5G System Engineering

5G is the next enhancement in mobile communications. This course introduces 5G technology in terms of the current 3GPP roadmap and network deployment by 2020. In so doing, an end to end view of the 5G system is examined, including the new architecture requirements for 5G. In addition, key aspects of the new 5G air interface are also introduced. The course then takes a “day in the life” approach to the 5G handset, detailing typical activities such as Registration, Security, PDU Session Establishment, Mobility and Interworking.
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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Driving Factors for 5G
  • 5G Standardization
  • 5G Use Cases
  • 5G Small Cells
  • 5G Based Backhaul
  • 5G for Fixed Wireless Access
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • High Level Architecture
  • 5G RAN Architecture
  • 5G Tracking Areas
  • 5G RAN Deployment Options
  • 5G Core Architecture
  • Network Slicing
  • Network Functions Virtualization
  • 5G Service Based Architecture
  • Mobile Edge Computing
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • 5G RAN Deployment Options
  • Dual-Connectivity
  • Multi RAT Dual Connectivity
  • RRC Diversity
  • Split Bearer
  • Mobility and Dual Connectivity
  • New Radio Air Interface
  • New Radio Multiple Access and Frame Structure
  • Higher Order Modulation
  • Frequency Bands and Bandwidths
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Massive MIMO
  • Additional 5G RAN Features
  • Cloud RAN
  • Advanced inter-Node Coordination
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Non Standalone Access Architecture
  • Initial Procedures
  • Initial Attach Considerations
  • Preparing for EN-DC in the RAN
  • EN-DC Secondary Node Addition
  • SgNB Addition Request and Request Acknowledge
  • RRC Connection Reconfiguration
  • Updating the User Plane Path
  • Secondary Node Modification
  • EN-DC Change of Secondary Node
  • EN-DC Release of Secondary Node
  • Inter MeNB Handover with EN-DC
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Identities Used in 5G
  • Subscriber Related Identities
  • Network Related Identities
  • Registration and Connection Management
  • Registration Management
  • Connection Management
  • Network Access
  • PLMN and Access Network Selection
  • Cell Selection / Reselection
  • RRC Connection Establishment
  • 5G Registration
  • Network Function Selection
  • Deregistration
  • UE Initiated Deregistration
  • Network Initiated Deregistration
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • 5G Security Overview
  • 5G Security Algorithms
  • Authentication and Key Agreement
  • AV Generation
  • 5G AKA
  • Key Derivation at the AMF
  • Device Authentication
  • Security Procedures
  • Key Distribution in 5G
  • NAS Signalling Security
  • RRC Signalling Security
  • Securing AN to CN Communication
  • IPSec Basic Operation
  • Establishment of gNB Security Associations
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • PDU Sessions
  • PDU Session Connectivity
  • PDU Session Types
  • QoS Model for 5G
  • QoS Flow Parameters
  • 5G QoS Identifier
  • Allocation and Retention Priority
  • Controlling Bit Rate
  • Reflective QoS
  • Establishing a PDU Session
  • Establishing a QoS Flow (PDU Session Modification)
  • Utilizing PDU Sessions
  • Service Request
  • Paging
  • RRC Inactive State and Paging
  • Releasing the Access Network Resources
  • Session and Service Continuity
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • CM Idle Mobility Procedures
  • Discontinuous Reception
  • Cell Reselection
  • Registration Area Update
  • CM Connected Mobility – Handovers
  • Xn Based Handover Procedure
  • Xn Handover with UPF Relocation
  • CM Connected Mobility – N2 Handover
  • Dual Connectivity – Secondary Node Change
  • Roaming in 5G
  • IP Packet Exchange
  • IPX Connectivity Options
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Interworking with LTE
  • Single and Dual Registration Mode
  • Basic Mobility Scenarios (with N26)
  • Basic Mobility Scenarios (without N26)
  • Connected Mode Mobility Procedures (with N26)
  • 5GS to EPS Handover
  • EPS to 5GS Handover
  • Interworking with Non-3GPP Networks
  • Architecture for Non-3GPP Accesses
  • Non-3GPP Access Registration
  • Establishing PDU Sessions
  • Modifying a PDU Session
  • Utilizing PDU Sessions
  • 5G Air Interface (Coming Soon)
  • 5G Voice Services (Coming Soon)
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12
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