5G Training Workshop Scheduled at Connectivity Expo

The Telecommunications Education Center will offer a 5G Outlook and Technologies workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 20 at Connectivity Expo in Orlando. The workshop will be followed by a social panel of industry experts, including Dr. Rikin Thakker, Vice President of Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC); Phil Ziegler, a 30-year wireless engineering consultant and TEC instructor; and Barbara Burba, owner of Amerisite Wireless Development.

The course provides an overview of 5G capabilities and evaluates driving forces behind 5G efforts, timelines, key requirements, and pre-5G activities in the cellular infrastructure domain. Key topics include future roadmaps for key operators, guidelines on spectrum and regulatory initiatives, and academic research on millimeter waves, massive MIMO and the internet of things. Attendees will learn about 5G wireless features and benefits, including New Radio physical layer, 5G base stations, edge computing, network slicing, network functions virtualization (NFV), fiber backhaul, C-RAN, Wi-Fi and more.

“Employers are starting to understand that closing the skills gap is possible by providing training, resources, and industry certifications,” said Kimberly Curley, Director of Workforce Development at the Wireless Infrastructure Association. “Training programs are available and employers can gain a competitive advantage over their competition by providing pathways for those who are willing to learn the skills that are in demand. The 5G Outlook and Technologies workshop at Connectivity Expo is a great way to sample what the Telecommunications Education Center offers while learning about the development of 5G standards, requirements, expected timelines, current cases and field trials.”

The course is designed to benefit all wireless infrastructure industry job types and skill levels. Click here for more information and to register.