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5G Essentials

5G Essentials is a 2-day training course features a mixture of lecture and practical hands-on training. Participants will learn 5G Services, 5G Slicing, NFV and SDN, Containers and Kubernettes, RAN, 5G New Radio (NE) Cloud-RAN, O-RAN, 5G NSA, 5G SA, SBA, MEC, VoNR, Massive MIMO. Beamforming,  and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Technical and Project Managers planning to use 5G Services
  • Engineers and testers looking for more in-depth 5G Technical Details
  • Anyone else new to 5G Mobile

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • 5G Services
  • 5G Use Cases: Enhanced Mobile broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) and Massive IoT
  • 5G NSA and SA Architecture
  • Network Slicing
  • 5G Access Technology, Cloud RAN, O-RAN, and v-RAN
  • 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA)
  • 5G REST APIs
  • 5G New Radio (NR)
  • Voice over NR (VoNR)
  • 5G Interfaces and Protocols
  • 5G Signaling and Data Flow

Course Outline

Introduction to 5G

  • 5G Features
  • 5G Use Cases and Services
  • Enhanced Mobile broadband (eMBB)
  • Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • Massive IoT
  • 5G Network Architecture
  • Migration from 4G to 5G to
  • 5G NSA and SA
  • 5G New Radio (NR)
  • 5G Frequency Bands
  • 1 GHz to 6 GHz:
  • mmWave and Extreme Bandwidths
  • 5G Cloud RAN, O-RAN, and v-RAN
  • 5G Network Slicing
  • 5G Protocol Stacks
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

Overview of 5G Architecture

  • 5G System Survey
  • 5G Access Network (5G-AN)
  • 5G Core Network (5GC)
  • 5G RAN Architecture
  • 5G Cloud RAN: CU/DU
  • 5G RAN Components
  • gNB-CU and gNB-DU
  • VRAN and Open RAN Overview

5G Deployment Scenarios

  • 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA)
  • 5G NR Standalone (SA)
  • 5G DL CA
  • 5G DL MIMO
  • 5G UL MIMO
  • 5G Sub-6 GHz
  • 5G Carrier Aggregation
  • 5G Identifiers
  • 5G Mobility Essentials
  • 5G Security
  • 5G Integration with LTE FDD and LTE-TDD
  • LTE-LAA
  • 5G Integration with WiFi
  • Beamforming
  • Massive MIMO

Overview of 5G Network Functions (NF)

  • Authentication Server Function (AUSF)
  • Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF)
  • Data Network (DN), e.g. operator services, Internet access or 3rd party services
  • Unstructured Data Storage Function (UDSF)
  • Network Exposure Function (NEF)
  • Network Repository Function (NRF)
  • Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Policy Control Function (PCF)
  • Session Management Function (SMF)
  • Unified Data Management (UDM)
  • Unified Data Repository (UDR)
  • User Plane Function (UPF)
  • Application Function (AF)
  • User Equipment (UE)
  • (Radio) Access Network ((R)AN)
  • 5G-Equipment Identity Register (5G-EIR)
  • Security Edge Protection Proxy (SEPP)
  • Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF)
  • CHarging Function (CHF)

5G NR: The New Radio interface for 5G

  • 5G physical layer specifications
  • Massive MIMO
  • Cloud RAN and eCPRI fronthaul in 5G networks
  • Mobility with mm-waves
  • VRAN and Open RAN Overview

Overview of 5G Data Rates

  • 5G NR NSA n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78
  • 5G NR SA n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78
  • 5G DL 4 × 4 MIMO
  • 5G UL 2 × 2 MIMO

Implementation Example of Service-Based Architecture (SBA)  

  • The 5G System Architecture Service-based Interfaces
  • 5G REST APIs
  • HTTP2 and JSON
  • RESTful APIs for the 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA)
  • RESTful APIs for the Service Based Interfaces and Northbound Communication
  • SBA Procedure
  • Simplified API calls
  • Service Registration
  • Service Discovery
  • Session Establishment (AMF Creates Session Context at SMF)
  • 5G System Architecture: Security Issues
  • Overview of SDN and NFV Technologies in 5G
  • Containers and Microservices in 5G Implementation
  • Kubernettes and 5G Implementation

Quality of Service (QoS) in 5G Networks

  • How will QoS improve with 5G?
  • Speed/throughput
  • End-to-end Latency
  • Network Availability
  • Reliability parameters
  • QoS Flow Identifier (QFI)
  • 4G Vs. 5G QoS
  • 5QI to QoS Mapping
  • 5G QoS Flow Descriptions
  • 5G QoS Identifier (5QI)
  • Allocation and Retention Priority (ARP)
  • Maximum Flow Bit Rate (MFBR) for both uplink and downlink
  • Maximum Packet Loss Rate for both uplink and downlink
  • Delay Critical Resource Type
  • Non-GBR QoS Flow
  • Reflective QoS Attribute (RQA)
  • Session-AMBR
  • UE-AMBR
  • 5G QoS Flow Characteristics
  • Resource Type (GBR, Delay critical GBR or Non-GBR)
  • Priority Level
  • Packet Delay Budget
  • Packet Error Rate
  • Averaging window (for GBR and Delay-critical GBR resource-type only)
  • Maximum Data Burst Volume (for Delay-critical GBR resource-type only)

Introduction to 5G Security

  • RAN and core network security
  • Trust boundaries
  • Visibility and configurability
  • Requirements for algorithms, and algorithm selection
  • 5G systems attacks
  • 5G system vulnerabilities
  • 5G System Vulnerability Analysis
  • 5G system and network attacks
  • Exploiting 5G systems and devices
  • Evaluate 5G system security vulnerabilities
  • Key Issues
  • Embedded SIM Security
  • 5G Autonomous Driving Security Solutions
  • Critical 5G Security Controls Planning, Implementing and Auditing
  • Top 5G Mitigation Strategies Implementing and Auditing

Overview of 5G Call Flows and Signaling

  • 5G non-standalone access
  • 5G Service-Based Architecture (SBA)
  • 5G Standalone Access Registration
  • 5G NR RLC Acknowledged Mode
  • 5G-NR Standalone Access Registration
  • 5G-NR Standalone Registration Message Details
  • UE Interactions
  • gNB Interactions

5G NSA vs. SA Operations

  • 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Network acquisition
  • 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Attach
  • 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Data transfer
  • 5G Standalone (SA) Registration
  • 5G Standalone (SA) PDU session setup
  • Data transfer and signaling flows
  • Access and Mobility Function (AMF) Interactions
  • Authentication Server Function (AUSF) Interactions
  • Unified Data Management (UDM) Interactions
  • Policy Control Function (PCF) Interactions
  • Session Management Function (SMF) Interactions
  • User Plane Function (UPF) Interactions

 

Included Reference Manuals

5G System Architecture Reference Points

  • N1:  Reference point between the UE and the AMF.
  • N2: Reference point between the (R)AN and the AMF.
  • N3: Reference point between the (R)AN and the UPF.
  • N4: Reference point between the SMF and the UPF.
  • N6: Reference point between the UPF and a Data Network.
  • N9: Reference point between two UPFs.
  • N5: Reference point between the PCF and an AF.
  • N7: Reference point between the SMF and the PCF.
  • N8: Reference point between the UDM and the AMF.
  • N10: Reference point between the UDM and the SMF.
  • N11: Reference point between the AMF and the SMF.
  • N12: Reference point between AMF and AUSF.
  • N13: Reference point between the UDM and Authentication Server function the AUSF.
  • N14: Reference point between two AMFs.
  • N15: Reference point between the PCF and the AMF in the case of non-roaming scenario, PCF in the visited network and AMF in the case of roaming scenario.
  • N16: Reference point between two SMFs, (in roaming case between SMF in the visited network and the SMF in the home network).
  • N17: Reference point between AMF and 5G-EIR.
  • N18: Reference point between any NF and UDSF.
  • N22: Reference point between AMF and NSSF.
  • N23: Reference point between PCF and NWDAF.
  • N24: Reference point between the PCF in the visited network and the PCF in the home network.
  • N27: Reference point between NRF in the visited network and the NRF in the home network.
  • N31: Reference point between the NSSF in the visited network and the NSSF in the home network.
  • N32: Reference point between SEPP in the visited network and the SEPP in the home network.
  • N33: Reference point between NEF and AF.
  • N34: Reference point between NSSF and NWDAF.
  • N35: Reference point between UDM and UDR
  • N36: Reference point between PCF and UDR.
  • N37: Reference point between NEF and UDR
  • N40: Reference point between SMF and the CHF.

Details of 5G System Architecture Service-based Interfaces

  • Namf: Service-based interface exhibited by AMF.
  • Nsmf: Service-based interface exhibited by SMF.
  • Nnef: Service-based interface exhibited by NEF.
  • Npcf: Service-based interface exhibited by PCF.
  • Nudm: Service-based interface exhibited by UDM.
  • Naf: Service-based interface exhibited by AF.
  • Nnrf: Service-based interface exhibited by NRF.
  • Nnssf: Service-based interface exhibited by NSSF.
  • Nausf: Service-based interface exhibited by AUSF.
  • Nudr: Service-based interface exhibited by UDR.
  • Nudsf: Service-based interface exhibited by UDSF.
  • N5g-eir: Service-based interface exhibited by 5G-EIR.
  • Nnwdaf: Service-based interface exhibited by NWDAF.
  • Nchf: Service-based interface exhibited by CHF.

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