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Two Short Training's on 5G - Beginners & Advanced

Couple of training's have recently been uploaded for anyone who may still be looking to learn some more 5G, beginners or advanced level.


The first is a beginners level by me, for the CW (Cambridge Wireless) community. The video from CW channel is embedded below and the slides could be downloaded from here.




The other, more advanced version is from NanoCell networks.


The 5G Overview Open Session covers following topics:
Evolution to 5G 5G use cases and Scenarios 5G e2e Architecture 5G Deployment Options 5G Core Network Overview and SB Architecture5G Core Networks Enablers (Slicing , MEC and Orchestration) 


Let me know if you found them useful.

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