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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Wireless and fixed broadband
Training type
  • English
Event organizer
Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)
Event mail contact
  • Paulinus Okechukwu UGWOKE
  • Emmanuel NIYIKORA
Course level



This course is designed to encompass the theory, the technology and field engineering aspects of fiber optic planning design and deployment by adopting new developments in the industry. This course offers students a thorough understanding of the basic physics associated with fiber systems alongside their respective a pplications â encompassing optical transmitters/receivers, multiplexing and transmission characteristics. The content and level of presentation is suitable for graduate students and, or final year undergraduates.

The training is aimed for ICT professionals who want to build the capacity and experience in planning, designing, deployment and optimization of modern age fiber optic network systems.  Therefore, the target population includes Telecommunication Field Engineers, Telecoms Project managers, Telecom Network Engineers, Telecom Managers, Telecom Network Planners, Senior Telecom Technicians, and Telecom Professionals desiring the necessary skills for planning, designing and deploying fiber optic networks, as well as the fundamentals of fiber cabling skills, etc. 

It is an intermediate course, so a fundamental /basic knowledge of the fiber industry is required, hence a one-day bootcamp camp be organized for a review.  

The main objective of this course is to equip participants with the necessary theory, as well as practical hands-on skills for planning, designing & deploying fiber optic network infrastructures.   

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Produce an Optical Fiber Network Planning & Design document; 

  • Calculate Optical link loss budget (Calculating total link loss); 

  • Identify and choose Optical Fiber system components (Transmitter multiplexer, fiber link, demultiplexer, receiver, Amplifier); 

  • Deploy optical fiber cables on shared routes (Railways and Power routes); 

  • Underground installations of optical fiber cables; 

  • Evaluate the Acceptance criteria of an optical fiber cable route. 

  • Face-to-face: This will involve facilitating in-person, where the instructor/tutor engages and interacts with participants physically. The relevant course material (i.e., presentation slides) will be shared, presented, and discussed in the class room. The participants are required or expected to interact with the instructor and ask questions about topic(s) covered. Each day is based on 8 hours of lectures including tea break (30 mins) and lunch break (1 hour). 

  • Course Materials: The relevant course material (i.e., presentation slides) and other support materials will be made available on the ITU Academy learning portal at the beginning of the course. 

  • Online Discussion Forums: Participants are highly encouraged to participate and interact actively with instructors and other students on selected topics throughout the period of the course. 

  • Quizzes: One mandatory online quiz (i.e., multiple choice questions) at the end of each week. 

  • Assignment: There will be a mandatory assignment for the course (a downloadable Word document Template will be provided for submission of the assignment). 

The participants are evaluated according to their attendance, active participation in the classroom as well as forum discussions, reflecting both the quantity and quality of time spent on the course. Two quizzes at the end of each week (i.e., week 1 and week 2), and one individual assignment to be submitted and graded. Templates outlining the format for the assignment submission will be provided on the ITU Academy platform. Each quiz has multiple choices questions.  The maximum grade for the course is 100 points. The evaluation details and criteria for earning certificates are as follows. 

A total score of 70% and above is required to obtain the ITU course completion certificate, through the following evaluation parameters: 

  • Participation 20% 
  • Individual Assignment 20% 
  • Attendance 30% 
  • Two quizzes (15% per quiz) 30% 

Total Evaluation: 100% 

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