5G For Enterprise (Online)


The world of Telecoms is evolving with Telecoms network technologies enabling many innovations in the Enterprise cloud platforms. Specifically, private 5G creates many new services for the Enterprise.

Delivered for the first time, the Enterprise 5G course empowers telecoms professionals to upskill to new technologies like AI, Cloud, IoT and Cyber security – all in the context of 5G. Similarly, if you are a cloud architect (ex: using Azure, AWS or GCP), you can acquire new skills in Enterprise 5G technologies.

This course will provide a unique focus on the capabilities of 5G technology for competitive advantage. It will empower Enterprise architects and developers to build 5G applications for Enterprise and enable Telecoms professions to upskill to AI, Cloud, IoT and Cyber security 5G can provide so much more than enhanced connectivity, and this course will map some of the capabilities of private 5G to industry verticals. The participants will compare and contrast components from the cloud world and the telecoms world

We will also present a methodology for enterprise 5G applications deployment

Programme details

The course is designed for strategists, architects and developers who are interested in deploying 5G in the Enterprise. 

Adopting a use case-based approach, the course empowers Enterprises who aspire to take early advantage of 5G technology, such as network capabilities to develop Enterprise applications. 

5G for Enterprise has been developed in collaboration with Verizon - a lead provider in 5G. Some use cases discussed will be demonstrated in Verizon's 5G lab based in London (subject to the UK government's Covid-19 guidelines). See www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g

Examples of key areas:

  • Private 5G: Reliable Wireless Connectivity for Verticals

  • 5G & Multi-Access Edge Compute(MEC): Bridging between Physical World and Virtual World

  • Impact on IIOT, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, CyberSec, Edge Computing

  • New Area for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality use cases

  • Vertical adoption - Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media

This course assumes no prior knowledge of 5G.

Dates, Times and Delivery

This course will run over six live online sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Session dates: Tues 18, Weds 19, Fri 21, Tues 25, Weds 26 and Fri 28 May 2021

Sessions will be 15:00 to 18:30 UK time (with a half-hour break) and delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

A world clock, and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D

No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.

Course Outline

Mobile Connectivity Evolution 

  • Understanding the evolution of mobile networks leading up to 5G 

Introduction to 5G 

  • 5G usage scenarios (eMBB, URLLC, mMTC /IoT) 

  • 5G and its impact on the traditional business model in Mobile Industry 

  • 5G & Verticals 

  • Notion of Private Mobile Network 

  • 5G & Frequency requirements 

5G Architecture

  • Service Based Architecture vs. Reference based architecture 

  • CUPS (Control & User Plane Separation) and its impact on latency 

  • 5G No-Stand Alone (NSA) 

  • 5G Stand Alone (SA) 

  • Network Slicing 

  • NFV (Network function virtualization)  

  • RAN (Radio Access Network) 

Private Mobile Network 

Introduction of Private LTE/5G Network 

  • Why have Private Network 

  • Ownership of network 

  • Flexibility in rolling out and  selective configuration 

  • Reduced Latency 

  • Security 

  • Data Privacy  

  • Private Spectrum in countries  

Private Network Architecture 

  • Main components: Core, Radios, SIMs 

  • Different Types of Radio 

  • Centralised vs. Distributed Architecture 

  • Integration with an existing IT network 

  • Private Network Management 

  • Private Network Considerations 

  • Pre-defined Coverage Area 

  • Dedicated SIMs 

  • In-house expertise for an un-managed service 

MEC: Bridging between Physical World and Virtual World (Enterprise) by Edge Compute 

  • Multi Access Edge Compute 

  • What is MEC 

  • Architecture & Main components  

  • Why having MEC 

  • Main Players: MNOs vs non-MNOs 

  • 5G System Architecture & MEC 

  • Private MEC vs. Public MEC 

  • MEC Use case Examples  (EM: Will be covered in Verticals in more detail) 

  • Enterprise application and local break out 

  • Video Content Delivery Optimisation 

  • Video Stream Analytics and Video surveillance 

  • AR & VR 

  • IoT Applications  

  • Location and context aware services 

Security in 5G 

  • 5G Security – A risk Management approach (RUSI) 
  • 5G Enterprise Architecture Overview (Verizon Alex S) 
    • 5G Infrastructure as Code Security 
    • 5G PaaS Edge Security 
    • 5G Transport security 
    • 5G Physical Security for private networks 
  • Data Breach Investigations report link to 5G 

5G Coexistence with Wi-Fi 

Enterprise Cloud  

  • In this section, we first explore in detail the core technologies impacting Enterprise 5G services 
    • Artificial Intelligence 
    • Edge / IoT 
    • Cloud 
    • Cyber security  

Cloud architectures  

  • In this section, we discuss the architectures of three cloud platforms i.e. Azure, AWS and GCP 
  • We also provide a general framework for cloud architectures 
  • We discuss in detail Enterprise 5G implementations for the Azure cloud  

Enterprise 5G services 

  • Edge computing 
  • Vertical adoption - Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media 
  • New Area for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality use cases 


  • Enterprise 5G deployment methodology bringing all the ideas of the course together. This methodology acts as a template for deploying new 5G services in the Enterprise based on cloud technologies 


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford electronic certificate of attendance. 

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

You will be required to attend all of the live sessions on the course in order to be considered for an attendance certificate. 


Description Costs
Course fee £995.00


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Ajit Jaokar

Lead Tutor and Course Director

Based in London, Ajit's work work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). 

He is the course director of the course: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations. Besides this, he also conducts the University of Oxford courses: AI for Cybersecurity and Computer Vision.

Ajit works as a Data Scientist through his company feynlabs - focusing on building innovative early stage AI prototypes for domains such as cybersecurity, robotics and healthcare.

Besides the University of Oxford, Ajit has also conducted AI courses in the London School of Economics (LSE), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and as part of the The Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He is also currently working on a book to teach AI using mathematical foundations at high school level. 

Ajit was listed in the top 30 influencers for IoT for 2017 along with Amazon, Bosch, Cisco, Forrester and Gartner by the German insurance company Munich Re.

Ajit publishes extensively on KDnuggets and Data Science Central.

He was recently included in top 16 influencers (Data Science Central), Top 100 blogs (KDnuggets), Top 50 (IoT central), and 19th among the top 50 twitter IoT influencers (IoT Institute). 

His PhD research is based on AI and Affective Computing (how AI interprets emotion).

Sukhvinder Paul

Guest Speaker

Head of EMEA Security Presales & Architecture, Verizon

Based in Oxfordshire, Suk has been working in the IT & telecoms industry for the last 20years. Suk has extensive experience in delivering large business transformation programs for enterprise customers as well as supporting in-house corporate strategy teams.

Suk currently leads the security enterprise architecture solutions practice for Verizon which has provided a great platform to work collaboratively with organisations in looking at how to plan, prepare and manage cyber security programs across multiple verticals and disciplines.

Suk has a MBA from Warwick Business school that focused on strategy and operations. Suk’s interests include the phenomena and impact that 5G will bring to the digital world and the opportunities of collaboration that come with it.

Esmat Mirzamany

Guest Speaker

Leads Verizon 5G Solutions, International

Esmat Mirzamany leads Verizon 5G Solutions in International. She has several publications in 5G and its use cases in different verticals which have been considered by 3GPP in 5G vertical requirements specification and targeted KPIs. Esmat holds a PhD and MSc in Telecommunications and has a deep understanding of 5G landscape combined with a laser focus on customers’ outcomes.

She is a leading thinker and practitioner with several years of academia and Telco industry experience; an entrepreneurial in approach, ambitious in her goals and a track record of tenaciously achieving outcomes.

Ms Ayşe Mutlu

Guest Speaker

Data Scientist

Ayşe Mutlu is a data scientist working on Azure AI and devops technologies. Based in London, Ayşe’s work involves building and deploying Machine Learning and Deep Learning models using the Microsoft Azure framework (Azure DevOps and Azure Pipelines).

She enjoys coding in Python and contributing to Open Source Initiatives in Python.

Cynthia Joachimpillai

Guest Speaker

Manager, Verizon 5G London Lab

Cynthia manages Verizon’s 5G London Lab and works closely with senior stakeholders of FTSE 100 companies to identify and solve business challenges through the use of 5G and multi access edge compute. She previously worked for Verizon’s Innovation Lab based in Waltham, MA and San Francisco, CA in a similar capacity, primarily focused on IoT and applications of the future as the standards for 5G were being tested and developed. 

Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Advocacy and family policy from the University of New Hampshire.

Mahesh Yadav

Guest Speaker

Product Manager, Microsoft

I use technology to build products that empower. Building products with Machine learning, AI and cellular stack for past 15 years. I use simple approach to build products as,  listen to customers and collect market data, work with engineering team to build product, Work with marketing team to maximize launch effectiveness and keep the product vision clear throughout life cycle.


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IT requirements

This course is delivered online using MS Teams.

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.

It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.