Course Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing all aspects of the computer industry. The impact of AI has been seen on a number of areas such as speech and image recognition. The telecom industry is no different.

This four-week, self-paced course provides an overview of AI from a telecom perspective. AI is explored from a definition, underlying technology and use cases perspective. The course starts with an introduction to AI, and then moves to analyse key AI use cases and the AI technologies of machine learning and deep learning. The course concludes with a discussion on how to build an AI model, some of the common tools, and the key challenges.

This course has been created by Awards Solutions.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define artificial intelligence (AI).
  • List the key AI use cases within telecommunications.
  • Compare and contrast deep learning and machine learning.
  • List different AI design models.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course is designed for personnel involved in product management, marketing, planning, design, engineering, and operating wireless (4G, 5G) and wireline access networks.

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment. We estimate that it should not take you more than one hour of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the final assessment. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the final assessment. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

This five-week, self-paced course explores the mobile networks in operation today, and in so doing describes the technologies, services, and markets.

Comprising eight modules, this course begins by reviewing the current market position prior to describing how mobile technology has evolved over the past 30 years – from the early networks through to the potential of 6G. Emphasis is placed on the networks which are in commercial operation today as a means of describing evolving services and applications. The growth in machine-type communications is explored, and the new critical communication-based services such as V2X, extended reality and the metaverse are analysed, before finally taking a brief glimpse into what 6G has in store.

This course has been created by Mpirical.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the current mobile ecosystem, the coexistence of different generations of mobile networks, and the complexities of managing these networks.
  • Describe the basic building blocks of a mobile network.
  • Understand the importance of data and the impact of video streaming services on data usage in mobile networks.
  • Understand the basics of digital radio communication in mobile networks, including frequency bands, channel bandwidths and modulation.
  • Explore the services and capabilities of legacy networks (2G and 3G).
  • Explore the development and evolution of 4G networks.
  • Understand the basic principles of voice telephony and the difference between circuit-switched voice and IP-based voice.
  • Explore the rise of the smartphones and mobile app marketplaces.
  • Understand how 4G and 5G networks can interwork with Wi-Fi and other access technologies.
  • Explore cellular IoT and mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communication) applications.
  • Outline the key performance capabilities of 5G.
  • Understand how MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) is used to support URLLC (Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication) applications.
  • Understand the relationship between modern mobile networks and the Cloud.
  • Explore the SBA (Service Based Architecture) of the 5G core.
  • Explore potential use cases such as V2X, AR/XR and private cellular networks.
  • Look ahead to the potential capabilities of a future 6G network.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course has been designed for all audiences but is particularly suitable for those with some technical experience. The course will provide a foundational understanding of the evolution and relationship between different generations of mobile technology, as well as key terminology and use cases.

Course Structure and Study Time

The course consists of eight modules, which you will gain access to as soon as you complete your enrolment. You will need to view the modules sequentially.

We estimate that it should not take you more than two and a half hours of study time per week to complete the course in five weeks. You will have, however, eight weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the tests of understanding at the end of the modules. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the tests. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$999.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

This four-week, self-paced course seeks to explain how interworking can be supported between 5G and 4G networks, with focus on dual registration as one technique, coupled with N26 connectivity as an alternative technique. In so doing, both idle and connected mode mobility will be examined, with analysis of an N26 handover for 5GC to EPC mobility, and vice versa. The course also includes focus on the EPS and RAT fallback mechanisms available for voice, including emergency services fallback.

This course has been created by Mpirical.

Course Objectives

  • Examine the concepts of LTE interworking, including single and dual registration mode.
  • Explain single and dual registration mode mobility, covering 5GC to EPC mobility (dual registration mode), EPC to 5GC mobility (dual registration mode) and mobility with single registration mode supported.
  • Outline the architectural considerations for interworking, with focus on the N26 reference point.
  • Track the idle mode mobility procedures (with N26), including 5GC to EPC mobility, EPC to 5GC mobility and 4G GUTI to 5G-GUTI mapping.
  • Catalogue the key stages of a 5GS to EPS handover (N26 supported).
  • Catalogue the key stages of an EPS to 5GS handover (N26 supported).
  • Summarize the key fallback mechanisms used for 5G voice, including ES fallback.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course has been designed for a technical audience who deal with supporting interworking requirements between the 5G and 4G core networks. Key job roles include core network engineers, system architects, transport network engineers, and voice core engineers.

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment. We estimate that it should not take you more than one hour of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the test of understanding. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the test of understanding. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

The introduction of 5G, both in the non-standalone and standalone derivates, has placed an additional burden on the packet transport networks that support the underlying data transfer taking place within the network.

This four-week, self-paced course seeks to outline the key considerations for the packet transport network when deploying 5G, including the areas of the network affected, the impact on the RAN and core, the technologies involved, and bandwidth requirements.

This course has been created by Mpirical.

Course Objectives

  • Examine the factors associated with 5G that influence and impact the 5G transport network.
  • Explain the disaggregation of the NG-RAN, with focus on why this is relevant to the 5G transport network.
  • Outline the contributing factors that the 5G radio is responsible for, including adaptive modulation, channel bandwidth, massive MIMO and carrier aggregation.
  • Explore the technologies associated with the NG-RAN and their influence on the transport network, including connection density, cell densification and user plane redundancy.
  • Focus on the impact network slicing and MEC have on the transport network.
  • Summarize the different network topographies associated with the 5G transport network.
  • Detail the role that OTN plays within the 5G transport network.
  • Examine the utilization of Ethernet based technologies in the 5G transport network, including time sensitive networking.
  • Show how MPLS has evolved for 5G packet transport networks, with focus on the use of segment routing.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course has been designed for a technical audience who work directly on the packet transport network or have areas of responsibility within the RAN or the core network. Key job roles include core network engineers, system architects, transport network engineers, and voice core engineers.

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment. We estimate that it should not take you more than one hour of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the test of understanding. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the test of understanding. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

Today’s telecommunications networks are complex mixtures of legacy technologies coupled with the latest generation of both fixed and mobile architectures.

This six-week, self-paced course seeks to offer a grounding to those who are new to the telecoms industry, providing them with a foundation of knowledge which will allow them to explore the telecommunications ecosystem in greater detail. As such, the course is all-encompassing, providing technical detail on fundamental concepts, network architectures, and today’s services environment.

This course has been created by Mpirical.

Course Objectives

  • Outline the telecommunications ecosystem, including factors affecting the telecoms landscape, standardization and the main components of a telecommunication infrastructure.
  • Consider the principles and origins of circuit switching, voice digitization, optical transmission systems and SS7.
  • Understand the fundamentals associated with packet transport networks, including protocol stacks, IP addressing and routing basics, multi-protocol label switching, Carrier Ethernet, DHCP, DNS and NAT.
  • Examine the security of packet transport networks, including the current threat climate, key threats and data protection, using techniques such as IPSec, digital certificates and PKI.
  • Outline the architecture used for voice services in fixed network architectures, from legacy PSTN switches to modern-day soft switches.
  • Explain the architecture of the global internet, including the notion of peering, IXPs and internet regulation, as well as routing protocols and CIDR.
  • Discuss the high-level architecture required for a typical mobile network, including RAN and core architectures for all cellular technology generations.
  • Highlight voice call procedures for both fixed and wireless networks.
  • Explain mobile data services for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks, including focus on mobility.
  • Examine the concepts of over the top (OTT) services associated with voice calls, messaging and video streaming.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course has been designed for a semi-technical audience who may have a technical background but are new to the telecoms industry. It provides learners with a foundation for technical understanding as well as with the terminology used across the industry.

Course Structure and Study Time

The course consists of eleven modules, which you will gain access to as soon as you complete your enrolment. You will need to view the modules sequentially.

We estimate that it should not take you more than three hours of study time per week to complete the course in six weeks. You will have, however, nine weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the tests of understanding at the end of the modules. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the tests. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$999.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

This three-week, self-paced course provides a technical introduction to MIMO and beamforming in 5G. You will learn the role of antennas in wireless communications, the evolution of antenna techniques, and the difference between passive and active antenna systems. Additionally, the concepts of MIMO and Massive MIMO will be explained along with the utilization of SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO to increase throughput and capacity, respectively, in wireless systems. Lastly, you will learn the types of beams used in 5G NR and the techniques used to produce them as well as beam management techniques such as beam sweeping, beam selection, beam switching and beam failure recovery so that you are better equipped to configure beamforming parameters and monitor beam performance.

This course has been created by Awards Solutions

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the types of antenna techniques.
  • Differentiate between passive and active antennas.
  • Explain the concept of MIMO.
  • Explain Massive MIMO and its uses.
  • Describe SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO.
  • Describe beamforming.
  • Differentiate the beamforming techniques.
  • Explain beam management in 5G systems.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course has been designed for a broad audience of personnel working in the wireless industry

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment.

We estimate that it should not take you more than one hour of study time per week to complete the course in three weeks. You will have, however, six weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the final assessment. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the final assessment. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

The growth of the mobile internet and converged services is creating new challenges related to the use and protection of people’s personal information. The legal landscape is also evolving to address the challenges related to privacy and security posed by emerging technologies and enhanced data processing capabilities.

This three-week, self-paced course investigates the current state of mobile privacy and security, highlights research into consumer attitudes towards their privacy, and examines current and emerging regulations around the world.
The course also reviews the GSMA’s universal Mobile Privacy Principles, Privacy Design Guidelines for App Developers, and industry initiatives that give consumers more control over how their information is used and processed.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the key aspects of mobile privacy, data protection, security concepts and consumer trust.
  • Consider the role of mobile operators, internet content providers and consumers in respecting and protecting the privacy of consumers.
  • Discover how regulation can be applied effectively to protect consumer privacy and security in a converged world.
  • Explore practical solutions and initiatives that enable the operationalisation of privacy and security within mobile operator environments.
  • Establish a good foundation in privacy and data protection as well as security principles as they apply within the mobile industry.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

  • Heads and vice presidents of regulatory policy
  • Policy managers and directors
  • Heads of network design
  • Telecommunications managers

Course Structure and Study Time

The course consists of three sessions and you will gain access to all of them as soon as you complete your enrolment.

It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in three weeks. You will have, however, six weeks to complete it.

Course Completion Certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all of the course sessions and correctly answer all of the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the quizzes. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

This four-week, self-paced course considers the history and technical evolution of mobile telecommunications before moving on to cover the core functions of the spectrum manager.

Participants will learn about how spectrum is used, the characteristics of spectrum bands and the progression of mobile technologies. The course also covers the principles of spectrum planning at national and international levels and includes a deep dive into spectrum licensing and an overview of the regulatory issues related to spectrum.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the processes and approaches to spectrum allocation and licensing.
  • Learn how spectrum management is changing in the ever-evolving communications sector.
  • Understand how these concepts can be applied to the spectrum conditions in your own country.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

  • Heads and vice presidents of regulatory policy
  • Policy managers and directors
  • Heads of network design
  • Telecommunications managers

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment. The course consists of eight sessions.

It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks to complete it.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all of the course sessions and correctly answer all of the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the quizzes. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

The Open RAN deployment model adopts a new approach for building the Radio Access Network within 5G but also earlier generations of technology.

This two-week self-paced course seeks to explore the concepts of Open RAN, outlining key terminology and standardization efforts. In addition, the course provides focus on the architecture of an Open RAN deployment, examining the CU/DU/RU split, the associated protocols and the role of the O-RAN Alliance RAN Intelligent Controllers.

This course has been created by Mpirical.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts associated with the Open RAN initiative.
  • Describe the end-to-end Open RAN ecosystem.
  • Explain the splitting options available for Open RAN, as well as the protocols used.
  • Define the architecture standardised by the O-RAN Alliance, including all network elements and reference points.
  • Outline the role of the O-RAN RAN Intelligent Controllers, both Non Real Time and Real Time.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

This course is designed for a technical audience who deal with or are impacted by the changes taking place in relation to Open RAN in the 5G access network. Key job roles include RAN engineers, system architects, transport network engineers and core network engineers.

Course Structure and Study Time

This is a self-paced course and you will gain access to all of its content as soon as you complete your enrolment. We estimate that it should not take you more than one hour of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks from enrolment to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course content and correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in the test of understanding. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the test of understanding. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

Course Overview

Competition in mobile telecommunications is multifaceted and dynamic. Regulatory authorities must be alert to rapid technological changes that impact infrastructure competition.

This four-week self-paced course provides a foundation for understanding the rules of competition and the regulatory powers that apply to the telecommunications sector, taking into account the wider competitive landscape, which now includes Over-The-Top players.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the application of competition law as it applies to the telecommunications sector, especially abuse of dominance and merger control.
  • Look at the interaction between competition law and regulation, especially Significant Market Power/Dominant Carrier regulation.
  • Compare the treatment of the telecommunications sector in regulation and competition law with the situation in the wider communications ecosystem.

Who Should Enrol on This Course?

  • Regulatory professionals who want to understand the latest challenges shaping competition policy in the digital age.
  • Entry and mid-level managers who are new to the telecoms sector and want to quickly get up to speed on the key issues and trends in competition policy and digital markets.
  • Engineers moving into management roles who need to develop an understanding of competition policy as it relates to the telecommunications sector.

Course Structure and Study Time

This self-paced course consists of six sections and you will gain access to all of them as soon as you complete your enrolment.

It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks to complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you will have to view all of the course sections and correctly answer all of the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sections. You will also need to fill out the course survey. You will have unlimited attempts to pass the quizzes.

Course Fee

The course fee is US$790.

For group registrations, email [email protected].

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