ITU is defining 5G standards (IMT2020) with active input from industry groups like the NGMN alliance and 3GPP. Use cases have been defined that require data rates from few bytes to tens of gigabits anytime, anywhere. This course offers an overview of upcoming 5G standards. We start by highlighting the limitations of existing networks followed by the requirements and the targets for 5G systems. Then we discuss the technological enablers of 5G in the radio, transport and core networks. Finally, we walk through possible deployment scenarios of 5G.
Wireless, Wireline and Cable service providers are deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This class introduces software tools which are used to define and orchestrate services. The participants are introduced to several network programming languages through hands-on exercises.
This is an advanced course and assumes that a participant has plenty of experience not just with RF Design but with LTE RF Design. It takes a whirlwind tour through radio network planning and design aspects for an LTE network. It starts with mapping the service and market requirements to RF system parameters through a sample case study. It covers link budgets , system throughput computation, capacity estimation, and cell radius calculation for a given propagation model.
Telcos or Communication Service Providers (CSP) are in the midst of a tremendous transformation of their networks, driven by customer demand, competitive forces, and margin pressures. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has proposed a generic architecture to virtualize this network. VMWare provides a key component of this architecture, but will have to work with an entire ecosystem of vendors to realize this architecture.
This is an intermediate level course that builds on participant’s knowledge of VoLTE and the IMS architecture. Participants analyze real-world VoLTE/SIP logs collected from commercial VoLTE networks. Participants analyze SIP signaling messages in the IMS domain. This course uses a scenario- based approach, allowing participants to step through key scenarios such as VoLTE registration, VoLTE to VoLTE calls, and Interworking with the PSTN/3G and. Log analysis is emphasized where logs are available. Other topics are explored using detailed message flow diagrams.