This course provides an overview of the fifth-generation mobile technology, or 5G. It focuses on establishing important technical concepts and terms, as well as putting 5G into context by relating it to other current technological trends today.
The central 5G standard discussed comes from 3GPP, but contributions from other relevant organizations like 5GPPP, ITU, GSMA and ETSI are also described.
This condensed 5G course is the perfect way to kick-start your path on the 5G journey, regardless of your end goal. Perhaps you are aiming for an expert level of knowledge, and this is your first stepping stone, or you just want to keep up with the buzz and learn what is going on at the current forefront of the mobile evolution.
This course also exists in half-day and one-hour versions as well as a full three-day course. “5G in a Day” provides more technical detail than the shorter versions, while still being aimed at a general audience.
It has been designed to be fully covered by students within one normal working day.
General technical knowledge of computing as well as experience from Tele and/or Data communication is beneficial.
NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.
What is 5G and why?
- How 5G is described by the different industry players
- How 5G is marketed
- How 5G is defined technically by ITU-R and ITU-T
5GS – The 3GPP 5G System
- 5GC – The 5G Core Network
- Functionalities and services in 5GC
- Main functions e.g. SMF, AMF, UPF
- More core functions: NEF, SMSF, UDR, SEPP, NRF, PCF, NSSF
- The Service-based architecture
- NG-RAN – The Next-Generation Radio Access Network
- gNB – The new base station
- Different Dual Connectivity modes
- Standalone and Non-standalone New Radio
- Multi-RAT dual connectivity
- C-RAN and D-RAN
- 4G/5G and unlicensed access
- Non-3GPP access to 4G and 5G
- The new protocols in the NG-RAN stacks
- PDU Sessions – How to connect to Data Networks
- PDU sessions and GTP-U tunnels
- Different kinds of PDU sessions
- Splitting the 5G user plane
New Radio (NR)
- What makes New Radio different from previous radio technologies
- Frequency usage
- Carrier aggregation
- Cell sizes
- Supplemental uplink
- PDCP duplication
ITU 5G Use Cases
- eMBB – Extreme Mobile Broadband
- mMTC – Massice Machine-Type Communication
- URLLC – Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication
Cloud, NFV and SDN
- What is Cloud, and why is it so relevant to 5G?
- Virtualization, hypervisors and virtual machines
- NFV – Network Functions Virtualization – and its use in 5G
- The ETSI NFV reference architecture
- SDN – Software-Defined Networking – and its use in 5G
- SDN and NFV working together
- How slicing is explained by the business
- NFV and the technical aspect of network slicing
- Network slicing and 5G PDU sessions
- Network slice selection in 3GPP
Internet of Things
- Examples IoT services and applications
- Different kinds of IoT devices
- GSM application families for IoT
- 3GPP IoT radio: LTE-M, NB-IoT and EC-GSM-IoT
- Examples of IoT slicing
Important High-Level Technical Aspects of 5G Evolution
- MEC – Multi-Access Edge Computing
- Voice calls in 5G
5G Time lines
- The Apis IP-Solutions definition of 5G