5G Concepts


Date and Venue

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Top Rank Hotels Galaxy, Ikeja, Lagos
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Top Rank Hotels Galaxy, Ikeja, Lagos
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The International Conference Centre University of Ibadan
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Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja




The purpose of this short duration, high-level course is to enable the delegate to understand the technology ecosystem along with certain key policy/regulatory elements of mobile communications.

Exploring the key concepts of 5G and explore the end-to-end architecture that comprises the new generation of mobile network environments, including radio access network, core network and operational support systems.

We will also explore the seismic change to the way we communicate with smart phone has impacted mobile communications and the fact that components such as; batteries, processors and antennas may require major upgrades.


Upon completion of this course the delegate will be able to;

  • Understand Hexagon Based Mobile Cellular Telephony
  • Understand the Frequency Spectrum needs of 5G
  • Understand the basic concept of SDN and NFV in slicing
  • Understand mobility management in HetNet environments
  • Describe the 5G RAN Architecture
  • Understand mobile backhaul
  • Describe the 5G core network architecture
  • Understand OSS/BSS for 5G



The Beginning 

  • Mobile Cellular Telephony Evolution
  • Hexagon Based Mobile Cellular Telephony
  • Manuscript Overview

Radio Frequency Spectrum 

  • Radio Spectrum and Mobile Communications
  • Frequency Allocation and Identification
  • Frequency Requirements Needs for 5G
  • Technical Solution
  • Financial Aspects


  • Key SDOs and their Standardisation Processes
  • 3GPP
  • ITU-T
  • ITU-R
  • IETF
  • 5G Standardisation

5G Concepts 

  • 5G Objectives and Usage Scenarios
  • 5G Activities
  • Channel Access Method/Air Interface
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Multiple Access/Waveform
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Standardisation
  • Spectrum Management
  • Regulatory Aspects
  • Massive Centralised RAN
  • Centralised RAN/Cloud RAN
  • Key Advantages
  • Key Challenges
  • Vehicular Communications
  • From V2V to V2X
  • Key Standards
  • VC Architecture
  • V2X Use Cases
  • VC Challenges
  • Regulatory Aspects
  • VC Evolution
  • Network Slicing
  • E2E Slicing
  • SDN and NFV in Slicing

Network Architecture, Mobility Management and Deployment 

  • LTE and 4G (LTE Advanced) Network Architecture
  • Potential 5G Architecture
  • 30000 ft Birds Eye View
  • High Level 5G Network View
  • 5G Network Architecture (In-Depth)
  • Mobility Management
  • EPS Mobility Management
  • Voice Management in LTE
  • Mobility Management in HetNets
  • Futuristic Mobility Management
  • Network Deployment
  • Planning and Engineering
  • Implementation
  • Optimisation
  • Network Management

4G/5G Radio Access Network 

  • 3GPP Releases
  • LTE-Advanced
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Antenna Diversity
  • Relaying
  • SON Enhancements
  • eMBMS
  • Latency Improvement
  • enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC)
  • Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission and Reception (CoMP)
  • LTE Advanced Pro
  • Carrier Aggregation Enhancements
  • Licensed Assisted Access using LTE
  • MIMO Enhancements
  • Latency Improvements
  • 5G NR
  • Requirements

Transport Network 

  • 5G Transport Requirements
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • E-Band Microwave
  • Metro Transport Network
  • Core Transport Network

Core Network and Operational Support 

  • Evolved Packet Core
  • Evolution of the IMS
  • 5G Core Network
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Operations and Support
  • OSS/BSS for LTE
  • OSS/BSS for 5G

Connected Devices 

  • Smart Phone Components
  • Batteries
  • Device Processors
  • Massive MIMO
  • D2D Communications
  • Role of SDOs for Connected Devices

The Way Forward to the Year 2040 

  • Current Picture
  • Why 2040?
  • Key Big Trends
  • Final Suggestions