In this work, we investigated the performance of single input single output (SISO) downlink channel considering 5G new radio (NR). A number of parameters such as different modulation schemes, channel coding with varying code rates, scalable numerology μ and 3GPP channel models have been considered for evaluation. In addition, the minimum mean square error-interference rejection combining (MMSE-IRC) technique for interference mitigation and bit error rate (BER) performance is analyzed and presented. We also compared the sum-rate performance of LTE and 5G NR. It is observed that MMSE-IRC receiver successfully mitigates the interferences compared to only MMSE based receiver. Simulation results also show performance improvement over various parameters like sum-rate, interference mitigation and BER compared to prior technologies i.e. 4G-LTE, WiMAX, etc. © 2020 IEEE.