5G Course

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In this course, you will learn the introduction of the leading 5G network elements: 5G-AN, AMF, SMF, UPF, UDR, UDM, AUSF,



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Module 01: 5G Core Overview

  • Introduction of the main 5G network elements: 5G-AN, AMF, SMF, UPF, UDR, UDM, AUSF,
  • NG-RAN with NR, Wi-Fi and fixed accesses
  • Service Based Architecture model for the 5G Core including the definitions of Network Functions, NF Services, Service Producers and Service Consumers
  • The 5G Reference Point model for non-roaming and roaming scenarios
  • 5G protocol stacks
  • Basic communication principles for the SBA
  • UE identities in 5G: SUPI, SUCI, GPSI, PEI, 5G-GUTI

Module 02: 5G Policy Control Overview

  • Definition of the 4G PCC
  • 5G requirements on Policy Control
  • Comparison of the 4G and the 5G Policy Control
  • Npcf services
  • PCF Network functions Service consumptions scenarios i.e. NF’s AF, NEF, UDR, SMF, AMF
  • Roaming interworking in scenarios - vPCF -hPCF

Module 03: AMF and 5G PCF Interworking Scenarios

  • Initial 5G Registration PCF Binding
  • UE Registration Area
  • Negotiation of service-specific features and capabilities at Registration: MICO mode, LADN, UE Reachability, Mobility Patterns, Mobility restrictions
  • AM Policy Associations between the PCF and the AMF
  • Policy-related parameters for AMF: AM Policy Info, AM Policy Control request Triggers, ANDSP, URSP

Module 04: 5G policy procedures for User Plane

  • PDU Session, SDFs, QoS Flows and their relationships to PDU Sessions, Data Radio Bearers and N3 Tunnels
  • PDU Session routing principles: PDU Sessions with Multiple PDU Session Anchors, UPF/PSA relocation, edge computing using ETSI MEC
  • QoS parameters: 5QI, QoS Flow parameters

Module 05 : 5G Session Management procedures with PCF

  • PDU Session Establishment flow
  • PCF consuming services scenarios from : SMF, AMF, UPF, gNB, UE
  • Definitions of QoS Rules, QoS Profiles, PCC Rules
  • SM Policy Associations between the PCF and the SMF
  • Packet Detection Rules, QoS Enforcement Rules, Forwarding Action Rules, Usage Reporting Rules, Session Reporting Rules
  • SMF control of UPF over the CUPS Interface
  • Packet handling in the UPF
  • Session-related parameters provided to the gNB and the UE

Module 06: 5G AF Service

  • N5 Interface - AFs control access, QoS, routing and charging of application data over 5GS
  • Routing principles for service-specific traffic steering
  • NEF interactions between 5GC and external NFs
  • NEF capabilities: Provisioning, Monitoring, Policy/Charging, Analytics Reporting
  • NWDAF functionalities and defined analytics
  • BSF function

Module 07: 5G charging Overview

  • 5G unified charging architecture
  • 5G Network used for charging Functions: CHF, OCS, CDF, CTF, CGF, ABMF, RF
  • Nchf services
  • PCF and CHF interworking
  • Converged Charging, Offline Only Charging, Spending Limit Control
  • charging-related messages & parameters

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