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.

Target audience

The course is intended for technical GSM/UMTS/LTE staff and their management who already work on LTE/EPS network and are interested in latest trends in mobile technology evolution.

Training contents

  • Introduction
    (key players in 5G standardization, evolution of mobile networks, market situation analysis, drivers for 5G introduction),
  • 5G Definition
    • GSMA
      (two alternative 5G perceptions: Hyper-Connected Vision, New Radio Access Technology Vision, eight 5G requirements, including two unique for 5G),
    • Samsung
      (5G seven “Rainbow” Key Performance Indicators),
    • IMT 2020
      (Key Efficiency Indicators, sustainability challenges and requirements, 5G Capabilities),
    • 5GPP
      (5G disruptive capabilities, high-performance indicators),
  • 5G Services
    • GSMA
      (services that may be delivered by legacy networks vs services that are only available with 5G),
    • Samsung
      (Internet of Things – smart home, smart store, fitness and healthcare, smart office, connected car, Immersive Multimedia Experience – UHD TV, virtual reality, augmented reality, cloud, intuitive remote access),
    • ITU – Tactile Internet
      (vision, impact on society – education, healthcare, smart city, personalized safety zones, energy, additional application fields),
  • 5G Architecture
    • ITU – Tactile Internet
      (infrastructure requirements, mini-cloud, mobile-edge cloud),
    • 5GPP – 5G Ecosystem
      (business service layer, business function layer, orchestrator, network function layer, infrastructure layer),
    • 5GPP design principles
      (radio interface, enablers/solutions, communication schemes, backhaul),
    • 5GPP architecture views
      (infrastructure control, logical and functional, physical resource, system management, application and business process),
    • Network Slicing
    • Network Function Virtualization
      (NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager, Virtualized Infrastructure Manager),
    • ETSI MANO – Management and Orchestration
      (entities, architecture, descriptor files),
    • 5GPP Network Softwarization and Programability
    • 5GPP Multi Domain Architecture
      (interfaces, hosting, security aspects),
    • RAN evolution
      (central vs distributed RAN, virtualized and cloud-based RAN),
    • Transport network,
  • 5G Radio
    • Spectrum
      (licensed, unlicensed),
    • Samsung - new technology matrix
      (mmWave system, multi-RAT, MIMO, coordinated multipoint, device-to-device communication, small cell),
    • METIS 5G radio requirements
    • METIS Air Interface design principles and variants
    • AI harmonization
    • Waveforms proposals
      (Cyclic Prefix OFDM, SC-FDMA, Filtered OFDM, Universal Filtered OFDM, Windowed OFDM, Pulse-shaped OFDM, Filter Bank Multicarrier – FBMC, (Offset)QAM FBMC, FQAM),
    • AI Evaluation Criteria
      (harmonization KPIs, single/multi waveform solutions, design requirements, resource management),
    • State Handling in 5G
    • Access and Mobility Management in 5G
  • 5G Business Opportunities
    • NGMN 5G Business Models
      (asset provider, connectivity provider, partner service provider),
    • 5G Value Creation
    • 5G Use Case Categories
    • Business aspects of design principles
    • ATIS business drivers for various 5G use cases
      (3rd party WiFi, shared network, international roaming, policy based service profile).


The participants should have attended the following courses for better understanding: “LTE/EPS Technology” or have the equivalent knowledge on UMTS.

Training method



2 days