5G Air Interface Overview

1 Day / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: FG1702

Course Summary

This 5G Air Interface Overview course is a technical introduction to the 5G New Radio. The course includes the design goals and development schedule for 5G, and the principles, design and implementation of the 5G air interface.

Who would benefit

This course is intended for engineers either new to, or already working in, mobile radio communications.


Familiarity with telecommunications and general engineering terminology is assumed. Some understanding of LTE cellular systems would be beneficial.

Topic Areas Include:

  • 5G introduction, key features and standardisation

  • Use cases and performance objectives

  • Non-standalone and standalone deployment options

  • Radio spectrum and millimetre wave communications

  • Principles of radio transmission and reception in 5G

  • Multiple antennas in 5G

  • Air interface protocol stack

  • Architecture of the air interface physical layer

  • Procedures for data transmission and reception on the 5G air interface

Also available as a Self-Study Online Learning Programme, learn more.

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