5G Technologies Tutorial
This tutorial follows the evolution of the 5G technologies beyond the first commercial products available on the market, specifically concentrating on the foreseen impact of 5G within the digitalization of the various industries and on the equivalent standardization procedures within 3GPP Release 16. In particular, the concept of local networks addressing the needs of vertical markets and their integration into the global telecommunication infrastructure will be detailed.
The tutorial will cover a comprehensive number of telecommunication technologies, from the perspective of the 5G system as the basis for a highly flexible, customizable and automatic network infrastructure. Aiming to become a mirror on the path towards reaching the full potential of the 5G networks, this tutorial covers, from the perspective of software networks, the following topics: Local network requirements, core network architecture and edge-central split models, radio advancements and their impact on the core network, opportunities of AI, automation and management interfaces.
Being an anniversary edition, this tutorial will include a set of slides from previous tutorials, especially concentrating on how the technologies have realistically evolved, giving the audience a deep understanding on the R&D processes and expectations.
The tutorial will cover the following topics:
- Understanding the impact of software platforms on telecommunications
- 5G system standardization advancements
- Customization and flexibility features to address use case needs
- Impact of data-driven management and AI on end-to-end telecom infrastructure
- Best practice developments of 5G networks and trials