Telecoms Network Fundamentals

A high-level introduction to telecoms network components, the technology behind them and their underlying business models.
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A high-level introduction to telecoms network components, the technology behind them and their underlying business models.

Telecommunications technology underpins services used on a daily basis, including phone services and the internet. With the world connected more than ever before, telecommunications technology enables basic functions that are critical to most organisations such as data sharing, video conferencing and security monitoring.

Understanding the technology behind new developments such as 5G, the NBN, and the Internet of Things will help you identify their impacts on your sector.

This webinar will provide an introduction to telecoms network components, IP networks and the Internet, broadband access and the NBN, and 4G and 5G mobile networks. 

You will learn about service models, technical capabilities, and underlying business models to help you manage your current services and identify new opportunities to harness this fast developing technology. 

This webinar is delivered in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney.

Watch on demand

This webinar was recorded and is available to watch through Engineers Australia’s new online streaming platform, EA On Demand.



1 hour
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1 Hour

We can deliver this webinar exclusively to you and your organisation. 

For groups of 10 or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define key telecoms terms
  • Describe the main components of fixed and wireless networks
  • Understand the NBN service model and key NBN broadband technologies
  • Outline the capabilities of 4G and 5G networks
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This is an introductory session which will benefit engineers working across a wide range of fields impacted by network technology, including:

  • Network operations
  • Vendors
  • Service providers
  • Application developers
  • Finance and commercial services
  • Local, state and federal government.

This webinar is suitable for both technical and non-technical roles.


There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Basic networking concepts
  • Telecoms network components
  • Broadband access and the NBN
  • 4G and 5G networks: capabilities and rollout
How you'll learn

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link at least one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

Dr Tony Eyers
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