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Online Course

6 - 7 October 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 4 October 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

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Online via WebEx


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$459 non-member

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CEU Credits: 0.6 (6 hours)

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution and operational principles of digital cellular networks. The cellular concept is described and frequency reuse and sectorization are explained.  You will learn about second generation networks CDMA and GSM through third generation CDMA2000 and WCDMA, which are succeeded by 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G NR (New Radio). The principles of security are covered as they apply to cellular communication while showing the improvements implemented through the generations.

Special note:  This is the third in a series of four courses addressing the overall technologies in wireless communications.  The four courses in the series include:

  1. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, 9 September
  2. Network and Service Architecture, 22 & 23 September
  3. Cellular Networks, 6 & 7 October
  4. Non-cellular Wireless Systems, 13 October

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Register by 20 September and save 10% on your registration fee when you use promo code EBCN10 during the checkout process or add this course to your shopping cart with the discount applied.

Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to telecommunication engineers and professionals who want to learn how cellular communication works and how it evolved from primarily voice and low speed data networks to the provision of multimedia and other varied services to a continually increasing user density.   


Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky

MScEE, Electronics Engineering Consultant


Learning Objectives

Take this course to gain an understanding of:

  • The concept of cells and frequency reuse
  • The generations of cellular network standards
  • Cellular network architecture
  • Roaming and location management
  • The latest features and use types including inter-vehicle communication and the use of millimeter waves
  • Security problems and protocols

Course Content

  • The cellular concept
  • GSM through New Radio
  • Cellular network architecture
  • Cellular network security

Course Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 20 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.

Upon registration, you will automatically be emailed the WebEx invitation for the course session, but you will also be sent a reminder message to join the WebEx session prior to the start of the course. Course materials will be emailed to you and will be available for download from the WebEx session page for this course, the day prior to the scheduled 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 participant, a cancellation request cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

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

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