Courses Details
Course Overview
5G Cellular Communications covers next major phase of wireless and mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. The evolving fifth generation (5G) cellular wireless networks are envisioned to provide higher data rates, enhanced end-user quality-of-experience (QoE), reduced end-to-end latency, and lower energy consumption.

This course presents several emerging technologies, which will enable and define the 5G mobile communications standards. The major research problems, which these new technologies breed, as well as the measurement and test challenges for 5G systems are also highlighted.
Course Schedule
Target Audience
Engineering professionals involved in the planning, deployment, O&M of LTE radio access network, backhaul and the core networks.
Course Prerequisites
A general understanding of mobile technologies with some work experience is preferable.
Expected Accomplishments
On completing this course, participants will be able to understand:

Development towards the 5G: key technologies
HetNet architecture
Femto and small cells
Multi-RAN mobile terminals and technologies
Personal user-centric mobile Internet
Mobile cloud computing
Future mobile broadband services
Business and regulation challenges for the future mobile broadband Internet
Course Outline
Recap, pre-cellular
Concept of cellular communications
History of cellular communications (2G, 3G, 4G)
Fundamental concepts of 5G
Definition of 5G in literature
Mobile communications in 2020
Green technology
Low cost communications
Organizations working on 5G
The 5G standardization

Mobility and Interoperability
Full duplex
Coverage mobility
Interference cancelation / utilization
Cognitive radio and network
Truly autonomous SN
Inter-RAT (LTE – Wi-Fi)
Internet of things
Interconnected devices
Machine to Machine (M2M)
Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)
Device to Device (D2D)

Fundamentals of 5G
Basic architecture – Network design
Enhanced Physical and Data link layers
Pervasive Networks

Network Capacity challenge
Spectrum management
High Frequency bands (6-60 GHz)
Increased spectrum
Dynamic spectrum allocation
Spectrum sharing
Cellular technology
Is 5G a cellular communication system?
Macro cells –Coverage vs Capacity
Increased number of cells
Small cells and Indoor cells
Smart small cells
Wireless backhaul – Millimeter wave (up to 90 GHz)

Network Design
Relaying Communications
Relaying strategies
Relaying MIMO
Optimum relaying operation
Dynamic resourcing
Group operative relay
Mesh network topology –Cooperative networks
Network architecture
Connected devices
Cost effective communications
Wireless Mesh Networks

Ad Hoc Relaying
Concept of ad hoc relaying
Single cast vs multicast
Dynamic Ad hoc Wireless Networks (DAWN)
Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET)

Physical and Data Link Layers
Higher spectral efficiency due to MIMO
Diversity Gain vs Spatial Multiplexing
Concept of Beamforming
Massive Distributed MIMO
Massive MIMO
3D MIMO / 3D Beamforming
Multi-user power allocation (waterfilling technique)
Smart Antennas
Multiple access
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
OFDMA limitations
Non Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
Benefits of NOMA
Filter bank multicarrier
Lighter MAC
Adaptive MAC
Flexible and efficient forms of modulating
Lower latency – a few milliseconds end-to-end