5G NR for Industrial IoT Technical Overview

Taking on a much bigger role than previous generations, 5G expands the value of mobile networks and empowers new connected services across an array of world-changing use cases. A unifying connectivity fabric for future innovations, 5G can serve a wide range of services in a single network, from enhanced mobile broadband and massive IoT to mission critical services.

5G networks offer high reliability, low latency, and dedicated network resources, enabling connectivity for many devices, as well as new use cases and applications for industrial IoT. Rel 16 unlocks new 5G capabilities suitable for factory automation and safety related applications, including millisecond latencies and 99.9999% reliability, support for time sensitive networks (TSN), wireless industrial ethernet for more flexible manufacturing, support for private networks, and operating in unlicensed spectrum.

IT engineers, managers, and IoT strategists should attend this half day course to learn about key 5G enablers and capabilities and considerations for deploying 5G in the industrial environment. The course covers architecture, deployment, and network management to provide a holistic view into the possibilities and challenges when launching a 5G industrial network.

• Review the stages of industrial evolution.
• Categorize typical use cases and performance requirements for IIoT.
• Outline key enabling 5G features of IIoT services and applications.
• Explain network architecture options and deployment approaches for industrial use.
• Discuss network slicing and multi-access edge computing.
• Explain time sensitive networking (TSN) in 5G.
• Discuss 5G based positioning.
• Discuss spectrum options for 5G NR and potential interference issues.
• Elaborate on network operation and management aspects.
• Describe the evolution of 5G towards 3GPP Release 17.
• Discuss smart factories as a case study for Industrial IoT.

What you will learn
• Benefits of 5G in the industry.
• Technology fundamentals for industrial use of 5G.
• Techniques that support low latency and high reliability in 5G.
• Upcoming features like TSN and positioning.
• High level system architecture and deployment options.
• Network slicing and multi-access edge computing (MEC).
• Spectrum options, network coexistence, and interference issues.

Who should take this course?
• IT Engineers, Managers, IoT Strategy Experts