5G and Wireless Communication for Beginners

Video description

5G, the fifth generation of wireless mobile communication, has taken 2019 by storm! Some people are setting optimistic expectations, some are making ridiculous theories, while others are awaiting any and every update about 5G. If we look at a few decades in the past, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G have changed our social, professional, and personal lives drastically. Yet 5G is expected to be the biggest game-changer of all, which is amazing but not surprising! This course will take you through the history of previous versions and give you a sneak-peek into 5G technology.

The course starts with 1G, the first generation of wireless telecom, and takes key topics from every consequent update, such as 2G, 3G, and 4G. You will learn the intent behind each update, their frequencies, and how they were able to shape the world of wireless technology. Towards the end, you will understand in detail what’s new in 5G and explore the job roles that this new technology will bring.

By the end of this course, you will have explored the history of previous wireless telecom technologies and will have gained the fundamental knowledge of 5G wireless technology.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the frequency modulation technology behind wireless networks
  • Become familiar with the code division multiple access
  • Distinguish between circuit-switched and packet-switched networks
  • Explore 4G antennas and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Understand the concepts of 5G new radio, millimeter waves, and beamforming
  • Take a look at the key market development for 5G


Whether you are a communication engineer, 5G enthusiast, or anyone who is curious about 5G technology, this course is for you. There are no prerequisites for starting this course.

About The Author

Cerulean Canvas: Cerulean Canvas signifies the sky-sized scope of dreams and imagination where you can paint anything! Cerulean Canvas is a small group of believers who want to make an impact by doing what they are best at educating. Sounds like an old-school rock band, right? Well, that is the whole point! Education can bring evolution (information source: time itself) when it is delivered to aspiring minds with the utmost care. So, every book, every article, and every lecture they produce is a performance for them, and their priority is student satisfaction.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction – 1G is Where All of it Began
    1. Introduction
    2. Intent behind 1G
    3. What is Frequency?
    4. Understanding Frequency Modulation
    5. Picking up the Right Call Recipient
    6. Issues of 1G
    7. Extra Story 01: The First-Ever Phone Call
  2. Chapter 2 : Going Digital with 2G
    1. Intent behind 2G
    2. It's All about 0s and 1s
    3. Debunking the "Cells" of Cellphones
    4. Catering to the Crowd with Multiple Access
    5. Securing 2G
    6. Answering the Question: Was 2G Perfect?
    7. Extra Story 02: Impure Intents
  3. Chapter 3 : Expanding Mobile Internet with 3G
    1. Intention behind 3G
    2. Understanding Cellular Call Hand-offs
    3. Understanding Code Division Multiple Access
    4. Good But Not Good Enough: Issues of 3G
    5. Extra Story 03: Setting up the Market Landscape with/without FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-discriminatory)
  4. Chapter 4 : Higher-Further-Faster with 4G
    1. Intention behind 4G
    2. Understanding Circuit-switched and Packet-switched Networks
    3. Understanding Antennas and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
    4. It is/It Almost is/It Will Eventually Be 4G
    5. Nitpicking Issues of 4G and 4G Stat Sheet
    6. Extra Story 04: Monopoly Done Right
  5. Chapter 5 : Opening up the Future with 5G
    1. The Intention Behind 5G
    2. A Quick Look at 5G Targets
    3. Understanding 5G New Radio, Millimeter Waves, and Beamforming
    4. Best of Both Worlds with Software Defined Networking (SDN) for 5G
    5. Understanding What Is and What Isn't 5G
    6. Extra Story 05: A Casual Look at Key Market Development for 5G
  6. Chapter 6 : 5G Update - 2020
    1. 5G Standards
    2. Long Term Evolution (LTE) for 4G
    3. What is New in New Radio?
    4. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Infrastructure as Code
  7. Chapter 7 : Finally
    1. Conclusion

Product information

  • Title: 5G and Wireless Communication for Beginners
  • Author(s): Cerulean Canvas
  • Release date: December 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801075121