Course Outline


Overview of 5G Features and Architecture

  • The 5G core network architecture
  • 5G frequency spectrum

Understanding the 5G Ecosystem

  • Antennas, towers, and wiring
  • Networking, cloud platforms and applications

5G Service-Based Architecture

  • HTTP2 Application Layer Protocol
  • DNS (Domain Name Server) enhancements

Accessing Services and Data in a 5G Network

  • NRF (Network Repository Function)
  • Service Discovery

Sharing Physical Infrastructure

  • Network Virtualization and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Sharing multiple virtual networks through network slicing

Coordinating Network Resources across Devices

  • Connecting devices to other parts of a network through radio
  • RAN (Radio Access Network) in 5G

Charging and Billing Architecture in a 5G Network

  • Charging interfaces
  • Online and offline billing

Security in 5G

  • 5G Authentication And Key Agreement (AKA)
  • Authentication Servers

5G Data Connectivity across Regions

  • Accessing global services
  • Roaming services in 5G

Delivering Voice and Video Services over IP Networks

  • IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) in 5G
  • Voice Over 5G

5G Deployments around the World

  • U.S., Europe, Japan, Korea, and China
  • Standardization of 5G

5G Open RAN (O-RAN)

  • Understanding the O-RAN architecture
  • Virtualization techniques for O-RAN
  • Network slicing

5G Containerization

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

  • Enabling technologies
  • Understanding the MEC architecture and standards

Summary and Next Steps


  • An understanding of mobile networks
  • An understanding of Wi-Fi networks


  • Network architects
  • Network engineers
  • Mobile operations engineers
  • Telecom professionals
  14 Hours

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