5G Core Network (5GC) including MEC and 5G Cybersecurity

Date: 30 May, 31 May 2023 | 9am-5.30pm | Online

Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview

The 5G core network (5GC) is a radical departure from 4G and earlier. This is because the applications of 5G are much wider in scope, especially with Enterprises expected to be big users of 5G. 5GC makes scaling easier by being fully Cloud-native and with Control Plane-User plan separation. There are also external Application Programmable Interface (APIs) created for enterprise integrations.

5G also make extensive use of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software-defined Networking (SDN).

In this training course, we will navigate through all these changes, the functions and the reasons they have evolved to this from 4G.

We will also discuss how management and provisioning is done on a end-to-end basis and how the charging of services will change with the new enterprise use cases needing higher reliability, scalability, guaranteed bandwidth and low latency and data roaming across networks.

As Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is a key feature of 5G enabling low latency computing, we will discuss how MEC features in 5GC, its uses, management, benefits and challenges. Some important examples such as Cellular-Vehicle-to-Anything (C-V2X), drone control and media processing will be used to illustrate the architecture and its use.

Finally, an open network like 5G will be susceptible to more attacks by different threat actors than before. We will discuss the threat actors, threats and mitigations from physical to cyber level for both the telecom operator and the enterprises using 5G.

This module is part of Professional Certificate in 5G for Telecommunication Technical Professionals.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the participants will understand:
• 5G core and its key technologies
• What is Cloud-native? Why have control and user plane separation?
• Network virtualisation and network slicing
• Network Function Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking in 5G core
• Microservices orchestration and management
• How OSS and BSS systems manage the core network and its services for provisioning and charging
• Drivers of MEC
• Components of MEC
• How MEC is managed and charged
• Real world applications of MEC
• 5G security framework and architecture
• 5G security assurance and evaluation scheme
• 5G threat actors, threats and mitigations

Who Should Attend

Core Network Engineers, Architects & Managers


Participants need to have fundamental knowledge of 5G technology

Course Conveners

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eeeee Chia Wai Kong

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eeeee Jim Lim Shien Min

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Course Fees

Singapore Citizens
39 years old or younger
40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.

To enquire, email soc-ace@nus.edu.sg

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Course Code:
TGS-2022013670 (Classroom Learning)
TGS-022013677 (Synchronous e-learning)

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Course Fee Breakdown

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Citizens

39 years old or younger

Singapore Citizen

40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

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