TThis 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 one-day and one-hour versions as well as a full three-day course. “5G in Half a Day” provides more technical detail than the one-hour version which mainly aims to convey the important terminology and give enough foundation to continue learning. This course provides a slightly more technical framework, while still being aimed at a general technical audience. It has been designed to be fully covered by students within half a 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
- A general and a 3GPP-specific 5G timeline
5GS – The 3GPP 5G System
- 5GC – The 5G Core Network
- Functionalities and services in 5GC
- Main functions e.g. SMF, AMF, UPF
- The Service-based architecture
- PDU Sessions – How to connect to Data Networks
- NG-RAN – The Next-Generation Radio Access Network
- gNB – The new base station
- Different Dual Connectivity modes
- C-RAN and D-RAN
- 4G/5G and unlicensed access
New Radio (NR)
- What makes New Radio different from previous radio technologies
- Frequency usage
- Carrier aggregation
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
- SDN – Software-Defined Networking –
and its use in 5G
- MEC – Multi-Access Edge Computing
- How slicing is explained by the business
- NFV and the technical aspect of network slicing
Internet of Things
- Examples of IoT slicing
- 5G and IoT
- The Apis IP-Solutions definition of 5G