5G NR and Enhancements

5G NR and Enhancements

From R15 to R16

1st Edition - October 22, 2021

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  • Editors: Hai Tang, Ning Yang, Zhi Zhang, Zhongda Du, Jia Shen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910606
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323911191

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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 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1068
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: October 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910606
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323911191

About the Editors

Hai Tang

Hai Tang, Vice director of OPPO research academy

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

Ning Yang

Ning Yang, Director of Standard department, OPPO research academy

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

Zhi Zhang

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

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

Zhongda Du

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

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

Jia Shen

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

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

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  • Hatem O. Tue Jan 04 2022

    Nice and informative

    The approach followed in this book is really interesting in how they present the ideas and the 3GPP discussions with the final outcome. So the book is really good to have for any person who is interested more in understanding 3GPP without going through all the Tdocs and the details. As a result i liked the book.