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5G Training Bootcamp

The 5G era is revving up and organizations still without a 5G game plan can expect to fall – not just behind – but way behind their competitors.

The reason is that 5G is about more than a solitary architecture. In reality, 5G technology opens up a plethora of opportunities and investments.

According to data from Ovum, there were approximately 5 million 5G subscriptions at the end of 2019, a number forecast to increase to 1.9 billion by 2024. Additionally, the number of IoT connections is expected to quadruple from 1 billion to over 4 billion during the same time frame.

Since 1998, the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has fostered the wireless ecosystem by creating standards for cellular technologies aimed at connecting virtually every mobile device and network.

New features and specifications are packaged into new releases, with Releases 15-17 forming the underlying foundation for 5G commercial deployments.

Release 17 (delayed by COVID-19) includes more improvements such as support for new services for asset tracking, audio-visual service production, communication service requirements for critical medical applications, service requirements on enhancements for cyber-physical control applications in vertical domains, multimedia priority services (phase 2), support for Multi-SIM devices, enhanced relays for energy efficiency and extensive coverage, and others.

The Future of Retail report says that 89% of retailers rely on technology to improve customer experience. And, 96% of retailers use technology to improve operational efficiency. In this way 5G networks will act as a catalyst in the digital transformation journey of organizations big and small.

5G Training Bootcamp Course by Tonex

5G Training Bootcamp, a 5-day training course targets networking and IT professionals who wish to gain critical skills in 5G technology including fundamentals of 5G, strategies for  planning and implementation, B2C and B2B products and services, radio and core networks, 5G mmWave, Service Based Architecture (SBA), cloud RAN,, edge computing and MEC,  network slicing, 5G optimizations, 5G cybersecurity and more.

Participants will learn how to sell 5G value added services,  applications, products, and services:

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB): Mobile broadband based apps including video watching, browsing, mobile office/productivity, and cloud-based gaming.
  • Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communications (URLLC): Augmented reality, virtual reality, telepresence (includes Holographic calling), teleoperation/tele-robotics, autonomous vehicles, UAV/drone operation, public safety, smart buildings and factories, and other latency-sensitive applications.
  • Massive Machine-type Communications (mMTC): 5G will facilitate a highly scalable M2M network for many IoT applications, particularly those that do not require high bandwidth.

Class Activities and Collaborative Exercises

In-class Activities, Homework, Case Studies, 5G Business Simulation and Group Discussions 5G.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for engineers, technicians, managers, non-engineer professionals , and other disciplines who need a clear picture of 5G business and technology planning, technology and implementation. The course is also useful for those who have experience with 5G but have never had any formal training.



What Will you Learn?

  • An overview of 5G technology, use cases, products, and services.
  • Learn about 5G planning, implementation and optimization
  • A quick overview of 4G evolution to 5G and similarities and differences between 4G/LTE and 5G
  • Learn about 5G business models B2C, B2B and B2B2X segments
  • Understand what 5G network slice is and relate to Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communications (URLLC) and Massive Machine-type Communications (mMTC).
  • Learn about network slicing and how it is used to build and manage a network with emerging requirements from a wide range of users, applications and business segments
  • Learn how to achieve a sliced network and to transform it into a set of logical networks on top of a shared infrastructure.
  • Learn about role of edge computing and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) to 5G services and applications
  • Learn how standalone 5G Core eliminates the hardware-centric, centralized architectures of the past and embraces a cloud-native, distributed infrastructure for building and operating networks
  • Learn about AI/ML and analytics and their role in 5G
  • Learn more about global 5G industry activities

How You will Benefit

  • Specify 5G use cases and opportunities of 5G in multiple segments
  • Discuss 5G application and services for B2C and B2B customers
  • Learn how 5G will enable a digital society
  • Discover how AI/ML is being used for 5G network planning, automation of network operations (e.g., provisioning, optimization, fault prediction, security, fraud detection), network slicing, reducing operating costs, and improving both the quality of service and customer experience based on chatbots, recommender systems.

Overview of 5G Technology, 5G Use Cases, and Strategies Planning and Implementation

  • Overview of 5G
  • 5G vs. 4G
  • Key features of 5G technology
  • Main 5G use cases: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and fixed-wireless access (FWA), ultrahigh reliability and low latency (URLLC), and massive (IoT) connectivity (MTC)
  • 5G business models
  • Business-to-consumer (B2C)
  • Business-to-business (B2B)
  • Business-to-business-to-any (B2B2X)
  • Technologies driving the 5G evolution
  • 5G supporting technologies
  • Cloud and virtualization
  • Automation and orchestration
  • Network slicing
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

5G and Transformation of Digital Society

  • Societal change and economic contributions
  • Contribution of information and communication technology
  • Securing and allocating/assigning the 5G spectrum
  • 5G frequency band spectrum auctions
  • 5G preparation, deployment, and utilization
  • High implementation cost challenges
  • Recommendations securing and allocating/assigning the 5G spectrum
  • Creating 5G specialized services and applications
  • Challenges and recommendations
  • Roadmaps to 5G i
  • Change in services based on the evolution of mobile communications technology (4G ->5G)
  • Challenges arising as different areas converge through 5g services
  • Global market forecast
  • 5G value chain outlooks
  • Promise of AI/ML, big data and high-performance computing (HPC)

Overview of 5G Business Models and Use Cases

  • How is 5G used in B2C, B2B and B2B2X (Partnerships)
  • Overview of 5G Use Cases
  • Example 5G Implementations (Europe, North America, South America, and Asia)
  • Discussions on 5G outlook
  • Case Study 1: Vodafone Europe

Overview of Business Technologies enabled by 5G for B2B and B2C Clients

  • B2C and B2B technologizes
  • Overview of AR/VR
  • Overview of Computer Vision
  • Drones and UAVs
  • Overview of Role of Robotics
  • Overview of AI/ML (AI and machine learning)

Technology Elements, Architecture and Solutions for 5G B2C and B2B

  • Relevant B2C Use-Cases
    • Gaming, IoT, AR/VR, and Video
    • Self-driving cars
    • Data Analytics
    • Mall Insight
  • Relevant B2B Use-Cases
    • Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT and automation
    • Retailing improving using VR and AR
    • Smart power grids
    • Intelligent transportation
    • Smart farming
    • Smart communities

Details of 5G Use Cases and the Key Capabilities

  • Overview of 5G verticals
  • Video monitoring and detection
  • Smart factories
  • Connected machinery and equipment
  • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Industrial and commercial asset inspection
  • Delivery and transportation
  • Precision agriculture
  • Public safety and emergency response
  • Entertainment
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Immersive experiences
  • Gaming, and AR/VR
  • Scalable IoT
  • Use case: hybrid MVNO for logistics
  • Use case: private wireless for Industry 4.0
  • Private 5 networks
  • 5G Capabilities: RAN and Core
  • Overview of 5G technologies enabling applications

How to Sell 5G Products and Services

  • 5G products and services for B2C, B2B and B2B2X
  • Creating value based 5G services for customers
  • Selling 5G digital platforms and services
  • Supply chains in 5G-enabled services
  • How to engage with customers, businesses, and partners to solve business problems
  • Economic value to your B2C, B2B and B2B2X customers through an understanding of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • Improving pricing and understanding the effect of price elasticity on sales revenue and profit
  • Measuring customer perception of product value

Class Project 1: Survey of 5G Enabled B2C and B2B Applications (Group based activity)

  • B2C and Retail
  • B2B
  • 5G Private Networks
  • AR/VR
  • Video Surveillance
  • Public Transport
  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Public Safety
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • IoT and fleet management
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Energy and Utilities

Overview of 5G Technology

  • 5G vs. 4G features
  • 5G Options
  • 5G RAN, mobile core, packet core and transport
  • 5G New Radio (NR)
  • LTE vs 5G NR
  • Low band: Sub 1 GHz
  • Mid band
  • millimeter waves
  • Beamforming and massive MIMO
  • Cloud and virtualization in 5G
  • 5G RAN backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul transport
  • 5G slice architecture
  • 5G network slicing with software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Overview of Edge Computing
  • Overview of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Role of AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning)
  • Private 5G network planning, automation of network operations (e.g., provisioning, optimization, fault prediction, security, fraud detection)
  • AI/ML role in network slicing, cybersecurity, and reducing operating costs

5G System Survey

  • 5G New Radio (5G NR)
  • 5Garchitecture
  • 5G Core (5GC) Network
  • Principles behind 5G network slicing
  • Principles behind Service-Based Architecture (SBA)
  • High-level overview of protocols and interfaces
  • 5G SBA Network Functions (NF)
  • 5G QoS and security features

5G Design Solutions for B2B Corporate Clients

  • 5G infrastructure and B2B solutions
  • 5G New Radio (5G NR) key features
  • 5G NSA (Non-Standalone)
  • 5G SA (Standalone)
  • Interoperability with Wi-Fi and 4G
  • 5G and IMS Integration
  • Technical realization of different 5G B2B verticals
  • Workshop 1: Design and Architecture of 5G Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) Service

Technical Feasibility and Evaluation of B2B solutions

  • Steps in creating a solution architecture for 5G products and services
  • Pre-sales support
  • Planning after-sales support for the 5G B2B solutions
  • Workshop 2: Analysis Technical Feasibility of CPaaS Video Enabled Help Desk Solution
  • Workshop 3: Technical Evaluation of Edge Computing for a Smart Factory Solution
  • Edge Computing with 5G Use Cases for Smart Factories

Private 5G Network Solution Architecture

  • Integration of Private 5G and Edge Computing
  • A private 5G network architecture
  • Cybersecurity
  • Latency management
  • Augmented Reality (AR), video analytic and collaboration
  • Legacy connectivity replacement
  • Expanded bandwidth
  • Case Studies: Smart Factory

Overview of 5G Network Architecture

  • 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
  • Backhaul, midhaul and fronthaul

5G NSA and SA Architecture

  • 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
  • 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
  • Evolved EPC and 5G interworking
  • Mobility options in 5G
  • 5G solutions and products based on network slicing design considerations
  • Security framework in 5G
  • 5G authentication and encryption procedures
  • 5G cybersecurity considerations on mobile, IoT and mission critical applications
  • QoS and policy framework in 5G
  • 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

5G Optimization

  • 5G optimization principles
  • 5G KPIs for optimization
  • 5G key network performance and counters
  • 5G call flows
  • Real world 5G optimization issues and solutions
  • 5G RAN design and optimization
  • 5G troubleshooting
  • 5G New Radio (NR) optimization
  • 5G FDD vs. 5G TDD optimization
  • 5G NSA vs. SA optimization
  • 5G coverage and throughput optimization

5G Private Network Architecture and Technology Solutions

  • Private 5G network architecture
  • MNOs, Neutral Hosts and Private Enterprises
  • Massive senor grids and industrial IoT (IIOT) applications
  • Private 5G networks and integration with Wi-Fi networks
  • Supporting 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions
  • Deployment Scenarios of Private 5G Networks
  • Isolated 5G LAN built by enterprise (Local 5G Frequency, Full Private, No-Sharing)
  • Isolated 5G LAN built by mobile operator (Licensed Frequency, Full Private, No-Sharing)
  • RAN sharing between private network and public network
  • RAN and Control Plane Sharing between private and public network
  • RAN and Core Sharing (End-to-End Network Slicing) between private and public network
  • N3 LBO (Local Breakout)
  • F1 LBO (Local Breakout)
  • Private 5G infrastructure supporting industry 4.0
  • 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA)

Private 5G Solution Architecture

Class Project (each group selects one use case to work with; This is done after the class and it will be reviews at the end of the program)

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Warehouses
  3. Airports, Train Stations, Stadiums, and other Large Public Venues
  4. Utilities
  5. Mining, Oil, and Gas: Private LTE and 5G networks
  6. Campuses: Universities, hospitals, military bases, hotels, offices, apartment buildings and other campuses, venues, and facilities

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