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
o Recap, pre-cellular
o Concept of cellular communications
o History of cellular communications (2G, 3G, 4G)
o Fundamental concepts of 5G
? Definition of 5G in literature
? Mobile communications in 2020
? Green technology
? Low cost communications
o Organizations working on 5G
o The 5G standardization

? Mobility and Interoperability
o Full duplex
o Coverage mobility
o Interference cancelation / utilization
o Cognitive radio and network
o Truly autonomous SN
o Inter-RAT (LTE – Wi-Fi)
o Internet of things
? Interconnected devices
? Machine to Machine (M2M)
? Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)
? Device to Device (D2D)
? IPv6

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

Network Capacity challenge
o Spectrum management
? High Frequency bands (6-60 GHz)
? Increased spectrum
? Dynamic spectrum allocation
? Spectrum sharing

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

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

? 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)
o Smart Antennas
o 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
o Flexible and efficient forms of modulating
o Lower latency – a few milliseconds end-to-end