Next Generation Mobile Wireless Networks

Digitisation of industries and penetration of mobile devices is triggering the need for high speed and low-latency connectivity services. Mobile Wireless Networks are going through a rapid transformation to support Industrial 4.0, Smart Healthcare and Internet of Things (IOT) applications. This course is aimed at providing in-depth understanding of the next generation mobile wireless networks covering technologies such as 5G, 5Gi, Software Defined Networks, Networks Functions Virtualisation and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC).

This course will enable the participants to conceptualize, design and build solutions leveraging the next generation mobile wireless networks.

Admission Open on 17-Jan 2022, Monday.

* Subject to Covid19 situation

Course Director

Prof Kamakoti Veezhinathan,
Course Coordinator, IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation,
Director, IIT Madras.

Course Brief

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6 months Course – Alternative weekend

120 hours of sessions

4 hours training on training days

Sat and Sun, alternate weekends

Online class (Post Covid19 pandemic, in-person classes at IITM Premises, for those who are willing to attend in Chennai)

80% attendance must


Familiarity with the basics of networking is preferred. Prior knowledge of wireless networks is NOT required.

Course Activities

• Hands-on Activities, Teach-back sessions, Case Studies, Quizzes, Panel Discussions, and Demonstration Videos

• LAB – 5G, SDN, NFV

2 ungraded assignments, 2 graded assignments, and 2 exams

Fee ₹ 2.00 Lacs + GST

+91 98402 79910


+ 1. Evolution of Wireless Networks & Network Architecture

• 1G Networks
• 2G Networks
• 3G Networks
• 4G Networks
• Role of 3GPP, ITU, GSMA and IETF in the standardization of wireless technologies
• 4G Data Connection Establishment
• Voice calls in 4G Network
• Evolution of Radio Access Network (RAN)
• Need for 5G

+ 2. 5G Overview

• Characteristics of 5G
• 5G Components
• 5G Use Cases
• 4G versus 5G

- 3. Introduction to 5Gi, 5Gi Capabilities and Use Cases

+ 4. 5G Architecture

• 5G System Architecture
• 5G Deployment Architectures
• Next Generation Core (NG-Core)
• Next Gen Radio Access Networks (NG-RAN)
• 5G New Radio (5G NR)

- 5. Technologies accelerating 5G Radio, Small Cells, 5G Call Flows.

+ 6. 3GPP Protocol Stack for 5G

• 3GPP L1/L2/L3 Protocol Stack for 5G

+ 7. SDN/NFV in 5G networks

• What is NFV?
• Need for NFV
• NFV Architecture
• Virtualized RAN (vRAN)
• Virtualized 5G Core
• Benefits of NFV
• Role of NFV in 5G networks.

+ 8. Network Slicing

• What is Network Slicing?
• Requirements for Network Slicing
• Network Slice Management, and benefits

+ 9. Multi-access Edge Computing

• Need for MEC
• MEC Architecture
• MEC Deployment modes
• MEC Deployment scenarios in 5G Network
• Integrating MEC with 5G Networks
• MEC Use Cases
• Benefits of MEC

+ 10. Security in 5G Networks

• Need for Security in 5G networks
• Security features in 5G network
• Mitigating the threats in the 5G Network

+ 11. 5G Uses Cases

• Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
• Fixed Wireless
• Live TV
• Robotic Surgery
• Autonomous Cars
• Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR)
• Private Wireless Network
• Mobile Service
• Holographic Call

- 12. Role of 5G in Industry 4.0 & IoT

+ 13. 5G Marketplace – Vendors & Solutions

• 5G Vendors
• 5G Standard Bodies
• 5G Deployments

+ 14. 5G Open Source Communities & Standard Bodies

• 5G Open RAN
• 5G Open Air Interface (OAI)
• 5G Open Source (free5GC, ONAP)
• MEC Open-Source
• Communities (Akraino, EdgeX Foundry, StarlingX)

Lab Assignments:

➤ Will be done using open source frameworks and simulation tools.

1. 4G Call setup

2. 4G call Flow Analysis

3. Voice over IP (VOIP) Call Setup using IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

4. Policy Management of subscribers

5. Creating and Launching Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) in Cloud

6. Managing Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) in Cloud

7. Programming Network Functions using Software Defined Networks (SDN)

8. QoS Management in SDN

9. 5G Call setup

10. 5G Call Flow Analysis

11. Network Slice Management in 5G Networks

12. Telemetry Management in Internet of Things (IOT) enabled network

13. IOT Telemetry Data Analysis & Data Visualization

14. Network Security Management of Subscribers

15. Application management in Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC)

Sample Certificate

Faculty Details

Saravanan (Saro) Velrajan is the author of the book “An Introduction to 5G Wireless Networks”. Saro is specialized in technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Wireless Networks (5G/4G), Internet of Things (IOT), Edge Computing and Content Delivery Networks. He is a much sought out professional speaker and trainer. Saro has presented in TEDx, TiE, TMForum, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), DSCI, NASSCOM, CII and PMI events / conferences.

Saro has 23+ years of experience in networking technologies, working for leading companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Ericsson, and Verizon. Saro has an MBA in Technology Management from University of Phoenix. He has held several roles in delivery management, product engineering, product marketing and product management. Saro has worked in both USA and in India, for startups and established companies. Saro is currently pursuing Ph.D in Edge Computing, at Hindustan University.

Saro is a member of Toastmasters International and has achieved the highest recognition of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).

Faculty Details

K.S.Venkataraghavan is a Senior Project Advisor at CSE Department, IIT Madras. He assists Professor V. Kamakoti (Director IIT-Madras), member of the National Security Advisory board in his national security related advisory role and technical policy pursuits of the GOI.

Venkataraghavan specializes in the areas of Trusted and Secured system engineering and Low power wireless embedded systems. He has around 24 years experience and exposure in various fields ranging from Hardware design related environments, System- Product engineering and management, Embedded System Product engineering, IT infrastructure development and technical training.