Length: 2 Days
5G Wireless Training for Non-Engineers
Even if you’re not a systems engineer, understanding 5G basics will help you make important decisions on everything from smartphones to smart homes.
5G is currently rolling out in select U.S. cities. It’s an advanced wireless technology that is initially operating in conjunction with existing 4G networks before evolving to fully standalone networks in subsequent releases and coverage expansions.
The impact of 5G technology is expected to have far-reaching effects.
This is why it’s a good idea for everyone, regardless of technological understanding, to grasp basic concepts of the 5G wireless architecture.
As 5G begins its rollout in the U.S., a common question being asked is: Why do we need 5G anyway? What was wrong with 4G?
The simple answer:
- 4G was running out of bandwidth
- 4G could not support the architecture needed for technological advancements beyond faster data and download speeds. This includes machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, remote healthcare applications, autonomous cars, 5G wearables, smart cities/smart grids, Industry 4.0 robotics, massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
5G also comes with an impressive list of standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a coalition of telecommunications organizations that create technical standards for wireless technology. These standards, referred to as 5G NR (New Radio) are intended to support the growth of wireless communication by enhancing electromagnetic radiation spectrum efficiency. Included in the standards for 5G broadband:
- It must implement a lean signaling design. This means signals are only switched on when needed, lowering overall processing power.
- It must provide connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), a concept that includes all of the various devices and wired or wireless connections that make up a user’s digital experience.
- Enforces strict data transmission requirements. By forcing all users and connections to respect specific rules, the entire network is faster and more efficient.
- Improved beamforming that allows signals to be propagated to a larger set of end points.
- Must use adaptive bandwidth, which allows devices to switch to a low-bandwidth and lower power whenever possible, saving energy for when higher bandwidths are necessary.
5G Wireless Training Course for Non-Engineers by Tonex
5G Wireless Training for Non-Engineers is a 2-day training course covering basics of wireless communications applied to 5G. This course introduces the landscape and fundamental technologies of the 5G marketplace and technologies. Designed with the non-technical professional in mind, the course provides day-to-day examples of the intricacies and competitive landscape of the industry.
Learn how 5G wireless technology is considered for deployment in different frequency bands with large amounts of bandwidth and massive MIMO (MU-MIMO) supporting network slicing for new market segments and use cases such as massive broadband, VR/AR, massive IoT, autonomous and connected cars, smart cities, mission critical applications, space communications, and industry automation.
5G Wireless Training for Non-Engineers gives an overview of the 5G end-to-end network, its capabilities, and deployment scenarios. It helps network leaders prepare for gradual deployment of 5G so they can guide their teams for effective network planning,
- Key concepts behind 5G technology
- Evolution from 4G to 5G
- 3GPP 5G wireless network
- ITU IMT2020 5G requirements
- 5G-NR and Enhancements to the traditional 4G OFDM/OFDMA
- Universal Filtered Multi Carrier (UFMC)
- Filter Bank Multi Carrier (FBMC)
- Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
- Enhancements to advanced antenna techniques
- Massive MIMO
- 5G RF design considerations
- 5G transport network considerations
- mmWave 5G application
- 11d and 802.11ay
Who Should Attend
This course is designed to provide a general overview of 5G for non-engineers — personnel involved in product management, marketing, planning, design, engineering, and operations.
Upon completion of this course the attendees will:
- Learn the basics of 5G wireless and mobile communication
- Describe 5G use cases and applications
- Learn the key concepts behind 5G
- Describe 5G architecture, deployments and implementation
- Describe 5G mobile communications trends
- Learn about 5G NG-RAN architecture, backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul transport
- Identify key features of 5G NR, mmW spectrum and massive MIMO
- Compare and contrast the deployment scenarios of Non-Standalone (NSA) and dual connectivity and Standalone (SA) deployment
- Explore ideas behind 5G core network architecture, network slicing and Multi-Access Edge Computing
Introduction and Overview of 5G
- What is 5G?
- 5G Economics and Regulations
- Economic outlook and timeline
- 5G Deployment
- Global outlook
- Mobile Telecommunications Regulation
- Frequency bands, infrastructure policy
- Underlying Technologies Overview: FDMA (1G), TDMA and FDMA (2G), CDMA (3G), CDMA (3G), W-CDMA (3G), OFDMA (4G)
- Related WiFi Wireless Standards: 802.11ac / 802.11ad/802.11ay / 802.11ax
- Evolution to 5G
- Key enablers of 5G
- 5G compared with 4G
- Roadmap to 5G
- Network Evolution: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 4.5G, LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro, 5G-NR
- 3GPP family: LTE Advanced, Advanced Pro (4.5G Pro/pre-5G/4.9G), 5G, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)
- 5G NR (New Radio) Frequency Bands
- NR frequency bands below 6 GHz 38.104
- 5G architecture
- 5G NG-RAN
- gNB and Split architecture
- Backhaul, Midhaul, Fronthaul
- CPRI and Ethernet
- Cloud and Virtualization
- 5G NR Air Interface
- 5G spectrum and mmW
- Massive MIMO and beamforming
- 5G NR NSA Deployment
- 5G Core Network architecture
- Network slicing in 5G
- Edge computing
- Migrating from NSA to SA
5G Use cases and Applications
- Fixed Wireless Broadband
- Enhanced Mobile Broadband
- Context-Aware Services
- Critical services and infrastructure control
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed-Reality
- Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: vehicle-to-vehicle V2V, vehicle-to-infrastructure V2I, and vehicle-to-everything V2X, etc.
- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
- Connected World, Smart-city, Smart-grid
- Healthcare and mission critical applications
- Peak data rate, Real-world speeds
- Latency: User plane latency, Control plane latency, URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low-Latency Communications)
- Efficiency: Spectral efficiency, Power efficiency, Network efficiency
- Bandwidth, number of devices / eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) / mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communications) / eMTC (Enhanced Machine-Type Communication)
- Availability and Reliability
- Connection density / Urban density / Rural
Key Concepts in 5G
- LTE and LTE-advanced air-interface
- 5G air-interface 5G NR (New Radio)
- LTE Core Network (Evolved Packet Core)
- 5G core network
- Standards bodies: 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
- IEEE 802.11, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
- Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Low-band spectrum New Radio (NR) or sub-6GHz band / FR1 (<6 GHz)
- High-band spectrum FR2 millimeter wave (mmWave)
- Traffic engineering and Quality of Service (QoS)
- Machine communication
- Heterogeneous and multilayered networks
- Standalone (SA) vs. Non-Standalone (NSA) Networks
Key Enabling Technologies
- Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO)
- Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) / Massive MIMO
- Space-division multiple access (SDMA)
- New spectrum
- Unlicensed spectrum
- License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA)
- Radio Access Network (RAN): Centralized RAN (C-RAN), Digitalized RAN (D-RAN) and Virtualized RAN (V-RAN)
- Multi-RAT technology
- Flexible Software Defined Networks (SDNs)
- Edge computing
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- Virtual EPC (vEPC)
- Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
- Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
- Network slicing
- Multiplexing Space-division
- Frequency and Time Division
- Multiple Access
- Orthogonal multiple access (OMA)
- Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
- multi-user superposition transmission (MUST)
5G Wireless Training for Non-Engineers