Essentials of 5G: A Concise Technical Introduction
What you'll learn
- Fundamentals of 5G
- Basic understanding of wireless technologies would be helpful but is not mandatory.
This 5G course from Dr. Nishith Tripathi (Samsung Research America and Virginia Tech) and Prof. Jeff Reed (Virginia Tech and Reed Engineering) provides a concise technical overview of 5G through a series of 7 video lectures and quizzes. These sessions are based on the world’s first 5G multimedia book: “5G Cellular Communications- Journey and Destination.”
Lecture 1- 5G: Target Services and Performance Goals. Learn about the amazing services that 5G offers. Along the way, find out what performance goals 5G is aiming to achieve. You will also be able to compare 5G performance with 4G performance.
Lecture 2- 5G: How Did We Get Here? Let’s look back at the history of cellular communications. If you feel a little nostalgic and ponder over the days gone by upon reviewing the history, rest assured that you are not alone. You never know...we may have a crystal ball and may even tell you about 6G! Join us on this journey.
Lecture 3- “Building 5G” in 5 Minutes. Building 5G is a Herculean task. However, the good news is that we already know the key building blocks. Watch this short video to quickly get a handle on the key 5G components.
Lecture 4- 5G New Radio (NR) Air Interface: An Overview. 5G introduces a new air interface called New Radio (NR). The NR air interface helps 5G achieve superior performance compared to LTE. Watch this video to learn about key characteristics of the super-duper 5G NR air interface with unprecedented performance capabilities.
Lecture 5- 5G Network Architecture: Salient Features. 5G defines a brand-new radio network and core network architectures. These architectures, along with concepts such as Network Slicing and MEC, provide flexible deployments. Watch this video to learn about salient features of the 5G network architecture.
Lecture 6- Virtualization and Automation Technologies. The network architecture of 5G has been designed to be virtualization-friendly so that virtualization and automation technologies can be exploited to provide scalability, flexibility, and agility and to reduce costs. This video provides an overview of key virtualization and automation technologies that will facilitate the design, deployment, and maintenance of 5G networks in the coming months and years.
Lecture 7- Devices and Applications for 5G. 5G will offer a variety of services to consumers and enterprises and serve many different industries on a massive scale. Such variation in service offerings requires the support of different types of devices and applications. This video provides a glimpse of potential types of devices and apps that we will experience and hear about in the coming years.
Who this course is for:
- Engineers, technicians, technical managers, project managers, product owners
With over 23 years in the cellular industry, Dr. Tripathi has been at the forefront of emerging wireless technologies. He has co-authored the cellular industry’s first-ever multimedia eBook on 5G as well as a textbook on Cellular Communications that is used at leading universities worldwide. Dr. Tripathi is a RAN delegate for Samsung at 3GPP and does research in next-generation technologies and applications of AI. As the 5G Technical Lead at Award Solutions, Dr. Tripathi led 5G initiatives on content development and content delivery. At Award Solutions, Dr. Tripathi developed content on 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies and trained thousands of engineers and executives in the areas such as 5G, LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-M/Cat-M, NB-IoT, LAA, and D2D/ProSe), LTE-Advanced, LTE, Radio and Core Networks, IMS, and RF Engineering. Dr. Tripathi designed and analyzed high-performance radio resource management (RRM) algorithms at telecom equipment manufacturers. His pioneering research on the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cellular networks at Virginia Tech has been published as a monograph and as part of a book on neuro-fuzzy applications. As an industry expert, he has contributed to Scientific American, FCC, CTIA, GSMA, EE Times University, and CNN Business. Dr. Tripathi is an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech, where he teaches cellular communications and guides students in their research projects.
Professor Reed is the Willis G. Worcester Professor of ECE at Virginia Tech with a specialty in wireless communications. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to software radio, communications signal processing, and engineering education. He has co-founded several companies in the areas of wireless communications and cybersecurity. Dr. Reed also served as a consultant to many leading wireless and defense firms.