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5G stands for the “fifth generation” of mobile network technology, promising wider coverage, faster data speeds, and more stable connections. Learn more about 5G with online courses delivered through edX.

What is 5G?

5G technology is the latest advancement for mobile networks, bringing new levels of connectivity for more than just phone customers. The increased bandwidth promises new capabilities for the Internet of Things (IoT) with low latency and faster speeds.

It’s the successor to 4G LTE and is part of the new generation of power and speed for the newest mobile phones. 5G connects through up to three different waves because of the short frequencies of one particular wave. With 5G access, customers and companies alike may be able to reach places not available before.

The first 5G devices deployed in 2019, and it is expected that most devices will be using 5G until the next iteration, which is on track for the 2030s. 5G promises better performance and better efficiency for anything from self-driving cars and remote 5G home internet. 

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5G course curriculum

5G deployment has many use cases. You can explore 5G and the history of connected devices through You’ll be able to learn from leaders and innovators in the field and receive foundational teaching so vital to your career and your curiosity. Further topics may include network security, 5G strategy for business leaders, and how to best incorporate the transition to 5G. 

Learning more about this field can supplement your knowledge of computer programming and information technology. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore 5G jobs

Having a solid knowledge of 5G could open up responsibilities in diverse roles. Some of these include:

  • Network engineer: Designs and implements 5G networks.

  • Software developer: Creates software solutions for 5G implementations.

  • Infrastructure technician: Implements and maintains the network infrastructure required to support 5G technology.

  • Security specialist: Safeguards the security and integrity of 5G networks and the sensitive data transmitted through them.

  • Drone operator and technician: Leverages the capabilities of 5G technology to enhance and optimize the operation of drones.

  • Training and development specialist: Educates people on how to successfully implement and utilize 5G technology. 

  • Regulatory advisor: Ensures compliance with the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern the deployment and operation of 5G networks.

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