CISCO Training

  Understanding IPTV (COMIPTV)

Who Should Attend
Technical specialists, support personnel, communications specialists, consultants and network administrators who need a practical overview of IPTV.

A general understanding of data networking is beneficial but not essential.

Course Objectives
Following completion of this course, delegates will:  
* Understand the techniques, processes and terminology related to IPTV.  
* Be familiar with the key technology which makes IPTV a reality.  
* Understand the IPTV market and what is driving the uptake.  
* Understand the services that will be available through IPTV.  
* Have a good understand of current implementation challenges when implementing IPTV.

Course Content
IPTV Fundamentals  
What is IPTV?  
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of IPTV  
Industry Status  
Where is the market at?  
What are the future trends?  
How ready are we for IPTV?)  
IPTV Service Providers (IPTVSP)  
Managing the TV connections (downloading & streaming)  
Broadcast (Multicast vs. Unicast)  
What is an Internet Protocol (IP) multicast vs. unicast address?  
How do multicast IP addresses map to Ethernet addresses?  
Switched Digital Video  
Channel Selection  
Electronic Programming Guides (EPG)  
Interactive Programming Guides (IPG)  
Analog Television Adapters (ATVA)  
Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)  
Video on Demand (VOD)  
Pay Per View (PPV)  
Multimedia Computers  
Mobile Phone TV  
Technology (How IPTV Systems Work)  
Analog vs. Digital TV  
Standard Definition TV (SDTV) vs. High Definition TV (HDTV)  
Cable TV  
Satellite TV  
Video Systems (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, MPEG, DOCSIS)  
Digital Video Compression - MPEG-2, 4, VC 1  
Audio Compression - ATSC Dolby Digital, MPEG1 & 2  
IP Multicast  
Ethernet LSPs (Pseudowires)  
Transmission Fundamentals for DTV systems  
How do MPEG packets get put into Ethernet?  
Transport Multiplexing for DTV systems  
Bandwidth requirements  
Broadband access delivery methods  
Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)  
Passive Optical Networking (PON)  
Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx - x can be home, premise, curb, node, pedestal...)  
Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC)  
Broadband Wireless (WiFi / WiMax)  
3G mobile  
IGMPv2/v3 protocol  
What is it and how is it used and why is it important to IPTV  
IGMP Snooping, Proxy and Routing -How will the industry define them and what are their  
Managing IPTV systems  
Service Provisioning  
Accounting & Billing  
Network Architecture  
Network Integration/Migration  
DWDM Transport  
Ethernet Switching  
Packet Processing/Signaling/Protocols  
Video Servers, Proxy Servers, Remote Access Dial-in User server (RADIUS), Registrar  
Servers (RAS), Provisioning Servers, Billing Record Servers, Policy Server, Domain Name  
Server (DNS), Web Server, Media Gateways, Signaling Gateways  
Quality of Service  
Set Top Box/Middleware  
Network Architectures (ex. Alcatel FTTN IPTV architecture)  
IPTV Challenges  
Content licensing and distribution rights  
Data transfer rate capability  
Media player compatibility  
Industry standards  
Future direction of IPTV  
Addressable Advertising  
Anywhere Television Service  
Global Television Channels  
Television on Demand (ToD)  
Personal Media Channels (PMC)  
Future compression technologies  
Future bandwidth requirements