An Overview of NG-RAN and NR in 5G


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5G is being deployed around the globe, and brings with it new technologies and new challenges. A one-hour webinar will be presented on Thursday, September 24, that will provide a technical overview of the key radio aspects of 5G. 

  • Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Time: 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • To register, click here

The architecture of NG-RAN including gNB-CU and gNB-DU will be illustrated. Key features of the New Radio (NR) air interface will also be described. A variety of NR topics are to be covered, such as OFDM numerologies, frame structure, massive MIMO, channel coding, and radio protocol stack.


  • Dr. Nishith D. Tripathi
  • Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed

With over 21 years in the cellular industry, Dr. Tripathi has been at the forefront of emerging wireless technologies. He has co-authored the cellular industry’s first-ever multimedia eBook on 5G as well as a textbook on Cellular Communications that is used at leading universities worldwide.  

As the 5G Technical Lead at Award Solutions, Dr. Tripathi leads 5G initiatives on content development and content delivery. At Award Solutions, Dr. Tripathi has developed content on 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies and trained thousands of engineers and executives in the areas such as 5G, LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-M/Cat-M, NB-IoT, LAA, and D2D/ProSe), LTE-Advanced, LTE, Radio and Core Networks, IMS, and RF Engineering. 

Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed is the Willis G. Worcester Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He currently serves as Founding Director of Wireless at Virginia Tech, one of the largest and most comprehensive university wireless research groups in the US. In 2010, he founded the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and served as its interim director.

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