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Network Function Virtualization in 5G

Get a comprehensive understanding of network function virtualization in 5G.

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Bhavesh Kumbhare

Dar Al-Handasah Engineering company

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Akash Bhadkumbe


Brahmdevdada Mane Polytechnic

Madhura Joshi


Government Polytechnic Ratnagiri

Surbhi Kadayalwar

Aarvee Consultants

Priyadarshini College of Engineering

Dhananjay Shinde

Hyundai Motor India Ltd

Government Engineering college and reseacrch

Karan Dilip Pawar

Oktal Sydac

father agnel polytechnic vashi

Sumedh Lokhande

Mazameer Design & Engineering Studio

Shri Datta Meghe Polytechnic

Rajashree Kadam

Hinduja Tech

Gokhale Education Society's R. H. Sapat College of Engineering, Management Studies and Research


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of understanding and designing the 5G Network based on Cloud Native.
  • During the course work, the students will learn 
    • Concepts of Virtualization which forms the foundation of Mobile Packet Core Deployment
    • OpenStack, NFVi, ETSI MANO Architecture, and Kubernetes
    • 5G concepts and 5G deployment models
  • Also, they will gain hands on experience on Virtualization, OpenStack, NFVi and Kubernetes
  • They are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the domains of Virtualization, Data Center, Cloud, SDN, NFV, RAN and Mobile Packet Core Network - 4G, 5G.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 1 - Introduction to Virtualization

  • Why Virtualization?
  • Understanding the Physical Servers
  • Server Virtualisation
  • Hypervisor

Week 2 - Introduction to OpenStack

  • Cloud Computing - IaaS/PaaS/SaaS
  • OpenStack Overview
  • OpenStack Services
  • OpenStack Objects Creation
  • OpenStack Deployment Models

Week 3 - NFVi Concept

  • Nova Scheduling
  • Open Virtual Switch
  • Hyper Threading
  • NUMA, CPU Pinning, Huge Pages
  • PCIe Passthrough and SR-IOV
  • Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK)

Week 4 - ETSI NFV MANO Architecture

  • NFV MANO Architecture
  • Reference Points in NFV
  • Telco Cloud
  • Availability Zones and Host Aggregates
  • OpenStack CLI
  • Cisco Mobility NFV Case Study

Week 5 - NFVi Networking and SDN Introduction

  • Data Center 2 Tier Architecture
  • Data Center ToR and EoR Switches Overview
  • NFVi Network Topology
  • VM Mobility
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • NFVi Monitoring

Week 6 - Cloud Native Concepts for 5G Core - Part 1

  • Cloud Native Overview
  • Containers Overview
  • Kubernetes Architecture
  • Kubernetes Objects

Week 7 - Cloud Native Concepts for 5G Core - Part 2

  • Kubernetes Networking
  • Container Network Interface (CNI)- Calico
  • Helm
  • Service Mesh - Istio
  • Logging and Monitoring – Prometheus and Grafana

Week 8 - 5G Evolution and Concepts

  • Evolution from 2G to 5G
  • 5G Core Architecture
  • 5G Identities
  • 5G Protocol Stack
  • 5G QoS
  • 5G Network Slicing
  • Mobility Concepts
  • LTE & IMS Architecture
  • End to End Telco Cloud

Week 9 - 5G Network Function

  • Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF)
  • Authentication Server Function (AUSF)
  • NF Repository Function (NRF)
  • Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Policy Control Function (PCF)
  • Session Management Function (SMF)
  • User Plane Function (UPF)
  • CHF (Charging Function)
  • RAN Evolution
  • Open RAN
  • Unified Data Management (UDM)

Week 10 - Service Based Architecture

  • SBA Overview
  • REST Principles
  • NR Service Authorization
  • NF Discovery and Selection
  • Network Slicing and Slice Allocation

Week 11 - 5G Call Flow and Deployment Options

  • 5G Call Flows
  • Deployment Options
  • 4G - 5G Interworking

Week 12 - 5G QoS, Policy and Billing

  • 5G QOS
  • AM and SM Policies
  • UE Polices (URSP for Slicing)
  • PDR (Packet Detection Rule)
  • FAR (Forwarding Action Rule)
  • QER (QoS Enforcement Rule)
  • URR (Usage Reporting Rule)
  • How Billing in 5G is Different from 4G?
  • Billing Call Flow

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Build NFVi based on OpenStack

You are required to build NFVi based on OpenStack, make it accessible to the outside world, and establish reachability between the VMs. This project will illustrate OpenStack configuration and VNFs deployment similar to 4G/5G VNFs deployment.

To complete this project, you will have to:

  • Deploy OpenStack
  • Create Cirros image, Flavor and Network
  • Deploy a Router and attach interfaces to the Router
  • Deploy 2 Cirros VMs
  • Assign floating IPs to 2 VMs
  • Configure the security rules to perform SSH to the VMs using floating IPs
  • Configure the security rules to establish reachability between 2 VMs using ping

Deploy Cloud Native PaaS using Kubernetes

You will have to deploy a Cloud Native PaaS using Kubernetes and host a scalable web application using Kubernetes deployment. You will also manage your Kubernetes cluster and the workload using Lens. This project will illustrate Cloud Native PaaS and Applications deployment similar to 5G CNFs deployment.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Areas of expertise

  • Network Virtualization

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