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Maximum class size is 20

Course Description:

The term next generation wireless networks has been used to mean different things in the history of wireless communications. It defined the transition from analog to digital radio in the 90’s, it defined the transition to broadband data rates in 2000, and it defined the transition to an all IP networks in 2010. Today the term is being used to define the transition to support the connectivity of all things to the Internet, colloquially known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Next generation wireless networks must support the connectivity of all things. From traditional computers, laptops, and smartphones where it should provide faster connectivity, fiber-like data rates, and at a reduced cost. To sensors that intermittently transfer tiny amounts of data using a small battery that must last years. Next generation wireless networks should also meet the connectivity requirements for a diverse set of smart devices like watch, health monitors, fridges, and utility meters.

The IEEE Project 802.11 standards working group continues to provide solutions for the enterprise and home markets, incrementally adding features and capabilities essential to enabling the IoT. This course will look at the work currently being undertaken by the IEEE P802.11 standards working group, and the solutions being developed to meet the needs of high dense IoT networks. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • List the enhancements being defined by the IEEE 802.11 working groups to support dense IoT deployments.
  • Describe the wireless challenges in meeting the demand for ultra-dense IoT deployments.
  • Discuss how the emerging 802.11 standards further complement and extend the capability of Wi-Fi networks into the IoT market opportunity.
  • Define the new features and attributes being discussed and defined in next generation 802.11 working groups, including:
    • 802.11ah Sub 1 GHz (HaLow)
    • 802.11ax High Efficiency WLAN (HEW)
    • 802.11ay Next Generation 60 GHz (NG60)
    • 802.11az Next Generation Position (NGP)

Audience:

The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing. Students that need to understand the evolution of Wi-Fi networks, seek to comprehend the implications of these new 802.11 amendments and how it can be applied to their job function.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Operations individuals that will provide 802.11configuration and support services
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand next generation wireless networks
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and wireless network tools
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of 802.11, and need to understand the emerging wireless technologies
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies
  • Network Administrators that need to prepare for future wireless network deployments

Business managers and project leaders that need to understand the direction of critical technologies

Course Prerequisites:

This course is designed to appeal to anyone needing to deepen their skills and knowledge of 802.11 and the challenges of delivering dense network deployments and IoT network connectivity. The ideal student will have some experience with today’s Wi-Fi networks and have attended the Wi-Fi 101 Introduction course.

Course Materials:

Students will be provided with a Course Student Guide via the Online School of Network Sciences. as well as any course reference materials.

Related Content:

There are several related courses that explore the technical aspects of both today’s and tomorrow’s wireless networks.

Course Outline:

This course will cover the following topics

  • Next generation wireless network requirements and user cases
    • IEEE 802.11 standard evolution process
    • Introduction to:
      • 802.11ah: Sub 1 GHz (HaLow)
      • 802.11ax High efficiency WLAN (HEW)
      • 802.11ay Next Generation 60 GHz (NG60)
      • 802.11az Next Generation Positioning (NGP)

  • 802.11ah sub 1 GHz
    • Compare and contrast 802.11ah with 802.11ac
    • Physical layer attributes to support longer range
    • MAC layer changes to support IoT device connectivity

  • 802.11ax High Efficiency WLAN (HEW)
    • Comparing 802.11ac and 802.11ax
    • Resource Units (RU's)
    • Supporting outdoor environments
    • Data rate and spectral efficiency measurements
    • Impact of UL-MU-MIMO

  • 802.11ay Next Generation 60 GHz (NG60)
    • Extending 802.11ad capabilities
    • Channel bonding and aggregation Enhanced Directional Multi-Gigabit (EDMG)
    • Beacons and channel access
    • Implementing DL MU-MIMO

  • 802.11az Next Generation Positioning (NGP)
    • Introduction to location based services
    • Current 802.11 capabilities (TM and FTM)
    • Use case (Reference Material)
    • Leveraging SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO

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