5G Mobile Network Providers: 5G Core Infrastructure

5G    |    Intermediate
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The 5G core network is where a lot of the magic involved with 5G takes place. This next-generation technology's core network delivers network services to connected devices in a way never implemented before. Understanding the operation of this core network and its components, services, and methods of deployment is an integral part of gaining a deeper understanding of 5G as a whole. Use this course to examine the 5G core network and what makes it so groundbreaking. Investigate the various modes of 5G deployment, diving deeper into the architecture itself and exploring the role that virtualization plays in all of this. Upon completion of this course, you'll have an appreciation of the revolutionary nature of the 5G core network in comparison to previous generation mobile communication core networks.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Describe the 5g core network architecture and its components
    Examine the components and characteristics of the 5g core network architecture that make it so groundbreaking and innovative
    Investigate the architecture of the 5g core network, its components, and its operation
    Investigate the architecture of the 5g core network, its components, and its operation
    Explore the advantages delivered by virtualization and their implication for the 5g core network
  • List the various ways that the 5g core network offers new opportunities for businesses, consumers, and applications
    Compare and contrast the 5g master core network to its predecessors and outline how its evolution enables the future
    Compare and contrast the non-standalone and the standalone modes of 5g deployment
    Describe the characteristics, technical implications, advantages, and disadvantages of a 5g network deployed in non-standalone mode and how this pertains to the 5g core
    Describe the characteristics, technical implications, advantages, and disadvantages of a 5g network deployed in standalone mode and how this pertains to the 5g core
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 4s
    In this course, you’ll learn about the 5G core network to understand what it is and what makes it so groundbreaking. You’ll also learn about the various modes of deployment of 5G, taking a deeper dive into the architecture itself. You’ll also examine the role virtualization plays. Finally, you'll compare it to the core networks of previous-generation mobile communication networks. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 32s
    Discover 5G Core Network. You’ll learn the various components of a 5G network. You’ll look at the user equipment, which can be a smartphone, an IoT device, or any wireless device connecting to the network. This connects via 5G New Radio or 5G NR, which is the air interface between the UE and the base station. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  What's So Special about the 5G Core?
    7m 21s
    You’ll get a clear picture of the role the core plays in the various aspects of connectivity. At its most fundamental level, the 5G core is responsible for interconnecting the UE to its intended destination. However, the mechanisms necessary to do this at the promised level of performance, while the UE is moving at high speeds, require very cutting-edge capabilities. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  5G Core Architecture – Part 1
    6m 57s
    Discover actual architecture of 5G core network. You'll investigate various components of the network to further explore the way they support the PDU session. All of these elements are designed to keep the PDU session operational for the subscriber. They ensure it follows the device as it moves from cell to cell. You’ll see how components interoperate to achieve this. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  5G Core Architecture – Part 2
    8m 12s
    Continue examining the architecture of 5G core network. You’ll investigate various components of the network and discover how they support this PDU session. These elements are designed to keep the PDU session operational for the subscriber, and to ensure it follows the device as it moves from cell to cell. You’ll look at the rest of the core network components. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Role of Virtualization in the 5G Core
    5m 25s
    Explore the role of virtualization in the 5G core. You’ll learn about Network Function Virtualization or NFV. NFV is a network architecture concept that seeks to virtualize a part of the network infrastructure. NFV does not simply create virtual network devices but virtualizes network functions. With 5G, most of these nodes are virtualized as part of the NFV infrastructure. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  How the 5G Core Enables New Opportunities
    3m 58s
    Explore how 5G enables new opportunities. One of the primary features that NFV enables is the delivery of network slicing. NFV is a key enabler of network slicing. Network slicing allows the service provider to create logical networks across a common physical infrastructure. 5G is an enabler network for a multitude of applications and third-party users of the network. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  A Comparison of the 5G Core to its Predecessors
    4m 50s
    Compare the 5G core to its predecessors. 5G core is based on 4G LTE Advanced Pro network architecture. 4G LTE Core Network is similar to the 5G network, but with some different component names. 4G LTE Core includes the EPS, or evolved packet system. This includes the LTE Advanced Pro infrastructure. The 5G counterpart is the 5GS or 5G system. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  5G Modes of Implementation
    3m 37s
    Explore 5G modes of implementation. 5G has taken the strides made by the 4G core and improved upon them. This allows a more gradual, less disruptive, and more intuitive migration path from 4G to 5G. Similar architectures of the two generations allows enabling a migration path that will take advantage of the extensively deployed 4G LTE Advanced Pro core network. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  5G Non-standalone Mode
    3m 19s
    Discover 5G Non-Standalone Mode. This is the easiest and most economically viable path to take to deliver a smoother transition between 4G and 5G. You’ll explore 5G-NSA, learn the advantages and disadvantages of this choice of deployment. With an NSA implementation, the cellular base stations are capable of delivering 5G-NR to 5G-enabled user equipment, while they support 4G devices. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  5G Standalone Mode
    4m 16s
    Discover 5G Standalone Mode. The 5G-SA option means all components, including the RAN, as well as the core network, are deployed using full 5G standards. This means 5G NR for the RAN and the new 5G core are implemented. This also means the 5G stack is leveraged, as is the 5G core network, with all of its components and functions. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Course Summary
    1m 35s
    In this course you’ve learned about the 5G core network and what makes it so groundbreaking. You looked at the architecture itself and examined the role virtualization plays. You also investigated various migration paths the core architecture allows, making moving to 5G smoother and less disruptive. Additionally, you took a look at the core network architecture. FREE ACCESS

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