1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a frame comprising a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH includes a master information block (MIB) comprising most significant bits (MSB)s of a system frame number (SFN) of the frame;
decoding the MSBs of the SFN;
determining whether the frame is designated an even frame or an odd frame based at least on an indication included within a synchronization signal burst set (SSBS) of the frame; and
based at least on the decoded MSBs and the frame designation, blind decoding a subset of less significant bits (LSB)s of the SFN to determine which of the subset of the LSBs are part of the SFN.