Length: 4 Days
5G Wireless Crash Course
It took a while, but the switch to 5G has finally been flipped on in the U.S. – at least in selected cities it’s now possible to buy 5G phones and take advantage of faster speeds.
Besides fast phones, the future of networking is about to change in other ways as well. 5G’s Lower latency will make augmented reality and virtual reality more useful — and eliminate nausea — because there won’t be any lag. AR glasses and VR headsets haven’t yet cracked the mainstream, but tech companies are betting that these devices will eventually replace our smartphones.
Virtual and augmented reality transformations due to 5G is also expected to have a significant impacts on education. 5G could transform schools by enabling virtual- and augmented-reality experiences that will bring concepts out of textbooks and into real life for kids in classrooms.
Faster connectivity and no latency could also revolutionize hospitals, enabling holograph-assisted surgeries.
5G could make autonomous cars safer, because communication between vehicles and infrastructure will become instantaneous.
One of the key concepts to understand about 5G is that it operates on three different spectrum bands.
This is very different from 5G’s predecessors, which operated in one specific spectrum. This is important because the spectrum your 5G phone is associated with dramatically impacts the kind of 5G service you can expect.
For example, T-Mobile is the primary carrier that is licensed to operate in the low-band spectrum. This spectrum is less than 1GHz. It is primarily the spectrum band used by carriers in the U.S. for LTE, and is quickly becoming depleted. While low-band spectrum offers great coverage area and penetration, there is a big drawback: Peak data speeds will top out around 100Mbps.
The mid-band spectrum has lower latency and offers a fast download speed of 1Gps. The radio waves in this band do have problems penetrating buildings. Sprint is the key player in the mid-band spectrum. Expect Sprint to improve penetration and coverage area by using Massive MIMO which groups multiple antennas onto a single box, and at a single cell tower in order to create multiple simultaneous beams to different users.
Sprint also plans on using beamforming to improve 5G service on the mid-band. Beamforming sends a single focused signal to each and every user in the cell, and systems using it monitor each user to make sure they have a consistent signal.
The high-band spectrum is what has been primarily touted as the 5G network with its mouthwatering super high speeds and unbelievably low latency. The high-band spectrum is sometimes referred to as mmWave. High-band spectrum can offer peak speeds up to 10Gbps. The major drawback of high-band is that it too has low coverage area and building penetration is poor.
Licensed to operate in this band, AT&T and Verizon are rolling out their ultra-high speed versions of 5G.
5G Wireless Crash Course by Tonex
5G Wireless Crash Course covers all aspects of 5G wireless vision, concepts, application, use cases, technologies and standards. Attend Tonex 5G Wireless Crash Course and learn about 5G evolutionary and revolutionary topics, technology A-Z. Explore the amazing 5G topics collection here, with new topics added constantly to broaden the reaches of the 5G Crash Course experience. This 5G Crash Course sets you on the right track to developing a set of 5G skills that can help you to deliver results. Learn about ITU-T’s IMT-202 5G requirements and 3GPP system standards heading into the 5G era including:
- Critical communication and public safety
- Enhancements for direct device-to-device (D2D) communications; TETRA/P.25-like functionality for broadband data.
- Group communications
- Machine-type Communications
- 5G NR and Radio optimizations to allow for lower cost
- System level awareness of M2M devices Device power consumption optimizations
- Mechanisms for optimized handling of small amounts of data
- System capacity and robustness
- Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF)
- Enhancing the level of automation
- Decoupling software functions from the resources
Overview of 5G
- 5G Standardization and Technology Options
- Analysis of 5G Use Cases
- 3GPP 5G NR, and Next GenCore
- ITU ‘s IMT2020
5G Applications and Use Cases
- Enhanced Mobile Broadband(eMBB)
- Massive Machine Type Communication (MTC)/ Massive IoT
- Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC)
- Critical Communications and Public Safety
- Autonomous Driving
- Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication
- Smart Grid
- Smart City
3GPP LTE-A and LTE-A Pro Evolution into the 5G
- eLTE eNB: evolution of eNB that supports connectivity to EPC and NextGen Core
- NR:New Radio
- gNB: NR node
- NextGen Core
- mmWave principals in 5G
- Millimeter Wave (mmW) Technology at a Glance
- Introduction to mmW
- Millimeter wave definitions for 5G
- Performance of a typical 5G wireless system
- mmW Modeling and Simulation
- mmW Systems Engineering
- Core Network for Next Generation System
- NG:The interface between gNB and a NextGen Core
LTE / LTE-Advanced Introduction
- Carrier Aggregation (CA)
- Dual Connectivity (DC)
- LTE Unlicensed / LTE License Assisted Access (LAA)
- LTE-WiFi Radio Level Aggregation (LWA)
- LTE Broadcast / Multicast Techniques and Future Terrestrial TV
- Group Communication Service Enabler (GCSE)
- Discovery and Device to Device (D2D) for Proximity Services
- Proximity Service Architecture and Protocol
- Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Services
- Architecture Enhancements for V2X Services
- LTE Machine Type Communication for Internet of Things
- New LTE Access Scheme: Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)
5G Wireless Requirements, Applications, and Services
- 5G New Radio (NR)
- 5G Next Generation System Architecture
- MTC enhancements
- 5G Public safety features
- D2D and ProSe
- small cell dual-connectivity and architecture
- carrier aggregation enhancements
- Interworking with Wi-Fi
- Licensed assisted access (at 5 GHz)
- Indoor positioning
- Single cell-point to multi-point
5G integration with 802.11ax, 802.11ay and 802.11az
- Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
- 5G and Wi-Fi Offload
- LTE-U, LAA and LWA
- Full Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)
- TDD / FDD Evolution
- LTE-A/Pro Broadcast
5G Technology Enablers
- Public Safety applications with 5G
- LTE Direct
- Proximity Services (ProSe)
- Device to Device (D2D) Communication
- SON (Self-Organizing Networks ) and SON+
- Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)
- Video over Wi-Fi
- Role of Small cells, Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) and Massive MIMO in 5G
- Enhanced Carrier Aggregation
- Role of Cloud and Virtualization in 5G
- Cloud RAN Overview
- Overview of CPRI
- C-RAN Architecture
- Network functions virtualization (NFV)
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
- 5G Cybersecurity
- 5G Security Challenges
- 5G Security goals and standards
- Analysis of 5G Products and Solutions
5G Wireless Crash Course