An Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology

    Venue: The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GA
    Cost: £200.00
    Capacity: Cambridge

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Starts 6 Dec 10:30

Ends 6 Dec 17:00

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An intensive full-day training on 5G technology run by Zahid Ghadialy.

This intensive full-day day course is ideally designed to provide a high-level technical overview of 5G technology: looking at requirements, end-to-end architecture & applications and helping to align the different pieces of the puzzle together to create a complete picture.

Why should you choose this course?

Mobile technology is moving at an unbelievable pace. The first data service for the mobile phone was launched in 2000. Since then we have had 3G & 4G roll outs. Standard bodies, researchers, operators and vendors are already working on rolling out 5G networks. Back when 2G and even 3G networks were rolled out, nobody could have foreseen the impact smartphones would have in our daily lives. Mobile devices have not only become the primary medium for connecting to the internet, but these small devices have computational power much greater than that used in Apollo 11, the spaceflight that first landed man on the moon. As mobile technology-based devices are evolving, they are able to do far more than just calling and mobile broadband. For example Machine-to-machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile TV, Public safety, etc. are a few areas where this technology is also being used.

Who should attend?

This course is ideally designed for people who are familiar with mobile technology, especially 3G and/or 4G technology. While a more detailed technical knowledge would be helpful, it will still have plenty to offer to others who may not be very familiar with the details.

The following people would benefit by attending this course:

  • Senior Managers / Directors
  • Project/Programme Managers 
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Coders, Testers and Technicians
  • HR and Finance working in mobile technology companies
  • Anyone else wishing to learn about 5G technology in general

What is the course outcome?

By the end of the course you are expected to understand the motivation for moving beyond 4G, onto 5G. You will become familiar with the architecture and the different technical options. If you are attending it for work reasons, this should help you in your daily work and if you are attending just to understand the technology, it should help you understand many new topic areas.

Who is the course leader?

Zahid Ghadialy is the Founder and Principal Consultant at 3G4G. He is also a Senior Director at Parallel Wireless & a Board member and SIG champion at CW. He has been involved with both innovative start-ups and established, public industry leaders from chipset and handset manufacturers to network equipment vendors, research, small cells and Wi-Fi companies, analyst and consulting firms. He is widely recognized as an evangelist for new technologies starting early in his career as a team member of the group spearheading the first 3G network rollout in Japan and in Europe. Since then he has widely disseminated various ideas and information through lectures, talks, trainings and mainly through his blogs and websites. He is also a regular speaker at many national and international conferences and events.

What is the course agenda?

Session One: 

  • ITU, IMT-2020 & 5G
  • 5G Motivation Requirements
  • 3GPP 5G Standards
  • Spectrum for 5G
  • Terminology (Bandwidth, Realiability, Latency, Jitter, etc.)
  • 5G Use Cases

Session Two:

  • 5G System (5GS) and 5G Core (5GC)
  • 5G RAN Architecture
  • 5G Network Architecture Options (Dual-Connectivity, Non-Standalone, Standalone, etc.)
  • Other 5G related technologies: Slicing, Edge, cloud, fog, massive MIMO, beamforming, etc.

Session Three:

  • State of market, trials, etc.
  • 5G Approaches by different operators
  • Other 5G use Cases

Agenda for the day

10:30 - Registration and networking with refreshments

11:00 - Session One

12:30 - Lunch and networking

13:30 - Session Two

15:00 - Networking and refreshments

15:30 - Session Three

16:30 - Q&A

17:00 - Close

Attendees of our previous 5G Tech Training course led by Zahid Ghadialy in July 2018 had this to say:

The event was extremely useful. The first session covered a lot of background that sounded historical but really was a vital explanation of how the picture will evolve.

In the time available this course delivered an impressive amount of content and did well to deliver on being an "advanced 5G" course rather than just discussing 5G at a high level like many other events. The second half on the standards was impressively detailed and the speaker clearly had a deep knowledge of the technology, standards as well as state of the market which was very impressive and informative. I don't think there was anything else you could have covered in the time - content was great from my prespective.

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