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ENG-517 5G & IoT - A Technical and Regulatory Perspective




Current Telco architecture will transform from comprising vertically integrated discrete network elements, to being cognitive, cloud optimized and seamless in operation. Such next-generation networks will not be server-centric, but instead focus on data and content requirements. Data and the applications that use it will be decoupled. The new network architecture will support easy scalability, have security and privacy built-in, enable energy efficient operation, offer the lowest Operational Expenses (OPEX), and flexibly support an extremely wide range of uses.
Neotelis proposes a 5-day Training Course in San José to provide participants with an overview of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), from a technical perspective. The course will also discuss some key regulatory challenges associated with the technologies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 5G and IoT technology enablers and the features of both technologies

  • Understand the detailed technical architecture and components of a 5G network

  • Discuss the challenges of migration to 5G and some use cases of this new type of network

  • Describe the applications and advancement of 5G, assess security considerations and the role of analytics and applications

  • Understand what is IoT and describe the relationship between IoT and 5G

  • Explain the architecture, layers and stack for IoT and assess the features and requirements

  • Discuss key regulatory challenges and regulator's role in facilitating the rollout of 5G and setting the standards and regulations for IoT implementation

  • Explain the new business models needed for this new generation of technology and how operators can shift smoothly to 5G and pave the way towards industry 4.0
  • Analyze the situation of telecom operators and regulators and the challenges facing the shift to 5G and IoT in the LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Region


The training course covers the following topics:DAY 1
  • 5G and IoT Technology Enablers
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
    • Interference Management
    • Small Cells
    • Coordinated Multipoint
    • Mass-scale MIMO, Massive MIMO
    • Personal Mobile Internet
    • Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Smart-radio
    • Multi-hop networks
    • Direct device-to-device (D2D) communications
    • Dynamic Adhoc Wireless Networks (DAWN)
    • IPv6 and 6LowPAN
    • Centralized RAN vs. Cloud RAN
    • NFV, SDN, and cloud networking
    • Massive Machine Communication (MMC)
    • Massive Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Moving Networks (MN)
    • Ultra-Dense Networks (UDN)
    • Ultra-Reliable Communication (URC)
    • Mobile ad hoc network (MANET)
    • Wireless mesh network (WMN)
    • Vandermonde-Subspace Frequency Division Multiplexing (VFDM)
    • Millimeter-Wave
    • Network Slicing
    • 5G Cloud radio access network (C-RAN)
    • Ultra small cells based heterogeneous network (HetNet)
    • Heterogeneous Cloud Radio Access Network (H-CRAN)
    • Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC)
    • Full Dimension MIMO
    • Adaptive Coding and Modulation (AMC)
    • Filter-Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC)
    • Frequency and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (FQAM)
  • 5G Introduction
    • Road map to 5G
    • 5G technology detail
    • Features of 5G
    • Spectrum need for 5G
    • Evolution
    • Introducing the key concepts of 5G framework
    • Introducing the key components 5G architecture
    • Overview of cloud computing & SDN
    • Economic principles driving 5G & IoT
  • Workshop: Discussion Around Technology Enablers for 5G

Day 2

  • 5G Architecture
    The service-driven 5G network architecture aims to flexibly and efficiently meet diversified mobile service requirements. With software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) supporting the underlying physical infrastructure, 5G comprehensively cloudifies access, transport, and core networks.
    • Objective of the architecture
    • Architecture of 5G
      • Service based architecture
      • Network Slicing
    • Differences from LTE
    • Master core technology
    • Flexible frame structure & design
    • 5G design principles
    • Flexibility
    • Reliability
    • Various components and functions
    • Network softwarization and programmability
    • Impact on mobile technologies
    • Impact on service & infrastructure management and orchestration
    • Key differences between 5G & previous cellular technologies
    • Security- 5G planning using heuristic algorithm
    • Dimensioning use of millimeter wave (mmw) carrier frequencies
  • QoS Assessment in 5G
  • 5G Advancement
    • 5G radio
      • 5G performance requirements
      • 5G spectrum; multi spectrum scenario
      • Different frequency bands for 5G deployment
    • Air interface
      • Software defined air interface
      • New multiple accesses (“no cell” concept)
      • Physical layer procedures, and coding
      • New modulations schemes
      • Channel models for 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 5.25 GHz, 26.4 GHz, and 58.68 GHz.
      • Advanced MIMO technology with wider bandwidths
      • Propagation modeling of densely populated urban areas
      • Beam forming, network discovery, and relaying
      • Coding and modulation algorithms
      • Interference management
      • Non-orthogonal, asynchronous waveforms
      • Millimeter-wave beam forming
      • Cooperative diversity and flexible modulation
    • Radio Network Virtualization (Cloud RAN)
  • Workshop: 5G Technology Readiness in the LAC Region (Latin America and the Caribbean)


  • IoT Architecture and Layers
    The reference architecture consists of different layers. Layers can be realized by means of specific technologies. There are also some cross-cutting/vertical layers such as access/identity management.


  • IoT stack
  • Device hardware
  • Device software
  • Communication
  • Cloud platform
  • Cloud applications
  • Overview of IoT connectivity Methods and technologies
  • ZigBee PRO, ZigBee 3.0 and ZigBee IP
  • 6LowPAN
  • RFID
  • Bluetooth LE or bluetooth smart technology
  • Z-Wave
  • IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.15.4e, 802.11ah
  • 802.11ah, Wi-Fi HaLow
  • GSM, CDMA, GPRS,3G, LTE, small cells, SATCOM
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • MIPI, M-PHY, UniPro, SPMI, BIF, SuperSpeed USB Inter-Chip (SSIC), Mobile PCIe (M-PCIe) and SPI
  • Wired connectivity
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • Workshop: The Technologies Behind IoT


  • Migration to 5G
    • Challenges for migration
    • Options
    • Advanced features details
  • Key Considerations for Rolling out 5G
    • Regulatory Challenges
    • Business Model
    • Spectrum availability and allocation
      • Frequency bands for 5G deployment and regulatory challenges
    • Technical challenges
    • Device readiness and availability
  • 5G in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Spectrum, network and devices
    • The promise of 5G applications
  • Workshop: Key Considerations for Rolling Out 5G - in Costa Rica
  • Workshop: Encouraging the Take-Up of Device Connectivity

Day 5

  • Likely 5G Deployment Scenarios
    • 5G and fixed wireless
    • 5G rollout models
  • The Role of Regulators in the Deployment of 5G
  • Operators Roles, Risks and Revenue Streams in the 5G Era
  • 5G Use Cases and Economic Opportunity
    • Mobile broadband
    • Automotive
    • Smart society
    • Smart grids
    • Health
    • Industrial
    • Logistics/ freight tracking
  • Workshop: Comparison of Different Operators' Approaches to Rolling Out 5G
  • Case Study: Why 5G is so Important for Healhcare Use Cases
  • Security Considerations Surrounding 5G
    • Cloud security
    • Application security
  • IoT and 5G
    • 5G fundamental role in IoT
    • Understanding the IoT & 5G frameworks
    • 5G & IoT framework compatibility
    • How 5G and IoT are empowering the 4th industrial revolution
  • Considerations in regulating the IoT
  • Case Study: 5G Rollout Implications in the UK
  • Workshop: IoT in the LAC Region (Latin America and the Caribbean) and 6 Key Regulatory Debates

Target Audience

  • Strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, network professionals and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with 5G wireless networks, applications and services, including IoT.
  • Telecom professional from Costa Rica and the LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Region who need to understand the technical aspects of 5G and IoT and have an understanding of the associated regulatory considerations.


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