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LTE Evolution and 5G

Training Description

The course LTE Evolution and 5G provides a technical overview of the most important features introduced/planned for LTE in 3GPP Release 13, 14 and 15 (the Rel-13+ evolution of LTE is, by 3GPP, referred to as "LTE-Advanced Pro"). The course also describes emerging 5G technologies as defined by 3GPP from Rel-15 and onwards. Both radio and core network related features are covered, but focus is on radio interface/network functionality.

This course is kept up to date in step with evolving standards for LTE and 5G. The contents listed in bullets below may therefore change slightly from one course event to the next. The chapters on 5G will be expanded as the standard develops and other chapters will therefore, as a consequence, be reduced in length/detail.

Content

LTE/LTE-A OVERVIEW
  • Refresh of LTE/LTE-A physical layer concept
  • Central LTE-A features in R10-R12 (8x8 MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, CoMP, Dual Connectivity, ...)
LAA AND LWA
  • Unlicensed spectrum deployment challenges
  • Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA)
  • LTE/WLAN Aggregation (LWA)
DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SERVICES (D2D/ProSe)Direct Discovery and Direct Communication
  • New nodes, interfaces and protocols
  • Sidelink radio resource management
  • Unlicensed spectrum deployment challenges
VEHICLE-TO-ANYTHING SERVICES (V2X)
  • Basic concepts (V2V, V2P, V2I etc)
  • New network architecture for V2X
  • V2X use of LTE Sidelink radio resources
CELLULAR INTERNET OF THINGS
  • eMTC: category M1 and M2 UEs
  • NB-IoT: category NB1 and NB2 UEs
  • EPC optimizations for CioT
5G OVERVIEW
  • Expected use cases (eMBB, mMTC, URLCC) and related performance requirements
  • Timeline for 5G standards (radio and core)
5G RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (NGRAN)
  • NGRAN nodes and interfaces
  • Architecture (CU/DU split and CP/UP split)
  • Dual Connectivity scenarios for LTE/NR
  • NGRAN protocol stacks
5G NEW Radio (NR)
  • Non-Stand Alone NR (first deployment)
  • NR protocol stack
  • NR spectrum usage
  • Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • NR radio frames and OFDM numerology
  • Overview of NR physical channels
5G CORE NETWORK (5GC)
  • EPC evolution towards 5GC (DCN, CUPS, ...)
  • Introduction to SDN, NFV and network slicing
  • 5GC network functions and interfaces
  • Service-based architecture
  • 5GC QoS concepts

Target audience

The intended target audience is the top management and decision-makers within the TELCO community

Pre-requisites

The participants should have basic knowledge regarding mobile systems.

Course length

2 days

Price

1.850 €

Code

WM00266

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