5G Engineering Overview

We also have 5G Engineering Overview (On-Demand).

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

Course Code: FG1703

Course Summary

This 5G Engineering Overview course is a technical overview of 5G. The course includes the design goals and development schedule for 5G, and the principles and architecture of the 5G air interface, radio access network and core network.

Who would benefit

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.

Topic Areas Include

  • 5G introduction and key features
  • Standardisation and timelines for 3GPP and the ITU
  • Use cases and performance objectives
  • Radio spectrum and millimetre wave communications
  • Principles of radio transmission and reception in 5G
  • Radio access network architecture
  • Non standalone and standalone deployment options
  • Core network architecture
  • Network function virtualisation and network slicing
  • Interworking and compatibility between 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi

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.

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

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