Introduction to 5G

The standardization of 5G is now well underway. This short course is designed to provide a concise synopsis of the key areas associated with the 5G System, with focus on the concepts and drivers, the 5G New Radio and NG-RAN, the end to end system architecture and key procedures associated with registration, PDU sessions and mobility.
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Introduction to 5G

Topic areas covered include:

  • 5G Concepts and Drivers:
    • Key Drivers.
    • 5G Standardization.
  • 5G New Radio and NG-RAN:
    • NG-RAN Architecture.
    • NR and NG-RAN Features.
    • Dual Connectivity.
    • Small Cells.
    • Increased Spectrum.
    • Radio Enhancements.
    • Beam Forming and Steering.
    • Cloud RAN.
    • 5G RAN Deployment Options.
  • 5G Core Network Architecture:
    • PDU Sessions.
    • Core Network Elements.
    • Network Virtualization.
    • Network Slicing.
  • 5G Initial Procedures:
    • Finding the Network.
    • Network Registration.
  • Utilizing the Network:
    • Idle and Connected Mode.
    • Establishing a PDU Session.
    • Moving to Idle.
    • Getting Connected – Service Request.
    • Paging.
  • Mobility and Interworking:
    • Tracking Area Updates.
    • Handovers.
    • Roaming.

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