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5G NR and Enhancements - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323910606

5G NR and Enhancements

1st Edition

From R15 to R16

Authors: Jia Shen Zhongda Du Zhi Zhang Ning Yang Hai Tang
Paperback ISBN: 9780323910606
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 810
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5G NR and Enhancements: From R15 to R16 introduces 5G standards, along with the 5G standardization procedure. The pros and cons of this technical option are reviewed, with the reason why the solution selected explained. The book's authors are 3GPP delegates who have been working on 4G/5G standardization for over 10 years. Their experience with the 5G standardization process will help readers understand the technology. Thousands of 3GPP papers and dozens of meeting minutes are also included to help explain how the 5G stand came into form.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete introduction to 5G standards, including Release 15 and 16, the essential vertical features URLLC, V2X and unlicensed spectrum access
  • Introduces the 5G standardization procedure, along with the pros, cons and technical options
  • Explains the “balance” system design principle from the 5G standardization procedure
  • Presents a vision of 5G R17 and 6G


R&D engineers working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular telecommunication protocols, advanced radio access technologies for 4G/5G systems, or broadband cellular standards. Postgraduate students and university researchers in mobile and wireless communications

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Background and overview
1.1 5G NR enhancements over 4G LTE
1.2 5G NR selection on enabling technologies
1.3 Maturity of 5G technology, devices and equipment
1.4 5G enhancements in R16

Chapter 2: 5G requirements
2.1 Service requirements and driving force of 5G
2.2 Application scenarios of 5G
2.3 KPIs of 5G system
2.4 Summary

Chapter 3: 5G system architecture
3.1 System architecture
3.2 Radio access network architecture
3.3 Summary

Chapter 4: Bandwidth Part (BWP)
4.1 Basic concept of BWP
4.2 BWP configuration
4.3 BWP switching
4.4 BWP in initial access
4.5 Impacts of BWP to other 5G designs
4.6 Summary

Chapter 5: 5G flexible scheduling
5.1 Principle of flexible scheduling
5.2 5G resource allocation
5.3 Code Block Group (CBG)
5.4 Design of NR PDCCH
5.5 Design of NR PUCCH
5.6 Flexible TDD
5.7 PDSCH rate matching
5.8 Summary

Chapter 6: 5G initial access
6.1 5G cell search
6.2 Common control channels related to initial access
6.3 5G random access
6.4 RRM measurements
6.5 RLM measurements
6.6 Summary

Chapter 7: 5G channel coding
7.1 Overview of candidate codes
7.2 Design of Polar codes
7.3 Design of LDPC codes
7.4 Summary

Chapter 8: 5G MIMO and beam management
8.1 MIMO feedback enhancements
8.2 Codebook enhancements in R16
8.3 Beam management
8.4 PCell beam failure recovery
8.5 SCell beam failure recovery
8.6 Multi-TRP coordination
8.7 Summary

Chapter 9: 5G RF design
9.1 New bands and new spectrum
9.2 FR1 RF design
9.3 FR2 RF and antenna design
9.4 5G testing technology
9.5 5G RF implementation and challenges
9.6 Summary

Chapter 10: 5G protocol: User plane
10.1 Overview
10.2 SDAP layer
10.3 PDCP layer
10.4 RLC layer
10.5 MAC layer
10.6 Summary

Chapter 11: 5G protocol: Control plane
11.1 System information
11.2 Paging
11.3 RRC access control
11.4 RRC measurement and mobility management
11.5 Summary

Chapter 12: 5G network slicing
12.1 Basic concept
12.2 Network slicing service provision
12.3 Network slicing congestion control
12.4 Network slicing in roaming
12.5 Summary

Chapter 13: 5G QoS control
13.1 Selection of 5G QoS model
13.2 End-to-end QoS control
13.3 QoS parameters
13.4 Reflective QoS
13.5 QoS notification control
13.6 Summary

Chapter 14: 5G voice solution
14.1 Introduction to IMS
14.2 5G voice solution and application scenario
14.3 5G emergency call
14.4 Summary

Chapter 15: 5G URLLC: PHY layer
15.1 PDCCH enhancements
15.2 UCI enhancements
15.3 UE processing capability enhancements
15.4 Data channel enhancements
15.5 Grant-free transmission enhancements
15.6 Semi-persistent scheduling enhancements
15.7 Inter-UE conflict handling
15.8 Summary

Chapter 16: 5G URLLC: Higher layer
16.1 Time synchronization for Industrial IoT
16.2 Intra-UE prioritization
16.3 Scheduling enhancements for periodic transmission
16.4 Duplicate PDCP
16.5 Header compression
16.6 Summary

Chapter 17: 5G NR-V2X
17.1 NR-V2X slot structure and channel architecture
17.2 Sidelink resource allocation
17.3 Sidelink physical procedure
17.4 Higher layer procedure
17.5 Summary

Chapter 18: 5G for unlicensed spectrum
18.1 Basic concept
18.2 Channel sensing
18.3 Initial access
18.4 Resource block aggregation and control channel
18.5 HARQ and scheduling
18.6 Grant-free scheduling for NR-U
18.7 Summary

Chapter 19: 5G UE power saving
19.1 Requirements and evaluation methodology
19.2 Wake-up signal and impacts to DRX
19.3 Cross-slot scheduling enhancements
19.4 MIMO power saving
19.5 SCell sleeping
19.6 RRM measurement enhancements
19.7 UE-assistant information for power saving
19.8 Summary

Chapter 20: Vision of 5G R17 and 6G
Introduction to R17
Vision of B5G/6G


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About the Authors

Jia Shen

Jia Shen, Principal researcher on Telecom standards, OPPO research academy

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Researcher, Telecom standards, OPPO Research Academy, Beijing People's Republic of China

Zhongda Du

Zhongda Du, Principal researcher on Telecom standards, OPPO research academy

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Researcher, Telecom standards, OPPO research academy, Beijing People's Republic of China

Zhi Zhang

Zhi Zhang, Director of PHY layer, Standard department, OPPO research academy

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of PHY layer, Standard department, OPPO research academy, Beijing People's Republic of China

Ning Yang

Ning Yang, Director of Standard department, OPPO research academy

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Standard department, OPPO research academy, Beijing People's Republic of China

Hai Tang

Hai Tang, Vice director of OPPO research academy

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Director, OPPO Research Academy, Beijing People's Republic of China

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