Introduction to 5G / FutureG Use Cases and Capabilities

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Introduction to 5G / FutureG Use Cases and Capabilities

Course Description

The 5G / FutureG Use Cases and Capabilities course provides a fundamental understanding of 5G networks, use cases, and capabilities, as well as 5G network deployment and configuration considerations in order to maximize the user and application quality-of-service in a variety of environments and spectrum landscapes. You’ll learn about many of the essential technologies that make up 5G and how those technologies can co-exist on the same network or layered spectrally, geographically, or spatially. 

Course Content

     Introduction to Cellular Networking   

  • History of Cellular 

  • Essential 5G Precursor Features (LTE / 3G) 

     Cellular Features / Use Cases 

  • 5G Features / Capabilities / Use Cases 

  • Major players / Equipment Providers / Operators 

     Cellular Architectures / Deployment Considerations 

  • 5G Components / Network Architectures / NW Virtualization 

  • Major 5GC components / Interfaces 

Major 5G RAN components / Interfaces 

     Basic 5G procedures 


     5G Feature Dive 

  • Functional splits 

  • MEC 

  • IoT considerations 

  • CP / UP 

  • NTN 

  • N3IWF 

  • Multi-level radio networks 

  • IAB 

  • C-V2X 


  •     FutureG Landscape 

  • 5G Advanced preview 

  • 6G preview 

Requirements & Materials


Recommended: Basic communication system understanding 


PowerPoint slides presented 

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone from government or commercial industry interested in understanding more about 5G / FutureG cellular use cases and capabilities, including key technologies, spectrum, and deployment considerations, as well as the capabilities of future cellular technologies. 

Defense tech professionals attending a short course

What You Will Learn

  • Brief history of cellular network evolution 
  • 5G primary features and capabilities 
  • 5G cellular architectures and deployment considerations 
  • 5G procedures and security considerations 
  • Future G technology landscape 

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop understanding of current commercial 5G network capabilities 
  • Differentiate between current 5G deployed networks and anticipated 5G capabilities 
  • Understand tradeoffs in 5G network architectures and configurations 
  • Be able to better evaluate potential of different 5G network performance 
  • Understand applications and use cases of a variety of 5G features and capabilities 
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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