5G New Radio


This course is day 2 and 3 of 5G New Radio Specifications and System Design and can be taken on its own or as part of the full 5-day course. 

The 5G New Radio course covers Internet of Things, Network Slicing, Public Safety offerings and mmWave access. 

All delegates will receive a free copy of  5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio (Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, Takehiro Nakamura)

Programme details

5G New Radio, Part One (Dr Harri Homa and Dr Antti Toskala)

This course covers the bridging technologies between LTE and 5G based on 3GPP Releases 13 and beyond. 

We cover the concepts of LTE-Advanced Pro, often referred to as 4.5 or 4.9G and how 5G services can be enabled on top of LTE networks. 

The course includes the topics of Internet of Things optimization, Narrowband IoT and MulteFire in unlicensed bands. 

We also describe the use of WiFi as an aggregation layer, the provision of Public Safety services and low latency access. 

Course content:

  • Explains LTE evolution steps in Releases 13 and beyond which enable 5G services on top of LTE network.
  • 5G networks
    • 5G schedule and targets
    • 3GPP standardization
    • 5G Technology Components
    • Network Architecture
    • Core network, cloud optimization and edge cloud
    • Network Slicing and QoS
    • Physical layer, waveforms and channel coding
    • Numerology and frame structure
    • Control channels
    • Radio Protocols
    • Spectrum
    • Latency
    • Spectral Efficiency
    • Network Energy Efficiency
    • 5G and LTE interworking
    • Multi-connectivity
    • 5G Devices
    • MIMO / Massive MIMO
    • 5G data rates
    • 5G trial specifications

5G New Radio, Part Two (Dr Harri Homa and Dr Antti Toskala)

In this session we cover the rapidly developing 5G radio from the low layers to the network architecture and deployment aspects. 

We explain the 3GPP standardization process, the System Architecture and many of the enabling technologies including the use of mm spectrum, Massive MIMO, Network Slicing and QoS. 

Course content:

  • IoT connectivity
    • NB-IoT and Cat-M
    • 3GPP standardization
    • Network architecture
    • Physical layer
    • Control channels
    • Protocols
    • Integration with LTE networks
    • Benchmarking with other IoT radios


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance. This will be presented to you prior to the end of the course wherever possible.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.


Description Costs
Standard course fee £995.00


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


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

All courses are VAT exempt.

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Dr Harri Holma


Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

Harri Holma joined Nokia Research Centre in 1994 and received his M.Sc. 1995. He has been with Nokia since 1998 and has been located both in Finland and in USA during that time.

He is currently working with Nokia Bell Labs as Fellow with special interest on radio system performance. He completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology 2003.

Dr Holma has edited the books "WCDMA for UMTS", "HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS", "LTE for UMTS", "LTE-Advanced", "Voice over LTE", “HSPA+ Evolution to Release 12” and “LTE Small Cell Optimization” and contributed to a number of other books in the radio communication area.

Mr Antti Toskala


Bell Labs Fellow,
Nokia Bell Labs,
Espoo, Finland

Antti Toskala (M.Sc) joined the Nokia Research Center in 1994, where he undertook WCDMA system studies, leading later WCDMA concept development in the ACTS FRAMES project. During 1997, he worked as a Senior Research Engineer and CDMA Specialist participating in the ETSI SMG2 UMTS standardization work.

He chaired the UMTS physical layer expert group in ETSI SMG2 during 1998, and from 1999 (the start of the 3GPP activity) until 2003 he worked in 3GPP as chairman of the TSG RAN WG1, the group responsible for the physical layer of the WCDMA standard. His group was responsible for the standardization of WCDMA physical layer, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and for the start of uplink packet data evolution (HSUPA).

From 2003 to 2005 he worked as Senior Standardization Manager with System Technologies, at Nokia Networks and contributed to product development as the HSDPA Chief Architect for Nokia Networks.

From 2005 onwards he worked with Nokia Networks as Senior Standardization Manager focusing on HSPA and LTE standardization, and later as Head of Radio Standardization with  Nokia Siemens Networks  focusing on LTE and LTE-Advanced work in 3GPP.

He was nominated as Nokia Fellow in 2015 and Bell Labs Fellow in 2016.

Currently he is with Nokia Bell Labs, in Espoo, Finland, heading 3GPP RAN Standardization, with technical focus on 5G and 5G evolution.

He has co-authored 8 books in 3G, 4G and 5G (Including “WCDMA for UMTS”, “HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS”, “LTE for UMTS” and “5G technology”). He regularly lectures on LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies in various universities and institutions around the world and has a large number of patents and publications in the field.

As part of the 2010 LTE World Summit LTE Awards, he received the “Award for Individual Contribution for LTE Development” recognizing his contribution to both LTE standardization and LTE knowledge spreading in the industry.

Level and demands

RF and baseband engineers, radio planners, service developers, mobile operators, equipment designers and telecoms consultants.

In addition, the course will appeal to technical managers, analysts and strategists wishing to increase their technical understanding of the key subject areas currently in 4G and 5G telecoms.

If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview 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.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.