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 two hours of study time per week to complete the course in two weeks. You will have, however, five 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$500.

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