5G NR Rel 16 Technical Overview

The course provides an overview of Rel 16 and looks more closely at RACH Enhancement, MIMO and Mobility Enhancement, CA/DC Enhancement, NR eURLLC, Power Saving, NR Voice Enhancement, NR-U and IAB, NR V2X, C-IOT, I-IOT & NPN. The course ends by looking at miscellaneous topics like RIM_CLI and NR Positioning.

PREREQUISITES
• 5G NR Technical Overview

OBJECTIVES
• Discuss 5G NR 3GPP from Rel 15 to Rel 16.
• Review the three releases for Rel 15 NR.
• Discuss Rel 15 NR network architecture options.
• Introduce Rel 16 major enhancements.
• Introduce motivation and usage scenarios for Rel 16 2-Step RACH.
• Review 2-Step RACH channel structure including: MSG-A (Preamble & PUSCH) and MSG-B PDU
• Describe 2-step RACH procedures and new RRC parameters.
• Review Rel 16 MIMO enhancements and improvements.
• Identify Rel16 beam management improvements.
• Review R16 Mobility Enhancement.
• Discuss NR CA/DC Deployment Scenario.
• Discuss R15 NR CA/DC Limitation.
• Review R16 NR CA/DC Enhancement Motivation.
• Discuss key Tech Enablers introduced in R16 for enhancement.
• Review Rel 15 URLLC features and new features introduced in Rel 16.
• Describe PHY layer enhancements for URLLC.
• Discuss LCP enhancements in MAC layer.
• Review PDCP duplication enhancements in Upper layer.
• Describe key Rel 16 features for power saving.
• Explain PDCCH-WUS and Dynamic C-DRX configuration.
• Detail cross-slot scheduling and adaption based max MIMO layers.
• Explain SCell dormancy and RRM measurement relaxation for power saving.
• Describe the motivation of NR voice enhancement.
• Discuss the key solutions to improve EPS Fallback.
• Introduce 5G-SRVCC for voice service continuity.
• Compare NR-U with LTE-(e)LAA.
• Discuss NR-U deployment scenarios.
• Describe NR-U DRS and channels.
• Describe NR-U channel access procedures and LBT indication.
• Discuss IAB motivation and architecture.
• Review IAB resource allocation/coordination.
• Explain IAB latency accumulation and reduction.
• Describe IAB topology adaptations.
• Compare 5G V2X with LTE V2X and Operation mode.
• Discuss new applications brought in 5G V2X.
• Describe new radio technologies in 5G V2X.
• Describe Rel 16 migration of C-IOT.
• Review Rel 16 I-IOT enhancement.
• Introduce Non-Public Network (NPN) and NPN deployment options.
• Identify two different solutions for RIM.
• List CLI measurements at Rel 16.
• Describe Rel 16 positioning.
• Review miscellaneous features/enhancements at Rel16 including: En-DC Single Tx enhancement, Super UL Feature, DSS and MDT/SON enhancement, and Radio Access Capability Signaling Feature.

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