Course Duration


Course Objectives

A wireless network is a 5G network when it uses 5G New Radio (NR) compliant specifications, as defined in 3GPP’s 5G standards. A wireless network is a “5G” network when it uses 5G New Radio (NR) compliant specifications, as defined in 3GPP’s 5G standards. 5G cellular technology has enabled a variety of services and is based on New Radio (NR) air interface, new radio network architecture called Next-Generation Radio Access Network (NG-RAN), new core network architecture called Next-Generation Core (NGC) or 5G Core (5GC), Service Based Architecture (SBA), Network Slicing, and Edge Computing, bringing additional capabilities like NR-Unlicensed (NR-U), Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB), enhanced Vehicle-to-Everything (eV2X), URLLC and Industrial IoT (IIoT) enhancements.

Telecontran’s 3-day Workshop on 5G New Radio (NR) Design and Planning is designed to cover the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects, and co-existence and interworking with LTE. This workshop provides a good foundation in NR and different NR technology components. Uniquely this workshop gives detailed information on RAN protocol layers, transports, network architectures, and services.

After successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Understand a concise and accessible explanation of the underlying technology and standards for 5G New Radio technology
  • Compare and contrast NG-RAN and New Radio (NR)
  • Describe 5G NR air interface, protocols, operations and procedures
  • Learn different aspects of NR, including NB-IOT, Software-Defined Networks (SDN), V2V, V2X, IAB, mMTC.
  • Describe different 5G QoS parameters as well as 5G Small Cells.

Target Audience

This course is specially designed for Radio Network Planners, Transmission Engineers, Core Network Engineers, Project Managers, RF Engineers & Technicians and frequency spectrum and policy makers from Regulators, in a word, anyone looking for an understanding of the technologies and interworking requirements of the next generation of cellular communications.

Course Curriculum

3GPP 5G System Overview and Network Architecture
  • 5G Drivers
  • Evolution of LTE / 4G to beyond 4G
  • 3GPP Standardization Roadmap
  • 5G System Architecture
  • Function of different 5G components
  • 5G Access Network
  • NG-RAN
  • 5G Core Network
  • The new service-based architecture (SBA)
  • 5G Core Network Architecture
  • C-RAN, V-RAN Architecture
  • SDN / NFV / MEC
  • Network Slicing
Cognitive Radio for 5G Wireless Networks: NG-RAN and New Radio (NR)
  • NG-RAN Architecture
  • Relevant Radio Spectrum Optimization
  • Massive MIMO vs. MU-MIMO
  • D2D Communications
  • mmWave Radio
  • NR Features
  • Integration with LTE and E-UTRAN
  • LTE and NR Dual Connectivity and Co Existence
  • Beamforming and Steering
  • C-RAN vs. D-RAN
  • 5G RRC States

Course Curriculum

5G New Radio (NR)
  • NR Radio Parameters and Spectrum
  • Radio Resource Management Specifications
  • Considerations for Implementation and Operation in mmWave Bands
  • Massive MIMO
  • 3D Beamforming and Advanced Antenna System
  • Resource Spread Multiple Access (RSMA)
  • Non-orthogonal waveforms (NOMA)
  • Non-terrestrial networks
  • Machine Type Communication
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X)
  • Integrated Backhaul Access (IAB)
NR Access Layer 2 / Layer 3 and Physical Layer Aspects
  • New Radio Access Layer 2/3 Aspects and System Operation
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Functions and Services
  • New Radio Access Physical Layer Aspects
  • DL/UL Performance evaluation of multiple access
  • 5G PHY Technologies: Synchronization
  • 5G PHY Technologies: Coding and Modulation schemes
  • 5G PHY Technologies: Dynamic TDD
  • HARQ Protocols
  • Power Control
  • Random Access Procedure
5G Radio Interface Protocol Aspects
  • Radio interface protocol architecture (CP and UP)
  • Overview of New Layer 2 functions
  • User Plane Protocol
  • SDAP
  • New MAC Sublayer
  • New RLC Sublayer
  • New PDCP Sublayer
  • New AS Sublayer
  • New TTI durations
  • Control Plane Protocol
  • NR Frequency Ranges
  • Channel model for NR Frequencies
  • NR in Unlicensed Spectrum

Course Curriculum

5G Radio access network procedures
  • Dual Connectivity between NR and LTE
  • NG Application Protocol (NGAP)
  • Xx interface
  • Intra-system Mobility
  • UE based mobility
  • Network controlled mobility
  • Inter-system Mobility
  • PDU Session Management
  • Initial UE Access
  • 5G QoS architecture in NR and NextGen Core
  • QoS impact on handovers
5G Small Cells
  • WiFi and Femto Cells
  • Mobile Data Demand Approach
  • Small Cell Challenges
NR QoS Issues
  • 5G QoS Parameters
  • QoS Handling
  • Monitoring, Provisioning and Policy/Charging capabilities
NR Key Applications
  • Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
  • LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA)
  • Industrial IoT and URLLC enhancements
  • NB-IOT
  • mMTC

Public Schedule

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