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5G Network Essentials  


5G network essentials is a 2-day technical training course. It provides a technical overview of 5G network and key networking technologies and protocols. It helps participants to plan, design, implement and manage 5G RAN, core, packet core IMS, policy and cybersecurity.

Class Activities and Collaborative Exercises

In-class Activities, Homework, 5G Network Architecture Case Studies, Group Discussions about 5G RAN, Core networks. Etc.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed network engineers, technical managers, and other disciplines who plan, design, architect, implement, and manage 5G networks. The course is also useful for network professionals who have experience with 5G but have never had any formal training.



What Will you Learn?

  • 5G protocols and interfaces
  • NSA and SA network architecture
  • 5G NR Air Interface
  • 5G Core Network
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • 5G Core Network Signaling and Operations
  • 5G RAN Signaling and Operations
  • 5G Integration with IMS
  • VoNR and EPS Fallback
  • SDN and NFV
  • Network Slicing Architecture and Operations
  • 5G QoS and policy framework
  • 5G security architecture and cybersecurity considerations

How You will Benefit

  • Specify 5G network architecture, protocols and interfaces
  • Identify 5G RAN and core implementation choices
  • Identify 5G network slicing guidelines and considerations
  • Implement Network Slicing Architecture and Operations
  • Specify 5G VoNR and EPS Fallback functions
  • Identify security and QoS mechanisms for 5G networks

Course Content and Agenda

Overview of 5G NR Air Interface

  • Overview of 5G RAN architecture
  • 5G NR deployment scenarios
  • Cloud and Open RAN implementation
  • 5G RAN interfaces, and protocols
  • Virtualized RAN in 5G
  • gNB split architecture
  • gNB-CU and gNB-DU
  • Implementation choices for backhaul, midhaul and fronthaul
  • 5G RAN Massive MIMO and beamforming
  • MIMO and Beamforming with Massive antenna
  • 5G RF design guidelines
  • 5G NR NSA and SA
  • GSMA 5G’s Standalone Option 2 Configuration
  • Option 3: EN-DC (EUTRA-NR Dual Connectivity)
  • Option-3 — Traffic is split between 4G and 5G at eNodeB
  • Option-3a — Traffic is split between 4G and 5G at EPC (S-GW)
  • Option-3x — Traffic is split between 4G and 5G at 5G cell
  • Option – 3x with EPC
  • Dual connectivity with LTE and 5G NR
  • Multiplexing and multiple access
  • 5G NR Frame
  • 5G NR slot structure
  • 5G NR logical and transport channels
  • Carrier bandwidth and Numerology
  • 5G NR Network acquisition, random access, and connection
  • Using unlicensed spectrum for 5G
  • Interoperability with Wi-Fi (802.11ax/802.11ay)
  • LTE-U, LAA and LWA
  • 11ay integration with 5G mmWave

Overview of 5G Core Network

  • 5G core network architecture
  • Service-Based Architecture (SBA) Implementation choices
  • Details of NF (Network Functions)
  • 5G reference points, interfaces, and protocols
  • Evolved EPC and 5G interworking
  • Mobility options in 5G
  • 5G network slicing design and implementation considerations
  • Security framework in 5G
  • 5G authentication and encryption procedures
  • AS and NAS security principles and keys
  • 5G cybersecurity considerations on mobile, IoT and mission critical applications
  • QoS and policy framework in 5G
  • QoS flow, 5QI and QFI
  • QoS mapping to 4G
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in 5G networks
  • Analytics and data automation in 5G networks

5G Network Slicing

  • Network slicing architecture
  • 5G network slicing operations
  • Defining network slicing in 5G
  • 5G RAN, core network functions and slicing
  • Segment Routing in 5G
  • SDN, NFV and Orchestration
  • NF registration and discovery
  • Network slicing deployment
  • The Slice selection process
  • Network slicing and MEC
  • Principles of VxLAN and segment routing
  • Kubernetes orchestration
  • Containers and microservices for 5G
  • Container using Docker
  • Cloud Native NFV Architecture
  • OpenStack for SDN and NFV
  • OpenDaylight SDN controller

5G VoNR and EPS Fallback

  • 5G voice services
  • 5G integration with IMS
  • 5G voice and EPS fallback
  • EPS and RAT Fallback
  • Introduction to VoNR
  • 5G and IMS registration
  • 5G call flow with EPS Fallback
  • 5G VoNR call setup and termination
  • Emergency calls in 5G



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