Virtualized RAN (vRAN) Technical Training

In this course, we cover how a RAN is virtualized, vRAN architecture and benefits, transport options, O-RAN architecture and interfaces, and vRAN deployment scenarios and considerations.

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Why Take This Course?

  • Enhance your industry knowledge and skills by gaining a greater understanding of vRAN.
  • Train with engineers at Qualcomm Technologies – a world leader in 5G technology and wireless engineering.
  • Participate in a professional development opportunity you can display on your resume/CV and LinkedIn profile.


Course Outline:

  • Introduction to virtualized RAN (vRAN)
  • RAN Architecture and Split Options
  • Interfaces and Transport
  • vRAN Architecture
  • Overview of O-RAN
  • Review of deployment considerations





  • Discuss RAN evolution and the motivation for virtualization.
  • Explain the concept of RAN Virtualization.
  • Identify industry efforts around RAN Virtualization standardization.
  • Explain the RAN evolution from 2G to 5G.
  • Discuss Distributed RAN (D-RAN), Centralized RAN (C-RAN) and Virtualized RAN (vRAN).
  • Introduce the RAN split options proposed by 3GPP.
  • Describe the more common split options in detail.
  • Identify the transport network and available transport options.
  • Describe general principles of the CU-DU interface.
  • Discuss different fronthaul interface options.
  • Illustrate vRAN Architecture and centralized and distributed functions.
  • Explain the control plane and user plane separation and deployment options.
  • Describe vRAN dependency on transport network latency, bandwidth, and resiliency.
  • Discuss potential benefits of vRAN deployments.
  • Explain the concept of O-RAN and the potential benefits.
  • Illustrate O-RAN architecture and interfaces.
  • Discuss White Box Hardware in O-RAN.
  • Describe types of base station architecture, deployment scenarios, and performance aspects.
  • Discuss fronthaul requirements based on RAN split options.
  • Explain transport network dimensioning.
  • Discuss network performance considerations.
  • List URLLC considerations with RAN split.
  • Describe co-located 4G/5G implementation options.
  • Explain security aspects with RAN split options.


***NOTE: This course is taught through our eLearning platform, so you may learn online and at your own pace. You will have access to all course material for one year from your date of purchase. If you are interested in live training for a group of at least 15 people, please contact us via the “Request Training” form at the top of the page.

Course Information

Duration: 3 hours
Price : $395
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