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Training Course

Introduction to Magma: Cloud Native Wireless Networking (LFS166x)

Learn about the Magma project, an open source implementation of a mobile network core. Magma supports diverse radio technologies, including LTE, 5G and WiFi, and is particularly relevant for extending network access into remote, sparsely populated areas.

Who Is It For

This course is designed for technology strategists or decision makers at telcos looking to understand the applicability of Magma to their environment. This course is also aimed at rural ISP operators, systems integrators, and anyone looking to set up a lab environment to experiment with Magma or deploy it in production.
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What You’ll Learn

This course is designed to help you gain an understanding of the overall Magma architecture and how it fits into the bigger picture of cellular network architectures, particularly 4G/LTE and 5G. You will learn to recognize and understand the main functions of a mobile wireless network, understand the key use cases and value proposition of Magma, the overall architecture of Magma at a functional block level, and the functions performed by each of the main Magma components (Access Gateway, Federation Gateway, and Orchestrator). The course will also provide resources to learn to deploy Magma on standard hardware.
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What It Prepares You For

This course prepares students to fully explore the Magma project. It provides the necessary background to help them determine if Magma is appropriate for their setting, and equips them to start installing and experimenting with the system.
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Course Outline
Welcome!
Ch 1. Introduction to Mobile Cellular Networking
Ch 2. Introduction to the Magma Architecture
Ch 3. The Orchestrator
Ch 4. The Access Gateway (AGW)
Ch 5. The Federation Gateway
Ch 6. The Network Management System (NMS)
Ch 7. Summary
Final Exam (verified track only)

Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with basic cellular networking technologies is helpful but not mandatory. 
  • A high level understanding of cloud native services will also be helpful.