Fiber Optic Fundamentals Purchase Link:

This manual is a great reference for those new to fiber optic cable.  It is based on a live course for technical and non-technical students and describes fiber optic cable types, modes, construction, installation and maintenance and testing.  Additionally, supporting material used as hands-on exercises in live classes include proper handling, splicing, connector installation, inspection, and performance testing. Easy to read packed with industry practices and standards.

Fiber to the Antenna

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Fiber optic cable has become the basis of high speed data transport around the world.  With the integration and installation of Long Term Evolution (LTE) as a wireless 4G technology, getting high speed data closer to the antenna has become very important. This manual is designed as a primer or introduction to the student, employee or integrator who must install and test fiber cables on towers and rooftop antenna systems.  Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cells are being deployed using fiber as the back-haul and intermediate data paths.  It is critical that during installation of these systems base line tests are conducted to ensure the fiber ends are clean and the loss in the network meets industry standards.  Although this material is used by DTS for certification, this manual alone does not constitute certification or replace live training and testing. This is an excellent reference for those who might be involved in the installation, maintenance or repair of fiber to the antenna; or as a pre-requisite for live training on FTTA.

Gigabit Ethernet Backhaul for Wireless Technicians Purchase Link:

This manual and associated course is designed to provide skills training for those responsible for the Installation, testing and maintenance of Ethernet based services; commonly called Gig-e or back-haul services in wireless and LTE networks.  This manual will cover Ethernet as a technology and demonstrate how to test Gig-e networks based on the RFC2544 standard. The use of popular test equipment, test probes, and network access points for Gig-e networks will be covered when appropriate.  This subject is available on-line and for delivery in the classroom, contact us at for more information.

Intro to Telecommunications – Analog and Voice Purchase Link:

Voice, data, and everything internet started with a basic telephone voice circuit called a Plain Old Telephone System – POTS. Development of data as we know it didn’t begin in commercial use until the early 1970s. This manual is designed to show how the basic POTS circuit works; how the network can detect signaling or call control such as on-hook, off-hook-ringing and busy signals and how to properly test an analog circuit.  Much of this technology has now been replaced with Internet Protocol (IP), and Ethernet as the connection standard.  However, many analog voice and data circuits remain in service and this manual will give the student a clear understanding of how analog voice and data works using a single 4 KHz channel; how to install and maintain them and how to troubleshoot analog networks.

Intro to Telecommunications-Cabling Standards Purchase Link:

Introduction to Telecommunications – Cabling Standards – This book is part of the DTS series on an Introduction to Telecommunications.  This manual details cabling practices commonly used in legacy and Ethernet based Networks. This book supports both live training and a DTS on-line training courses of the same name.  This manual is an excellent reference for quick pin-outs of various cable types, proper termination techniques and color codes; it is also available in print form.

Radio Fundamentals – Radio Antenna Systems – Module 1 Purchase Link:

This manual is a short introductory lesson on the core principals of radio and wireless communications.  It is the first book in a series published by DTS and provides the groundwork for more advanced material in later modules.  This manual supports an on-line course called Radio Antenna Systems; available on-line via the DTS learning management system.