ELT-43407 5G Mobile Communications, 5 cr


This course focuses on the requirements, enabling technologies, use cases and applications of future fifth generation (5G) mobile communication networks.

For doctoral students, the scope of homeworks and project is more advanced compared to MSc students.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Toni Levanen, Mikko Valkama, Markku Renfors


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
ELT-43407 2019-01 3 Toni Levanen
Mikko Valkama
Active participation in the lectures, small exam or homework (lecture diary) for each lecture/topic area, and a small final project (e.g., literature study or simulation exercise). For doctoral students, the scope of project is more advanced compared to MSc students and a short presentation together with a 3-4 page report following IEEE publications guidelines is required.


After passing this course, the students have good understanding on the potential, requirements, use cases, and core enabling technologies of future 5G and beyond wireless communication networks. Particular emphasis is on the 5G New Radio physical layer and radio system/network aspects.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. 5G New Radio (5G-NR) radio interface     
2. 5G requirements and use cases * 5G applications/verticals * available spectrum * peak data rates, area capacity, latency, reliability, mobility support * enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) * massive MTC, internet of things (IoT) * ultra reliable low-latency communications (URLLC)     
3. 5G core enabling technologies * flexible physical layer: CP-OFDM with mixed numerology options * spactrally enhanced CP-OFDM * mm-wave communications * massive MIMO and beamforming * advanced duplexing solutions including full-duplex * network densification and ultradense networks     
4. 3GPP standard development * Release 15 * on-going developments and future targets and visions     

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

Getting familiar with each of the central topic areas with the help of lecturee notes, the 5G NR book, and supplementary materials indicated for each topic area. Getting deeper familiarity with a selected specific area through the final project.


Evaluation scale passed/failed will be used on the course


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   5G NR - the Next Generation Wireless Access Technology : The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology   Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, and Johan Sköld   9780128143247       No   
Lecture slides     Toni Levanen et al.         No   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
ELT-41206 Basic Course on Wireless Communications Mandatory    
ELT-41308 Communication Theory Advisable    
ELT-43106 Multicarrier and Multiantenna Techniques Advisable    

Tietoa esitietovaatimuksista
Basic understanding of existing mobile networks and associated digital communication technologies are required as prerequisites.


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Päivittäjä: Turjanmäki Pia, 04.03.2019