5G Introduction

5G (5th generation of mobile networks) represents the next step in the mobile telecommunication standards evolution, following its 4th generation (4G), reflecting IMT-Advanced requirement, and being represented by LTE/LTE-A and LTE-A pro releases. As in case of every previous generation of mobile network, 5G networks are expected to further extend and broaden the requirements, to make mobile services more attractive for end users, expanding the capabilities on top of the existing 4G networks. Depending on the use case, 5G networks are expected to offer peak speed of up to 1 Gbps, improved coverage, reduced latency, etc.

5G Technology

Over the last 20 years we can observe a dynamic evolution of mobile networks. First milestone was the introduction of 2G GSM networks, that for the first time enabled wireless access to voice services further enriched by international roaming. It was followed by 3G UMTS networks that introduced significant improvement in the packet services, but also offered the legacy circuit-switched ones. Over time the data transmission prevailed over speech communication and became the most important service for both subscribers and operator. As a consequence 4-th generation of mobile networks, known as LTE were introduced. This new technology was completely dedicated to packet services, and offered enormous improvement in user throughput. Currently we can observe dynamic development of LTE networks in every part of the globe. Nevertheless new end-user services like Mobile Broadband, Internet of Things, Tactile Internet and many others have requirements that need another step forward towards the new 5-th generation of mobile networks. 5G is expected to be commercially available by 2020. However the standardization and research is already in mature stage. Based on this information we can quite precisely estimate, how 5G networks will look like, what services will be provided, what technologies will be used. 5G Technology course is an intermediate technical course, which provides the latest available information about all aspects of architecture, functionality, requirements, services of the future 5-th generation mobile networks.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is the most frequently used subject concerning such new-age technologies as Smart City or Smart Home. Solutions based on IoT become today’s standard for telecom, car or telemetry industries. The largest companies introduce their new services thanks to IoT solutions.

Understanding of the operation idea, requirements, standards and current available and used technologies will lead to the effective and accurate decisions affecting enterprise products and services.

5G Solutions: MTC - eMTC

The communication type device-MTC or devices communication (M2M) allows direct connection between electronical equipment and phones along with central server or MTC application servers. eMTC, also called LTE-M or LTE-MTC, is a low power technology (LPWA). Using LTE base stations, it operates Internet of Things through less complexity of the device and ensuring increased coverage. eMTC is a natural extension of LTE standard.