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Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE)

The growth of the Internet, cloud services and 5G networks are all piling immense pressure on the Optical Networks that support them. This course provides an understanding of how to meet the fast evolving challenges of increasing capacity, reach and flexibility, controlling latency, migrating to open/ interoperable systems and providing quality of service. All of this while keeping costs under control and reducing power consumption.

Learn how the combination of coherent transmission and digital signal processing has transformed optical communications at the higher data rates of 100 – 800Gb/s; and about the changes necessary to DWDM systems for operating efficiently at data rates of 400Gb/s and above.

Understand how a mix of optical and electronic technologies is used to overcome limitations; and the role of SDN and its implications for facilitating open systems (line systems, ROADMs, & white box solutions). 

Appreciate the fundamental limitations that apply and the trade-offs and compromises necessary – so that you can make strategic about the long term plans for your network.

Network applications covered include high-speed data centers, data center interconnects (DCI), short and long haul telecom and submarine systems.


Network designers, planners, network engineers & managers, strategic network managers, anyone deploying advanced communication networks of 100Gb/s and above.


Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA)

*Ask us about special package pricing for CONA and CONE

Course Level


Course Length

Five days of classroom learning and hands-on exercises


OTT Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE)
IEEE Credits Available for Addional Fee ($100)

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