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5G Network Abbreviations and Terminologies

5G Network Abbreviations and Terminologies Below is the list of a few 5G Network Abbreviations and Terminologies used in 5G NR. Our team is continuously updating it. Please do visit regularly to get in touch with new terminology and abbreviations related to 5G. New RAN: A Radio Access Network which can support either NR/E-UTRA or both and have capabilities to interface with Next-Generation Core Network (NG-CN). NG-C/U is the Control/User Plane interface toward NG-CN gNB: New Radio (NR) Base stations which shall have the capability to interface with 5G Core named...
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5G Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number (NR-ARFCN)

5G Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number (NR-ARFCN) An Absolute Radio-Frequency Channel Number (ARFCN) is a code that specifies the a pair of reference frequencies used for transmission and reception in radio system. In a FDD system one ARFCN number is required for downlink and another for uplink  as downlink and uplink frequencies are different while for TDD system only one ARFCN number is enough as downlink and uplink frequency remains same. Term ARFCN started from GSM and evolved with the new technologies like it was know as UARFCN for UMTS/WCDMA, named as EARFCN for E-UTAR/LTE and now renamed as  NR-ARFCN for...
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5G NR (New Radio) Frequency Bands

Recently, 3GPP has freezes specification for 5G NR and TS 38.104 section 5.2 provides the list of bands in which NR (New Radio) can operate. As per 3GPP release 15 , these frequency bands are desingated for different frequency ranges (FR) and current specification (Release) defines them as FR1 and FR2. Below table shows the corresponding frequency range for each FR. Frequency Range Designation Corresponding Frequency Range FR1 450 MHz – 6000 MHz FR2 24250 MHz – 52600 MHz NR Bands Classification Apart from FR (frequency range) NR bands can...
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5G and 4G Comparison

5G and 4G Comparison A Short comparison of 5G and 4G technologies is given is table below Technology Data Rates Latency Mobility Support Spectrum Efficiency Users Density Energy Efficiency 5G (NR) Avg 100 Mb/s Peak 20 Gb/s  ~ 1 ms > 500 Km/h x3 Better DL- 30 bits/Hz UL- 15bits/Hz  1000K/square Km x100 Better 4G (LTE) Avg 25 Mb/s Peak 300 Mb/s  ~10- 50 ms Upto 350 Km/h DL – 6 bits/Hz UL- 4 Bits/Hz ~ 2K / square Km Moderate  ...
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5G Technology Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

5G Technology Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 3GPP is still in process of finishing out 5G/NR Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These KPIs  are driven from ITM-2020 and  some of these are listed below. These KPIs  mainly consider three broad categories: Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Mission Critical Control (MCC) Massive Internet of Things (Massive IoT)   Parameter Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Category Peak Data Rate DL- 20 Gbps UL -10 Gbps eMBB Spectral Efficiency DL- 30 bits/Hz UL- 15bits/Hz eMBB Latency C-Plane -10 ms , U-Plane 0.5ms MCC User Expe. Data Rate DL-100 Mbps...
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