5G – The Path to the Next Generation

5G – The Path to the Next Generation


Fifth generation technology (5G) is ushering in a new era. Significantly, one where connectivity becomes more fluid and flexible. Not only that, but as the mobile industry transitions to 5G, opportunities for innovation will open up.

With this in mind, this four-week course covers the key aspects of 5G technology. While examining the role industry, governments and regulators can play in unlocking the benefits of future 5G service,s for consumers and businesses.

Course objectives

  • Learn about the underlying technologies and concepts associated with 5G
  • Discover the key differences between 5G and previous generations of mobile technology
  • Understand the role operators, governments and regulators play in accelerating 5G (technology and services) in their countries

Price: £625 per person

20% discount available for GSMA Members when booking ten or more places on a course. We require a minimum of ten participants per company for this group course. Contact our sales team for more information.

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Session 1:

 Introducing the 5G Era
  • Expectations for the 5G era
  • The way 5G will develop over the coming years
Development of Mobile Technology
  1. Timeline for a new generation of mobile technology
  2. Lifecycle of a generation of mobile technology
 What is 5G? 
  • GSMA’s vision of the 5G era
  • Future services enabled by 5G
 4G versus 5G
  • See how the evolution of 4G will play an integral role in the 5G ecosystem
  • Discover how 4G and 5G will coexist
Session 2:

 Global Status of 5G and Forecasts for Future Growth
  • Current advancements on the road to 5G
  • Spectrum allocations around the world
  • Forecasts on adoption rates
 5G Business Models
  • New types of business models for 5G alongside traditional business models
  • How the mobile industry will leverage the enhanced capabilities of 5G to serve new types of customers
  • Opportunities presented by the new types of services enabled by 5G
 Initial Use Cases: Enhanced Mobile Broadband
  • Discover how mobile broadband will evolve under 5G
Initial Use Cases: Fixed Wireless Access
  • Why Fixed Wireless Access is relevant in the 5G Era
  • Learn how Fixed Wireless Access complements enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
 Initial Use Cases: Internet of Things (IoT) and Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • Find out how the enhanced capabilities provided by 5G can be used to create new types of services
  • Industry sectors and use cases that can be addressed by 5G
Session 3:

 Deployment Strategies and Evolution
  • Different 5G deployment options
  • See how use cases drive 5G deployment paths
  • Technical considerations in 5G deployment and migration
 Key Technical Enablers
  • Network Slicing
  • Service-Based Architecture
  • Multi-access Edge Computing
  • Cloud RAN
 Status of 5G Spectrum Across the Globe
  • What bands are targeted for 5G deployment
  • Current spectrum allocations
  • GSMA’s view and recommendations

Session 4:

 5G and RF-EMF
  • 5G, new wireless technologies and RF-EMF
  • RF-EMF health-related research
  • Advanced antenna technologies
Capacity Challenge
  • Forecasts on the trajectory of capacity demand
  • Three levers mobile operators can use to fulfill demand
  • Measures to enhance the economics of the network
2G/3G Rationalisation
  • Benefits of 2G/3G network rationalisation
  • Best practice approaches to network rationalisation

Who should attend this course?

  • Chiefly, experienced regulatory or legal professionals who want to gain a broad understanding of the technology, policy and regulatory issues associated with 5G
  • Also, individuals who have recently moved into a regulatory position, and need to quickly get up to speed on technical and regulator topics associated with 5G
  • Finally, entry and mid-level engineering staff who understand many of the technical aspects of 5G, but need to gain knowledge of how policy and regulation may affect the development of 5G technologies and services in the future

What will I learn on this course?

  • About the technology that makes 5G different from previous generations of mobile technology
  • Also, an understanding of how 5G will impact business models in the telecoms industry
  • Gain detailed knowledge of how 5G networks are being deployed. Plus the benefits and limitations of different deployment options
  • Together with, new insights into 5G and electromagnetic fields. As well as the latest research into this topic
  • In addition, a solid understanding of the policy and regulatory considerations associated with 5G technology and services

Course structure and study time?

To begin with, the course consists of four sessions as outlined in the course agenda. So you can work at your own pace, you gain access to all of these sessions at the start of the course. Therefore, making it easy to fit your learning around work, family or personal commitments. While each session uses compelling visuals, clear audio commentary and lots of interactive elements to keep you engaged.

Retaining the knowledge

Also, you can revisit topics at any point to refresh your knowledge. In addition, there is a short, multiple choice quiz, after each session, to make sure you’ve retained the knowledge you learned. In order to move on to the next session, you need to pass this quiz.

Live video chats

During the course, there are four live video chat sessions with the course trainer. So you have the opportunity to ask questions about the content. Additionally, you can ask questions on the course forum. As well as using it to exchange knowledge with other students.

How much time you need

Firstly, to finish the course in four weeks, takes two to three hours of study time per week. Although, you have an additional three weeks to complete it. So the course is open to you for a total of seven weeks. However, if you decide to submit a final project, it is likely to take you four to six hours to put it together. Therefore, you can submit the final project at any point during the seven weeks.

Course completion certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must do the following. To begin with, view all the course sessions and correctly answer all the multiple choice quiz questions. Then, fill out the course survey to give us feedback on your experience.

The final project

So, you do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate. Although we strongly encourage you to create one. Since putting together a final project gives you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered. While helping you discover how they could be applied to your own work. Not only that, but if you submit a final project, the course trainer provides you with valuable feedback. And, after all, this could help you in your day-to-day job.

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