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A NanoCell-CEWiT Partnership Project

The unique partnership is a combination of skills from two expert organizations; NanoCell Networks is an organization with decade old experience in organizing and delivering training on Communication Technologies across the world and CEWiT is an autonomous research society of IIT Madras that has 5G Test Bed and specializes in participating and contributing towards standardization activities apart from participating in various 5G related research activities.

5G Cellular Wireless and IEEE 802.11ax Based WiFi 6: A Comparison

5G wireless and IEEE 802.11ax based WiFi 6 are the 2 most important technical standards that are of importance to consumers worldwide. We shall start with a brief outline of the evolution of both the cellular wireless and WLAN standards. The initial goals of the 2 wireless access mechanisms and their possible collision/convergence will be highlighted. We shall then summarize the key technologies which have been included as a part of these standards from 3GPP and IEEE. For instance, both standards have some things in common like OFDMA, MIMO amongst a few other things. The relevance of the 2 standards in different use cases as well as points about whether they are competitive or cooperative with one another will be addressed. Future trends of convergence which have been discussed in the literature and efforts in the standardization will be covered. We shall conclude with future trajectories of both the cellular and WLAN evolutions.

Our Training Program

Course Objective: This course is targeted for business leaders industry who would like to understand 5G from overview perspective. The participants will get good idea of 5G Network Applications & Use cases, Network Overview and various new approaches to be taken by Telcos for implementing 5G. The course will also equip participants with an idea of how the network will be designed and implemented.

Course Duration: 7 Hours

Course Delivery: Instructor Led Class room training with presentation, practical scenarios, quiz along with tests

Course Pre-requisite: Overview understanding of Mobile Networks, Wireless Technologies, Telecom Market

Target Audience: Managers, Business Leaders

Course Outline

  • Quick review of 1G to 4G
  • What is 5G and why 5G
  • 5G Use cases, Services and applications
  • Overview of 5G Network Features (Massive MIMO, mmWave, NFV, SDN, MEC, C-RAN, NR, etc)
  • 5G Spectrum
  • 5G and IoT (NB-IoT and Cat-M1)
  • 5G and Cloud/ Data Analytics/ML/AI
  • 5G Network Architecture
    • 5G Radio Interface overview
    • 5G Core Network Overview
    • 5G OSS/BSS Overview
  • Network Slicing Overview
  • 5G Implementation by Telcos
    • Non Standalone (NSA) 5G Network
    • Standalone 5G Network>
  • 5G Impact to other industries (Manufacturing, HealthCare, Automobile, etc)
  • 5G Global Scenario with Telcos (US, Europe, Korea, China, etc)

Course Objective: To provide overview understanding of 5G, its relevance to industries, its use cases and how it impacts various functions within the organizations like HR, Finance, L&D, Procurement, etc. The course also covers key technologies of 5G standard along with 5G applications.

Duration: 1 day (7 Active Learning Hours)

Learning Objectives:

  • 5G Overview and use cases
  • Why organizations are interested in 5G
  • Current status of 5G in the world
  • How 5G impacts each organization
  • How does 5G impacts various functions within an organization

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mobile technologies

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: Project Managers, Sales Team, CRM Team, Project Co-coordinators, HR Teams,Finance Teams, Recruitment Teams, L&D Teams, Procurement Teams and any other non-tech teams in an organization

Course Outline

  • What is 5G and what to expect in 5G
  • What are the limitations of 4G and legacy networks
  • What are the challenges faced by Telecom Operators today
  • Why Telecom Operators are interested in 5G
  • 5G Applications and motivations
  • Impact of 5G on Telecom and Non-Telecom Industries
  • 5G Spectrum
  • 5G Network Overview
  • Brief Overview of 5G Solutions provided by Various Telecom OEMs/Vendors like Ericsson/Huawei/Nokia/etc
  • 5G Industry Eco System and readiness
  • Key Technologies in 5G (mmWave, massive MIMO, NR, ML/AI, C-RAN, Virtual Core,Network Slicing, etc)
  • Areas of Knowledge Development for Workforce - Required in Telecom OEMs/Vendors to support the implementation of 5G
  • Approach taken by various telecom operators to implement 5G
  • Business Impacts of 5G
  • Current status of 5G in various markets across the world

Course Objective: To provide good understanding of the latest in the 4G evolution to 5G. The course also covers key technologies of 5G standard along with 5G applications.

Duration: 1 day (7 Active Learning Hours)

Learning Objectives:

  • State of 4G wireless and upgrades
  • 5G application scenarios
  • Key 5G technologies
  • 5G spectrum
  • Timeline for standardization

Prerequisites: Cellular Systems, exposure to 2G-4G systems

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Management Teams, Technical Managers, Technical Members, Leadership Teams

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction and basics

This module will cover some of the advanced 4G concepts which are being introduced and will form a key part of the evolution to 5G. It will also address some of the 5G use cases and objectives which are a natural extension of the advanced 4G use cases

  • Evolution of cellular systems; 1G to 4G (brief summary)
    • Air-interface technology evolution
    • Network related evolution
    • Key technologies and services related evolution
  • 4G status update; technologies, releases, important features
  • LTE to LTE-Advanced to LTE-Advanced-Pro; LTE Release and feature summary
  • LTE in unlicensed bands; LTE-U/LAA/LWA/LWIP
  • Future wireless challenges; higher rates, lower latencies, IOT applications
  • Why 5G?
  • New applications; connected cars, low-power IOT, Gbps/latency requirements
  • 5G use cases and service scenarios; XMBB, URLLC, MMTC
  • 3gpp 5G standardization Status update; groups, key meetings, timeline etc.

Module 2: 5G technology aspects

This module will address some of the new technology choices being considered for 5G. Coexistence of 4G and 5G will also be discussed along with how the new technology choices will impact applications and use cases.

  • 5G NR and NGC requirements
  • 5G NR Frequency Bands
  • 5G enablers; DyRAN, Lean Control, Spectrum toolbox; Localization
  • mm-waves and their potential usage; challenges in mm-wave systems
  • Massive MIMO and its role; Technology behind beamforming
  • Latency reduction challenges
    • Shorter frames
    • New protocols for accessing data
  • Core Network Technologies for 5G
    • NFV and SDN
    • Localized Operation
  • Pre-5G network announcements and parameters
  • Time-lines for potential development and deployment of 5G

Course Objective: To provide good understanding of the latest in 5G Networks. The course also covers key components of 5G Network along with 5G applications.

Duration: 2 days (6 Active Learning Hours per day)

Learning Objectives:

  • 5G Requirements
  • 5G application scenarios
  • Key 5G technologies (SDN, NFV, Network Slicing, MEC, C-RAN)
  • 5G spectrum
  • 5G Network Architecture
  • Timeline for standardization and current trials

Prerequisites: Cellular Systems, exposure to 2G-4G systems, 5G Overview

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Management Teams, Technical Managers, Technical Members, Leadership Teams

Course Outline

Module 1: 5G Introduction

  • Evolution of cellular systems; 1G to 4G (brief summary)
    • Air-interface technology evolution
    • Network related evolution
    • Key technologies and services related evolution
  • Future wireless challenges; higher rates, lower latencies, IOT applications
  • 5G Requirement
  • 5G use cases and service scenarios; XMBB, URLLC, MMTC
  • 5G Network Architecture

Module 2: 5G technology aspects

  • 5G New Radio (gNB)
  • 5G NG-RAN (C-RAN, D-RAN, Small Cells, etc)
  • C-RAN Overview
  • Core Network Technologies for 5G
    • RAN and Core Network Interfaces
    • NFV and SDN
    • Localized Operation
    • Control Plane and User Plane
    • Interworking with LTE
  • 5G Network Implementation Plan
    • Non Standalone mode
    • Standalone Mode

Module 3: 5G UE Operations

  • Registration
  • Idle Mode Behavior
  • Session Establishment and Mobility
  • QoS
  • Data Transfer
  • 5G Security

Module 4: Key Technologies in 5G

  • mmWave
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Network Slicing
  • Multi Access Edge Computing
  • SON

Module 5: 5G Deployment Plan

  • Pre-5G network announcements and readiness
  • Time-lines for potential development and deployment of 5G
  • Dual Connectivity
  • Migration Plan from 4G-5G (NSA, SA)
  • Current Industry Status

Course Objective: To provide good understanding of 5G RAN with NR. 5G RAN implementation aspects along with New Radio aspects will be covered in this course. The course is expected to cover the procedures and processes of 5G UE in NG RAN.

Duration: 2 days

Learning Objectives:

  • NG-RAN Architecture
  • New Radio Air Interface
  • Access and Connection Set-up Procedure
  • DL and UL Data Transfer
  • Connected Mode Operation

Prerequisites: Legacy Cellular Networks, 5G Overview, LTE Air Interface

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Network Engineers, Technical Managers, Technical Members,Leadership Teams

Course Outline

Introduction to 5G

5G Evolution

  • 5G Requirements and Use Cases
  • 5G Key Technologies
  • Deployment Options

NG-RAN Architecture

  • 5G network architecture
  • Multi-RAT dual Connectivity
  • gNB-CU and gNB-DU
  • Protocols for NG-RAN interfaces
  • NG-RAN and UE identifiers
  • Cloud RAN

New Radio (NR) Air Interface

  • mmW and sub-6 GHz spectrum
  • Massive MIMO
  • Multiplexing and multiple access
  • Numerology and frame structure
  • Physical signals and channels
  • RRC states, and state transitions
  • Air interface protocol stack

5G Network Acquisition, Random Access, and Connection Setup

  • DL synchronization
  • Minimum SI and Other SI
  • Random access procedure
  • Connection establishment with gNB-CU and gNB-DU

5G Registration and Session Setup

  • Overview of registration Process
  • Overview of Network slicing
  • PDU session establishment
  • QoS in 5G

DL and UL Data Transfer

  • Overview of data transfer
  • Measurements
  • Scheduling
  • Data transmission
  • H-ARQ
  • RLF: detection and resolution

Operations in Connected, Inactive, and Idle Modes

  • Cell- and Beam-level mobility
  • Handover Process
  • Inter-DU/Intra-CU mobility
  • LTE mobility with dual connectivity
  • Cell reselection
  • Paging

Course Objective: The course is designed to provide good understanding 5G NR. It is focused on the PHY layer aspects of Downlink and Uplink. The course covers all the basics related to 5G NR

Duration: 2 days

Learning Objectives:

  • 5G NR Overview
  • DL Transmission schemes
  • DL PHY Layer Procedures
  • UL Transmission schemes
  • .UL PHY Layer Procedures

Prerequisites: Legacy Cellular Networks, 5G Overview, LTE Air Interface

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Network Engineers, Technical Managers, Technical Members, Leadership Teams

Course Details

Introduction to 5G

  • 5G Evolution
  • 5G Requirements and Use Cases
  • 5G Key Technologies
  • 5G Network Architecture

New Radio PHY Layer

  • Duplexing options
  • Forward compatibility
  • Numerologies and frame structure
  • LTE-NR co-existence
  • Carrier aggregation / Dual connectivity

New Radio - DL Concepts Basic transmission scheme

  • Modulation scheme
  • Physical layer channel
    • Physical resource multiplexing
    • Data channel
    • Control channel
  • Multiple access scheme
  • Channel coding
    • LDPC
    • Polar coding
  • Multi-antenna scheme
    • Beam management
    • MIMO schemes
    • CSI measurement and reporting
    • Reference signal related to multi-antenna scheme
      • CSI-RS
      • DMRS
      • Phase-tracking RS (PT-RS)
    • Quasi-colocation (QCL)
    • Network coordination and advanced receiver

Physical layer procedure

  • Scheduling
  • HARQ
  • Initial access and mobility
    • Synchronization signal and DL broadcast signal/channel structure
    • Mobility
    • Paging

New Radio - UL concepts - Basic transmission scheme

  • Modulation scheme
  • Physical layer channel
    • Data channel
    • Control channel
  • Multiple access scheme
  • Channel coding
    • LDPC
    • Polar coding
  • Multi-antenna scheme
    • Beam management and CSI acquisition
    • MIMO schemes
    • Reference signal related to multi-antenna scheme
      • SRS
      • PT-RS

Physical layer procedure

  • Random access procedure
    • Preamble
    • Procedure
  • Scheduling
  • Power control
  • HARQ

Course Objective: To provide good understanding of 5G RAN with NR. The course will cover the key aspects of LTE and LTE-A to enable the articipants to learn 5G Radio effectively. 5G RAN implementation aspects along with New Radio aspects will be covered in this course. The course is expected to over the procedures and processes of 5G UE in NG RAN.

Duration: 3.0 days (21 Hours)

Learning Objectives:

  • NG-RAN Architecture
  • 5G Radio Aspects
  • Access and Connection Set-up Procedure
  • DL and UL Data Transfer
  • 5G RAN implementation aspects (NSA and SA)
  • Front Haul Issues

Prerequisites: Legacy Cellular Networks, 5G Overview, LTE Air Interface

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Network Engineers, Technical Managers, Technical Members, Leadership Teams

Course Outline

  • 5G Objectives
  • New applications; connected cars, low-power IOT, FWA, Gbps/latency requirements
  • 5G use cases and service scenarios; eMBB, URLLC, MMTC
  • Rates, latencies , and other targets for 5G
  • Spectrum for 5G; mmwave and the challenges
    • Why mm-wave and the initial target bands
  • Key approaches for 5G in RAN
    • Cloud RAN and its support in 5G
    • Different possibilities in cloud RAN implementations
  • 5G and LTE links; dual connectivity and NSA deployment
  • 5G core network - basics
  • Network slicing; what is it? What are the advantages?
  • Service based architecture concept in 5G
  • Wi-Fi and 5G; competition or cooperation?
  • Emerging areas in the next phase of 5G
    • Unlicensed bands, cellular V2X etc
  • 3gpp 5G standardization Status update; timeline for 5G
    • Why the initial 5G RAN focused initiative?

Module 2: 5G Radio Technology – part 1

  • 5G Radio Objectives
  • mm-wave spectrum and its challenges
  • Why OFDMA for 5G NR? Lessons learnt from LTE
  • 5G NR OFDMA
    • Flexible numerology; why?
    • Subcarrier spacing- motivation and details
    • Challenges
    • Examples of suitable numerology for different applications and bands
  • 5G NR Frame Structure
    • slots, subframes, and other details : Why such numbers and their potential uses
    • Timing examples for different numerology
    • Handling low latency - Main steps in waveform design and slot design
  • 5G Waveform design principles
    • Reference signals; improving on LTE
    • HARQ handling
  • 5G NR numerical example in different conditions; subcarrier spacing, slot times, etc.
  • TDD flexibilities in 5G
    • Possibilities and support structure - Motivation and potential scenarios / Sample TDD transmission frames
    • Interference challenges and their handling
  • FEC in 5G
    • LDPC for data – benefits
    • Polar coding for control – what is it and the benefits
  • Massive MIMO. What is it? What does it involve?
    • Sub 6 GHz and mm-wave aspects of
  • Implementation challenges in massive MIMO

Module 3: 5G Radio Technology – part 2

  • 5G NR – Initial acquisition challenges
    • Coverage constraints in mm-wave
  • Synchronization signal blocks – Why?
    • Beamforming starting from Synch. Signals
    • Differences with LTE and reasons
  • Beamforming implications on synch. Signals
    • UE’s view of things
  • PBCH in 5G NR vs. LTE
  • Beam management in 5G NR
    • How does UE lock on to a beam and get served
  • Tracking channel state in 5G NR Use of CSI RS
  • PDCCH in 5G NR
    • Concept of CORESETS
  • Carrier bandwidth parts
    • Concept and various ideas and advantages
  • Ultra-reliability and low latency handling in 5G NR
    • Features useful to handle low latency
    • Ultra-reliability- some initial procedures included in the standard

Module 4: 5G Network Deployment

  • Initial steps in 5G NR in the presence of LTE network
    • 5G Deployment; NSA and SA differences - Why NSA? / Options in NSA deployment
    • LTE NR dual connectivity; EN-DC - Initial steps in EN-DC scenario
    • Data flow possibilities - Options in splitting data through the 4G and 5G networks
  • 5G RAN Implementation; Front haul and potential challenges
    • Front haul interfaces considered by 3GPP
    • Most likely option to be used in products
    • Impact on URLLC applications and considerations

Course Objective: This course is targeted for Network Engineers who would like to understand the overview of transport network in 5G and its requirement

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Course Delivery: Instructor Led Class room training with presentation, practical scenarios, quiz along with tests

Course Pre-requisite: Overview understanding of Mobile Networks, Wireless Technologies

Target Audience: Network Engineers, Managers

Course Outline

  • Overview of 5G Network and Use Cases
    • Overview of RAN and Core Network (5GC)
    • Use Cases and its performance requirements
  • Overview of 2G-4G Transport Network
    • Microwave/Optical/Ethernet
    • DWDM and IP Transport Network Overview
    • Transport Network Architecture – Access/Core/Backhaul
    • Overview of IP/MPLS, QoS framework in Transport netwok
  • 5G C-RAN Architecture
    • RAN Splitting in 4G
    • RAN Splitting in 5G (Various options)
  • 5G Transport Network Requirements
    • Front haul/Mid-Haul/Backhaul Requirements
    • Limitation of CPRI
    • eCPRI standard/Other Standards
    • Self-back haul in mmWave
    • Performance Requirement of various interfaces in 5G

Course Objective: This course is targeted for Network Engineers who would like to understand Network Slicing in 5G and its implementation

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Course Delivery: Instructor Led Class room training with presentation, practical scenarios, quiz along with tests

Course Pre-requisite: Overview understanding of Mobile Networks, Wireless Technologies, Cloud Technologies

Target Audience: Network Engineers, Managers

Course Details

  • Overview of 5G Network and why network Slicing
    • Overview of 5G Performance Requirements
    • Use Cases and its requirements
    • Needs of Service Provider
    • 5G Network Architecture
    • What is network slice
  • Network Slicing in 5G Networks
    • Slicing in Core network
    • Slicing in Transport network
    • Slicing in RAN
    • Benefit of cloud based infrastructure
  • Network Slicing Operation and Management
    • Network Orchestration
    • Slice Selection and Registration Procedure - UE
    • Session establishment
    • Deployment of Network Slicing
    • Network Slice Life Cycle Management
    • Network Slice Configuration and Performance

Course Overview: This course includes two major modules (3 in all) – SDN and NFV. At the end of this course, participants will acquire (1) the skill set needed to develop SDN Controller scripts (with Python) and test/debug them with Mininet simulator, Wireshark, OVS, etc; (2) skill set needed to create and work with Virtualized Networking functions and develop Orchestration specification for NFV. This course provides sufficient knowledge of Mininet, SDN, OpenFlow, OVS, and other tools needed for SDN development and testing. At the end of this module, operation of a 4-port SDNswitch is demonstrated. For the NFV module, a case study of virtualizing a network function is presented with Multi-Service Broadband Network CPE and PE. This case study provides various design options of virtualizing a networking function. The ETSI MANO architecture is presented with OpenStack and TOSCA specifications. Some simple TOSCA scripts are presented with NFV examples. Some of the other related areas presented: ONAP, SD-WAN, MEF LSO, and Open Daylight.
Note: All those items in blue colour font (in below course outline) are hands-on or demonstration.

Course Objective: To provide a sound understanding of Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization with hands-on (SDN) and TOSCA Scripts

Duration: 4 days

Pre-Requisite: Networking and Overview of Cellular Networks

Target Audience: Telecom Networking Professionals who work with both carrier and enterprise networks.

Module 1: Introduction & Logistics

Understanding SDN and NFV

  • Modularity, Abstraction, and Virtualization in IT
  • Virtual Machines (VM)
  • Understanding VM with Mininet Appliance
  • Virtual Switch
  • Virtual Router, Virtual Device
  • Virtual Network Function
  • SDN, SDN with Virtualization
  • Benefits/Issues of SDN and NFV
  • Installing and using SDN VM

Module 2: SDN (Software Defined Network)

SDN Overview with Mininet Demo

  • What is SDN?
  • What problem does it solve and what are its benefits?
  • Open Network Foundation (ONF)
  • OpenFlow Architecture
  • SDN controller as Network Hypervisor or NOS
  • Open VSwitch, Mininet, OVS Controllers
  • Commercial/Open Source Controllers
  • Demo/Hands-on: Mininet with OpenFlow Controller
  • Demo/Hands-on: OpenFlow messages with Wireshark

Introduction to SDN & OpenFlow

  • OpenFlow Switch architecture
  • OpenFlow Ports
  • OpenFlow Pipeline Processing
  • Flow Table & Flow Entry Management
  • Packet Matching and Flow Table Miss
  • Flow Table Instructions and Actions
  • Flow Table Counters and Meters
  • Group Table and Group Entry
  • Ingress and Egress Processing
  • Channels, Auxiliary Connection
  • Open Flow Control Messages and Message Formats
  • Multiple Controllers
  • Bootstrapping a new switch
  • Capturing and understanding Controller-Switch interaction with Wireshark
  • OpenFlow utilities: dpctl, ofctl, vsctl
  • Demonstration of some simple controllers developed Python
  • Operation of OVS
  • Proactive Controller and Reactive Controller

Mininet

  • What is Mininet?
  • Launching Mininet – Command line arguments
  • Information Commands
  • Configuring Host
  • Ping and Xterm commands
  • Configuring Link, Link Performance with lperf
  • Exit and cleanup

Mininet with Python Script

  • Creating a network with Mininet Python Scripting
  • Two different ways to use the Script
  • Some simple networks with Python Scripts
  • Scripts to create more complex networks

SDN Eco System

  • Initiatives, Standards (ONF)
  • NFV, Cloud, and SD-WAN
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Service Provider Solutions – OpenDay Light, ONOS OpenStack, Tacker, ONAP, …

Demonstration with 4-port SDN Switch

Module 3: Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Virtualizing PE and CPE Functions

  • Understanding Virtualization with Border Gateway Virtualization
  • Various Architectural options with Virtualized CPE – Pros/Cons
  • Choosing CPE functions to Virtualize with some examples
  • Options to deploying Virtualized functions – Pros/Cons
  • Virtualizing and adding Software Defined Controls to PE and CPE

Developing Orchestration with Virtualized PE and CPE Functions

  • ETSI NFV MANO - Reference Architecture – Scope – Single Provider
    • Functional Components – MANO, NFVM, VIM, …
    • Realization of those functional components with - OpenStack, OpenTacker, EMS, Controllers (SDN, …), TOSCA, and TOSCA NFV Templates and their use in orchestration, / Some TOSCA NFV Examples
    • Some TOSCA NFV Examples
  • Reference Points and realization of those interfaces - SDN OpenFlow, NetConf, SNMP, REST API, …

MEF LSO - Reference Architecture – Scope – Multi Provider

  • ETSI NFV MANO - Reference Architecture – Scope – Single Provider
    • MEF LSO – Functional components – Edge, Gateway, Controller, Orchestrator, OSS/BSS, UI
      • Realization of those functional components with PE/CPE
      • Orchestration with multi-level controllers
      • OSS/BSS Interaction
      • Use Case

Course Objective: The course is designed to provide good understanding IoT implementation on 5G Network. The focus of this course is on NB-IoT and Cat-M1 details. This course will provide a good understanding of changes in Radio for offering connectivity solutions to IoT.

Duration: 1 day

Learning Objectives:

  • Connectivity requirement for IoT
  • Cellular Technologies for IoT
  • Overview of Cat-M1, NB-IoT, EC-GSM
  • NB-IOT details
  • .IoT Implementation aspects on 5G

Prerequisites: IoT Overview, Mobile Network Overview, LTE Air Interface

Training Delivery Mode: Instructor led live classroom session OR live online session for remote locations

Target audience: R&D Engineers, Network Engineers, Technical Managers, Technical Members, Leadership Teams

Course Details

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is IOT/IOE?
  • Critical components of a typical IOT system
  • Wireless Standards relevant to IOT – Short Range and Long Range
  • Non-standard WAN technologies for IOT; LoRa, SigFox, weightless
  • 5G Overview and 5G mMTC requirements
  • Frequency bands and ranges relevant for IOT

Module 2: IOT and Cellular

  • Release 12 LTE MTC evolution
  • Cat 0 radio parameters; bandwidths, data rates, duplexing, antenna requirements, modulation types supported
  • Power saving mode (PSM) for Cat 0
  • Impact on power consumption and complexity
  • Rel 13 IOT choices in LTE; eMTC and NB-IOT
  • eMTC details; bandwidth of operation, data rates support
  • Coverage enhancement techniques; repetition, modulation
  • Channels; traffic and control; MPDCCH
  • HARQ handling
  • eDRX
  • NB-IOT; what is it and how is it related to LTE?
  • NB-IOT deployment modes; coexistence with LTE carrier
  • NB-IOT control and data channels; NBPDSCH, NBPDCCH
  • Subcarrier spacing possibilities for different channels and transmissions
  • NB-IOT System information
  • EC-GSM; GSM enhancement for IOT