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LTE Release 8-9 and 10-12

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
DatesTue 1 to Wed 2 Jul 2014
Subject area(s)Electronic Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
FeesFrom £995.00
Application statusApplications being accepted
Course codeO13C730H6Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email telecoms@conted.ox.ac.uk.



This course is day 2 and 3 of the LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA Evolution: System Design and Operation course and can be taken on its own or as part of the 5-day course. For details of the full 5-day LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA Evolution: System Design and Operation course click here.

All delegates will receive a free copy of "LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced" by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala (Wiley).

Please send me details about future LTE Release 8-9 and 10-12 courses.


Presentations by Dr Harri Holma, NSN Fellow - Radio System Performance, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland and Dr Antti Toskala, Manager, Radio Standardization, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland, authors of the current definitive works, "LTE for UMTS - OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access", "HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS" and "WCDMA for UMTS".

Programme details

Course content

Days 2 and 3 – LTE Release 8-9 and 10-12 (Antti Toskala and Harri Holma)

LTE Release 8-9

  • LTE Releases 8-9
  • 3GPP Status and LTE Schedule
  • LTE Architecture
  • S1 and X2 interfaces
  • Evolved Packet Core
  • LTE Layer 2/3
  • OFDMA and SC-FDMA principles
  • LTE Physical Layer
  • LTE Mobility
  • LTE Radio Resource Management
  • LTE Data rates, Coverage and Capacity
  • LTE Voice solutions
  • LTE Frequency variants
  • TD-LTE
  • LTE benchmarking to HSPA+

LTE Release 10-12

  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • Terminal categories
  • MIMO evolution
  • Performance evaluation
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP)
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Relay nodes (RN)
  • Small Cell Enhancements (SCE)
  • Machine Type Communication (MTC)
  • Enhanced CoMP over non-ideal backhaul (eCoMP)
  • Radio Level WLAN interworking
  • Device-to-device communication (D2D)
  • FDD-TDD carrier aggregation
  • 3D beamforming
  • LTE for Unlicenced Bands (LTE-U)


Dr Harri Holma

Role: Speaker

NSN Fellow - Radio System Performance,
Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland

Harri Holma joined Nokia Research Centre in 1994 and...more

Dr Antti Toskala

Role: Speaker

Head of 3GPP Radio Standardization,
Nokia Siemens Networks

Antti Toskala (M.Sc) joined the Nokia Research Centre in 1994,...more


Sample Certificate

Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample is an illustration only.


Rewley House Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.


Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.

Fee options

Programme Fee
Standard course fee: £995.00

Apply for this course

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please contact:
Course Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286958
Email: telecoms@conted.ox.ac.uk

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Programmes including this module

This module can be studied as part of these programmes: