An Introduction to 5G Wireless Networks

Architecture, Characteristics and Use-Cases
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Evolution of wireless networks
Wireless Network Architecture
5G Architecture
5G Characteristics
Differences between 4G and 5G
Concepts such as Beamforming, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing and Network Slicing
Multi-access Edge Computing
5G Use-Cases


  • Basic knowledge of computers and technology
  • Knowledge on wireless and networking, is nice to have


"An Introduction to 5G Wireless Networks" course is for beginners to get a quick grasp on 5G technology, 5G architecture, characteristics, key concepts and use-cases. The course introduces a number of new terms related to wireless networks to the students. The topics covered in this training are evolution of wireless networks, wireless network architecture, 5G definition, need for 5G networks, characteristics of 5G network, 5G network architecture, differences between 4G and 5G networks, introduction to key 5G concepts such as beam-forming, dynamic spectrum sharing, network slicing and multi-access edge computing. The course provides a quick overview of the 5G use-cases. Some of the use-cases covered are Internet of Things, Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Fixed Wireless Networks and Private Wireless Networks.

This course does not delve into call-flows or detailed network architecture diagrams. This course is targeted at students, professionals, technology enthusiasts and academicians to get a high-level understanding of the 5G technology. After attending this course, students would be able to participate in discussions and conversations with peers, colleagues and customers on 5G. Students would also be able to articulate the new features/functions introduced in 5G, key components of a wireless network architecture and the use-cases enabled by 5G. No prior working experience in 4G or 5G technology is required to understand this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who are curious to learn about 5G

Course content

1 section6 lectures33m total length
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Network Architecture
  • 5G Architecture and Characteristics
  • 5G Concepts
  • 5G Use-Cases
  • Test your understanding of 5G
    10 questions


Technology Enthusiast
Saravanan (Saro) Velrajan
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Saravanan (Saro) Velrajan has 20+ years of experience in networking technologies, working for leading companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Ericsson and Verizon. Saro has an MBA in Technology Management from University of Phoenix. He has held several roles in delivery management, product engineering, product marketing and product management.

Saro is the author of the book 'An Introduction to 5G Wireless Networks'. Saro is specialised in technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Wireless Networks (5G/4G), Edge Computing and Content Delivery Networks (CDN). He is a much sought out professional speaker and trainer. Saro has presented in TEDx, TiE, TMForum, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), DSCI, NASSCOM, CII, PMI events / conferences.