5G RAN Practitioner Workshop

5G transmission tower in downtown with corporate buildings

This course is designed for professionals who are interested to understand this important revolution in IT & Networking:

  • Radio and Packet Core Engineers / Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IP Engineers
  • Packet Core Engineers
  • Technical Product Managers
  • Technical Marketing Officials
  • Technical Strategy Officials
  • IT Managers
  • C-Level Decision Makers & Executives
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours]
  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

There are no upcoming course dates currently scheduled for this course. If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest and indicate your preferred start/end training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core concepts of Virtualization, Cloud computing, Virtualization of Network Elements
  • Understand SDN & NFV’s role in network automation / orchestration
  • Assess core requirements of next generation services (5G, IoT) and their impact on the telecom network, transport, management, operations
  • Assess the impact of deterministic traffic from next generation services and the role of automation
  • Identify the objectives of network programmability and automation
  • Introduce network automation principles and technologies and understand how these can be used towards E2E automation and orchestration
  • Describe Orchestration, Service Chaining and other related techniques
  • Describe The Third Network and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO)
  • Understand the impact of ONAP and its use cases
  • Describe an evolution towards Cognitive Network Automation and Orchestration
  1. 5G Requirements and Specifications
  • 5G Vision
  • 5G Service Requirements & Capabilities
  • Resilience of the Network
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Device-to-Device Communication
  1. 5G Standardization
  • 3GPP Evolution and 5GPP
  • 5G Infrastructure PPP
  • Role of Different Fora and Standardization Groups (e.g. IEEE, METIS Project, ETSI, 3GPP etc…)
  • 3GPP Release Content (Rel 15, 16, 17)
  1. 5G Architecture Overview
  • Access Network Architecture
  • Evolution of the gNB and ng-eNB and Functionalities
  • Cloudification of RAN Architecture
  • The Centralized and Distributed Units Options
  • RAN UP/CP Split and ORAN, C-RAN/D-RAN
  • SA vs. NSA
  • Core Network Architecture Overview
  • Multi-RAT Dual Connectivity
  • 5G RAN/Core Sharing Types
  • Use Cases (eMBB, FWA, mMTC, URLLC)
  1. 5G NR
  • 5G Spectrum
  • 5G NR Frame Structure
  • Radio Parameter Comparison (LTE & NR)
  • Numerology & Resource Allocation
  • NR Channel Structure (Logical, Transport, Physical, DL, UL)
  • TDD vs. FDD Configurations
  • Common Resource Blocks
  • Bandwidth Profiles
  • BW Calculation
  • Use Cases Subject to (subcarrier spacing, Frequency, latency and cell size)
  • UE Categories
  • Dual Carrier and Connectivity
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Supplemental Uplink Layer
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  • Cross Link Interference
  1. 5G MIMO
  • RF Propagation Basics
  • MIMO Overview
  • Massive MIMO
  • Antenna Configurations
  • Analog & Digital Beamforming
  • Beam Management
  • Active Antenna Units (AAU)
  • HW Architecture
  • System-Level Performance
  1. 5G NR-Core Protocols
  • UE-RAN CP/UP Protocol Stack
  • UE-5GC CP/UP Protocol Stack
  • Layer 3 (RRC) Functions
  • Layer 2 Functions
  1. 5G Call Flows
  • NR States
  • Beamforming Management States
  • Initial Attach Procedure
  • Connection Establishment Flow
  • Setup of a PDU
  • Intra-system, Intra/Inter-RAT Mobility Procedures and Flow
  • 5G Slicing Flows
  • Call Flows in Network Sharing
  • Call Flows of 5G Roaming
  1. 5G Network Design & Planning General Parameters
  • Operating Bands
  • Duplex Modes
  • Subcarrier Spacing and Channel Bandwidth
  • Maximum Allowed Pathloss (MAPL)
  • EIRP per Carrier in dB.
  • Propagation Models
  • Digital Tooling and Datasets
  • Traffic Mapping
  • Planning Pipeline
  1. 5G Macro and Indoor Cell Planning
  • Dimensioning Flow
  • Beamforming-Based Design
  • 5G Link Budget (Hands-On Lab)
    • Inputs and Steps
    • Parameter Estimation
    • DL/UL Budget Calculations
    • RF Surveys & Radio Model Tuning
  • Coverage Dimensioning Concept
  • EIRP (Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power)
  • Resource Allocation
  • Transport Block Size
  • Cell Edge User Throughput Requirement
  • Interference Margin Estimation
  • Maximum Allowable Path Loss
  • Cell Range Calculation
  • Downlink Throughput at Uplink Cell Edge Estimation
  • Site Layouts and Number of Sites Calculation
  • 5G Macro and Indoor Design Example
  • Example: 5G Link Budget 3.5GHz & 28 GHz
  • Capacity Dimensioning
    • Dimensioning Steps – Detailed Walk-Through
  • Cell Range Calculation – Example
  • Site Area – Example
  • Coverage Based Dimensioning – Example
  • Distributed Antenna System for Indoor 5G
  • Indoor Planning Best Practices
  1. 5G Parameter Optimization
  • PCI Planning
  • RACH Planning
  • Power Control
  • TA & TNA Planning
  • Cell Selection and Reselection (Mobility Scenarios)
  • Interworking with Non-3GPP Network Optimization
  • Service Specific Optimizations
  1. 5G Deployment Considerations
  • 5G Indoor Services Requirements
  • High Propagation and Penetration Loss
  • Issues with Passive Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Needs for Frequency Bands Hierarchical Networking
  • Holistic Deployment Strategy
  • Spectrum-Related Issues in Deployment
  • Indoor Outdoor Interference Mitigation Best Practices
  • Cross Link Interference Mitigation
  • Synchronization Issues and Best Practices
  • A basic understanding of IP-based communications is highly recommended
  • An understanding of current 4G Air Interface and Core Network technologies
  • Reasonable knowledge of core networking and functions
  • Experience with IT infrastructure (i.e. Ethernet, Switches, Routers)
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Duration: Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual: 35 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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