5G Roadshow

  5G Roadshow: RAN Testing Challenges - Metro Edge to End User

As 5G NR network deployments ramp up, the potential of the next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), futuristic applications, safer modes of transportation and broadband everywhere gets closer to reality. From an ever-increasing number of RF bands, currently between 600 MHz to above 47 GHz, to the need for extremely high Fixed Access through the Next Generation Front Haul Interface (NGFI) back to the metro edge, many things must work together.

Whether a sub 6 GHz macro site connected via high speed fiber or an in-building/private mmWave system connected through fiber-rich Next Generation Passive Optics Networks (NG-PON), Maintenance and Interference Mitigation (M&IM) will be crucial. While the scope and responsible parties will vary based on deployment, every system will need to ensure three key elements: 1) low latency, 2) high speed, and 3) multiple concurrent connections over the air and through the NGFI. End-to-End (E2E) connectivity needs to be both reliable and optimized.

In this face-to-face seminar, you will learn the challenges of implementing 5G solutions, understand the challenges to 5G NR OTA measurements and the effects of interference, and gain a solid understanding of how 5G fiber optic/transport testing work together.

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Time Event
8:30 - 9:00am Check-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15am Welcome - Event Overview/Agenda
9:15 - 10:15am 5G Network Overview from End User to Metro-edge (Introduction)
10:15 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:30am OTA RF Measurements and Interference Challenges
11:30 - 11:45am Break
11:45 - 12:15am Hands-on Demonstrations of Material Covered
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm 5G xhaul Transport – Next Generation Fronthaul Interface (NGFI) Overview
2:00 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:00pm 5G xhaul Testing Challenges
3:00 - 3:15pm Closing/Survey

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Short on time? Feel free to join us at any time throughout the day.

Presentation Abstracts

5G Network Overview from End User to Metro-edge
The next generation of wireless infrastructure will create a new level of dependency on wireless systems. As device counts and applications expand exponentially, congestion will increase. Both the RF ecosystem and transport networks will experience elevated stresses. Any disturbances within the system could have significant ramifications to system performance. Join us in discussing the importance of testing individual segments as well as the system overall. Topics will include transport technologies, RF spectrum utilization and techniques to locating and mitigating interference. 

OTA RF Measurements and Interference Challenges
As the number of independent wireless devices come on-line, there will be a substantial increase in the probability of issues due to incompatibility, poor manufacturing practices or even nefarious activities. As 5G networks expand from macro/general coverage to private/specialized focused, a shift in personnel skillsets and responsibilities will occur. Who ensures a private 5G network covering a manufacturing floor remains functional? Will a system design be needed for every tooling change? In this session we will explore signal quality measurements, current and advanced technologies designed to identify, locate and mitigate RF interference and discus coverage related issues.

5G xhaul Transport – Next Generation Fronthaul Interface (NGFI) Overview
Fiber has played a growing role in wireless networks, particularly in the Mobile Fronthaul and Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) applications as expanding use cases have required greater network speed. That will become even more prominent with 5G, as the Mobile Fronthaul evolves into the Next Generation Fronthaul Interface (NGFI) due to its expanded latency, bandwidth and transmission speeds. This presentation briefly describes this evolution from a standpoint of new standards, designs, and testing requirements.

5G xhaul Testing Challenges
As wireless and wireline networks prepare for the evolution to 5G supported networks, Fiber optical network technicians and administrators face new challenges in implementing and testing wireline equipment and fiber. From Fiber testing, to CPRI and Ethernet traffic generation, this brief presentation will provide a basic overview of the latest technology and new test methodologies developed to tackle the increased requirements presented by 5G Networks.



Dates and Locations

September 25, 2019 - Bridgewater, NJ
October 1, 2019 - Chicago, IL

October 22, 2019 - Dallas, TX
October 29, 2019 - Santa Clara, CA


Daniel Gonzalez, Senior Business Development Manager

Daniel Gonzalez possesses over 18 years’ experience in digital and optical transport testing, development, training and execution spanning technologies including TDM, SONET, OTN, ATM, Carrier Ethernet and Physical Layer Signal Integrity. 

Jeffrey Boettcher, Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager for Spectrum Monitoring and Interference Mitigation Solutions at Anritsu Company. Jeffrey has 20+ years of combined experience in systems architecture, data analytics and interference identification/mitigation.