5G Open RAN (O-RAN) and Private Networks: From Zero to Hero
What you'll learn
- Open RAN Concepts, Architectures, & Interfaces
- Open Radio Access Network Concept details and building blocks
- Building the New Radio Air Interface of 4G/5G using opensource tools
- Building the UE New Radio Air Interface of 4G/5G using opensource tools
- Building the EPC/5GC Network core of 4G/5G using opensource tools
- Practically seeing the features of the 4G/5G network
- The unlicensed Spectrum for 5G private networks
- Using SDR (e.g., USRPs) and off-the-shelf compute devices for prototyping 4G/5G networks
- The key building blocks of Private 4G/5G Networks
- The differences between 5G and the other Wireless Cellular Mobile Generations
- There are no requirements
Open RAN (O-RAN, ORAN) and Private 4G / 5G Networks
In this course, you will mainly learn two things:
1) Learn the Open RAN Concepts, Architectures, Interfaces, and the details related to them.
2) Learn how to build 4G & 5G networks using open-source Open RAN software and general-purpose, COTS hardware.
If you want to prepare yourself to build practical, and fully open telecom equipment, software programs, and end-to-end 4G/5G systems alternative and competitive to those produced by conventional Telecom companies, such as NOKIA, HUAWEI, SAMSUNG, ERICSSON, ZTE, etc., or want to learn how to build private 4G/5G networks, then this course is just for you. In this course, you will learn in detail most technical aspects of building end-to-end 4G and 5G systems including eNodeB/gNodeB, UE, and EPC/5GC.
Private networks, no matter who you ask (see: here, here, or here) have transitioned from lab toys to a multi-billion dollar industry. Open source too has left the lab and solutions from the likes of RedHat, OpenStack, O-RAN Alliance, and the Telecom Infra Project are a growing presence in operators’ networks globally. As the footprint of open source grows, and network operators see the benefits of deploying open source, the industry is responding by developing open source solutions moving up the stack. Now with the introduction of the Magma project, open-source is moving into complex network functions like the core of the 4G and 5G mobile networks.
Dumping gas on the open and private network fire, the FCC has made available commercially deployable CBRS spectrum that we see taking off in the recent auction and as Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) go live. With its 3-tier access, CBRS means anyone can get a meaningful chunk of airwaves with 25 times (or more) the power of most Wi-Fi networks to deliver high-quality wireless services.
In light of these changes, in this version of the build your own network how-to, I will move our target from a lab network to a commercial-grade LTE network deployment. Let’s get started.
After you complete watching all the lecture videos of the course, you will get a professional certificate of completion.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning about Open RAN and how to practically build private 4G and 5G networks can join the course
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Jehad M. HAMAMREH (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Founder and Director of WISLABi/com, Editor at Researcherstore/com & RS-OJICT journal, as well as A. Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Antalya International (Bilim) University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Cyber-Systems from Medipol University. Previously, he worked as a Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is the inventor of more than 20 Patents and has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers along with several book chapters. His innovative patented works won the gold, silver, and bronze medals in numerous international invention contests and fairs.
His current research interests include Wireless Communication, Wireless Security, Wireless Sensing, O-RAN, 5G/6G, IoT, AI/ML, wireless physical and MAC layers security, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), multiple-input multiple-output systems (MIMO), advanced waveforms design, multidimensional modulation techniques, and orthogonal/non-orthogonal multiple access schemes for future wireless systems. He is a regular investigator and a referee for various scientific journals as well as a TPC member for several international conferences. He is an Editor at RS-OJICT and Frontiers in Communications and Networks.
Key Research Topics: Wireless Communication, Wireless Security, Wireless Sensing, Open RAN, 5G/6G, IoT-AI
Sadiq Iqbal obtained his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering Department from QUEST University Nawabshah, Pakistan. He has worked as a Researcher and is currently pursuing master’s degree in electrical and Computer Engineering Department in Antalya Bilim University, Turkey. He has authored 8+ peer reviewed scientific papers. His research interests include 5G and 6G wireless communication networks, physical layer security, international mobile subscriber identity protection, vector signal super position and precoding techniques, coordinated multiple-point schemes, internet of things, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing single-input single-output, single-input multiple-output, multiple-input single-output and multiple-input multiple-output systems for next-generation and beyond wireless networks, Open RAN, 4G/5G real-time practical implementation using software defined radios and open source software.