Course length: 2 days
Target group: designers, testers, project managers and similar staff categories
Recommended background: good knowledge in basic LTE release 8 or 10
This course gives an introduction to the new 5G mobile system as specified by 3GPP. The course does not only focus on the radio part but looks at the complete system with a new core network with many new functions like virtualisation and software defined networks.
The main objective of this course is to give an overview over the main functions in the new 5G mobile system. Part objectives are:
The course is targeted to people that will work with mobile systems using the new 5G system. Examples are designers, testers, marketing people, requirement managers, project managers and similar staff categories.
It is required that trainees have a general knowledge of Long Term Evolution as basic mobile functions will not be described in the course.
Name of module
Contents ( main topics )
Time schedule for 5G specifications
Non stand-alone radio and R15/R16 time schedule.
Main operator and 3GPP requirements put on 5G.
The general architecture of the radio network and the core network is studied.
5G New Radio
The air interface of the new radio developed in 5G is studied with topics like OFDM, scalability, synchronisation, broadcasting, scheduling, massive MIMO and TDD.
Frequency Bands for 5G
A quick look at frequency bands that may be used in field trials and early networks.
The radio channels in LTE is studied with physical, transport and logical channels.
Both radio access network protocols and core network protocols will be examined briefly.
Multi-RAT Dual Connectivity
5G and 4G will be used together in early networks and this module describes main principles.
The handover function in 5G is studied.
Quality of Service
The new QoS architecture in 5G is studied.
The security architecture of the new 5G system is examined.
This new fundamental concept in 5G can create virtual slices in the same physical network.
Mobile Edge Computing
A study of the concept that will enable applications to execute closer to the end user.
Network Functions Virtualisation
A general study on the main principles behind the technology and a more specific study how it is used in a mobile system.
Software Defined Mobile Networks
A general study on the main principles behind the technology and a more specific study on how the technology is used in a mobile network.
Some simplified signalling procedures are studied, for example, registration signalling.