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Course Code: FG1704
This course is a technical introduction to 5G. The course includes the design goals and development schedule for 5G, the principles, design and implementation of the 5G air interface, radio access network and core network, and the operation of the 5G system.
This course is intended for engineers either new to, or already working in, mobile communications.
Familiarity with telecommunications and general engineering terminology is assumed. Some understanding of LTE cellular systems would be beneficial.
5G introduction, key features and standardisation
Use cases and performance objectives
Principles of the air interface: radio spectrum, OFDMA and multiple antennas
Air interface protocol stack
Architecture of the air interface physical layer
Procedures for data transmission and reception on the 5G air interface
Radio access network architecture and protocols
Non-standalone and standalone deployment options
Core network architecture and protocols
Network function virtualisation and network slicing
Interworking and compatibility between 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi
PDU connectivity, Quality of Service and service provision
Signalling procedures in the 5G network
Also available as a Self-Study Online Learning Programme, learn more.