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5G technology and services

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

About this course

Every decade sees a new generation of mobile networks. 5G is the next generation and goes beyond a new wireless interface: 5G will fundamentally the mobile landscape - learn how technologies, businesses and services are set to change. This two-day course gives a primer on 5G technologies and some of the new services they enable. Learn the details and possibilities of 5G from one of the top trainers in the field and use this knowledge to set yourself and your organization to prosper during this competitive period of mobile transformation.

Course structure

Day one

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. Data rate targets, latency considerations.
  • 4G capacity developments– Active Antenna Systems (AAS), beamforming. Carrier aggregation enhancements. Multi-User Transmission (MUST). 5G carryover.
  • WiFi integration– LTE-U, License Assisted Access (LAA). Co-existence mechanisms. WiFi offload.

 

5G New Radio (NR) interface

  • 5G spectrum – 5G spectrum requirements. Sub 6 GHz, mmWave bands. Spectrum auctions.
  • 5G New Radio (NR) standards – Release 15 5G NR overview. 
  • 5G New Radio (NR) structure and mechanisms – Sub-carrier spacing, self-contained slot structure. Latency implications. New coding schemes, modulation enhancements. MIMO enhancements.
  • 5G NR/LTE co-existence – Dual connectivity. Frequency band sharing mechanisms.

 

Day Two

Network architecture developments – the 5G context

  • 4G architecture review– System Architecture Evolution (SAE), Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Why LTE networks are “flat”.
  • Small cells – Capacity, deployment benefits. HetNet Architectures. Pico eNodeBs, Home
  • Interference issues. Collaborative Multipoint.
  • SDN and NFV– Software Defined Networking (SDN) Architecture and Platforms NFV Definition, Scope and Use Cases.
  • Network slicing– Networks for specific markets, virtual operators. End to end slicing architecture (RAN and Core). Operational requirements, scaling.

 

5G architecture overview

  • 5G architecture overview– Standalone, non-standalone modes.  5G network slicing support. Service data flows. How 5G and 4G will interwork.
  • 5G core network– Advantages of 5G service based architecture. Network Repository Functions (NRF). Core network functions.
  • 5G radio access network– gNB, ng-eNB. Cloud-based RAN (C-RAN). gNB NR function split options. Dual connectivity, control/user plane functions.

 

IoT in 5G networks

  • IoT overview– IoT scope, components, key applications and interface characteristics. Service providers: e.g. Amazon.
  • IoT interfaces– Different markets served by LTE-M, NB-IoT. Proprietary IoT systems.
  • 5G IoT support– 5G NR latency impact on industrial automation. 5G NR support for LTE-M, NB-IoT.

 

5G security overview

  • 5G security challenges – Security assurance, identity management, energy efficiency, cloud security.
  • 4G security mechanisms – LTE Security architecture, key hierarchy. 
  • 5G security architecture – Security domains. Security Edge Protection Proxy. gNB security requirements.
  • 5G security mechanisms – Authentication and key agreement. 3GPP and non 3GPP access. Dual connectivity. IMS Emergency session security.

 

Learning outcomes

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

  • Describe the key technologies behind 5G networks
  • Outline key 5G use-cases and emerging applications enabled by the technology
  • Describe key IoT applications and security considerations

 

Additional course details.

Who is this course for?

The rollout of 5G and 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.

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