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1-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
Available in Web Based delivery 
Minimum 10 students - Maximum 30 students

Course Description:

This course builds on the 5G 101 Foundation course, with a particular focus on the operational and network aspects of 5G.

Although the technical specification work is not expected to be complete until 2020, mobile service providers are trialing and implementing 5G network technologies today. The next generation 5G networks define a service based architecture that fundamentally changes how services are delivered. These new 5G architectures and technologies allow service providers to start delivering new services that enhance the delivery of broadband data to their existing subscribers. In addition to capturing new markets, they include the Internet of Things (IoT) and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). cloud 5G201Ad

This course will provide the learner with a foundational understanding of the new 5G service based architecture, as well as the major technologies and operational procedures that will enable the ITU IMT-2020 and Beyond requirements to be achieved. This course is designed for learners that need to understand the evolution of wireless mobile networks and new emerging breakthrough architectures and technologies that will enable the next leap in wireless network performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Build solid understanding of the next generation 5G service based network architecture
  • Illuminate and explore where RAN and CN functions may be implemented to support the ITU IMT2020 use cases, including eMBB and URLLC
  • Compare and contrast the operational procedures implemented in next generation 5G network that add flexibility and functionality beyond 4G
  • Explore the details underpinning 5G adoption of network virtualization, edge computing, and ultra-dense network concepts
  • Gain technical expertise on 5G and why it is important to our network future, and how you can better manage that importance in your job function

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Understand key acronyms, terminology and functional components used in defining 5G networks
  • List the technologies which enable 5G networks to meet the IMT for 2020 and beyond performance and latency requirements
  • Articulate the key changes in the evolution from 4G to 5G that support new use cases including URLL, eMBB and mMTC
  • Describe the network functional components that enable next generation 5G services


The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing that requires an understanding of the fundamental operations of 5G and seeks to comprehend the challenges of 5G that can be applied to their job function.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Operations individuals that will provide wireless configuration and support wireless services.
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand next generation wireless networks.
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools to manage next generation wireless networks.
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate wireless customer needs and emerging wireless functions and capabilities.
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of the wireless technologies and architectures underlying 5G.
  • Research and development individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies of 5G wireless technologies and network topologies.
  • Network Administrators that need to plan for future wireless network growth.

Course Prerequisites:

This course is builds on the 5G 101 Foundation course. It is designed to appeal to anyone that needs to be knowledgeable on 5G wireless technologies and network architectures. It will also appeal to learners that needs to understand how 5G plans to support the predicted exponential growth in wireless traffic.

The ideal student will have some experience in 4G wireless technologies and has attended the 5G 101 Foundation. Students with no prior knowledge of mobile wireless networks would benefit from taking the 4G 101 Foundation and 4G 201 Advanced self-paced courses prior to taking this class. However, no prior knowledge is required.

Course Materials:

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

Related Content:

Course Outline:

  • Review of the 5G 101 Foundation course
    • ITU use case scenarios
    • Frequency bands
    • 3GPP timelines
    • Major New Radio (NR) features
  • Next Generation 5G Core Network (5GC)
    • Change of focus
    • User Plane (UP) functions
    • Control Plane (CP) functions
    • Network slicing
    • 5G Service Based Architecture
    • UP And CP protocol stack
  • Key 5G Operational Procedures
    • Registering on the 5G Core Network
    • Requesting a signaling connection
    • Establishing a PDU session
    • Maintaining session and service continuity
    • Requesting service
    • Contrasting 4G and 5G QoS
  • gNB Protocols and Procedures
    • Contention and non-contention based access
    • New RRC-INACTIVE state
    • Transitioning between RRC states
    • Service Data Adaption Protocol (SDAP)
    • 5G Next Generation identities
  • 5G RAN Architecture
    • Evolution of the RAN
    • CU-DU functional splits
    • Evolution to active antennas
    • Emerging radio transport standards
      • IEEE 1914.1 Next Gen Fronthaul Interface
      • IEEE 1914.3 Radio over Ethernet (RoE)
      • eCPRI
  • 3GPP Adoption of Industry Standards
    • IETF standards relevant to 5G
    • ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
    • Integration of 3GPP 5G SBA and MEC
    • ETSI Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Course wrap-up

Supplemental material

  • Ultra-Dense Networks (UDN)
  • Topology vs. technology gains
  • Comparing UDN versus small cells
  • Contrasting 4G and 5G architectures
  • Implementing Self-Backhaul

Course Availability:

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