5G is the next generation radio access technology that is currently in the phase of development and standardization. End of this year first trial will start and commercial deployment of fully standard compliant equipment is expected early 2020. 5G will provide new services like Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type (mMTC) Communications and Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC). New extreme requirements include peak data rates of up to 20 Gbps in downlink / 10 Gbps in uplink and latencies as low as 1 ms. 5G shall also enable communication using massive MIMO techniques leveraging beam forming in very high frequency bands > 6GHz (cm-wave, mm-wave). Based on its attendance in 3GPP, the trainer will also provide the latest update of 5G standardisation in 3GPP.  


This training will first discuss 5G requirements, deployment scenarios and spectrum assumptions. Based on the explanation of the shortcomings of LTE, the physical layer principles of 5G will be introduced. Among others, this includes discussion about the waveform, access scheme, duplex mode, frame structure, coding and modulation. Advanced MIMO schemes, with the use of extensive beam forming, are one essential component for 5G and are explained in detail. This will also result in different design of the various signals and procedures in up- and downlink. The training will introduce how to cell search, synchronization and broadcast signalling is done as well as random access. Resource assignments are done quite differently to ensure ultra-low latency as well as forward compatibility with future phases of 5G. Based on its attendance in 3GPP, the trainer will also provide the latest update of 5G standardisation in 3GPP.

Day 1

Introduction to 5G
  • Overview 3GPP Systems, Motivation, Industry Groups
  • ITU-, NGMN-, 5G-PPP, 3GPP- View and Timeline
  • 5G Scenarios and Use Cases
  • Requirements and Technologies for eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • Pre-standard Activities and Special Interest Groups (e.g. Verizon, KT) 
5G Spectrum
  • 5G Spectrum (<6GHz, mm- cm-Wave) and Channel Characteristics 
  • 5G Bands defined in 3GPP and US Spectrum Allocations 
  • LTE and 5G Technologies for Unlicensed Spectrum 
  • Licensed Assisted Access and Aggregation with WLAN/WiFi 
  • Shared Spectrum and Licensed Shared Access 
5G Radio Channel
  • Channel Effects at Higher Frequency Bands 
  • Coherence Time, Noise Power, Pathloss, Atmospheric Absorption 
  • cm- and mm-Wave Antennas and Beam Forming 
5G Radio Access – OFDMA/ DFT-S-FDMA
  • OFDM Signal Generation and OFDM Multiple Access
  • Peak-to-Average Power Problem and Uplink DFT-S-FDMA
  • Reference Symbol Design and Channel Estimation
  • Resource Allocation and Scheduling Techniques
  • Filtered OFDMA
MIMO / Beam Forming Fundamentals
  • MIMO gains, Spatial Correlation
  • Common Reference Symbols versus Pre-coded Dedicated Reference Symbols
  • Beam Forming and Massive MIMO (Full Dimension MIMO) 
  • TDD based MIMO using Channel Reciprocity
  • Beam Sweeping, Beam Selection and Beam Management 

Day 2

5G Physical Layer Design and Physical layer Processing
  • Duplexing Schemes, Dynamic TDD and Full Duplex 
  • Flexible OFDM Numerology and Flexible Subframe Structure 
  • Slot Structures (incl. Mini-Slots) and Self-Contained Transmission
  • Processing Chain with CRC Check, Coding, Interleaving and Modulation Schemes
Radio Frequency Issues
  • Scalable Bandwidth Parts for UE Operation 
  • Mixed Numerologies and Windowed OFDMA 
  • 5G Frequency Bands and Relation to Numerologies 
  • LTE / 5G Band Combinations and Uplink Sharing 
  • UE and eNB Transmit Power 
Small Cell and Cloud – RAN
  • Small Cell Enhancements (256QAM, On/Off Switching, Discovery etc.) 
  • Coordinated Multipoint Transmission 
  • Remote Radio Heads and Cloud - RANs   
  • Single Cell / Soft Cell / Virtual Cell Concept 
Physical Layer Procedures and Link Adaptation
  • Link Adaptation with Adaptive Coding and Modulation
  • 5G Hybrid ARQ Enhancements and Latency Reduction 
  • Uplink Power Control
Downlink Physical Signals and Channels
  • Downlink Synchronization Blocks and Cell Search 
  • Beam Sweeping using Synchronization Signal Bursts 
  • Demodulation-, Phase Tracking- and Channel State Information Reference Symbols 
  • Physical Broadcast and Physical Shared Channel and Resource Mapping  
  • Paging and Broadcast via Downlink Shared Channel 
  • Downlink Mini-slots and Bi-directional Downlink Slot 
  • Physical Downlink Control Channel and Resource Mapping 

Day 3

Uplink Physical Signals and Channels
  • Demodulation-, Phase Tracking- and Sounding Reference Symbols 
  • Random Access Channel (Preamble Structures and Procedures) 
  • Beam Sweeping and RACH Beam Association 
  • Contention vs. Non-Contention Based Access
  • Uplink Mini-slots and Bi-directional Uplink Slot 
  • Short and Long Uplink Control Channel 
  • Mapping and Multiplexing Options of Uplink Control Information 
5G Multi-Carrier Operation
  • Evolution of LTE toward 5G Carrier Aggregation 
  • Carrier Handling with Primary and Secondary Cells 
  • Standalone vs. Non-Standalone 5G Operation 
  • Dual Connectivity with LTE or 5G as Master Base Station 
  • Control Plane and User Plane Architecture and Split Bearer
  • Sharing of Uplink spectrum of LTE and 5G 
Massive Machine Type Communication / Internet of Things
  • Overview of 3GPP Solutions (MTC, LTE-M, NB-IoT) 
  • Overview Narrowband Internet-of-Things 
  • In-band, Guard Band and Stand-Alone Operation
  • Downlink- and Uplink Physical Layer Access Schemes
  • Multi-Carrier Operation of NB-IoT 
  • 5G / NB-IoT Co-existence 
5G Phase 2 Standardization
  • Device-to-Device Communication
  • Future Wearable Devices and Relay Functions
  • LTE Vehicle-to-Everything and future 5G V2X,
  • LTE Licensed Assisted Access and future 5G Operation in Unlicensed Bands
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
  • LTE Broadcast Technologies and 5G Broadcast