ON DEMAND: 5G NR Network Testing and Optimization for 2022 and Beyond
5G is now mainstream. To serve the rapidly growing user base, the next phase of 5G will include expanded coverage on new FR1 (sub-8 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands, private and IoT network deployments, Open RAN (O-RAN) network architectures, and the implementation of new features such as Carrier Aggregation (CA), 5G Standalone (SA), and Dynamic Signal Sharing (DSS).
The success of 5G during this transition depends on accurate field measurements to verify coverage, ensure Quality of Services (QoS), and unleash the full potential of 5G. New techniques are required to ensure accurate and efficient testing.
In this webinar, hosted by Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications and presented by Chintan Fafadia, Sr. Director of Product Management, PCTEL, Inc. we explore the 5G network deployment and optimization from an RF testing perspective.
Using practical examples and real-world data collected using PCTEL scanning receivers, we will discuss best practices for collecting accurate data under a variety of 5G deployment scenarios.
What You Will Learn:
- Key differences between 5G NSA and 5G SA networks
- The effects of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) on field measurements
- Carrier Aggregation scenarios for mmWave & sub-8 GHz bands
- Challenges of testing dual polarized antenna configurations
- Practical applications for field testing evolving 5G networks
Annie TurnerEditor, Mobile Europe & European Communications
Chintan FafadiaSr. Director of Product Management @PCTEL, Inc.