5G Mobile Network Providers: Diving Deeper into 5G's Layered Design

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What in the world is the 5G protocol stack? Communication technologies are often discussed in terms of constructs called protocol stacks, which outline the distinct mechanisms working together to accomplish communication. 5G is no different! The 5G protocol stack is a complex monster - difficult to understand even for seasoned network engineers. Taking a step back to examine the good old Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is an excellent way to further familiarize ourselves with protocol stacks as a concept and begin to understand the 5G protocol stack. Use this course to examine the OSI model and see how 5G fits into the picture. Then, use the OSI model to further appreciate some of the 5G protocol stack components and their purposes and operation. Upon completion of the course, you'll have a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the remarkable 5G protocol stack.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Review the osi model, including its origins, history, and purpose
    Compare and contrast the osi model with the tcp/ip protocol stack
    Describe how the osi model is applied for wired communication
    Describe how the osi model was applied for wireless communication before the advent of 5g
    Examine how the 5g protocol stack relates to the osi model and how it extends its mechanisms of operation
  • Compare the operation of the 5g protocol stack with its 4g counterpart
    Describe the operation of the 5g protocol stack at the physical layers
    Describe the operation of the 5g protocol stack within the four sublayers of its data link layer
    Describe the operation of the 5g protocol stack upper layers for both the user plane and the control plane
    Describe the operation of the 5g protocol stack at the application layer
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 11s
    Apply the OSI model to demystify the 5G protocol stack, dive deeper into its layered design, examine its components, and reveal its inner workings. FREE ACCESS
  • 10m 19s
    Study the OSI model, its origins, history, and purpose, to learn how 5G works. Familiarize yourself with processes, such as encapsulation for senders and decapsulation for receivers, and how these interface with protocol data unit (PDU) layers. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  OSI Model vs. the TCP/IP Stack
    6m 47s
    Explore similarities and differences between the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol stack, to see how 5G uses protocol stacks to handle wireless connectivity. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  OSI Model for Wired Communication
    7m 35s
    Crawl before your walk: examine the simpler, wired OSI model, to help understand the more complex wireless model of 5G. Learn about MAC addresses, the Ethernet header, and IP packets. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  OSI Model for Wireless Communication
    4m 42s
    Walk before you run: examine older, less complex wireless OSI models, such as 802.11 for WiFi, developed before 5G. Review how wireless networks negotiate communications among multiple devices. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Where Does 5G Fit into the OSI Model?
    7m 40s
    Compare the 5G protocol stack with the OSI model and discover how the Userplane stack extends mechanisms of operation to SDAP, PDCP, RLC, MAC, and PHY. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  A Comparison of 5G and 4G Stacks
    3m 10s
    Watch how 5G has evolved from 4G, with the addition of the SDAP layer. Explore changes to the LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro frameworks, to enable telcos to rollout 5G in a more gradual way. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  The Physical Layer of 5G
    6m 43s
    Probe the 5G protocol stack at the physical layer that deals with Radio Access Technology (RAT) and 5G NR, and how they relate to gNB and user equipment (UE), including cell phones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  The Data Link Layer of 5G
    5m 36s
    See how the 5G protocol stack works within the four sublayers of its data link layer to give 5G infrastructure its revolutionary performance. Learn about the medium access control layer, transport channels, and multiplexing. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  The Upper Layers of the 5G Protocol Stack
    4m 56s
    Study the ways that the 5G protocol stack upper layers operate for the user plane and the control plane. Explore how the PDU layer is involved in the communication between user equipment and a portion of the core network, known as the Userplane function (UPF). FREE ACCESS
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    11.  The Application Layer and 5G
    2m 51s
    See how the 5G protocol stack at the application layer minimizes latency to enable diverse applications, such as unmanned aerial systems, self-driving cars, industrial Internet of Things, and control of and data collection from millions upon millions of devices. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Course Summary
    1m 51s
    This course showed you how to apply the OSI model to demystify the 5G protocol stack, dive deeper into its layered design, examine its components, and reveal its inner workings. FREE ACCESS

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