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5G mobile communications

Individual course

This course focuses on the requirements, enabling technologies, use cases and applications of future fifth generation (5G) mobile communication networks.

Course contents

3GPP standard development

  • release 15
  • on-going developments and future targets and visions

5G core enabling technologies

  • flexible physical layer: CP-OFDM with mixed numerology options
  • spectrally enhanced CP-OFDM
  • mm-wave communications
  • massive MIMO and beamforming
  • advanced duplexing solutions including full-duplex
  • network densification and ultra dense networks

5G new radio (5G-NR) radio interface

5G requirements and use cases

  • 5G applications/verticals
  • available spectrum
  • peak data rates, area capacity, latency, reliability, mobility support
  • enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
  • massive MTC, internet of things (IoT)
  • ultra reliable low-latency communications (URLLC)

Learning outcomes

After passing this course, the students have a good understanding on the potential, requirements, use cases and core enabling technologies of future 5G and beyond wireless communication networks. Particular emphasis is on the 5G new radio physical layer and radio system/network aspects.

Course material

Lecture notes, slides and other complementary material.

Lecture recordings and other materials are available on the course platform.


The course will primarily be based on flexible self-studying.

Completion methods

Lecture diaries & presentation. For FITech students, flexible mechanisms are pursued.

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

5G, 6G, tietoliikennetekniikka, tietoliikenneverkot, tiedonsiirtotekniikka, langaton teknologia, langattomat verkot, mobiiliverkot, Internet

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Joonas Säe

Further information about courses and studying

Tampere University
Mikko Valkama, 5G coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology,
Industrial internet,
Wireless technology
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Tampere University
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General prerequisites:
Basic math, basics of signals and systems
Course suitable for:
For all who are interested in the 5G technology and its applications and use cases.
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