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5G Explained- High Level Training for Telecom Experts @ Nairobi
May 6 – May 9 all-day


5G (5th generation mobile networks) is major overhaul of existing wireless communication networks with ability to cater and deploy new use cases .5G would bring lots of technologies under common platform It’s is a new type of network i.e. a platform for innovations that will not only enhances today’s mobile broadband services, but will also expand mobile networks to support a vast diversity of devices and services and connect new industries with improved performance, efficiency, and cost. 5G Explained would give participants insights of new uses case and new aspects of technologies and understanding of Overall architecture and associated concepts.

Objectives of this course:

At the end of this course participants will have an in-depth understanding of the following:

5G System architecture (Access Network, Transport,5G Core network), nodes / functions, interfaces / reference points, basic procedures and main architectural ideas.

The course will be building blocks to 5G like NFV/SDN and network slicing and how these are used to make the 5G System more efficient and flexible than earlier generations of 3GPP networks.


Attendees should have basic understand of any of below technologies

• Circuit

• packet switched

• Radio networks




Module 1: 5G Introduction

• 5G Introduction • Need of 5G • Evolution history of 5G Networks • 4G vs 5G • 5G Requirements • 5G Specifications • Speed • Standards • Capabilities • 5G Features • 5G Use cases • Roadmap

Module 2 : Initial deployment of 5G Architecture Transition from 4G to 5G

• Initial Deployment of 5G with 4G EPC and 5G and 4G RAN • 4G Network nodes, Roles and Functions • EPS bearers • Key Reference points • Basic Signalling procedures • 4G QoS Introduction for 5G initial deployment • Architecture transition from Evolution from 4G to 5G • 5G Overall architecture

Module 3: 5G RAN

• 5G RAN Architecture • RAN Protocols • 5G Transport • NG-RAN Nodes Interfaces • NR- UP and CP Stack • New RRC State • Dual connectivity • Deployment Scenarios • RAN Identifiers

Module 4: 5G Core Network

• CUPS transition • Collocation of 5G with EPC • Network function transition from 4G Core • New 5GC networks functions • 5G Core Network Architecture and transition models • 5G Interfaces • 5G Core Protocols • 5G Service based Architecture • 3GPP and Non 3GPP access reference points • 5G Core identifiers

Module 5: Voice over 5G

• Vo5G • 5G Voice Alternatives • VoNR via IMS • IMS position in 5GC • IMS Core Architecture • IMS reference points • New 5G interfaces for IMS • IMS Identifiers

Module 06: Virtualization and Edge computing in 5G

• Claudication of elements and benefits • Virtualization Introduction • C-RAN • 5G Virtualized Architecture • Network Functions Virtualization • MANO • NFV in 5G • MEC Introduction • MEC in 5G • Benefits of MEC

Module 8: Network Slicing in 5G

• Network Slicing Introduction • Need of Slicing • 4G Vs 5G slicing • Slicing identifiers • Slicing call flows

Module 9 : QoS in 5G

• 5G QoS Overview • 4G vs 5G QoS • New QoS Architecture • QoS Specs • QoS Identifiers • 5G QoS Standards and parameters • New QoS protocol

Module 10: 5G Security

• New 5G Security features • 5G UE identifiers • 5G Authentication schemes • New Security network functions • Authentication call flow

Course Trainer:

Gaurav Bhatia is a Senior Technologist & Telecom Consultant with expertise in 5G CS & PSIP Core solutions IMS, EPC, VoLTE, Charging, PCRF, VAS, SDM- HSS, OSS,4G,5G, IoT ,Wireless, Mobile messaging, with combined work experience of 13 plus years in Telecom Product & Technology Training and Technical Consultancy with Global Telecom Service Providers and Telecom Network Manufacturers including CISCO, AT&T, MEDITEL – Morocco, – PT telecom – Lisbon, CELCOM-Malaysia, , ‘Yes ‘Optus- Australia., O2 Czech Republic, , BANGLALINK, Reliance communications, Etisalat, Nokia Networks ,Huawei Telecommunications , Bharti -Airtel ,BSNL ,Idea Ericsson, Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo , SingTel M2 Singapore, DTAC -Bangkok, NAK- Iran,NTT – Japan, Ericson ,NBN Australia.

GIS Mapping Fundamentals (ArcGIS 10.7) @ Virtual Classroom
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Course Overview:
This intensive course provides the foundation for: Understanding and appreciating GIS, What it can do, and How others are using it.
Participants shall learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminologies, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.
In course exercises, students work with ArcMap, an application within ArcGIS Desktop, to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and perform spatial analysis.
Participants shall also use ArcGIS online to share GIS data and analysis results.
Target Audience:
This course is for those who are new to geographic information systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software and that wish to learn what GIS is and how one can use it in his area of specialisation.
Prerequisites and recommendations:
No GIS experience required. This is a beginner level class. Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.
Course Goals:
After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of general GIS terms and the basic functionality of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software. These new skills include:
• Explain what a GIS is and what it can do
• Create GIS maps in ArcMap
• Access and query a GIS database using ArcMap
• Display map data using symbology and labels
• Describe two common GIS data formats
• Perform simple GIS Analysis

GIS Mapping Fundamentals (QGIS) @ Virtual Classroom
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Day 1: Introduction to GIS and Open Source GIS
Introduction to Quantum GIS
Module: The Interface
Lesson: A brief introduction on the interface
Module: Creating a Basic Map
Module: Classifying Vector Map

Day 2: Module: Creating Maps
Module: Creating Vector Data

Day 3: Module: Vector Analysis
Mobile Data Collection using GPS
Practical Session: Data Collection

Day 4: Module: Rasters
Module: Completing the Analysis

Day 5: Module: Plugins
Module : Grass
Module: QGIS Server

Day 6: City and National Park Tour

Advanced GIS (Managing Geodatabases & Spatial Analysis) using ArcGIS 10.7 @ Virtual Classroom
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Course Overview:
This intensive five day course provides the foundation for: Building GIS databases and performing analysis in ArcGIS.
Participants shall learn how to create GIS databases and manage their data in a GIS databases. In addition, they will learn the general guidelines of performing all types of analysis. The course will offer an understanding of the types of analysis that can be performed in ArcGIS desktop environment, the kind of questions that each type answers and the tools used to perform each type. The course will be delivered through presentations, practical exercises and lesson reviews. Esri ArcGIS desktop application will be used in this course.
The programme is designed to help you use GIS to solve spatial related problems and challenges, from disaster analysis, development and policy planning.
Course Goals:
After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of Esri’s geodatabase format and performing spatial analysis in ArcGIS Desktop platform. These new skills include:
• Building GIS databases
• Managing spatial and non-spatial datasets in a geodatabase
• An in-depth understanding of ArcGIS analysis workflow and its application in answering specific analysis questions
• Building geoprocessing models to automate the analysis process
• Sharing geoprocessing results
Software Used:
The following software licenses or applications are used in this course:
• ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 (Advanced)
Course Materials:
Each student will receive:
1. Course manuals and training data
2. ArcGIS 10.7 evaluation license

Web-based GIS and Mapping using ArcGIS and Open Source Capacity Building Workshop @ Virtual Classroom
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

This course will cover the following topics
Day 1:
Web GIS Basics
Basics of Web GIS Architecture
Web Services and Mashups
An introduction / Review of ArcGIS Online
Day 2:
Basics of Web programing and development:
HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
Day 3:
Spatial Databases: Postgres-Postgis spatial database
Day 4:
Publishing map services on Geoserver
Day 5:
Consuming map services and sharing data:
Introduction to open source and proprietary web mapping API’s and scripting environments.
Software/Applications to be used
– Text editor / Notepad++
– Qgis v 2.8+
– Postgres
– Tomcat
– Geoserver
– ArcGIS (Desktop& Server where applicable)

Mobile GIS and Mapping in ArcGIS using ODK and Kobo Capacity building Course @ Virtual Classroom
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm

• General Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
• Data and types of Data
• Introduction to ODK collect and Kobo Collect
• Data aggregation, storage and dissemination using ODK and Kobo Collect
• Types of questions
Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
• Installing applications: ODK Collect
• Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)
• Uploading the form into the mobile devices
(Hands-on Exercise)
Basic Survey Authoring
Intermediate Survey Authoring
Advanced Survey Authoring
• Conditional Survey Branching
• Grouping questions
• Making dynamic calculations
MODULE III: Hosting and Exporting survey data (Online)
Introduction to the server side component of ODK
• ODK Aggregate
• Kobo Toolbox
Hosting Survey Data (Configuring a local server)
• Configuring ODK Aggregate on a local server
• Ona account registration
Downloading data
• Manual download (ODK Briefcase)
• Using the online server interface (
Hands-on Exercise (Practical with a sample questionnaire)
ODK and GIS data conversion
Exporting data to Fusion tables using
Hand-on Exercise
Course Summary
Discussion on the Choice of Platform
Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into the Project


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