Beam Based Operations in 5G NR Rel-15

Speaker : Fuad Abinader
Nokia Bell Labs France
Date: 26/02/2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Paris-Rennes Room (EIT Digital)


Deploying cellular networks in millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies require coping with rapid channel variations and severe free-space pathloss and atmospheric absorption. In order to make use of the large portions of novel spectrum available at mmWave frequencies, highly-directional antennas generating radio beams (beamforming) are used at base station and mobile terminal side. This presentation presents the novel mechanisms introduced with 5G New Radio (NR) air interface for allowing the use of beamforming both for control and data channels, including (a) synchronization and initial access, and (b) beam management procedures.


Fuad Abinader has pursued his BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Informatics at UFAM (Brazil), in 2002 and 2006, respectively, and his PhD in Telecommunications at UFRN (Brazil) in 2015. His professional career started in 2002, and he has been working with research and development in Telecommunications since 2007, having published numerous papers and patents in the field. He’s currently working at Nokia Bell Labs Paris as a Research Engineer, and he’s involved in the standardization of 5G NR at 3GPP.