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ON DEMAND: 5G NR Network Testing and Optimization for 2022 and Beyond

5G is now mainstream. To serve the rapidly growing user base, the next phase of 5G will include expanded coverage on new FR1 (sub-8 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands, private and IoT network deployments, Open RAN (O-RAN) network architectures, and the implementation of new features such as Carrier Aggregation (CA), 5G Standalone (SA), and Dynamic Signal Sharing (DSS).

The success of 5G during this transition depends on accurate field measurements to verify coverage, ensure Quality of Services (QoS), and unleash the full potential of 5G. New techniques are required to ensure accurate and efficient testing.

In this webinar, hosted by Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications and presented by Chintan Fafadia, Sr. Director of Product Management, PCTEL, Inc. we explore the 5G network deployment and optimization from an RF testing perspective.

Using practical examples and real-world data collected using PCTEL scanning receivers, we will discuss best practices for collecting accurate data under a variety of 5G deployment scenarios.

What You Will Learn:

  • Key differences between 5G NSA and 5G SA networks
  • The effects of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) on field measurements
  • Carrier Aggregation scenarios for mmWave & sub-8 GHz bands
  • Challenges of testing dual polarized antenna configurations
  • Practical applications for field testing evolving 5G networks



Thursday, 18 November 2021


UK Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Annie Turner
    Annie Turner
    Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

    Annie Turner has researched and written about telecoms since the late 1980s in a number of roles — as editor of business titles including for International Thomson and The Economist Group, contributor to national newspapers such as The Times and FT, and as an analyst for Market Mettle and Current Analysis

  • Chintan Fafadia
    Chintan Fafadia
    Sr. Director of Product Management @PCTEL, Inc.

    Chintan Fafadia is Sr. Director of Product Management for PCTEL’s 5G and cloud-based test and measurement solutions and program manager for Industrial IoT solutions. He has over 15 years of in the wireless industry, specializing in network test and measurement. At PCTEL, Chintan has played a key role in the development of the company’s 4G and 5G testing solutions over the past decade, serving in a variety of product management and business development roles. He holds an Executive MBA from Robert Smith School of Business and a Master of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.


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