Understanding 5G RAN


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CSS Farm Resort, Nasarawa State.
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Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja
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Top Rank Hotels Galaxy, Ikeja, Lagos
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Premier Hotel Ibadan, Oyo State


In this in-depth five-day 5G RAN Training workshop, you will study what 5G is, 5G wireless standards, 5G RAN technologies, and preliminary planning issues. The course is continually updated to synch with the state-of-the-art of the technology, standards, and planning techniques.


This detailed technical course is intended for engineering and related job functions who need to get an in-depth understanding of 5G NG-RAN architecture and operations.


  • 5G Requirements and Standardization
    • 5G Basic Requirements.
    • 3GPP Standardization Process and Time Lines.
    • 5G Use Cases and Performance Objectives.
    • 5G services and applications.
    • Roadmap to 5G.
  • 5G New Radio(NR)
    • 5G RAN Overview.
    • Key Design Principles and Features in NR.
    • 5G NR Spectrum Bands.
    • 5G Carrier Bandwidths (CBW).
  • 5G Physical Layer Design
    • 5G New Radio Physical Layer.
    • Multiplexing and multiple access.  
    • Numerology and frame structure.
    • Physical Channels Design and Structures.
    • Physical Layer Reference Signals.
    • 5G NR protocol stack.
    • QoS Architecture in 5G NR.
  • 5G RAN Architecture
    • Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone (NSA).
    • NG-RAN elements: gNB, eNB, ng-eNB, en-gNB
    • NR and E-UTRA Dual Connectivity options
    • Comparison of 4G & 5G radio access networks.
    • 4G/5G Migration Strategies.
  • Massive MIMO and Beamforming
    • Massive MIMO Operation.
    • Beam Management in NR.
    • Initial Beam Establishment.
    • Beamforming and beam tracking.
    • Analog, Digital and Hybrid Beamforming.
  • 5G Signaling & Network Acquisition
    • 5G RRC states, and state transitions.
    • 5G RAN Notification Area Update.
    • 5G Signaling Flow.
    • 5G Cell Search and Registration.
    • 5G NR Initial Access.
    • 5G Random Access.
    • 5G Handovers and Mobility.