Sorrento offers a range of Fibre technology training courses and methodologies suited to different user types.

  • Executives & Decisions makers – who want to know just a little more about this fascinating technology
  • Field engineering – for those who need to understand the physical hands on elements of network support
  • Fibre Installation – for those who need to physically install cables & fibres in the street, field or duct
  • Network Design – for those who need to set up an efficient and flexible network suited to services offered to end users within a chosen market vertical
  • Service Operations – for those tasked with maintaining the network including monitoring billing upgrading and fault finding
  • Or let us know about your bespoke requirement!

Courses can be provided at our office locations in Deeside and Belfast or at your location, depending on numbers of students and course type. Please just ask.

Fibre and Optical Networking can be very complex or quite simple depending on the level of detail you want to go to. Staff have varied backgrounds and levels of interest in what is a broad and fascinating subject. Sorrento tailors training sessions according to specific needs, be that for executives, staff moving over from a building-centric IT background or experienced field fibre networking people. We can talk about the physics and photons of fibre communications or very simple ‘is the light on?’ testing. We can talk and advise you about service designed for users as diverse as residential, man-in-the-street ultra-fast broadband to specialised low latency or encrypted leased line connectivity for financial trading platforms. We can also train and advise on network resilience, flexibility and multi-tenant/ multi-service networking within the fibre environment.

Although flexible to a large degree, here we describe some example courses.

Decision Maker Overview

Designed for executives and other decision makers we review the basics of Fibre networking such as service types for different customer types, basic fibre networking issues (such as fibre loss), cable installation methods, equipment types, network maintenance issues and how to turn up customer service. Suggested duration: 1 day

Fibre Technology Review

This course is intended for competent engineering staff who may have specialised in other areas such as IT and Data Centre Operations. Course length will be adjusted depending on numbers of attendees and using insight into their backgrounds.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Fibre info Refresher
  • Optical Fibre Power Budgeting
  • Filters, splitters and passive components
  • Optical Amplifiers vs Regeneration
  • Ethernet
  • Latency
  • Upgrade paths and evolution
  • Installation, Commissioning & Test Equipment Training

Installation, Commissioning & Test Equipment

This course is intended for field engineers and installation staff.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Fibre installation practice
  • Equipment installation practices
  • Equipment setup & configuration
  • Documentation practices
  • Commissioning tasks & Test Equipment
  • Fault Finding
  • Stability runs
  • Connection to external networks


This course is intended for Network Operations and support staff.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Fault Finding
  • Service Setup
  • Remote management interfacing
  • Equipment types
  • Service types
  • Escalate to Sorrento Networks

Why Choose Sorrento Networks?


We've been transforming connectivity for 25 years for various applications in both large organisations and SMEs in many industries across Europe and the United States.


We've worked with some of the largest players in the industry and understand the importance of a sustainable and reliable network.


On every step of your fibre journey, we're with you  even after your network has been designed and built.

“This empowers VTG to offer 99.9999% availability so not only are they offering customers the bandwidth they require but also the maximum uptime with minimal latency.”

Case Study: VTG Chooses Sorrento to Build Secure Ultra-Low Latency Network

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