Note: The course starts on Monday 7th September 2020 at 12:15 in Zoom Lecture Room (meeting link to be sent in email and on announcement page)!
will develop factual knowledge and understanding of the 5G core network, the
Evolved Packet System (EPS) architecture, its components and its protocols.
They will also understand the migration scenarios from 2G/3G to 4G and 5G. The
students will become also familiar with the latest developments in the area of
Network Function Virtualization, Software Defined Networking, Network Slicing,
and Network Softwarization. Furthermore, the students will learn about the
evolved radio access networks (RANs). As part of the learning activities, the
students will select a paper for presentation from a a shortlist of research
papers or other useful literature such as, magazines, journal articles and whitepapers,
that relate to the theme of the course. This includes papers describe upcoming
developments in standards, technical enhancements for realising
interesting/challenging 5G vertical use cases; or envisioned developments
beyond 5G (6G). These papers will not only expose students to concepts beyond
legacy systems considered in the lectures, it will also further develop their
presentation and research skills.
The course covers key system level technical issues involved in the design and deployment of the 5G core network and the EPS, in a stepwise progressive fashion. The course also covers aspects relevant to carrier grade virtual mobile core networks, as an important vision of 5G. Furthermore, the course will introduce some of the key recent RAN technology developments including LTE, LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro and5G New Radio (NR) standards. To that end, where appropriate, the course provides an overview on relevant standards and exposes students to some relevant research papers and standards documents, mostly from the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
- In-class exercises (30% of course grade)
- Assignment (30% of course grade)
- Examination (40% of course grade)
- Lecture 1: Mon 07.09.20 12:15 - 14:00
- Lecture 2: Fri 11.09.20 12:15-14:00
- Lecture 3: Mon 14.09.20 12:15 - 14:00
- Lecture 4: Mon 21.09.20 12:15 - 14:00
- Lecture 5: Mon 28.09.20 12:15 - 14:00
- Lecture 6: Mon 05.10.20 12:15 - 14:00
- Assignment - Paper presentation day 1: Mon 12.10.2020 , 12:00 - 14:00
- Assignment - Paper presentation day 2: Wed 14.10.2020, 14:00 - 16:00
- Examination: Tue 20.10.2020 09:00-12:00
Each student should have the background in Wireless Systems.
For inquiries for further information on the course please contact any of the following course teachers:
- Tarik Taleb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Edward Mutafungwa <email@example.com>,