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  • Course Length:
  • 1 Day Instructor Led

5G is considered for deployment in various frequency bands with large amounts of bandwidth and massive MIMO – thus completely changing the ways wireless networks are designed, engineered, and deployed. 5G networks support network slicing and thus creates new business opportunities to support new market segments and use cases such as massive IoT, connected cars, smart communities, mission critical applications, industry automation, etc.

This course gives an overview of 5G end-to-end network, its capabilities, and deployment scenarios. It helps network leaders prepare for gradual deployment of 5G so they can guide their teams for effective network planning, design and engineering, and deployment.

This course is intended for leaders of network planning, engineering, and operations.

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:
• Identify 5G use cases and new opportunities of 5G
• Specify 5G performance targets and identify key enablers
• Sketch evolving 5G NG-RAN architecture
• Identify the role of backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul transport
• Highlight the key features of 5G NR
• Identify the impact of mmW spectrum and massive MIMO
• Identify the deployment scenarios of Non-Standalone (NSA) and dual connectivity and Standalone (SA) deployment
• Sketch 5G core network architecture and describe its capabilities to support network slicing and Multi-Access Edge Computing

1. 5G in a Nutshell
1.1. Defining 5G and its use cases
1.2. 5G performance targets
1.3. Key enablers of 5G
1.4. End-to-End 5G architecture

2. 5G NG-RAN Architecture
2.1. RAN evolution to 5G
2.2. gNB and Split architecture
2.3. Backhaul, Midhaul, Fronthaul
2.4. Role of CPRI and Ethernet
2.5. Cloud and Virtualization in NG-RAN

3. 5G NR Air Interface
3.1. 5G spectrum and mmW
3.2. Massive MIMO and beamforming
3.3. Frame structure flexibility
3.4. Link budget considerations
3.5. RF design considerations
3.6. Capabilities and features of 5G NR

4. 5G NR NSA Deployment
4.1. Non-standalone (NSA) Deployment
4.2. Option – 3x with EPC
4.3. Dual connectivity with LTE & 5G NR
4.4. Bearer choices in Option 3x

5. 5G Core and SA Deployment
5.1. 5G Core Network architecture
5.2. Network slicing in 5G
5.3. Edge computing
5.4. Migrating from NSA to SA
5.5. Summary and take-aways

Suggested Prerequisites

• Understanding of LTE and LTE-Advanced capabilities
• Understanding of core and transport networks