My Talk at 5G MENA: Preparing the Network for 5G and AI
April 12, 2019

5G MENA is one of the largest talked-about events in the MENA region that focuses on advancing and commercializing 5G networks. This year it was held in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, from 7 to 9 April 2019. It was my first time to attend this event and it was very interesting and informative experience.  This […]

Artificial Intelligence for 5G
March 21, 2019

Introduction The application of 5G wireless communication systems is expected to begin in 2020. With new projections, new technologies, and new network architectures, traffic management for 5G networks will show significant technical challenges. In recent years, AI technologies, especially ML technologies, have shown considerable success in many application domains, suggesting their future potential to solve […]

5G Release 15 All Features
January 25, 2019

At this article, I’ll give you an overview of 5G Release 15 features and the process to get further information for each feature from 3GPP website. 5G is similar to 4G technology in the sense that it is an evolving standard, which is planned for and created by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and […]

5G 3GPP NR Frame Structure
January 11, 2019

Introduction The 5G is expected to fulfill the needs and business contexts of 2020 and more. It is expected to enable a fully mobile and connected society, related to the huge growth in connectivity and density/volume of traffic that will be required in the near future to provide and guarantee: Very high throughput (1 Gbps or more), to support […]

Sparse Code Multiple Access [SCMA] for 5G New Radio [NR]
December 28, 2018

Introduction New Radio (NR) is a newly approved study item in 3GPP, focusing on the design of the next generation (5G) air interface. 5G air interface is intended for having faster access, higher transmission rates, support of larger user density, and overall better user experience. At the same time, 5G connects to new vertical industries […]

5G Use Cases. Nice Story!
December 14, 2018

Through my research I found this nice story that illustrates the three main use cases for 5G:  To understand the three broad use cases that 5G wireless technology seeks to transform, consider a typical morning office commute in a 5G-connected car just a few years down the road. The vehicle is continuously changing position, behavior, […]

5G Core Network Flexibility
November 16, 2018

5G Core Network  End-to-end flexibility is confirmed to be one of the core features of future 5G networks. This flexibility will result in large part from the introduction of network softwarization, i.e., the network hardware and the software functions are separate. Network softwarization through network functional virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), network slicing and Cloud-RAN […]

The Evolution of Security in 5G
November 2, 2018

Introduction 5G will give a diverse and new set of services and use cases affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. But to exceed all expectations, 5G-enabled services and applications must be delivered securely. For example, 5G will support Massive Internet of Things (MIoT) implementations like traffic sensors and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) services that are the […]

Why Should Operators Care about 5G Now?
October 19, 2018

Introduction  The December 2017 deadline for the primary set of New Radio (NR) technical specifications, known as early drop out/December acceleration, was finally achieved. – This acceleration was originally motivated to be updated with proprietary fixed wireless access solutions in mmW. – The early drop out scope is limited to Non Stand Alone (NSA) NR, […]

Network Slicing in 5G
October 5, 2018

Introduction: The 5G system has the aspiration of responding to the widest variety of services and implications in the history of mobile and wireless communications listed in: Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC). Massive machinetype communications (mMTC). As a response to the needs of these services and applications, the 5G system targets a flexible […]