Essentials of 5G: A Concise Technical Introduction

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Course Description

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.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Fundamentals of 5G