Software-Defined 5G Architecture Session

Software-Defined 5G Architecture Session is part of the Towards 5G - Research and Standardization course. This session gives you a deep dive into possible 5G Architecture concept with network slicing as primarly feature. 

Instructed by: Emil Olbrich . in:

Course Description

Learning outcomes 

  • What are the key ideas behind NFV and SDN and how they complement each other,
  • What is network slicing and how it encompasses NFV and SDN,
  • How the shift from cell-centric networking to user-centric networking can be achieved,
  • What are the connectivity concepts for 5G including D2D, V2X and multi-connectivity,
  • What is the vision of the 5G architecture and what are the functions that it will be composed of,
  • What are the deployment scenarios for NG RAN,
  • What does tight interworking with LTE mean,
  • How the flexibility in the RAN can be achieved by means of functional split among CU and DU.


  • On-demand access to all activities within this module for 3-month timeframe
  • Slides
  • Access to the internal forum for Q&As
  • Official Certificate 


The cost for single person licence is 495 USD. For multi-user licences and group discounts – please contact us directly – HERE. We are happy to adapt the offer to your needs and budget.

Time Commitment are designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals. That’s why each course is self-paced and available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sample Slides

About Instructor

Emil Olbrich

Trainer & President, PrimeLime

Emil Olbrich is currently President at PrimeLime, Trainer at and also VP of Networks with Signals Research Group. Prior to this he was head of LTE research, development, test and evaluation for the Public Safety Communications Research Program where he deployed the first and most diverse Public Safety 700 MHz LTE test lab in the world with over 70 participating vendors and commercial carriers. He was responsible for the specifying, deploying and maintaining the entire ecosystem of LTE which included devices, air interface, transport, radio access network, evolved packet core, IP networking, IMS core and application servers. He also led the team efforts, which include standards work, test case development and test case execution.

Mr. Olbrich has over 20 years of experience in the field of wireless telecommunications. He has worked primarily in R&D at some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world – such as Motorola, Qualcomm and Ericsson. His scope of work includes deploying and operating LTE infrastructure (RAN, EPC and IMS) from numerous Tier 1 vendors; testing new LTE mobile devices from multiple suppliers; testing, deploying and operating some of the first commercial CDMA networks; serving as Lead Project engineer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and as the Project Manager for the China Ministry of Information Industry 3G testing in China; and supporting the early development of HDR (EV-DO and EV-DO Rev A).

He has been a speaker at events such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress, LTE North America, 4G World, International Wireless Communications Expo and LTE World Summit. Mr. Olbrich has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University.


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