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5G and Edge Computing: Executive Briefing

by Simon Allardice

5G may get a lot of hype—but it deserves to. In this course, get up to speed on this generation of mobile communications, explore how the technology works, and the new applications 5G and Edge Computing will make possible.

What you'll learn

In this short, fast-paced Executive Briefing, you’ll quickly ramp up on 5G and Edge computing—what they mean, how they work, and how they can help. First, we’ll see exactly why 5G is such a difference over previous generations of mobile communication. But instead of just reciting dull specifics of bandwidth and latency numbers, we’ll explore the real-world impacts—and focus on the kinds of things this now makes possible. We’ll cover how the technology works, including terms like small cells, beamforming and platooning. Finally, we’ll explore how Edge computing fits into the picture, and what it adds. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a much better understanding of how you can use 5G and Edge Computing to add value to your team or organization.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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