IPTV – Advanced Concepts course presents an in-depth look at the IPTV network
architecture, protocols and the various network components required to
support it both in the home and at the Central Office or Head-end
office. Topics include video codecs
(MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC, and H.263), the Microsoft IPTV model, and the
relationship of IPTV to 3G/4G wireless networks. Unit 6 discusses how information flows
through a TCP/IP network relative to the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) and
Department of Defense’s TCP/IP layered internetworking models. Topics include the protocols residing at
each layer and their functions, structure of Ethernet frames, structure of IP
packets and addressing (IPv4) and network segmentation using the Subnetting
process and Network Address Translation (NAT). Message exchange protocols for real time
services are also discussed, i.e. RTP, RTSP, RSVP, and SIP. Unit 7 covers broadband networking
technologies used in the local loop (network access) and in the Central
Office. Topics include the ADSL and
VDSL platforms, virtual circuit switching approach used in Asynchronous
Transfer Mode (ATM), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and fiber optics in
the local loop (FTTx).
IPTV – Hands-on Lab portion of the course, students will participate in lab
exercises designed to test their knowledge and skills learned throughout the
course. Upon completion of the lab,
students will have created a small IPTV network using switches, routers,
applicable software and protocols and of course a TV!
Upon completion of this course, students will be able
Convergent Technology and IP Centric and list services they provide for.
an IPTV distribution network and list its basic components.
the fundamental characteristics of analog and digital signals and list the
various modulations techniques used to represent information contained in
the basic principles and attributes of packet switching networks.
the fundamentals of analog television technologies, including video
characteristics, transmission modulations schemes, and the broadcast
the fundamentals of digital television technologies, including broadcast
formats and resolutions and how an analog TV signal is converted to a digital
and describe the various TV cables and connectors for both analog and
the basic networking architecture for IPTV and list the components used
the home and the Central Office.
· Describe and list the
differences for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC and H.263 video
codecs.Describe the flow of
information in a video stream through an IP network.
· List the layers in the OSI
and TCP/IP internetworking models and describe the
protocols for each layer.
· Explain the data flow
process between hosts using the TCP/IP protocols and
describe the header
details added during the encapsulations process as the data
through the protocol layers.
· Demonstrate how to segment
a network using IPv4 Subnetting for classful and
· List and describe the
message exchange protocols used for real time services in
· List and describe the
various broadband network technologies used in the local
loop to support
bandwidth requirements necessary for IPTV and other IP centric
· Describe the fundamental
processes used with ATM and MPLS packet switching
complete the hands-on lab assignments for the creation of a small