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5G & IOT Explained

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 explore the new applications it will enable.

What you'll learn

In this short course, you’ll quickly ramp up on 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)—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.

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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