5G Architecture and Protocols

We also have 5G Architecture and Protocols (On-Demand).

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: FG1715

This 5G Architecture and Protocols training course is a detailed technical description of the core and radio access networks of 5G. It covers the architecture and interfaces used by 5G, the protocols used for signalling and data transport, the provision of services over a 5G network, and the procedures for signalling and system operation.

Who would benefit

The course is intended for engineers and other staff who are involved with the architecture, optimization, management, monitoring or testing of the 5G network.


An engineering background with some knowledge of core and radio access network technologies is assumed. A basic understanding of 5G and experience of LTE networks would be desirable.

Topic Areas Include:

  • 5G introduction, use cases and standardisation
  • Radio access network architecture and deployment options
  • Network architectures for dual connectivity
  • Architecture of the 5G core network
  • Network Function virtualisation, slicing and orchestration
  • Interworking and compatibility between 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi
  • PDU connectivity, Quality of Service and service provision
  • Control plane and user plane protocols in the 5G network
  • Implementation of network function services using HTTP/2
  • Signalling procedures for registration, security and session management
  • Network operation in Idle, Inactive and Connected modes


Optional 5G Virtual Lab Module

Explore, Test, Optimise, and Troubleshoot the 5G System5G Virtual Lab

Deep dive into the key signalling scenarios in the 5G system and analyse the output to build a deeper understanding that goes beyond the theoretical. The lab is a fully emulated 5G System environment that enables you to experiment with the configurations for Network Functions and build customized settings for signalling scenarios that helps you to develop greater insight into the operation of the 5G System. Lab modules can be added to any relevant 5G course.


Tony Wakefield

Trainer: Tony Wakefield

Tony is an experienced technical trainer and competency development specialist having worked with a diverse and extensive base of companies. He has spoken at global conferences and has extensive experience in facilitating programmes, specialising in 5G and the wider aspects of telecoms and connected innovation.

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

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