5G System Engineering

5G is the next enhancement in mobile communications. This course introduces 5G technology in terms of the current 3GPP roadmap and network deployment by 2020. In so doing, an end to end view of the 5G system is examined, including the new architecture requirements for 5G. In addition, key aspects of the new 5G air interface are also introduced. The course then takes a “day in the life” approach to the 5G handset, detailing typical activities such as Registration, Security, PDU Session Establishment, Mobility and Interworking.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • Driving Factors for 5G
  • 5G Standardization
  • 5G Use Cases
  • Key Trends Associated with 5G
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - 5G Concepts and Drivers
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Concepts and Drivers
  • 5G RAN Architecture
  • 5G Core Architecture - Part 1
  • 5G Core Architecture - Part 2
  • Network Slicing
  • 5G Service Based Architecture
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - 5G System Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - 5G System Architecture
  • Dual Connectivity Options
  • Dual Connectivity User Plane
  • 5G New Radio - Part 1
  • 5G New Radio - Part 2
  • Cloud RAN
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Guide - 5G New Radio and NG-RAN
  • Test of Understanding - 5G New Radio and NG-RAN
  • Identities Used in 5G
  • RM and CM States
  • Network Access
  • 5G Registration
  • 5G Deregistration
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - 5G Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Initial Procedures
  • 5G Security Overview
  • AKA Concepts
  • 5G Authentication and Key Agreement
  • 5G Security Procedures
  • Securing AN to CN Communication
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - 5G Security
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Security
  • PDU Sessions
  • QoS Model for 5G
  • 5G QoS Identifiers
  • QoS Flow Parameters
  • Establishing a PDU Session
  • Establishing a QoS Flow
  • Utilizing PDU Sessions - Service Request
  • Paging
  • Releasing Access Network Resources
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Exchanging Data in 5G
  • Test of Understanding - Exchanging Data in 5G
  • CM Idle Mobility Procedures
  • CM Connected Mobility - Xn Handover
  • XN Handover (Intermediate UPF Relocation)
  • CM Connected Mobility - N2 Handover
  • Dual Connectivity - Change of Secondary Node
  • Roaming in 5G
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - 5G Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Mobility
  • Interworking with LTE
  • Basic Mobility Scenarios (without N26)
  • 5GS to EPS Handover (with N26)
  • EPS to 5GS Handover (with N26)
  • Interworking with Non 3GPP Networks
  • PDU Sessions over Wi-Fi
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Interworking with LTE and Wi-Fi
  • Test of Understanding - Interworking with LTE and Wi-Fi
  • 5G Air Interface - Coming Soon
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12

Price £400.00 (for 6 months access)

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