5th Generation Mobile Networks: 5G Principles, Facts & Fiction

Mobile Communications    |    Beginner
  • 12 videos | 1h 4m 46s
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The evolution and growing capabilities of mobile communications have driven innovation globally. The development of the next generation of cellular networks - 5G, comes with suggestions of transforming existing consumer, business, and industrial processes. This course will familiarize you with 5G and its capabilities while detaching the hype and fiction associated with the technology. Use this course to explore technological milestones achieved by various generations of mobile communications, the attributes and applications of 5G technologies, and the fringe theories surrounding 5G. After completing this course, you'll possess the knowledge to recognize the features and uses for 5G technologies and how they differ from those that belong to the previous generations of mobile communications.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Recall the origin, history, and development of mobile communications
    Outline the components of a mobile communications network and how they operate and interact
    Describe the evolution of mobile communications from the mobile radiotelephone to today's networks
    Recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 1g mobile communications networks
    Recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 2g mobile communications networks
  • Recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 3g mobile communications networks
    Recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 4g mobile communications networks
    Describe the features and innovations of 5g technologies
    Separate facts from fiction related to 5g technologies
    Identify the potential applications and uses of 5g technologies
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 49s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about your instructor and the course. In this course, you’ll look at the history of mobile communications and how it’s led to the development of today's 5G technologies. You’ll look at the early days of mobile communication and the milestones of these technologies. You’ll also learn about the components of a mobile network and understand they function and interact. Finally, you’ll learn what 5G is and what it’s not. FREE ACCESS
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    The evolution and capabilities of mobile communications have driven innovation globally. In this video, you'll learn more about where 5G fits into today's mobile communications framework. First, you'll explore the history of mobile communications as a whole, walking through the stages over the years to reach 5G. You'll also discover that mobile communications are not new. Wireless telephones were first mentioned in 1915 but it was just after WWII that mobile phone systems were introduced. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Components of Mobile Communications Infrastructure
    9m 5s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the basics of a modern mobile communications network, its components, and how they interact with each other. You’ll start by looking at the basic components of a mobile communications network. These are end-user devices. One of the most common such devices is a Point of Sales, or PoS device used to process credit card and debit card transactions. Another example is a vehicle GPS tracker. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Mobile Communications Generations
    3m 45s
    In this video, you'll learn how to describe the evolution of mobile communications from the mobile radiotelephone to today's networks. Sources agree the first 1G network was launched in Japan by the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company in 1979. Mobile communications developed before 1979 are considered 0G. This video charts some of the significant milestones of mobile communication technology. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  1G Mobile Communications Network Milestones
    5m 37s
    In this video, you'll learn about how 1G networks were the first mobile communication networks to use cellular technology. These networks provided only voice communication, no data was available and voice was transmitted using analog signaling. During this video, you will be able to recognize the main technological advancements and milestones achieved by 1G mobile communications networks. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  2G Mobile Communications Milestones and Advancements
    6m 20s
    In this video, you'll learn how to recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 2G mobile communications networks. First, they digitally encrypted phone conversations. This means the voice component of phone calls is digitized and encrypted. Next, data services for mobile communications were introduced. Watch this video to learn more about these concepts, and the many advantages to digitizing voice. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  3G Mobile Communications Milestones and Advancements
    3m 58s
    In this video, you'll learn how to recognize the technological advancements and milestones achieved by 3G mobile communications networks. You'll discover the primary improvement delivered by 3G networks over their 2G counterparts is the speed provided for data communications. 3G as a standard was required to provide a minimum of two megabits per second for stationary or walking users and 384 kilobits per second for a moving vehicle. 3G also went through several advancements within its generation. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  4G Mobile Communications Milestones and Advancements
    6m 16s
    In this video, you'll learn about 4G mobile communication networks. They've been characterized by a substantial increase in data speeds, as well as an improvement in voice communication. First, you'll learn about the naming convention of these technologies. The term long-term evolution, or LTE, refers to 4G networks. While this can sometimes be used as a marketing term, LTE alone refers to advanced 3G networks using the 3.9G or 3.95G standard. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  What is 5G?
    10m 11s
    In this video, you’ll learn about 5G. You’ll learn the fundamental characteristics of 5G and what makes this technology a game-changer. The primary gains provided by 5G include greater speeds. 5G delivers speeds in the Gb/s range with the promise of up to 10 Gb/s over the next few years. Next, 5G has lower latency. Latency measures how long it takes for a piece of information to go from its source to its destination. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Fringe Theories about 5G
    5m 41s
    In this video, you'll learn what 5G is not. You'll learn there are two main sources of misconceptions concerning 5G. The first is from marketing hype, while the second comes from the spreading of unscientific and unsubstantiated misinformation. Watch this video to separate the facts from the fiction related to 5G technologies. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Applications of 5G Technologies
    5m 1s
    In this video, you'll learn that the radio communications sector of the International Telecommunications Union, or ITU-R, has defined three main areas of application for 5G technologies. You'll learn these are groupings of applications that leverage different aspects of technologies associated with 5G. These are Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications, and Massive Machine Type Communications. Now, you'll take a closer look at each of these application areas. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Course Summary
    1m 25s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in the course. In this course, you’ve learned the timeline of mobile communications from pre-cellular networks to today's 5G technologies. You reviewed the history of mobile communications, learned the major components of a modern mobile communications network, and reviewed the various mobile network technological generations. You also learned what 5G is and what technologies it leverages. FREE ACCESS

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