Price: $1,699.00
Course Number: 1999
Length: 2 Days
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5G Wi-Fi Offload Training, LTE-U, LAA Training

5G Wi-Fi Offload, LTE-U, LAA training course provides a in-depth technical overview of emerging Wi-Fi offload solutions applicable to 5G macro cells and HetNets applications. WiFi is considered as a key alternative access network technology in 5G deployment.

5G as standardized by 3GPP and ITU-T IMT-2020, enhancements for Wi-Fi standardized by IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Learn about:

  • Key concepts of 5G access and WiFi
  • Overview of 802.11ac, mmWave, 802.11ad, 802.11aj, 802.11ax, 802.11ay, and 802.11az
  • Key concepts in 5G Wi-Fi Offload , LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U),  and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
  • Rational behind the use of unlicensed spectrum to offload 5G traffic including Higher efficiency and improved management of the user experience (QoE)
  • Core network offloading solutions
  • Implementation and optimization of 5G WiFi offload
  • Similarities and differences between 5G Wi-Fi Offload and other solutions such as adding new cell sites and smaller cells
  • Principles behind integration of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies (3GPP Releases 12 , 13, LTE-A Pro, and upcoming 5G standards
  • 5G WiFi offloading solutions and architecture
  • 5G WiFi offloading challenges and opportunities
  • Principles of access methods in the joint network, security,IP mobility, network discovery and selection
  • Cooperative use of licensed and unlicensed 5G and Wi-Fi radios
  • Emerging solutions such as integration of Carrier Aggregation and Dual-Cell Connectivity concepts
  • Management of traffic flows  between licensed LTE and Wi-Fi or unlicensed LTE carriers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of  5G Wi-Fi Offload, LTE-U, LAA training course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between between WiFi, HetNets, LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro and 5G
  • Understand the need for WiFi offload in the 5G access
  • Describe different WiFi access principles, architecture and protocols
  • Describe 5G SIM, EAP-SIM and Non-SIM user types and access methods
  • Describe the three phases of seamless WiFi
  • Understand what Hotspot 2.0 is and the role of 802.11u
  • Principles behind 802.11u-capable devices and cellular-like experience
  • 802.11u Network discovery and selection, Emergency services, Quality of service mapping,  differentiated services code point (DSCP) markers, end-to-end quality of service and security
  • Understand key concepts such as SIPTO, MAPCON, LIPA and ANDSF
  • Describe the requirements and use cases for 5G and Wi-Fi integration
  • Discuss the concepts behind Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
  • Understand the application of LAA to Wi-Fi through Layer 2 aggregation of 5G and Wi-Fi radios

Course Agenda

Introduction to 5G and WiFi Technologies

  • Introduction to 5G
  • 5G network architecture
  • LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and LTE-A Pro
  • Introduction to WiFi (IEEE 802.11)
  • WiFi Network Architecture
  • IEEE 802.11 versions
  • Carrier Class WiFi vs. 5G
  • Key concepts of 5G access and WiFi
  • 11ac, mmWave, 802.11ad, 802.11aj, 802.11ax, 802.11ay, and 802.11az
  • LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U)
  • Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
  • 5G WLAN radio level aggregation(LWA)

What Is WiFi Offload?

  • Overview of Wi-Fi Offloading
  • Role of Wi-Fi Offloading in 5G
  • Solutions, types and motivation of WiFi Offload in 5G
  • Wi-Fi offloading solutions
  • Architecture for 5G-Wi-Fi Interworking
  • 5G RAN and Core Network offload
  • 5G Core controlled traffic steering
  • 5G RAN controlled traffic steering

Overview of 3GPP Offload Initiatives

  • I-WLAN
  • UMA/GAN
  • Direct Tunnel
  • Access Network Discovery & Selection Function (ANDSF)
  • Femtocell
  • LIPA and SIPTO
  • Wi-Fi AP discovery and selection
  • IP offload specifications at BTS and the packet core
  • Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO)
  • Local IP Access (LIPA)
  • IP Flow  Mobility (IFOM)
  • Multi Access PDN Connectivity (MAPCON)
  • 11u and HOTSPOT 2.0
  • Integrated 5G-Wi-Fi in HetNets
  • Core Network Integration

Overview of 5G Offload Initiatives and Technologies

  • 5G WiFi offloading solutions and architecture
  • 5G WiFi offloading challenges and opportunities
  • Access methods in the joint network
  • Security, IP mobility, network discovery and selection
  • Cooperative use of licensed and unlicensed 5G and Wi-Fi radios
  • Carrier Aggregation concepts
  • Dual-Cell Connectivity concepts
  • Management of traffic flows between licensed LTE and Wi-Fi or unlicensed
  • Role of 3GPP Policy Control & Charging (PCC)
  • 3GPP AAA Server and Wireless Access Gateway (WAG)
  • LIPA & SIPTO
  • 5G Network Architectures
  • 5G breakout architectures for off loading
  • Local IP Access using Collocated L-GW
  • Access Network Discovery & Selection Function (ANDSF)
  • Inter-system Mobility Policy (ISMP)
  • Inter-system Routing Policy (ISRP)
  • Role of Simultaneous Multi-Access Connectivity

5G Wi-Fi Offload Framework

  • Network Architecture
  • Data Encryption
  • Message Integrity
  • Secure Authentication
  • Hotspot 2.0 / Passpoint
  • WLAN Access to the 5G Network
  • Non-Trusted Access
  • Trusted Access
  • IP Mobility
  • IP Flow Mobility (IFOM)
  • Proxy Mobile IP Version 6 (PMIPv6)
  • GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP)
  • Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP)
  • Generic Advertisement Service (GAS)
  • Seamless 5G WiFi offloading

    Selective 5G and WiFi Traffic Offloading Scenarios

  • Traffic cases
  • Signaling flow, Policy and Discovery
  • Mobility Management
  • Mobile IP and Proxy Mobile IP
  • MIPv4 Foreign Agent (FA) and MIPv6 Foreign Agent (FA) Modes
  • PMIPv6/MIPv6
  • ANDSF, ANQP
  • ISMP, ISRP
  • SIPTO
  • 5G UE location and Profile
  • WLAN Access Gateway (WAG)
  • Packet Data Gateway (PDG)
  • WLAN Offload and IP Flow Mobility (IFOM)
  • Roaming Interworking Scenarios
  • MAPCON
  • IPFM Use cases and Scenarios
  • ANDSF Use cases and Scenarios
  • DSMIP-based WiFi offload
  • Interoperability
  • Trusted Access, Untrusted Access

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