5th Generation Mobile Networks: The 5G Revolution

Mobile Communications    |    Beginner
  • 12 videos | 1h 10m 5s
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5G has the potential to revolutionize global communications and connectivity. It is vital for decision-makers in various fields to understand the possibilities afforded by this disruptive technology. Take this course to examine distinctive capabilities and applications of 5G. This course will help you recognize the groundbreaking applications of 5G in areas like manufacturing, entertainment, transportation, military, and healthcare and the implications of 5G technology on the economy and our daily lives. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to outline the characteristics and use cases of 5G, its potential to transform innovation, and the social and fiscal opportunities created by it.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Define the characteristics and capabilities required to incorporate 5g within different areas of application
    Recognize how ipv6 further enables the potential of 5g
    Identify commercial applications of 5g in areas like manufacturing, industrial automation, and robotics
    Describe 5g's application in vehicular autonomy
    List the applications of 5g in medicine and enabling telehealth
  • Outline how 5g enables iot technologies
    List various military applications of 5g
    Describe applications of 5g within the entertainment industry
    Outline the economic impact of 5g
    Describe the impact of 5g on our daily lives
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 2m 1s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about this course and your instructor. In this course, you’ll focus on the characteristics that make 5G technology so revolutionary. You’ll learn how 5G has been designed from its inception to deliver innovative and unprecedented network capabilities that enable applications that only a few years ago were considered science fiction. You’ll explore specific examples of applications in use today and those anticipated to be rolled out soon.   FREE ACCESS
  • 8m 42s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about 5G. You’ll review the three major areas of application. Those include enhanced mobile broadband, which is simply high-speed Internet. This is the first service offered, and all 5G networks currently deliver this service. It also includes ultra-reliable low-latency communications, which involves applications that require a network with high availability and high performance. And finally, it includes massive machine type communications, which involve connecting devices or machines. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Advancing 5G with Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    7m 34s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about one technology that will play an important role in how 5G is leveraged. This is the emergence of Internet Protocol Version 6, or IPv6. To understand how IPv6 complements 5G, it’s necessary to learn about this protocol. IPv6 is not a new protocol, it was designed in the late 1990s. But it was ratified as an Internet standard in 2017. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Commercial Applications of 5G
    7m 4s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about commercial applications for 5G. You’ll see there are many commercial applications that can leverage the advantages of a 5G network. You’ll learn manufacturing in particular has much to gain from this technology. Industrial control systems used to automate and centrally manage manufacturing processes, as well as robotics used in manufacturing, are two areas expected to be revolutionized with the integration of 5G. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Vehicular Autonomy and 5G
    7m 37s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about 5G and vehicular autonomy. You’ll see that one of the applications that is most often used to describe the revolutionary nature of 5G is the self-driving car. You’ll learn that 5G enables vehicular autonomy or automation. This is the use of various technologies to enable a vehicle to travel autonomously from one point to another. This includes wireless connectivity, which is where 5G fits in. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Applications of 5G in Medicine
    8m 7s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about 5G and medicine. Networks in general have played an important role in the healthcare industry over the past 20 years. Telehealth as a concept is not something new, but the advent of 5G has opened up many new opportunities for the advancement of telehealth. The diverse applications involved in medicine fall under all three of 5G's areas of application, which are eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  5G and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    8m 22s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about 5G and the IoT. The Internet of Things, or IoT operates within the mMTC category of 5G applications, requiring very low bandwidth, high device density, and large coverage areas. IoT is defined as the Internetworking of things. This refers to physical devices, or smart devices. These are devices with electronics, software, sensors, and actuators. All smart devices have network connectivity that enables them to collect and exchange data. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Military Applications of 5G
    2m 36s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the potential military applications of 5G. These involve autonomous vehicles, command and control, logistics and maintenance. You’ll see these applications would benefit from the improved data rates and lower latency that 5G delivers. This would put most military applications of 5G under the URLLC category of applications. The United States Department of Defense has announced investments in 5G networks to be installed on military bases. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Applications of 5G in Entertainment
    6m 40s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about how 5G applications concern entertainment. 5G not only enables users to more fully enjoy entertainment applications and services that exist today, but it also opens up opportunities for new forms of entertainment. The primary area of application for entertainment is enhanced mobile broadband due to the promised bandwidths. But the ultra-reliable low latency communication area also delivers features that are vital for new areas of entertainment. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Economic Impacts of 5G
    3m 32s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the economic impacts of 5G. You’ll see 5G is quickly becoming a next-generation technology that will have an impact on how we do business. 5G is creating new economic value across industries. The World Economic Forum has reported how 5G affects the world's economy, referencing specific industrial advances and the social impact of the application of the technology. 5G enables faster and effective inspections through predictive intelligence. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Impact of 5G on Our Lives
    6m 7s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the impact of 5G on our lives. 5G will have vast economic effects and it will affect our lives directly. 5G could affect our lives more dramatically than any technology shift since the Internet itself because 5G enables us to realize the potential of a fully connected world. There are three main driving forces behind this impact. These are speed, low latency, and ubiquity. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Course Summary
    1m 44s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in the course. In this course, you’ve learned how 5G will be a game changer in the economy and our daily lives. You learned the architecture and characteristics of 5G that are making this possible. You’ve examined various applications that have already begun being implemented and others that are just over the horizon. You looked at the three major areas of application identified by the 5G standard. FREE ACCESS


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