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5G Technology and Services

In the only training course of its kind in Australia, you'll find out how you can get ahead of the 5G commercial rollout that's happening right now and open your mind to the boundary-pushing possibilities that this next generation mobile technology will bring to your sector.

About this course

Every decade sees a new generation of mobile networks and 5G is the next generation.  5G goes beyond a new wireless interface and will fundamentally reshape the mobile landscape.

Learn about the details and the potential of 5G from one of the top trainers in the field and use this knowledge to gain a competitive edge during this period of mobile transformation.

Course structure 

The following content will be covered during the course:

5G Evolution:

  • Mobile generations: mobile generation definition; 3GPP role in standards development
  • 5G Development process: why 5G standardisation has been different; 3GPP, ITU, Industry Groups: 5G PPP
  • 5G Performance targets: IMT 2020 targets; comparison with 4G
  • 5G Deployments and trials: international trials and rollouts; Australian 5G market projections.

5G Use Cases and Applications:

  • 5G Use cases: enhanced mobile broadband; massive IoT, ultra-reliable low latency
  • Communication services: large ad hoc crowds; disaster services; consumer broadband
  • Automotive: automated vehicles; traffic management and road safety; vehicle maintenance
  • Industrial: smart grids, massive sensor networks.

5G Context – Co-existing Technologies:

  • LTE Advanced Pro: release 13 overview- mechanisms to increase capacity; Australian trials and spectrum
  • License Assisted Access (LAA): using public frequency bands for mobile services
  • Network virtualisation: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); definition, scope and use cases.

5G New Radio (NR) Interface and Network Architecture:

  • 5G Spectrum: 5G spectrum requirements; sub 6 GHz, mmWave bands; spectrum auctions
  • 5G NR (New Radio) standards: release 15 5G New Radio (NR) overview
  • 5G Architecture overview: standalone, non-standalone modes; 5G network slicing support; 5G service based architecture
  • 5G Security: 5G security issues and challenges.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the key features, technologies, development processes and characteristics of 5G
  • Describe the 5G service based architecture concept and list the key 5G core network functions
  • Outline key 5G use cases and emerging applications enabled by 5G
  • Understand how Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) are transforming the network deployments that will underpin 5G
  • Understand new security challenges arising from 5G.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Who is this course for?

The rollout of 5G and the new and improved services it enables will impact a wide range of roles and industries. This course caters to those from both technical and non-technical backgrounds from a range of fields including:

  • Network operations
  • Vendors
  • Service providers
  • Application developers
  • Finance, government and commercial services.


24 November




2 days

Meet the Expert

Dr Tony Eyers

Dr Tony Eyers
Lecturer Telecoms Engineering

Known for being a passionate presenter, Dr Tony Eyers uses his extensive expertise to simplify high-level technological content for audiences at all levels.

Tony has worked in telecoms and IT roles for more than 30 years, including 12 years as a lecturer in Telecoms Engineering at the University of Wollongong. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Yale University), a Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Wollongong), and undertook his PhD (University of Wollongong) under a Telstra Research Labs contract.

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Wed 24 Nov 2021 -
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Expert: Dr Tony Eyers
  • 24-25 November 2021, 9.3am-12.45pm
  • Online
  • 2 sessions, 6.5 hours total
Tue 14 Dec 2021 -
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Expert: Dr Tony Eyers
  • 14-15 December 2021, 9.30am-12.45pm
  • Online
  • 2 sessions, 6.5 hours total
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