Training Course

5G Radio Planning and Design

  • 910
  • £2,485 +VAT
  • 3 days

Why this course?

In just 3 days this comprehensive

Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand 5G concepts, key features and enablers
  • Describe 5G core architecture backwards compatibility
  • Understand 5G New Radio spectrum, interfaces and coding
  • Use cluster methods for centralised and virtual radio access planning
  • Understand SDN, NFV and cloudification benefits
  • Understand User and Control plane design
  • Plan, Design and Optimise a 5G network
  • Analyse key 5G use cases design appropriate networks and services.

Who should attend this course

  • Everyone responsible for 5G RF planning or design
  • RF Engineers, Radio Network Planning Engineers
  • Project Managers, Operators, Regulators.

Course Pre-requisites

Existing RF network design experience is assumed, ideally in LTE radio network design.


Testing and Certification is avaialble for this advanced 5G NR Planning and Design course.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

Training Course Content


  • Review of UMTS and LTE planning and design priciples
  • Review of Infovista Planet

Key New Technologies in 5G

  • Evolution to 5G Technology
  • Millimeter Radio
  • Massive MIMO
  • Small Cell Stations
  • Beam Forming Technology and Beam Division Multi Access (BDMA)
  • New Radio Access Methods (NOMA)
  • Mobile Edge Computing
  • Impact of Applications upon 5G Service Design
  • 5G Radio Access Network: Standards and Metrics
  • 5G New Radio (5G NR)
  • Progression to 5G NR via LTE-Advanced Pro
  • Standalone (SA) 5G NR
  • 5G Phase 1
  • 3GPP Release 15 Radio Aspects
  • 5G Phase 2
  • 3GPP Release 16 Radio Aspects
  • Relationship with IMT-2020
  • Impact of Waveband selection

5G Antennas and Links

  • 5G for Fixed Access
  • 5G for Mobile Access
  • Impact of Frequency on Antenna Design
  • Massive MIMO Antennas
  • Antennas for Millimeter Radio
  • Fill-in antennas
  • 5G Antenna Infrastructure Planning
  • Antennas for Small Cells
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Link Budgets

5G User Equipment

  • Application defined User Equipment Design
  • Impact of Edge Computing
  • Content Delivery Networking
  • 5G Smart Phones
  • Machine to Machine User Equipment and IoT
  • Low Power Telemetry Devices

Infrastructure Planning: Sites and Base Stations

  • Inputs to the Planning Process
  • New Topological Database Needs
  • Frequency Allocation in a 5G World
    • Application Defined Service Loads
    • Population classification and distribution
  • Achieving High Bandwidth Efficiency
  • Rural Location Planning
  • Planning for Millimeter Band Mobility
  • City Service Planning
  • Indoor 5G

Planning Backhaul Infrastructure

  • Accumulated Backhaul Bandwidth
  • Fiber Infrastructure Systems
  • Optical Transport Networks
  • Interfacing to Core and Edge Computing

Tools for 5G Planning

  • Service Population Statistics
  • Frequency Allocations
  • Radio Planning Tools

Evaluation and Review

Repair, Installation, Training & Support

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