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Course Duration

7 hours

Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


This course aims to provide participants with general overview of the 5G technology and optical fiber communication in 5G deployment. Participants will be equipped with essential knowledge, skill and competency in fiber validation and characterisation of the optical components using appropriate tools. 

They will also acquire knowledge in tier 1 and tier 2 of fiber optic testing used in the industry.

Fee for this course can be paid using SkillsFuture Credits. Visit for more information.

SkillsFuture Course Ref No:  TGS-2022013753

Training Schedule

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What you'll learn

  • Evolution of wireless communications
    Compare the features of 2G, 3G , 4G/LTE and 5G networks
  • Optical Communication Signal
    Main components in a fiber optic physical link and the basic working principles of fiber optic cable, types of optical fiber cable and performing testing on the  fiber optic cable
  • Basic architecture of GPON and XGsPON
    Basic architecture of a GPON and XGsPON system, and observe the safety and standard industry practices of handling optical components and fiber cable
  • Technical skills to perform Tier 1 and Tier 2 Fiber optic testing
    The steps required to perform tier 1 and tier 2 fiber optic testing and certification. Identify tools and techniques used to perform the test.
    • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
    • Light Source
    • Fiber Inspection Probe (FIP)