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

Course Summary

This 5G Architecture and Protocols 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

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