4 March 2020 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
Registration closes on 2 March 2020 at 5:00pm EST
Online via WebEx
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The Non-Standalone deployment of 5G/NR is currently one of the highest priorities of advanced Mobile Network Operators. Driven by the fierce competition, Engineering and R&D staff from both operators and vendors, not only need to assimilate the technical depth of the 5G/NR technology but are also required to ensure the tight and cost-efficient interworking of this technology with the legacy LTE infrastructure.
The goal of this course is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of 5G/NR, in the context of the 3GPP Non-Standalone deployment option 3. At first, the architecture, the air interface, and the 3GPP deployment options of 5G/NR are presented. Then the interworking of NR with LTE as an anchor technology is explained, focusing on radio functionality, bearer handling, mobility and performance. Two case studies will be presented to further illustrate applications of this technology. Finally, proposals for spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G/NR will be discussed.
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for radio network engineers holding technical positions up to principal engineer or mid-level technical manager, as well as for academic staff involved in research and teaching in course-related areas. The course should be interesting for mobile network operators, mobile network infrastructure vendors and universities.
Level of Instruction
Intermediate level of instruction. Overview level knowledge of LTE and 5G/NR radio access technologies is required.
Upon completion of the course the participant should understand the:
- Main technical aspects and capabilities of the 5G/NR Radio Access Technology.
- Architecture and radio interfaces of 5G/NR.
- Benefits and challenges from the implementation of the 5G/NR reusing the legacy EPC Core Network.
- Different strategies for the deployment of 5G/NR with 3GPP Option 3.
- Radio network capabilities and expected performance of E-UTRAN/New Radio Dual Connectivity.
- Methods to achieve LTE-NR spectrum sharing.
A general course outline follows:
- Introduction - 5G/NR Architecture
- 5G/NR Air Interface and Deployment Options
- Non-Standalone 5G/NR with 3GPP Option 3
- E-UTRAN/NR Dual Connectivity: Radio Network Functionality and Performance Aspects
- Non-Standalone 5G/NR Case Studies
- LTE-NR Spectrum Sharing
Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
Course materials and WebEx invitations will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.
Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a participant, a cancellation request cannot be accommodated.
For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara McNally, Certification and Professional Education Manager.