Network Slicing in 5G 

15 Feb, 2018 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

After attending this webinar, you will be able to describe how network slicing, as proposed by 3GPP, delivers different services across 5G networks.
This webinar also summarizes the architectural changes in 5G networks to support network slicing.
NGMN has described certain target services, like enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) and Massive Internet of Things (mIoT), that the 5G network should be able to support. In order to deliver these services, 3GPP has proposed several specific components in their 5G network architecture. Network slicing is one of those components, and provides logical virtual network slices for diversified services by leveraging the technology of SDN and NFV.

Vehicle to Everything (V2x)

15 Mar, 2018 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand the upcoming Vehicle-to-Everything (V2x) feature as defined by 3GPP with evolved LTE architecture and new interfaces. Discussions on V2x use case scenarios, user discovery, authorization, security with sample call setup and basic concepts are also included.
3GPP supports Vehicle-to-Everything solutions using LTE advanced networks to save precious life and vehicle assets from accidents and raise alarm about impending disasters, both natural and manmade, to vehicular services. V2x services provide new avenues for mobile network operators to boost their revenues by efficiently utilising the ubiquitous LTE coverage and realising its true potential capacity and throughput. V2x features support pushing user packets to/from fast-moving users in neighbourhoods that include other moving vehicles, pedestrians and network infrastructure (announcement and infotainment).
3GPP Release 14 standards introduce V2x services in both unicast and multicast mode to provide flexibility to LTE network operators to optimize available resources and support both critical emergency services on time and other non-critical commercial applications.

LTE Throughput Optimized

21 Jul, 2017 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

The long-term success of any service provider is determined by users’ Quality of Experience (QoE). Happy subscribers use the service more and encourage others to join, driving revenue growth. Subscribers judge the performance of their data services by the throughput they observe: how fast the file transfer goes, how quickly the web page loads up, and so on.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand the procedure for troubleshooting low throughput issues in LTE networks to achieve market-specific designed KPI targets and provide better QoE for subscribers.
This webinar runs through a case study that identifies the root cause of low throughput using a post-processing tool.

Throughput Planning for LTE

07 Jul, 2017 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

LTE deployments can achieve very high cell throughput by maintaining higher SINR throughout the network. After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand how LTE cell throughput is affected by SINR predictions.
This webinar focuses on correlation between CQI, SINR and bearer throughput for a defined network configuration using a planning tool during the initial rollout.
This webinar also covers the utilization of OFDMA LTE radio resources in estimating throughput and capacity, similar to OVSF codes and power utilization in 3G.


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5G Technology Enablers     

01 Mar, 2018 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand the upcoming 5G technology as envisioned by ITU 2020, NGMN and 3GPP, including the requirements of the radio, core and service networks.
Also introduced are features from beyond 3GPP Release 12, like HetNet, Cloud-RAN, enhancements to SON, massive Internet of things (mIoT), LTE Direct, and ProSe, which form the major technological landscape of 5G.
The webinar also briefly covers 5G deployment with ultra densification to support services like enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), enhanced Machine Type Communications (eMTC), and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications. In summary, this short webinar provides a comprehensive overview of 5G technology requirements, architecture and technology enablers.

Dual Connectivity 

26 Oct, 2017 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

26 Oct, 2017 12 PM - 01 PM Singapore Time

After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand the upcoming Dual Connectivity (DC) feature as defined by 3GPP, with architecture and new interfaces to support DC. Discussions on DC use case scenarios, sample call setup and basic concepts are also included.
3GPP has introduced DC solution for LTE advanced networks to achieve higher spectral efficiency with better performance in terms of both coverage and capacity or throughput. DC features support pushing user packets from two or more transmitting base station in coordination.
3GPP Release 12 standards introduce DC in the downlink by providing flexibility to the eNB scheduler to optimize coverage, capacity and throughput. Release 13 focuses on further exploitation of unlicensed bands with complex DC operation of LTE Wi-Fi Link Aggregation (LWA) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA).

LTE in Unlicensed Bands

05 Oct, 2017 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

05 Oct, 2017 12 PM - 01 PM Singapore Time

After attending this webinar, you will be able to understand the various options of LTE network deployments using unlicensed spectrum bandwidth to provide ubiquitous coverage.

3GPP has evolved LTE to support data-intensive services like eMBMS, Device-to-Device (D2D) communication and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2x) to provide a value-add to network operators. This necessitates an environment to exploit the available unlicensed spectrum to offload LTE data.

LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) is supported by 3GPP. Also discussed in this webinar are features like Carrier Aggregation (CA), Dual Connectivity (DC) and interference reduction with wi-fi coexistence, all of which enhance the user experience and provide QoE.

Unravelling CSP Evolution to Cloud

13 Apr, 2018 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

Communication Service Providers are evolving their infrastructure to cater to the demands of 5G services, such as agile networks, nimble services and discerning the demands of customers.  
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the various technologies proposed in ETSI standards that are applied and how the network transitions from today’s physical network to tomorrow’s virtualized network. The focus will be on technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and OpenStack, and how they all come together to create software-defined programmable agile networks, reduce cost, improve network flexibility and manageability, and allow the network administrator to customize the operations of the network on a large scale.

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