Advanced 5G Planning / Optimization Strategist (APOS)

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Course Information

  • Duration: 5 Day / 40 Hours
  • Certification: Participants will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successfully completing the course and passing the examination
  • Who Should Attend: Cyber Security Specialist, Network Engineer, System Security, Software Engineer, Technologist, System Engineer, IT Professionals and Anyone seeking to acquire advanced knowledge on 5G RAN

Course Objective

Advanced 5G Planning / Optimization Strategist (APOS) is designed for anyone interested in acquiring the advanced knowledge and technical know-how on planning and optimizing 5G Network


It is recommended that participants attended and completed Advanced 5G Core Technologist (AFCT) prior to attending this course


Participants are required to attempt an examination upon completion of course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to 5G RAN based on the syllabus covered
Module 1 Introduction to 5G Network Planning and Optimization
Topics Covered
  • Understanding 5G Network Planning and Optimization
  • 5G Core and Transmission Networking Dimensioning
  • Capacity Estimation
  • Evolution of Core Network for LTE / EPC, SDN, and NFV

Module 2 Link Budget and Coverage Dimensioning
Topics Covered
  • Principles of link budget calculation
  • Relate the link budget to coverage dimensioning
  • 5G UL/DL link budget in typical scenarios
  • Different propagation models supported by the 5G link budget calculation

Module 3 5G Capacity-Based Dimensioning
Topics Covered
  • Air interface capacity
  • Air interface dimensioning
  • Baseband dimensioning
  • 5G VNF capacity and connectivity limits
  • gNB-CU VNF dimensioning procedure

Module 4 Understanding Network Access
Topics Covered
  • General Access
  • Hierarchical Networks
  • Aggreation
  • Radio Enhancing Features
  • Self-Optimizing Networks (SON)
  • Massive MIMO
  • Capacitated Minimum Spanning Trees
  • Steiner Trees and Stainer Connectivity
  • Heuristic Methods
  • Resilience in Radio Access Networks
  • Genetic algorithm for resilience improvement
  • Centralized RAN (C-RAN)
  • Maximization of radio network efficiency

Module 5 Resilience and Optimal Routing
Topics Covered
  • Measuring resilience
  • N-k survivable networks
  • Bender’s decomposition
  • Steiner connectivity
  • Simulating and estimating resilience
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Resilient routing
  • Multipath Label Switching (MPLS)
  • The k-Shortest Path
  • Resilient routing of different traffic classes
  • Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Module 6 Understanding Fronthaul Design
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Fronthaul Design
  • Fronthaul Network Topology
  • Pros and Cons of Different Spectrum Resources for Fronthaul
  • Why and How Will We Exploit mmWave for Fronthaul?
  • Market Requirements of mmWave Fronthaul
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Throughput Requirement of Fronthaul Network
  • Traffic Classes and Latency
  • Intercell/Intersite Distance (ISD)
  • mmWave Massive MIMO-Based Fronthaul Solution
  • Concept of mmWave Massive MIMO-Based Fronthaul
  • Antenna Techniques
  • Reliable Channel Estimation Schemes
  • Flexible Beamforming Design
  • Time Division Duplex (TDD), Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), or Full Duplex
  • In-Band, Out-Band, or Hybrid-Band

Module 7 Understanding Backhaul Design
Topics Covered
  • What is Backhaul Design?
  • Joint user association, backhaul routing and switching off for Green 5G networks with mmWave mesh backhaul
  • Proposed analytical model
  • Binary constraints
  • Capacity constraint
  • Power constraints
  • Switch ON/OFF constraints
  • Path conservation constraints
  • Proposed heuristic algorithm (PHEUR)
  • Energy-aware SDN-based mmWave mesh backhaul

Module 8 Network Slicing
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Network Slicing
  • Softwarization and Network slicing in 5G network
  • Technologies for 5G Network slicing deployment
  • SDN / NFV
  • MEC
  • Cloud / Fog Computing
  • Network hypervisors
  • Virtual Machines
  • Containers
  • 5G Network slicing architectures and implementations
  • 5G Network slicing management and orchestration
  • Challenges of 5G Network slicing

Module 9 5G MEC Design and Considerations
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • High level architecture
  • Network virtualization
  • Integration of NFV into mobile networks management systems
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Core Components of MEC
  • Challenges Facing 5G MEC Networks
  • 5G MEC network architecture model and network construction
  • Convergence of NFV, MEC and SDN in 5G systems

Module 10 5G Performance and Optimization
Topics Covered
  • RF measurement quantities
  • Overview on counter and KPI structure
  • Physical RF analysis
  • Multi-antenna technology
  • Signaling and procedure verification
  • Throughput analysis
  • Cell coverage optimization
  • NG SON for 5G
  • Machine learning and Big data in 5G network

Advanced 5G Planning / Optimization Strategist (APOS) involves rigorous usage of real-time case studies, role playing and group discussion

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