5G NR Mobile Networks
and User Equipment

Deploying Sub 3GHz 5G FDD Systems in Paired Spectrum. Benefits, Architecture, LTE Interworking, Implementation, LTE/NR Spectrum Cohabitation

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When

January 23-25, 2018

Where

Hilton Bellevue

Bellevue, WA USA

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Introduction

T-Mobile recognizes the importance of mmWave for extremely high throughput 5G applications, however, to achieve the high mobility and excellent coverage that cellular users demand, global carriers will also focus on implementation at mid band as well as lower bands. As part of their strategy, T-Mobile plans for rapid deployment of its 600MHz spectrum. By lighting up the new spectrum with LTE and NR, they are opening up opportunities for previously unserved markets, new IoT use-cases and laying the foundation for 5G.

Workshop Goals

  • Understand deployment priorities and implementation challenges for Sub 3GHz 5G FDD Systems in Paired Spectrum
  • Assess use-case and vertical application drivers
  • Explore implementation details on Non-Standalone LTE + NR co-existence and Standalone NR
  • Understand advantages of 5G NR over LTE in sub-3GHz bands
  • Explore new 5G UE RF Front-End Architecture

Agenda

DAY 1
January 23

Tuesday

PM

Tour of T-Mobile’s Bellevue Lab

 

7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

 

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At Hotel

DAY 2
January 24

Wednesday

7:00 AM

NW & Service Deployment Centric Discussion

Registration and Coffee

 

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

Keynote: Plotting the course to Nationwide 5G deployment

  • Addressing 5G deployment strategies
    • Standards status and timeline
  • Exploring Low band implementation
  • Leveraging existing paired spectrum
  • Infrastructure and Architecture Implementation
  • Understanding LTE and NR co-existence
  • Divers for 5G in low and mid band spectrum
  • Achieving high mobility 5G
  • Delivering excellent 5G coverage
  • Supporting existing and new use-cases

Keynote Presentation

 

Director, Radio Technology Development and Strategy

 

 

 

Networking Break

 

 

Engineering Perspectives

  • Assessing Mid and Low Band Solutions
  • All spectrum is 5G Spectrum
  • Re-farming Spectrum to 5G
  • Early movements at low and mid bands - 600MHz, re-farming of sub 3GHz

Topic to be confirmed

 

Manager, Radio Technology Development and Strategy

 

 

 

 

Carrier Perspectives: Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR Deployment

  • How will 5G be deployed and co-exist with current systems in the field
  • What frequencies will NR be deployed in?
  • Deployment scenarios – which bands, when for what use-cases
  • What are the priorities for re-farming existing bands for 5G? N71, N28, others?
  • What global LTE anchor bands can be expected?
  • Transition scenarios including in-band co-existence
  • Strategies for re-farming
  • 5G NR frequency spectrum allocation
  • Identifying use-cases beyond connected car, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and virtual reality
  • Deployment/challenges of 5G for Small Cells
  • Sub 3GHz 5G use cases: Outdoor small cells or macro
  • Reality of massive MIMO in sub 3GHz macros as equipment in the towers is mostly multi band now
  • How will we implement massive MIMO AND multiband without exploding budgets
  • Carrier 5G NR trials and commercialization roadmap details and the corresponding OEM plans to support these requirements
  • What 5G use cases will be initially satisfied using sub 3GHz, especially 600MHz
  • Deployment scenarios, use cases and Key features which differentiates 5G from LTE

Topic to be confirmed

 

Director, Wireless RF Engineering

 

 

Invited:

  • AT&T

  • BT

  • Bell Mobility

  • Cellcom

  • Charter

  • Comcast

  • China Mobile

  • Deutsche Telekom

  • Dish

  • DoCoMo

  • Korea Telecom

  • Rogers Wireless

  • SK Telecom

  • Softbank

  • Sprint

  • Swisscom

  • Telefonica

  • Vodafone

  • Verizon

12:00

Networking Lunch

 

 

Infrastructure and Service Perspectives, Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR Deployment

  • Will 5G address performance challenges?
  • Architectures for non-standalone, standalone
  • Achieving optimum latency for specific use-cases
  • 5GNR Benefits, architecture, implementation and field trials
  • What is the basestation form factor - MIMO vs massive MIMO, small cell vs macro
  • Challenges in deployment of NR in FDD spectrum
  • Timeline for deployment of NR
  • What advantage does NR bring in FDD mode versus LTE
  • Ensuring tight LTE interworking on NR (e.g. IRAT mobility and NR service parity)
  • New spectrum usage methods by 5G-NR
  • Comparison between TDD and FDD systems
  • What techniques are being looked at in the industry to achieve high throughput, considering limited bandwidth?
  • Infrastructure requirements for 5G protocols

3GPP New Radio @ sub 6 GHz : Features and Performance

 

Head of Department

 

 

Application of Adaptive Antenna Systems for LTE Capacity Relief and Quantification of Gains

 

Senior Solutions Manager

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Brocade

  • Cisco

  • Facebook

  • Google

  • Huawei

  • Samsung

  • ZTE

 

Networking Break

 

 

Technology Enablers

  • Network topology changes and additions
  • LTE and NR spectrum sharing when deploying in same band
  • Antenna configurations for deployment
  • Assessing per cell capacity, backhaul issues and latency
  • 5G-NR for FDD and 4G-LTE interworking
  • Performance metrics, including throughput and coverage
  • Pre 5G massive MIMO results
  • Factory PIM testing for mMIMO antenna / equipment
  • Massive MIMO Antenna / Radio architecture
  • What benefits are seen using NR < 3 GHz vs. what can already be done with LTE?
  • NR/LTE Co-Existence (over the air and in the network)
  • Network security
  • Coexistence challenges
  • Spectrum efficiency
  • Network topology changes and additions
  • Support for IoT applications and m2m communications
  • Architecture - core and RAN - evolved LTE eNode-B, connecting to next generation 5G core
  • Network architecture, connectivity towards core network
  • Comparing 5G core versus EPC?
  • Solutions and architectures for Voice over NR
  • Impact of network slicing

 

Antenna Innovation and Evolution

 

Director of Communication Systems

 

 

Network Slicing – Is This The Greatest Change in Mobile Industry After Digitalization

 

CEO

 

 

Testing and Optimizing 5G Beam Centric Radio

 

Technologist CTO Office

 

 

 

Invited:

  • ACB

  • Akoustis

  • Analog Devices

  • Anritsu

  • Artiza Networks

  • ASOCS

  • Caliper Testnet

  • Cambridge

  • Consultants

  • Chemours

  • Clarion Corp

  • CommScope

  • DOW

  • Empirix

  • Harris

  • HRL Laboratories

  • IDT

  • JMA Wireless

  • Kaelus/Infinite

  • Ligado

  • MACOM

  • MultiTech

  • National Science Foundation

  • NIST

  • NTIA

  • NXP

  • P3

 

End of Day Panel

 

 

Adjourn

 

 

Networking Dinner

 

DAY 3
January 25

Thursday

 

Device Centric Discussion

Registration and Coffee

 

 

Keynote: Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR Devices

  • Exploring UE design and requirements for 5G NR
  • New device form factors and concepts
  • Challenges on Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G smartphone implementation
    • 600 MHz LTE + NR coexistence
    • mmWave incorporation
    • Cost
    • Performance
      • RF performance
      • Power Consumption
    • Development timeline

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Director, Device Technology and Operations

 

 

Carrier Perspectives: Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR Devices

  • 5G NR frequency spectrum allocation and UE requirements
  • Identifying use-cases and device form factors beyond connected car, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and virtual reality
  • 5G device implementation
  • 5G device performance target
  • 5G services on standalone NR access with 5GC - IMS services, Wi-Fi calling, Regulatory services, CMAS, etc.

Invited:

  • AT&T

  • BT

  • Bell Mobility

  • Cellcom

  • Charter

  • Comcast

  • China Mobile

  • Deutsche Telekom

  • Dish

  • DoCoMo

  • Korea Telecom

  • Rogers Wireless

  • SK Telecom

  • Softbank

  • Sprint

  • Swisscom

  • Telefonica

  • Vodafone

  • Verizon

 

System Perspectives: Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR devices

  • UE implementation and technology development • UE status and number of antennas
  • UE status and number of antennas
  • Addressing intermodulation challenges for LTE and 5G NR
  • What can improved spectral efficiency really deliver?
  • NR path to product performance and physical specifications
  • 5G NR vs LTE-Advanced performance comparison, UE implications
  • Current status of trials
  • Coexistence challenges
  • UE implementation considerations / tradeoffs of Sub-3GHz and mmWave co-existence - costs, design and performance (battery, RF performance, etc)
  • Standards (3GPP) status - what this means to UE validation
  • What status will the devices be in for launch in 2019
  • Exploring Sub 3GHz UE design considerations

5G UE Architecture and RFFE Choices

 

Representative

 

Invited:

  • Google

  • Huawei

  • Hi-Sillicon

  • HTC

  • Qualcomm

  • Intel

  • LGE

  • Motorola

  • Oppo

  • Sony

  • Samsung

  • TCL - Alcatel

  • Vivo

  • ZTE

  • HTC

  • Google

12:00

Networking Lunch

 

 

Technology Enablers: Sub-3 GHz FDD 5G NR Devices

  • Coexistence between TDD and FDD 5GNR
  • Coexistence between intra-band FDD 5GNR and LTE
  • Hybrid M-MIMO systems operating in LTE and 5G
  • Internodes, Rx de-sense, PA and filter performance considerations
  • How can optimum performance be achieved
  • 5G NR antennas
  • Benefits of high-band/Low band aggregation
  • Uplink capacity and throughput focus
  • What impact will design for 5G have on the radio, when we talk about <3GHz FDD, and lower order MIMO?
  • Power saving modes, signaling will change the dynamic signals, and have some PA implications for linearization etc.
  • URLLC, mMTC, LTE-NR DC
  • What is the difference of sub-3GHz spectrum been used for LTE and NR?
  • Sub 3GHz NR Performance
  • Will FDD 5G NR use mMIMO?
  • How many antenna elements will be used in what FDD frequency band?
  • Cell edge issues, in-band and inter CA
  • UE RFFE solutions to address Single vs. Dual Tx and IMD/coexistence/MSD
  • Digital TV coexistence issues – self de-sense challenges
  • Implementations for higher data rate architectures
  • Antenna tuning and TRP/TIS for single vs. dual Tx for B71/n71
  • Contiguous vs non-contiguous modulation sub-blocks and scheduler capabilities
  • TDM at cell-edge and user experience implications
  • 4G performance vs. 4G+5G in terms of user experience/DC consumption/peak + average data rates/cell-edge performance
  • Antennas and spectral efficiency

RF Front End Evolution

 

Director

 

 

Innovation in UE Antenna Design for <3GHz User Equipment

 

Chief Scientist

 

 

Invited:

  • Prisma

  • Proximus

  • Qualcomm

  • Qorvo

  • RFS

  • Rohde & Schwarz

  • Strato

  • Sure

  • Skycross

  • Murata

  • Taiyo-Yuden

  • Keysight

  • Anritsu

  • Broadcom

  • Sony Electronics

  • Resonant

  • Xilinx

  • NXP

  • Spirent

15:00

Networking Break

 

 

Technology Enablers, continued

  • Enabling technologies for massive MIMO
  • Isolation considerations for massive MIMO in low and mid bands
  • What are the possibilities for band 71 (600MHz)
  • Implementation of dual connectivity below 3GHz
  • Deployment aspects and device readiness
  • Achieving co-existence and isolation efficiency
  • Antenna innovation to support
  • Enabling additions of Carrier Aggregation beyond LTE
  • NAS (Non Access Stratum) Signaling
  • RRC Signaling
  • Physical layer framing and access
  • FDD + TDD CA PHY implementation ramifications
  • Increasing CA CCs and raw bit throughput versus control overhead & sig processing costs breakeven point/analysis
  • Impact of scheduled RAN 5G standards meetings on RF UE specifications - particularly those related to HPUE/PC2, NSA
  • Specification items which may be gating items for 5G accelerated deployment?
  • Test and validation
  • PIM challenges

Receiver Linearity Requirements in High-Value NB-IOT Deployment Scenarios

 

Director, RF Innovation

 

 

Invited:

  • Viosoft

  • W2B1

  • WNC

  • Wispry

  • Xilinx

  • Corning

  • 3M

  • Dow Chemical

  • Dupont Electronics

17:00

Closing Panel

 

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    300 112th Ave SE
    Bellevue, WA USA 98004
    Phone: 425-455-1300
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