5G Advance

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5G Advance Course

The course focused on the initial NSA (Non-Standalone) operation, also known as EN-DC. In so doing it identifies the 5G
NR (New Radio) air interface, from the physical layer operation to higher layer support of services. In addition,
SDN, NFV,5G Core network design and architecture-RAN, carrier aggregation & mobility will cover in advance training.

Course Outline

  • 5G Introduction
  • NFV and SDN Background
  • 3GPP 5G System Architecture
  • Non-Stand-Alone NR
  • NR Physical Layer Design
  • 5G Radio Access Network (NG-RAN)
  • Synchronization and Initial Access
  • Control Channels
  • Data Channels
  • 5G Mobility
  • 5G Carrier aggregation
  • Beamforming and Massive MiMO
  • Network Slicing
  • 5G QoS – Quality of Service
  • 5G Security
  • 5G KPI

Learning Objectives
After this 5G Advance courses, our main aim to teach about 5G in detail, like architecture, feature, design, core network.



5G Introduction
• How is 5G described by industry players?
• What is 5G and why? What is new?
• 3GPP standardization roadmap
• The ITU IMT-2020 5G requirements
• ITU 5G Use Cases – eMBB, URLLC and mMTC

3GPP 5G System Architecture
• 5G System architecture, functions and concepts
• NG-RAN / 5G Access Network
• 5G Core Network (5GC)
• The new service-based architecture (SBA)
• New 5GC networks functions: AMF, SMF, PCF, AUSF, UDM,
UPF, NEF etc.
• Basic traffic cases: registration and session setup

NFV and SDN Background
• What is Cloud computing?
• Hypervisors and virtualization, COTS hardware
• Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) & MANO
• SDN Controllers and Forwarding Nodes
• How NFV and SDN are used in 5G

Non-Stand-Alone NR
5G deployment options (NSA & SA)
Multi-RAT Dual Connectivity (MR-DC)
EN-DC (DC between LTE and NR)
Supplemental uplink (SUL) operation
Spectrum sharing between LTE and NR
User plane bearer options for EN-DC
New functionality to support NSA-NR (X2, S1, EPC)

NR Physical Layer Design
OFDM numerologies for NR
NR radio frame and subframe structure
Slots and slot formats
Self-contained slots and flexible numerology
Antenna Port, Resource Grid, Resource Element,
Resource Block
Bandwidth Part

5G Wireless Backhaul/X-Haul
5G-XhAul data Plane Architecture
5G-XHaul control plane architecture
5G-XHaul based on Fronthaul(FH) midhaul(MH) Backhaul(BH)

5G Radio Access Network (NG-RAN)
NG-RAN nodes, interfaces and identity numbers
Radio layer 2 protocols (SDAP, PDCP, RLC, MAC)
NR Radio Resource Control protocol (RRC)
RRC states and state transitions
RAN-level Notification Areas (RNA)
NG-interface and NG Application Protocol (NGAP)
Xn-interface and Xn Application Protocol (XnAP)
Architectural split options (CU/DU and CP/UP split)
CU/DU split: F1-interface and F1AP protocol
CP/UP split: E1-interface and E1AP protocol
User Plane protocols (NG, Xn, F1-interface)
Relevant NGRAN signaling procedures for the above mention protocol

Synchronization and Initial Access
SS/PBCH Blocks (mapping, transmission)
PBCH and system information
PRACH and the random access procedure

Control Channels
CORESET configuration (PDCCH)
DCI formats for scheduling and other purposes
Coding and mapping of PDCCH
PUCCH coding and resource selection
UCI formats for UL feedback
DM-RS mapping for PDCCH and PUCCH

Data Channels
Layer 1 processing for DL-SCH and UL-SCH
LDPC coding overview
DM-RS mapping for PDSCH
DM-RS mapping for PUSCH

Scheduling, HARQ and Measurements
Scheduling of PDSCH and PUSCH
DL and UL HARQ timing
CSI reporting mechanisms
CSI-RS configuration
SRS configuration
PT-RS configuration


5G Mobility

    •  NR Idle Mode Mobility:
      Multi-Beam Measurement Quantity.
      NR Cell Reselection.
      Priority Based Inter-RAT Cell Reselection.
      NR System Information Messages.
      Reselection to a Higher Priority Frequency or RAT Cell.
      Reselection to a Lower Priority Frequency or RAT Cell.
      Deleting NR Priorities.
      Registration Area Update.
    •  Xn Based Handover:
      Handover Procedure.
      RRC Connection Reconfiguration.
      Path Switch Procedure.
    •  RRC Inactive Mobility:
      RAN Notification Area.
      RRC Resume Procedure.
    •  Inter MeNB Handover with EN-DC:
      MeNB Handover Procedure.
      RRC Connection Reconfiguration


5G Carrier aggregation
NR Carrier Aggregation.
Component Carriers.
Contiguous and Non-Contiguous CA.
Intra-Band and Inter-Band CA.
PCell and SCell.
Downlink and Uplink Carrier Aggregation.
Carrier Allocation Specifications.
Configuring Carrier Aggregation:
Buffer Based SCell Activation.
Configuring CA SCells.
MAC CA Activation.
MAC Buffer Status and Power Headroom Reports.
Releasing Carrier Aggregation:
SCell Release Procedure

Network Slicing

  • divining physical resources into logical Network
  • Network slicing using NFV and SDN
  • Network slice data model -NSSAI, slice instance, slice template

5G QoS – Quality of Service
PDU Sessions and QoS Flows
• 5G QoS parameters
• QoS handling in UE, gNB and UPF


5G Security Overview

  •  3GPP 5G Security Architecture and Security Domains
  • 5G-AKA (Authentication and Key Agreement)
  •  5G Security Requirements and Challenges
  •  5G Security Architecture Transformation


5G Key performance indicators definitions

  • Peak data rate
  •  Peak Spectral efficiency
  •  Control plane latency
  •  User plane latency
  •  Latency for infrequent small packets
  •  Handover interruption time
  •  Inter-system mobility
  •  Reliability
  •  Extreme Coverage
  •  TRxP spectral efficiency
  •  UE energy efficiency and battery savings
  •  Area traffic capacity
  •  Network energy efficiency

Beamforming and Massive MiMO

    • What is Massive MIMO?
      Requirement for Massive MIMO.
      Antenna Elements.
      Antenna Arrays
    • MIMO in 5G:
      MIMO Spatial Multiplexing.
      SU-MIMO vs MU-MIMO.
      Summary of Transmission Path in 5G NR:
      Codewords, Layers and Antenna Ports
    • Beamforming (Massive MIMO):
      Spatial Multiplexing vs Beamforming.
      Creating a Beam.
      Narrow Beams and Beam Steering.
      Beamforming Nulls:
            • Null Beam Steering.
      Massive MIMO Antennas.
    • NR Beam Management:
      Beam Sweeping.
      SS Block:
           • NR SSB, PSS, SSS, PBCH and DMRS.
      Beam Management Reference Signals:
           • CSI-RS and SRS.
      Single and Multiple CSI-RS:
           • CRI (CSI-RS Resource Indicator).
      PMI (Precoding Matrix Indicator).
      Transmission Based on SRS
    • Synchronization Signal Block Location:
      SS Burst and Burst Set.
      SS Block Locations.
      SS/PBCH Block Index Indication.
      GSCN (Global Synchronization Channel Number).
      Beam Measurement, Determination and Reporting


Course Content

Time: 5 days

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