Cellular Mobile Networks are communication networks wherein the latest link (or last hub) is wireless. In the Cellular Mobile Networks, there are no wired connections among the User Equipment (UE) and the Radio Access Network (RAN). The Base stations, i.e., gNb in the 5G, are substantial components in the RAN and provide coverage for the UE in the cells. To avoid interference and provide a good quality of service (QoS) for users, these cells typically use various frequencies from their neighboring cells. Now, the Cellular Mobile Network industry is one of the major money-making industries in most countries. This trend is expected to intensify in the coming years. In this course, we will discover all players in the Cellular Mobile Networks and study their engagement. We will have a survey of the history and design properties of all generations in the Cellular Mobile Networks from the first generation, 0G to the current generation, 5G. We will also take a look at the motivating applications of the next generation of mobile networks, i.e., 6G. In general, our students will get the following topics:
- Development process in the cellular mobile networks.
- Architecture of cellular networks from the first generation to the current generation.
- Procedures in the idle mode.
- Procedures in the connected mode.
- Advanced research topics in the mobile networks.