Complimentary Webinars


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5G Features Standardization and Status

10 May, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

This year, we are at the cusp of 5G commercial network deployment. 5G technology is expected to vastly improve latency performance as well as enable very high throughput. 5G supports three main categories of services – enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB), ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communication (uRLLC) and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) – using innovative features like Network Slicing (NS), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), Cloud RAN (C-RAN) and service-based architecture. Several standards bodies and institutions are playing a vital role in the evolution of the 5G ecosystem. Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) are defining spectrum use, access and requirements for 5G. The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is currently standardizing 5G features in coordination with the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI), the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and several others.
This webinar focuses on 5G features and their standardization status. It also covers the different architecture frameworks and the contributions of the various standards bodies and institutes. Finally, it will introduce and examine some 5G use case scenarios.


Demystifying NB-IoT Performance

14 Jun, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

The Internet of Things (IoT) dominates the telecom market, where machines exchange data for intelligent applications. The requirements of the devices and networks that support IoT, such as low power, low cost, low mobility, and long battery life, pose unique challenges. To address these challenges, several solutions have been proposed in the Radio Interface.
NB-IoT technology is one of these solutions being commercially deployed across the globe.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to describe the E-UTRAN KPIs in NB-IoT networks as well as the procedure to troubleshoot performance to achieve market-specific designed KPI targets. This webinar will present an approach to auditing NB-IoT performance by demystifying 3GPP-defined Layer 3 messages.


5G Deployment Options

30 May, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

5G introduces diverse services (for example, eMBB, URLLC and mMTC) requiring a different set of resources from the network according to their service performance specifications. It is critical to monetize these services through deployment of a suitable flavor of the network. At the same time, operators need to safeguard the investments made in deploying the 4G-LTE networks. To address these issues, the industry has defined various deployment options to migrate seamlessly from 4G  to 5G.

This webinar focuses on Key 5G deployments options, strategies and selection considerations of each deployment option.


Unravelling 5G Multi Radio-Dual Connectivity

27 Jun, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

3GPP has introduced the Dual Connectivity (DC) solution in LTE-Advanced networks to achieve higher spectral efficiency with better performance of coverage, capacity and Data throughput. The DC feature supports the ability of the UE to receive data packets from two or more transmitting base stations scheduling radio resources independently.

3GPP standards introduce 5G Multi-Radio (MR) Dual Connectivity (DC) to provide the flexibility to the base station scheduler to optimize coverage, capacity and throughput.  Release 15 supports multiple deployment options to enable mobile network operators to migrate from LTE to 5G.  5G MR-DC is designed to enhance the performance of the network by exploiting additional features like the many dual connectivity options.

This webinar focuses on MR Dual Connectivity features overview and architecture followed by a brief explanation of concepts used with MR-DC. Finally, deployment options supporting various MR-DC techniques are discussed.


Is 5G New Radio Flexible Enough to Deliver Diverse Services?

06 Jun, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

ITU-R, the radio communication sector of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), has defined three distinct 5G usage scenarios – eMBB, URLLC and mMTC. 5G requirements address a wide range of use cases that span extreme ranges of speed, latency, reliability and capacity.

Performance targets include –

  • A peak data rate of 20 Gbps in downlink and 10 Gbps in uplink
  • Latency less than 1 ms over the air
  • One million devices per square kilometre

The new 5G air interface helps to meet the performance requirements of diverse use cases encompassing 5G services.

This webinar emphasizes one of the 5G air interface features -- flexible frame structure and scalable numerology. The webinar focuses on various 3GPP-defined air interface parameters of 5G to support diverse services. We also compare the New Radio in 5G to legacy 4G LTE radio.


De-Mystifying Service Based Architecture in 5G Core

12 Jul, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

5G promises to enable a wide variety of new wireless communications services and capabilities, ranging from high-speed, high-capacity broadband access to extremely reliable low-latency communications to machine-type communications on a massive scale. To effectively deliver on these promises, the radio access, transport, edge and core of the network must change. The 5G Core Network (CN) defined by 3GPP is based on Service-Based Architecture (SBA). This is a widely accepted architectural approach in Web-based applications and mobile app development. SBA has many inherent features, like supporting stateless network functions, load control, priority messages, a routing framework, security, extensibility, and server-initiated communication. The 5G CN takes advantage of these features to deliver innovative solutions like network slicing and network capability exposure, among others, while lowering the cost of development at the same time.

This webinar focuses on Service-Based Architecture and how it helps the 5G CN deliver the promised features of 5G.


How Different is the Cell Search Procedure?

25 Jul, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM UK Time (London)

A User Equipment (UE) must be able to search and connect to a Radio Access Network using any technology to successfully register and access services from a Cellular Service Provider. It is therefore critical to understand how the Network Accessibility KPI is dependent on a successful cell search and network connection.

When it powers on, the UE tries to synchronize with a base station (eNB or gNB) and select a suitable cell to camp on. The Initial Cell Search procedure is defined in Release 8/9 for LTE and 3GPP Release 15 for 5G. This procedure can be understood in two parts – downlink synchronization and cell search. This webinar focuses on comparing the Initial Cell Search procedure in 5G and LTE: first, with a comparison of the overall process, followed by a comparison of the downlink synchronization procedure, and finally, an apple-to-apple comparison of the cell search procedures in 5G and LTE.


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