• Course Length:
  • 21 hours

Learn about the life of a 5G device and related operations in a 5G Standalone (SA) network such as network acquisition, Radio Resource Control connection setup, registration and data session setup from a RAN signaling perspective. Explore downlink and uplink data transfer using 5G new radio, as well as handover and idle mode operations. Discover these key operations through signaling flows and learn details relating to key signaling messages and their parameters. This training is created to be both practical and engaging with exercises using log messages from a commercially deployed 5G SA network.

This detailed technical course is intended for engineering, RAN performance, and operations related job functions who need to get an in-depth understanding of signaling procedures of SA NR with the 5GC deployment.

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
■ Step through the life of a 5G UE in SA (Option 2) deployment
■ Identify steps of preparing to monitor 5G cell and 5G network acquisition
■ Identify steps of RRC connection setup with the gNB
■ Identify key steps of registering and setting up PDU session in SA
■ Explore the role of beamforming in DL and UL traffic operations
■ Step through the handover and mobility operations

1. Exploring the 5G Standalone (SA) Network
1.1 End-to-end SA Architecture
1.2 Use of Interfaces: NR, N1, N2, N3, Xn
1.3 Role of protocols like PHY, MAC, RRC, PDCP, etc.
1.4 NR Numerology and Frame Structure
1.5 Use of DL and UL Physical Signals and Channels
1.6 Role of Beamforming and MIMO
Exercise: 5G SA Operations

2. 5G Cell Acquisition and RACH Procedure
2.1 Synch Raster and Synchronization
2.2 Cell ID and Beam ID Detection
2.3 MIB and System Information Blocks(SIBs)
2.4 Random Access Operation
2.5 UE and gNB Timing Alignment
Exercise: 5G Cell Acquisition

3. Registration and PDU Session Setup
3.1 Registration and Authentication
3.2 AMF, SMF and UPF Selection
3.3 AS and NAS Security
3.4 QoS Parameters in 5G
3.5 PDU Session Setup
Exercise: Registration and PDU Session Setup

4. Traffic Operations in DL
4.1 CSI-RS Measurement Configuration
4.2 Feedback - CQI,PMI,RI,CRI,LI
4.3 Resource Allocation for DL
4.4 CSI-RS reports for Beam Selection and for MCS
4.5 Carrier Aggregation and Band Combinations
Exercise: Traffic Operations in DL

5. Traffic Operations in UL
5.1 Scheduling Request (SR) and BSR
5.2 Resource Allocation for UL
5.3 UL Power Control
5.4 DCIs for UL Operations
Exercise: Traffic Operations in UL

6. Handover and Idle Mode Operations
6.1 Beam Management - Switching, monitoring
6.2 MAC CE changes of TCI state
6.3 Xn- and N2-based Handover
6.4 Idle Mode Mobility
Exercise: Handover and Idle Mode Operations

Final Assessment

Suggested Prerequisites


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