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5G Wireless Networks Training

One of the important fundamentals to understand about the current version of 5G architecture is that it’s not—well, really 5G architecture.

Since the initial U.S. rollout in April 2019, carriers have been offering a hybrid version of 5G architecture that combines both 4G and 5G technologies. This watered down version of 5G architecture is called non-standalone (NSA) 5G. This has been necessary because carriers can’t offer a completely functional 5G until their substantial 5G infrastructure is in place, which takes time and money.

Apparently, carriers reasoned a little 5G now is better than none.

And while a complete 5G architecture with all the bells and whistles probably won’t be available for several years, there is an upgrade coming at the end of 2020 called standalone (SA) 5G that all businesses, industries and agencies should be aware of.

Generally speaking, the speed of connections won’t typically change between a 5G standalone network and a 5G non-standalone connection—that’s more dependent on the type of frequencies being used for the connection (mmWave, sub-6, etc.).

However, a few other highly touted features of 5G—notably low latency connections, network slicing and URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications—a technology primarily designed for machine-to-machine, industrial and IoT applications) are only available with 5G SA-capable infrastructure and 5G SA-capable phones and other devices.

A considerable amount of the development of 5G standards was done with the specific assumption that 4G service would continue to exist for quite a while. Even when completely standalone 5G networks and devices become available, most telecom companies, device makers and industry observers expect 4G to be an important part of the wireless landscape.

The main reasoning is that there are areas where no 5G service is available, even 5G standalone devices will fall back to a 4G connection.

That, and there is a huge installed base of 4G devices that isn’t going to go away anytime soon, particularly in industrial applications, and they will continue to need networks.

Unlike other generation transitions of wireless networks, the 5G transition is different because 5G architecture didn’t immediately replace the previous generation.

The Release 15 5G standards from 3GPP says that 5G NSA architecture includes the 5G radio access network (RAN) and 5G New Radio (NR) working alongside existing 4G LTE infrastructure and core network. The 5G RAN connects to the LTE core and uses a different radio wave spectrum from 4G LTE. The combination of 5G RAN, 5G NR, and existing 4G LTE infrastructure still only supports LTE services but has improved 5G capabilities such as lower latency.

5G Wireless Networks Training Course by Tonex

5G Wireless Networks Training covers the fundamentals of the 5G mobile communication system, standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), ITU-T and others bodies.

Tonex has developed comprehensive 5G Wireless Training Programs to satisfy the
competence needs of professionals exploring new 5G technology fundamentals with expertise required for analyzing, creating, engineering and operating 5G wireless networks.

Learn the fundamentals of the 5G mobile services, features, network architecture, radio interface, core, and the evolution of 4G telecommunication and LTE-Advanced pro to 5G.

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For nearly three decades Tonex has been offering contemporary, cutting edge courses in technology and business led by world class instructors with both expertise in their field as well as real world experience.

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5G Wireless Networks Training

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