The advent of 5G and its applications will have a big impact on the world and on how we conduct business. An advanced understanding of how the changes and improvements in capacity, transmission, service quality and the impacts to the 5G marketplace will provide business opportunity to optimize the 5G capabilities.

Planning, designing and dimensioning comes with its own challenges and Telcos need to be aware of the risks, challenges and opportunities to truly exploit the future of this technology.

This 3-day course upskills delegates on the tools and insights needed to prepare for 5G; focusing on how to maximize network capacity, evaluate service quality, optimize usage of radio networks and enhance data transmission.


LTE/5G introduction and Radio Access Technology – recommended but not essential.


Radio Network Engineers, Radio Network Planners and Radio Network Optimizers.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

5G New Radio (NR) technology review

  • LTE Air interface overview
  • Scalable numerology
  • NR frame structure
  • FDD – TDD modes
  • NR signals and channels review
  • Air interface channel mapping
  • Power control overview
  • Non-Stand Alone (NSA) vs. Stand Alone (SA) architecture
  • 5G Services – eMBB, massive IoT, URLLC

Massive MIMO technology

  • LTE to 5G MIMO review
  • 3GPP Massive MIMO standardization
  • Beamforming and Beamwidth principles
  • Massive MIMO Beamwidth gain – practical approach
  • Active Antenna Systems – Active Antenna Units

5G Wireless Channel Principles

  • What is a Channel model? – general principles
  • Non-Line of Site and Rayleigh modeling
  • LoS and Rice modeling
  • Shadow modeling
  • Site modeling – Macro, Micro, Pico
  • Doppler effects and channel models
  • Pathloss models (3.6-3.8 GHz, 5-6 GHz, mmW 30 GHz, 60 GHz)
  • Example: Link Budget analysis overview
    • different cases (Rural, Urban, dense Urban, O2I)
  • Exercise: Link Budget calculations over excel

Uplink Planning

  • Customer Quality requirements
  • Vendor (Equipment) requirements
  • RACH and RACH success probability
  • Power control factor
  • Uplink Interference factor
  • Coverage planning for PUSCH channel
  • Coverage planning for control channels (PUCCH, RACH)
  • Coverage planning for signals (SRS, DMRS)
  • Capacity calculations – single service
  • Capacity calculation – combined services
  • UL Throughput calculation (Average, cell edge) vs SINR

Downlink Planning

  • Customer Quality requirements
  • Equipment requirements
  • Power gain calculation
  • Downlink Interference factor
  • Coverage planning for PDSCH channel
  • Coverage planning for control channel PDCCH
  • Coverage planning for signals (PSS, SSS, PBCH, DMRS)
  • Capacity calculations – single service
  • Capacity calculation – combined services
  • DL Throughput calculation (Average, cell edge) vs SINR

NSA Case scenario exercises (using excel calculator)

  • eMBB service planning
  • massive IoT service planning
  • URLLC service planning
  • Mixed Service Planning

Duration: 3 days


Classroom training: $2410

Virtual classroom training: $2410

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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  • Virtual Classroom on April 26, 2021
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