The mobile industry is preparing to embark on the transition to fifth generation (5G) technology, which will build on the achievements of 4G while also creating new opportunities for innovation. 5G will usher in a new era that will see connectivity become increasingly fluid and flexible.
This four-week course covers the key aspects of 5G technology and examines the role governments and regulators can play in helping unlock the benefits of future 5G services for their citizens.
- Learn about the underlying technologies and concepts associated with 5G.
- Discover the key differences between 5G and previous generations of mobile technology.
- Understand how governments and regulators can help accelerate the development of 5G technology and services in their countries.
Course Enrolment Criteria
This course is open to:
- Representatives from academia and international organisations working on regulatory or policy issues
We cannot accept applications from individuals working in the private sector or those not involved in policy or regulation.
Course Completion Certificates
All of our courses are certified by the United Kingdom Telecoms Academy (UKTA) and can be used as evidence of professional development.
To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all the course sessions and answer correctly all the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will also need to fill out the course survey.
You do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate but we strongly encourage you to create one. Putting together a final project will give you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered during the course and help you discover how they could be applied to your own country. If you submit a final project the course trainer will provide you with valuable feedback that you may find useful in your day-to-day work.
Course Structure and Study Time
The course consists of 16 sessions and you will gain access to all of them on the course start date. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the course during two live chat sessions as well as on the course forum.
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. If after seven weeks you have not completed the course, you will have to start it again next time it is offered.
If you decide to submit a final project, it will probably take you four to six hours to put it together. You will have seven weeks to submit your final project.
Dr. Jyrki Penttinen is Senior Technology Manager at GSMA North America. He has worked on mobile telecommunications in Finland, Spain, Mexico and the USA. His past employers include Telia Sonera, Nokia and G+D Mobile Security Americas. He is experienced in research and operational activities such as planning, optimisation, measurements, system architectures and services. Since 2014, he has focused on security solutions and developing industry trends. At present, he assists operator members with the adoption, design, development and deployment of GSMA specifications and programmes. He has also authored books on 5G and other telecommunication technologies, the latest publications being the 5G User’s Guide, 5G Simplified and 5G Explained.