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5G NR (New Radio) Training Course by Tonex

5G NR New Radio Training Course by Tonex

5G NR stands for a new radio interface and radio access technology for cellular networks—a physical connection method for radio based communication.

3GPP developed the technical specifications for 5G NR, which was designed to be the global standard for the air interface of 5G networks.

3GPP began the study of NR in 2015 and the first specification was made available by the end of 2017. While the 3GPP standardization process was ongoing, the telecommunications industry had already begun efforts to implement infrastructure compliant with the draft standard, with the expectation that the first large-scale commercial launch of 5G NR would occur in 2019, which it did in April of that year.

The 5G New Radio standards developed by 3GPP were intended to significantly improve the performance, flexibility, scalability and efficiency of mobile networks. In this way 5G was designed to be able to ensure the optimum use of the available spectrum, whether it is licensed, shared or unlicensed, and achieve this across a wide variety of spectrum bands.

Small cells are one of the key cornerstones of 5G NR. As network densification was required to provide the required data capability more use of small cells and small cell networks were proposed.

A small cell network is a group of low power transmitting base stations which uses millimeter waves to enhance the overall network capacity. The 5G small cell network operates by coordinating a group of small cells to share the load and reduce the difficulties of physical obstructions which become more important at millimeter waves.

Another key was beamforming, a technology that offers to provide some significant advantages to 5G. Beamforming enables the beam from the base station to be directed toward the mobile. In this way the optimum signal can be transmitted to the mobile and received from it, while also cutting interference to other mobiles.

Another key engineering concepts elucidated in 3GPP’s Release 15 is MIMO (multiple input multiple output). Before 5G NR, MIMO had been employed in many wireless systems from Wi-Fi to 5G’s predecessor 4G.

Another 5G NR cornerstone is Optimized OFDM.  An early decision was made to use a form of OFDM as the waveform for phase one of the 5G New Radio. It had been very successfully used with 4G, the more recent Wi-Fi standards and many other systems and came out as the optimum type of waveform for the variety of different applications for 5G. With the additional processing power available for 5G, various forms of optimization can be applied.

The specific version of OFDM used in 5G NR downlink is cyclic prefix OFDM, CP-OFDM –  the same waveform LTE has adopted for the downlink signal.

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:

  • Learn 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

Target Audience:

The “5G NR Training” by Tonex is likely designed for professionals and individuals who are interested in or working in the field of 5G wireless technology. Here are some groups of people who may benefit from attending such training:

  • Telecommunications Engineers: Telecommunications engineers who work in the wireless industry, including those involved in network design, deployment, optimization, and maintenance, can gain valuable insights into the specifics of 5G NR (New Radio) technology.
  • Network Architects: Network architects responsible for designing and planning 5G networks will find this training useful in understanding the fundamental principles and deployment strategies of 5G NR.
  • Mobile Network Operators: Employees of mobile network operators who need to upgrade their existing networks to support 5G technology will benefit from learning about 5G NR and its implementation.
  • RF Engineers: Radio frequency (RF) engineers who work on designing and optimizing radio access networks will find this training beneficial in understanding the radio aspects of 5G NR.
  • Software Developers: Software developers working on applications and services that leverage 5G technology can gain insights into the capabilities and limitations of 5G NR, which can inform their development efforts.
  • IT Managers and Decision-Makers: IT managers and executives responsible for making technology-related decisions within their organizations can benefit from understanding the implications of 5G NR on their business strategies.
  • Researchers and Academics: Researchers and academics in the field of wireless communications can use this training to stay updated on the latest developments in 5G NR technology.


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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