wireless signals cross the bridge from the cellular tower, leaving the wireless access point for another class. The approach to mobile backhaul for the cellular environment is vastly different than for the wireless access points because the bridge typically uses variations on traditional telco facilities, though this course will also discuss other architectures and options.

Duration: 2-3 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


After completing this Backhaul Architecture and Implementation Training course, attendees will be able to:

◾ Choose the proper technology for cellular backhaul
◾ Distinguish between cellular backhaul solutions and wireless access point connections
◾ Describe Virtual LAN usage within the Carrier Ethernet context including tags and QoS issues
◾ Configure VLAN IDs, prioritization and Quality of Service on backhaul
◾ Decide between TDM backhaul and packet backhaul solutions
◾ Interpret key standards and apply them to backhaul implementation
◾ Configure bandwidth and oversubscription to optimize service performance
◾ Explain the specific Metro Ethernet Forum specifications applicable to Ethernet transport
◾ Describe some of the key technical characteristics of Ethernet transport
◾ List the operational issues of the end-to-end components and the interfaces between them
◾ Provide an in-depth description of reliability and survivability aspects of the system and discuss alternatives

Course Outlines:

Basic Carrier Ethernet Concepts

◾Ethernet History, State-of-the-Art and Future Trends
◾Who Is Bob Metcalfe? Why Do We Care?
◾LAN Ethernet
◾Wireless Ethernet
◾Optical Ethernet
◾Metro and Wide Area Ethernet
◾Ethernet Interconnection
◾Ethernet Switching and MPLS
◾Metro Ethernet vs SONET/SDH
◾Metro Ethernet Forum
◾Metro and WAN Ethernet Requirements and Services
◾Quality of Service/SLA Support
◾Multicast Support
◾VPN Services
◾TDM/CES Support
◾Triple Play Services
◾Service Management
◾E-Line and E-LAN Services
◾E-Line Services Defined by the MEF
◾Ethernet-over-PDH/SONET (EoPDH/EoS) – Concept
◾EVPL Service
◾Initial Ethernet Service Offering
◾VLAN Tag Insertion
◾CE-VLAN Bundling and Pass-thru

MPLS in Backhaul Networks

◾IP/MPLS Forum 20.0.0
◾Centralized Mobile Networks
◾Flat Mobile Networks
◾Generic Requirements for MPLS Backhaul Transport Networks


◾Physical View
◾Logical View
◾Implementation View (Example)
◾Ethernet Architecture Description
◾Components, Attributes and Configuration
◾Relationships between VCGs, EVCs, and VLANs
◾VCG and EVC Configurations
◾UNI Port Attributes
◾EVC Service Attributes


◾Adding Ethernet at Existing DS3 Cell Sites
◾Equipment View
◾Logical View
◾Alternative (replace ‘C’ / ‘Z’ mux)
◾Alternative Equipment View
◾Ethernet at New DS3 End Sites
◾Equipment View
◾Logical View
◾Adding Ethernet at 3xDS3 Cell-Sites
◾Equipment View
◾Logical View
◾Adding Ethernet at OC3 Cell Sites
◾Equipment View
◾Logical View
◾Cell-Site Ethernet Components
◾MSC Aggregation and Handoff
◾Equipment View
◾Logical View
◾Ethernet Components
◾GigE Handoff Protection Option 1: 1+1 Optical Protection
◾GigE Handoff Protection Option 2: 1:1 Optical Protection using LAG and LACP
◾Cell-Site to MSC Delivery: Logical View
◾Role of Network Interface Device (NID)
◾Fiber versus Copper for Ethernet Handoffs
◾New Ethernet-only End-Sites
◾New Ethernet-only End-Sites: Logical View

VLANs and Quality of Service (QoS)

◾VLANs and VLAN Stacking Using Q-in-Q
◾VLAN Tag Fields
◾Customer Traffic Policing
◾Egress Port Queuing and Class of Service (CoS) Mapping
◾Typical Service Offerings
◾Multi-Priority Tag Classification within the EVC
◾Traffic Flow Mapping
◾EVC CoS, CE-VLAN, Internal Header and CoS Queue Mappings
◾Relationship between an EVC and SP-VLAN Tag
◾VLAN to VCG Mapping at the Cell-Site
◾VLAN to VCG Mapping at the MSC
◾Multiple VLANs to VCG; Unique CE-VLANs
◾Multiple VLANs to VCG; Non-Unique VLANs

Reliability and Survivability

◾Path Diversity of VCG Members
◾GigE UNI 1:1 Protection Switching at the MSC
◾GigE UNI 1:1 Protection Switching at the MSC – Proprietary Options
◾Restoration Architecture
◾50ms Inter-MSC Restoration
◾50ms Intra-MSC Restoration with Odd-Even VLANs
◾50ms Inter-MSC Restoration
◾50ms Intra-MSC Restoration with Odd-Even VLANs

Troubleshooting and SLA Compliance

◾NID Features and Functions
◾End-to-end Continuity Check (CC) OAM
◾End-to-end Loopback (LB) OAM
◾End-to-End Performance Monitoring (PM) OAM
◾End-to-End OAM and SLA Verification
◾Pertinent End-to-end PM Counters per EVC on NID
◾Pertinent End-to-End Traffic Statistics per VLAN or EVC on NID


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