pdf_gross.gif5G - On the Way to the next Generation of Mobile Networking

[2-day course, Euro 2,350.- (net) per participant]


Chapter 1: From 4.5G to 5G (1 – 2 h)

  • Timeline for 5G
    From 2017 to 2020, 5G Phase 1 and 5G Phase 2
  • The Players / 3GPP under Pressure
    From 3GPP to IEEE, from China to Europe
  • Technologies paving the way from LTE-Advanced Pro to 5G
    e.g. massive MIMO, WiFi-integration, DL-MU MIMO and UL-MU-MIMO, use of unlicensed frequencies, combination of licensed and unlicensed frequencies
  • Well known and new Business Areas with 5G
    enhanced Mobile Broad-Band (eMBB), massive Machine Type Communication, URLLC (Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication), Tactile Internet and Car-to-X communication

Chapter 2: Requirements, Ideas and Business Aspects (2 - 3 h)

  • Requirements of ITU-R, GSMA and NGMN on the 5th generation
  • Performance Targets of 5G
    Peak data rate, peak spectral efficiency, latency for different scenarios (e.g. eMBB and URLLC)
  • Consideration of 5G Operation beyond 6 GHz and beyond 30 GHz
    e.g. mitigating increasing path-loss with frequency through modular adaptive antenna arrays and chip-scale antennas
  • Will 5G blur the boundaries between Cellular and WiFi?
    Looking at IEEE 802.11ac, ad and ax

Chapter 3: New Technologies in the PHY (4 – 5 h)

  • Duplex Operation Options for 5G
    Dynamic TDD, Full Duplex and TDD+FDD
  • Filtered OFDMA as new Multiple Access Technology
    UFMC and FBMC vs CP-OFDM, technical differences and performance improvements
  • Other Options for the new Radio: SCMA, PDMA, LDS and NOMA
    Sparse Code Multiple Access, Pattern Division Multiple Access and Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
  • New Channel Coding Technologies for Forward Error Correction
    Polar Coding and LDPC vs Turbo Codes and TBCC( Tail-Biting Convolutional Codes)

Chapter 4: Architecture (3 – 4 h)

  • Network Virtualization (NFV) and Softwarization
    From Core to RAN: How does virtualization work? Pros and cons of virtualization (e.g. latency reduction), virtual links and virtualized functions
    C-RAN and its implications
    Example of virtualization on a Linux-machine using Mininet, the various XaaS
    Network slicing
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
    Differences, configuration, OpenFlow and examples
  • Beyond IP: Information and Context Centric Networking (ICN/CCN) and NDN (Named Data Networking)
    Introduction, differences to IP-based networking, introducing CCNx 1.0, introducing NDN
  • Mesh Networking and Device-to-Device Communication (D2D)
    Pros and cons of mesh networking, DAWN and MANET, reviewing entrepreneur type of mesh implementations, D2D-communication beyond public safety

Chapter 5: Other Promising Technologies / Features / Changes (1 – 2 h)

  • Potential Breakthrough of IPv6 in 5G
    Advantages of IPv6 beyond “more addresses”
    6LoWPAN: The Contribution of the IETF to the IoT
  • LiFi
    Technology, standards (e.g. IEEE 802.15.7) and protocols, timeline and potential market areas
  • Seamless Roaming / Simultaneous Attachment
    New protocols to enhance the user experience
  • Others… (tbd)