Discover the world of 5G, the 5th generation of mobile communications, currently being deployed throughout the globe. 5G technology will increase significantly the speed of broadband communications (did you know there are at least as many active mobile phones today as people on the planet?) and improve the reliability of machine-to-machine communications. This is a gamechanger for the telecommunication industry everywhere, especially when we think about the services that do not even exist yet, which scientists think 5G will make possible.
The revolution of mobile technologies starts with 5G and one of the key aspects of this is ultra-dense networks, made up (and known as) small cells. The MOOC explores the basics of 5G architecture, fundamental principles, and key enabling technologies. It is designed by researchers from the EU-funded project TeamUp5G, which brings together young and more senior experts and researchers to work together on improving small cells in 5G (increasing capacity, reducing power consumption).
Topics covered by this MOOC
- Key technologies needed to enable or support 5G mobile communications;
- Fundamentals of ultra-dense networks and small cells in the context of 5G and its evolution;
- Latest and new transmission technologies and interference management;
- Techniques to reduce one's energy consumption and spectrum sharing;
- Essential principles of the evolution towards 6G;
- Using visible light (LiFi) in addition to radio;
- Emerging technologies such as the use of Tera Hertz (THz) frequencies or intelligent reconfigurable surfaces.
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In this course, you will learn the basic principles behind ultra-dense networks, small cells, and the possibilities they open in 5G. Some knowledge of engineering, especially engineering related to mobile communications is desirable. You should also be familiar with the basic concepts of radio communication technology, digital communications, and signal processing.
The course is instructor-led and takes place over 6 weeks. You will need between 4 to 6 hours of time commitment per week.