Introduction to 5G-Advanced
Introduction to 5G-Advanced is a 2-day course that focuses on 5G-Advanced. Participants will learn how to transform their connected world with 5G-Advanced and evolution to 6G.
5G-Advanced is powered by 3GPP for Release 18 (Rel-18) for implementation and deployment in the 2025-time frame. 3GPP Release 18 is branded as 5G Advanced for its significant improvements as it will include major enhancements in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality XR) and support for non-terrestrial networks (NTNs).
5G-Advanced is coming and expected to give a big boost to mobile broadband.
3GPP’s Release 18 is expected next year. This is the first of the 5G-Advanced standards — a collection of foundational system enhancements and new capabilities that not only proliferates 5G to new devices and use cases, but also greatly benefits 5G mobile broadband delivery and experiences.
5G-Advanced continues to push the spectral efficiency limits in both sub-7 GHz and mmWave spectrum. Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) advancements, such as support for more DMRS2 ports and MIMO layers, will improve both uplink and downlink transmission performance.
5G-Advanced and Release 18 is also expected to bring an intelligent air interface design as well as introduce new infrastructure like smart network-controlled repeater and mobile IAB.
Experts in this area also believe 5G-Advanced will finally allow 5G connectivity to more remote areas.
With 5G-Advanced, eMBB features will also be further enhanced such as UL data rate, capacity and coverage are for example expected to be improved.
eMBB refers mainly to smartphone devices and corresponding applications like web, app, email and video which rely on internet access. Some of these use cases require large amounts of data and are demanding on capacity.
A novel duplexing scheme will be studied that allows simultaneously transmitting and receiving on the same TDD carrier. NR multi-hop solutions will be enhanced by mobile IAB nodes and network controlled repeaters. Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) enhancements that come with Release 18 will increase the NR performance, especially when fewer LTE devices share the DSS carrier in the future.
Mobility will also be enhanced in Release 18 with a special focus on enabling faster handovers by leveraging lower layer functionality.
5G-Advanced will also provide further enhancements of the architecture for analytics and on ML model life-cycle management, for example, to improve correctness of the models.
5G-Advanced is the next evolutionary step in 5G technology on the path to 6G technology. It will bring a new level of enhanced capabilities beyond connectivity and enable a wider set of advanced use cases for verticals.
5G-Advanced will support advanced applications with enhanced mobility and high reliability as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that will improve network performance.
Introduction to 5G-Advanced Course by Tonex
5G-Advanced enhancements will unleash a diversity of new capabilities for fixed/mobile broadband as well as vertical industries powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and full duplex technologies based on a single platform. 5G Advanced Release 18 will set the stage for entirely new possibilities. Yi Huang, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies
Learn how 5G-Advanced is the next evolutionary step in 5G technology and the evolution to 6G. 5G-Advanced will bring a new level of enhanced capabilities beyond 5G connectivity and enable solutions for advanced use cases in variety of verticals. The 5G-Advanced training course, will cover topics related to advanced applications with enhanced mobility, high reliability, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), blockchain, network performance, improvements in spectral efficiency, energy savings, non-terrestrial networks (NTNs), high-altitude platforms (HAPs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites.
Learn how non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) will be integrated with terrestrial networks to create a hybrid terrestrial/non-terrestrial 5G-Advanced mobile infrastructure serving consumers, enterprises, military and government agencies.
- Introduction to 5G-Advanced
- Advanced use cases and applications
- New use cases for 5G-Advanced
- New capabilities of 5G-Advanced
- Immersive extended reality (XR)
- High-precision location
- Presence and timing technologies
- AI/ML data collection and analytics c
- Use of AI/ML technologies in CORE, RAN and network management
- Overview of 3GPP 5G-Advanced Release 18 (2024)
Key Enhancements in 5G-Advanced
- Use of XR, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR)
- Indoors and outdoors positioning
- Improving throughput in the uplink
- Reducing service interruption time
- AI/ML enablers
- 5G-Advanced synchronization as a service
- 5G-Enhanced positioning with sub-10cm accuracy
- Improved coverage
- Enhanced low-cost massive IoT
- Support for non-terrestrial networks (NTN) and drones
- Wireline and wireless convergence
- Improved resiliency
- Energy efficiency enhancements
- Network optimization
- The current 5G technology
- Key improvements
- enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
- ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC)
- massive machine-type communications (mMTC)
- 3GPP Releases 16 and 17
- Enhancements for Industrial IoT (IIoT)
- Time-sensitive communication (TSC)
- Enhanced MIMO
- Small data transmission (SDT)
- UE energy-saving
- Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)
- Support for extended reality (XR)
- AI and ML enhancements across the RAN, Core, and network management
Key Enhancements in 5G-Advanced
- 5G-Advanced and XR (AR, VR, gaming)
- Enhanced coverage and MIMO performance
- Replacement of GSM-R and Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS)
- Evolution beyond smartphone
- Reduced Capability (RedCap) devices
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones
- Autonomous vehicles
- Automated Ground Vehicles (AGVs)
- Outdoor global navigation satellite systems (GNSS)
- Resilient timing
- Network operation efficiency
- Integration of non-3GPP access technologies
- Enhanced sidelink
- Device-to-device (UE-to-UE) relay
- Enhanced mobility
- Enhancements for latency-critical services such as XR, IIoT, and URLLC
3GPP Roadmap for 5G-Advanced
- Review of 5G Rel-17 and Rel-18
- Overview of Radio-Access Technologies (RAN) enhancements
- 5G-Advanced MIMO Evolution for Downlink and Uplink
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) for NR Air Interface and NG-RAN
- Evolution of NR Duplex Operation
- NR sidelink evolution
- NR sidelink relay enhancements
- expanded and improved NR positioning
- NR RedCap UE complexity/cost reduction
- Network energy savings
- NR Network-Controlled Repeaters aka smart repeaters
- Enhancement of NR Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS)
- Low-power Wake-up Signal and Receiver for NR
- Multi-carrier enhancements for NR
- NR NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks) enhancements
- IoT NTN enhancements
- NR Support for UAV
- Dual Tx/Rx MUSIM
- Enhancements of NR Multicast and Broadcast Services
- Mobile IAB (VMR)
- Enhancement of data collection for SON (Self-Organizing Networks)
- MDT (Minimization of Drive Tests) in NR and EN-DC
- Enhancements for XR
- New spectrum
- Coverage Enhancement
5G-Advanced System Architecture
- 5G-Advanced RAN
- 5G-Advanced Core Networks
- 5G-Advanced Advanced Services
- 5G-Advanced Enhancements for Edge Computing
- Personal IoT and Residential Networks
- 5G-Advanced Enhancement of RAN slicing
- Overview of Microservices and Kubbernettes in 5G-Advanced