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5G NR Training

The evolution of 5G New Radio (NR) has progressed swiftly since the 3GPP standardized the first NR release (release 15) in mid-2018. Not only is release 16 nearly finalized but the scope of release 17 has also recently been approved. Making wise decisions in the months and years ahead will require that mobile network operators and other industry stakeholders have a solid understanding of both releases.

The evolution of 5G NR is especially critical given the latest reports that global traffic levels hit 38 exabytes per month at the end of 2019 with a projected increase of fourfold to 180 exabytes per month by 2025. But, fortunately, through the guidance of 3GPP and other industry overseers, 5G architecture is designed to handle this massive increase in data traffic in a way that ensures superior performance with minimal impact on the net costs for consumers.

The technology gives 5G enhanced flexibility for a multitude of use cases, enabling it to support diverse spectrum bands, including mmWave bands with far higher available bandwidth, through the use of specialized technologies like scalable subcarrier spacing and massive MIMO, absolutely necessary for the implementation of radio beam steering and forming to mitigate propagation challenges in mmWave communications.

3GPP defines three broad areas of use for 5G NR:

  1. Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) for intensive applications like HD streaming video, gaming and other streaming uses.
  2. Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (uRLLC) for critical applications like command and control functions in autonomous vehicles and remote control in healthcare and manufacturing services.
  3. Massive machine type communications (mMTC) supporting massive IoT, connecting millions of new, low-powered devices at a huge scale.

There are two modes with 5G NR, non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA).To make adapting 4G networks to 5G, the NSA mode was developed that basically allowed carriers to use their current 4G infrastructure and add 5G spectrum and equipment to it. 4G towers do the control and act as the base signal while connecting you to 5G towers when you are within range of one. Dual connectivity has allowed mobile phones to aggregate signal from both 4G and 5G for even greater speeds.

Later this year (2020), the second major mode of 5G NR is expected to begin in the U.S. After a year and a half of offering a kind of hybrid 5G, some carriers will begin to offer the standalone version of 5G where the 5G network has its dedicated 5G facilities to provide speed improvements and minimal network latency (delay).

In other words, following the standards outline and time frame provided by 3GPP, standalone 5G NR will be independent of the 4G network.

5G NR Training Course by Tonex

5G NR Training is a 2-day technical course covering all aspects of 5G New Radio (NR) air interface, protocols, operations and procedures. Participants learn about the real 5G networks and 5G NR.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of 5G NR (New Radio)
  • List basic 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G New Radio (NR) features and capabilities
  • List the relevant innovations and technologies for 5G NR
  • Compare and Contrast Non-standalone 5G NR and Standalone 5G NR specifications
  • List 5G NR air interface, protocols, operations and procedures
  • Explain the different deployment scenarios for 5G NR
  • Describe the underlying technologies and protocols related to 5G NR
  • Compare and contrast 3GPP and Verizon 5G TF (Verizon 5th Generation Radio Access)
  • Explain the future technology and application trends in 5G NR

Course Outline

5G NR (New Radio)

  • Foundation of next generation cellular networks
  • 5G device-types, services, deployments and spectrum
  • 5G New Radio (NR)
  • 5G NR specification called 5G Phase 1
  • 3GPP specifications of 5G New Radio
  • Phase One Non Standalone (NSA) mode
  • 5G radio service “anchored” in the LTE Evolved Packet Core
  • Second phase Standalone mode
  • 5G radio networks anchored by new 5G cores
  • User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception
  • Non-Standalone 5G NR operation
  • Range 1 Standalone
  • Range 2 Standalone
  • Range 1 and Range 2 Interworking operation with other radios
  • 5G NR Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception
  • 5G NR Requirements for support of radio resource management
  • Mobile broadband utilizing millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands above 24 GHz.
  • Massive MIMO and advanced antenna technologies
  • 3D beamforming to enhance coverage and capacity
  • Advanced coding
  • Grant-free transmissions
  • Resource Spread Multiple Access (RSMA)
  • Non-orthogonal waveforms (NOMA)
  • Non-terrestrial networks
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X)
  • Integrated Backhaul Access (IAB)

Radio Access Architecture and Interfaces

  • Radio access technology Physical layer aspects
  • Separation of NR Control Plane (CP) and User Plane (UP) for split option 2
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for NR
  • 5G NR bands
  • Low bands below 1 GHz: longer range for e.g. mobile broadband and massive IoT
  • 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850/900 MHz
  • Mid bands 1 GHz to 6 GHz: wider bandwidths for e.g., eMBB and mission-critical
  • New frequency range for NR (3.3-4.2 GHz)
  • New frequency range for NR (4.4-4.99 GHz)
  • High bands above 24 GHz (mmWave): extreme bandwidths
  • New frequency range for NR (24.25-29.5 GHz)
  • Channel model for frequencies from 0.5 to 100 GHz

5G NR: NG-RAN Architecture Description            

  • NG general aspects and principles
  • NG layer 1
  • NG signaling transport
  • NG Application Protocol (NGAP)
  • NG data transport
  • Xn general aspects and principles
  • Xn layer 1
  • Xn signaling transport
  • Xn Application Protocol (XnAP)
  • Xn data transport
  • NR user plane protocol
  • NR Positioning Protocol A
  • E1 general aspects and principles
  • E1 layer 1
  • E1 signaling transport
  • E1 Application Protocol (E1AP)
  • F1 general aspects and principles
  • F1 layer 1
  • F1 signaling transport
  • F1 Application Protocol (F1AP)
  • F1 data transport
  • F1 interface user plane protocol

5G NR Physical Layer General Description           

  • Services provided by the physical layer
  • Physical channels and modulation
  • Multiplexing and channel coding
  • Physical layer procedures for control
  • Physical layer procedures for data
  • Physical layer measurements

5G NR Physical Layer Details

  • General description of Layer 1
  • General protocol architecture
  • Multiple access
  • Physical channels and modulation
  • Channel coding
  • Physical layer procedures
  • Physical layer measurements
  • structure of physical layer specification
  • Physical layer; General description
  • Physical layer services provided by the physical layer
  • Physical channels and modulation
  • Multiplexing and channel coding
  • Physical layer procedures for control
  • Physical layer procedures for data
  • Physical layer measurements

User Equipment (UE) Radio Transmission and Reception

  • Part 1: Range Standalone
  • Operating bands and channel arrangement
  • UE channel bandwidth
  • Channel Arrangement
  • Transmitter characteristics
  • Transmitter power
  • UE maximum output power
  • Part 2: Range 2 Standalone
  • Operating bands
  • Channel bandwidth Channel arrangement
  • Transmitter characteristics
  • Transmitter power
  • Output power dynamics
  • Transmit signal quality
  • Output RF spectrum emissions
  • Receiver characteristics
  • Diversity characteristics
  • Reference sensitivity power level
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity
  • Blocking characteristics
  • Spurious response

5G NR L2 and L3 Protocols

  • User Equipment (UE) procedures in idle mode and in RRC Inactive state
  • NG Radio Access Network (NG-RAN)
  • Functional specification of User Equipment (UE) positioning in NG-RAN
  • User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities
  • Requirements on User Equipment (UEs) supporting a release-independent frequency band
  • Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification
  • Radio Link Control (RLC) protocol specification
  • Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) specification
  • Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification

User Equipment (UE) Conformance Specification

  • Common test environment
  • User Equipment (UE) conformance specification
  • Common Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) proforma
  • 5G NR UE Radio transmission and reception Part 1: Range 1 Standalone
  • 5G NR UE Radio transmission and reception Part 1: Range 2 Standalone
  • 5G NR UE Radio transmission and reception Part 3: NR interworking between NR range1 and NR range2; and between NR and LTE
  • 5G NR UE Radio transmission and reception; Part 4: Performance
  • NR; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Applicability of RF and RRM test cases
  • Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) proforma specification
  • UE conformance specification Test Suites
  • 5G NR UE Radio Resource Management (RRM)

3GPP vs Verizon 5GTF

  • Verizon 5G Technical Forum (5GTF),
  • Mass adoption of mmWave technologies
  • 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) setups for fixed wireless
  • Non-line of sight (NLOS) connections over mmWave
  • Verizon 5GTF standard for initial 5G fixed wireless service
  • AWS-3 spectrum for 4G and refarming PCS spectrum for 4G use
  • Verizon sub-carrier spacing of 75 kHz
  • 3GPP’s subcarrier spacing for 5G New Radio (NR): 15 kHz, 30 kHz, 60 kHz, 120 kHz
  • Verizon 5GTF multi-user MIMO
  • Full bandwidth and real-time processing of eight component carriers at 28 GHz.
  • Phased-array antenna technology and hybrid beamforming

Workshop and Deep Dive Activities coverage

Physical Layer Procedures

  • Channel sounding, Beam Sweeping, Beamforming configuration vs port, MIMO spatial multiplexing, Transmit diversity, CDD
  • Physical layer channels, modulation, multiplexing, channel coding, spreading
  • Physical Layer configuration modes: Frequency carrier (cm wave, mm wave band), type of antenna (active, passive, hybrid beamforming), type of covered area (Macro vs Micro cell), and CSI codebook

5G NR Validation

  • Active array antenna product designs in the 26 GHz band
  • Phased arrays at mmWave frequencies over-the-air (OTA) testing
  • Spatial beam measurements: Sidelobe levels, dynamic beam characteristics, and spatial variations of EVM and ACPR
  • Nokia and Qualcomm wrap up 5G NR foundation testing: Nokia AirScale base station and Qualcomm’s 5G NR UE prototypes


5G NR Training

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