Oguzhan Kara is the author of Mastering 5G Network Design, Implementation, and Operations we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Oguzhan: Packt discovered me via Linkedin, where they offered me the opportunity to co-author a comprehensive book on 5G. Upon meeting my talented co-authors, I was convinced we could create an insightful book. My primary motivation was to bridge the gap between complex technical specifications and practical, usable knowledge about 5G networks.
Q: What is the name of your book?
Oguzhan: Mastering 5G Network Design, Implementation, and Operations.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Oguzhan: My existing consultancy role necessitates ongoing research. I delve into academic papers and 3GPP specs. In preparation for writing the book, I spent about 3-4 months conducting intensive research. Even as I began writing, I continued researching to ensure the most accurate, current information.
Q: What key takeaways do you want readers to come away with from the book?
Oguzhan: Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of 5G technology, its application, and future potential. They’ll grasp the intricacies of 5G network design, deployment, and management, and will gain insights into the impact of 5G on a variety of domains.
Q: Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Oguzhan: I recommend perusing published papers and documents from organizations like GSMA, 5G Americas, 3GPP, ETSI, and 5G-ACIA. These resources provide a wealth of valuable insights into 5G technology.
Q. Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Oguzhan: Writing technical content for a diverse reader base always presents challenges. The content must be clear and comprehensive, requiring deep research and considerable time. I adjusted my daily activities, freeing up more time for the book and ensuring a perfect blend of detail and simplicity in the content.
Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Oguzhan: My experience with Packt was incredibly positive and smooth, thanks to their professional team and supportive editors. I highly recommend Packt to other authors considering publishing their work.
Q. Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Oguzhan: This book provides a comprehensive and practical perspective on 5G network design. We’ve managed to translate complex specifications into easily understood content. This sets our book apart, making it an essential guide for anyone interested in diving into 5G networks.
Q. What is/are your specialist tech area(s)?
Oguzhan: My expertise lies in the fields of 5G, 6G, NR Non-Public Networks, NR-IoT, and NR Non-Terrestrial Networks, with a focus on the design, deployment, and management of these networks.
Q. What advice would you give to readers jumping into this technology? Do you have any top tips?
Oguzhan: Embrace the complexity of 5G with patience and enthusiasm. Stay abreast of the latest developments in the field through constant reading and research. This technology is evolving rapidly; your knowledge should too.
Q. What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Oguzhan: 5G is an emerging technology that redefines global connectivity. It presents numerous opportunities for individuals, industries, and technologies alike. I foresee this technology continuing to evolve, ushering in new avenues in the IoT sphere, private networks, and beyond.
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Oguzhan: I began by outlining the major topics and then allocated time for research and writing. Prioritization was key – complex topics were given more time and effort. Regular revisiting of the outline ensured the book remained comprehensive and cohesive.
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Oguzhan: I regularly read white papers from leading tech vendors like Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and Samsung. I also keep tabs on publications from GSMA and 3GPP. These resources help me stay abreast of the latest advancements in technology.
Q. Would you like to share your social handles? If so, mention them below.
Oguzhan: Yes, of course. I am currently active on LinkedIn. You can follow me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/oguzhankara/ for updates and discussions on 5G technology and beyond.
Q: What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Oguzhan: Never underestimate the power of thorough research. It’s the foundation of quality writing. Equally crucial is a well-structured narrative – it enhances reader engagement and aids understanding.
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