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Education & Training

Online Course

7 August 2020 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT

Registration closes on 5 August 2020 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx


$149 IEEE ComSoc member
$189 IEEE member
$229 non-member

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Course Description

As industry moves toward accelerated 5G deployments, it is necessary for all players involved to have a good idea of what is on the horizon for initial 5G deployments. In this half-day course, the instructor will describe the general 5G architecture change from 4G, providing an overview of what technical enhancements are included in the recently published (Dec 2017) 3GPP 5G-NR Standard and the associated work currently taking place in the wireless industry. The focus of this course is to provide insights into the opportunities enabled by this standard in an easy to understand reference for business strategy. If you are looking to understand what is defined in the 3GPP Standard and how that relates to the ITU definition for 5G, this course will clarify that for you.

Here’s what past course participants have said about this course:

“Questions were answered immediately. Very knowledgeable presenter. Not too over-the-top technical although you could easily tell he knew what he was talking about.”
George Stephenson , CNH Industrial, Chicago, IL, USA
"It was pretty informative without getting me lost in the technical issues."
Mark Dobbs Indianapolis, IN, USA, Duke Energy Utility

Who Should Attend

Anyone seeking to identify an overview of the technical enhancements included in the initially published (Dec 2017) 3GPP 5G-NR Standard and the associated work being doing in the wireless industry. This half day course is designed to inform industry professionals who may not have a clear understanding of what 5G-NR is. A clear reference to 5G-NR definitions, standards, and network architecture will be discussed.

The course is presented in a way that anyone with general wireless experience will be able to understand the key points. However, anyone with experience in understanding 4G LTE network architecture and function will have a better understanding of the 5G concepts. Although this is not an in depth 5G design or network operation level course, the concepts and flow with help you piece together a strategic understanding of how 5G will operate and coexist with existing wireless networks.


Jonathan Levine

Jonathan Levine

Director of Engineering

Mobilitie LLC, IEEE WCP

Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will gain an understanding of:

  • 5G architecture changes
  • Network functions and use cases enabled by this new architecture
  • How to differentiate a 4G network vs 5G network
  • The development forecast for 5G following this release
  • Activity and timelines announced in the industry to bring 5G to commercial networks

Course Content

Topics to be covered include:

  • Dual Connectivity concept
  • NB-IoT
  • New Operational of physical layer and what function that brings
  • Multi-Carrier operation
  • Mobility between LTE and non-LTE technologies
  • Scheduling updates
  • SON updates

Course Materials

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides is included. Access to the streaming video recording is provided for 20 business days after the course has been taught. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating and completing the post-course evaluation.

Course materials and WebEx invitations will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a course participant cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara McNally, Certification and Professional Education Manager.

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