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LTE vs 5G TF vs 5G NR | Difference between LTE 5GTF 5GNR

This page compares LTE vs 5G TF vs 5G NR and mentions difference between LTE, 5GTF and 5GNR technologies.

Specifications LTE 5G TF 5G NR
Full Form Long Term Evolution Verizon's 5G Technical Forum 3GPP 5G New Radio
Radio Frame Duration 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms
Number of subframes in a frame 10 50 10
Number of slots in a frame 20 (each of 1ms duration) 100 (each of 0.1ms duration) 20 (each of 1ms duration)
Number of RBs (Resource Blocks) 100 (maximum) 100 (maximum) 100 or more
Carrier Aggregation 5 (Rel. 10)
32 (Rel. 12)
8 16
Subcarrier Spacing 15 KHz 75 KHz Flexible: 2n*15 KHz
(Where, n = -2,0,1,....,5)
Carrier Bandwidth 1.4/3/5/10/15/20 MHz 100 MHz Variable, maximum per CC is 400 MHz
Frequency Bands Under 6 GHz 28 GHz upto 100 GHz
Beamforming Applicable to certain transmission modes with DL/UL reciprocity with and without DL/UL reciprocity
Modulation Upto 256-QAM QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM and 256-QAM
MIMO Upto 8X8 2x2 Only Upto 8X8
Channel Coding Scheme Turbo coding for data LDPC for data NR Polar codes (Control);
NR LDPC (Data)

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This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
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