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LTE-Advanced (Releases 10-12) / LTE-Advanced Pro & 5G (Releases 13 & beyond)

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
DatesTue 28 to Wed 29 Jun 2016
Subject area(s)Electronic Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
FeesFrom £995.00
Application statusApplications being accepted
Course codeO15C730H6Y
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 5G: 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 5G: System Design and Operation course click here.

All delegates will receive a free copy of "LTE Small Cell Optimization: 3GPP Evolution to Release 13" edited by Harri Holma, Antti Toskala and Jussi Reunanen(Wiley).


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

Day 2 – LTE-Advanced (3GPP Releases 10-12) (Harri Holma and Antti Toskala)

LTE-Advanced features

  • Carrier Aggregation (CA)
  • MIMO evolution
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Coordinated Mlitipoint (CoMP)
  • Enhanced CoMP over non-ideal backhali (eCoMP)
  • Dual connectivity (DC) and inter-site carrier aggregation
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Relay nodes (RN)
  • Device-to-device communication (D2D)

LTE-Advanced optimization

  • LTE Performance: data rates, coverage, capacity and latency
  • CS Fallback and VoLTE optimization
  • LTE mobility and packet schedlier optimization

Day 3 – LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G (3GPP Releases 13 and beyond) (Harri Holma and Antti Toskala)

LTE-Advanced Pro

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Optimization, Narrowband (NB-IoT)
  • 3D beamforming, 3D MIMO
  • Carrier aggregation evolution to 32 carriers
  • Utilization of Unlicensed bands: LTE-WiFi Interworking and LTE for Unlicenced Bands (LTE-U)
  • Latency minimization to 1 ms
  • Cloud radio architecture


  • Targets (NGMN, ITU)
  • 3GPP and deployment schedlie
  • Spectrum
  • Physical layer
  • Protocols
  • Network architecture
  • Data rates, coverage, capacity and latency



Dr Harri Holma

Role: Speaker

NSN Fellow - Radio System Performance,
Nokia Networks, Finland

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

Dr Antti Toskala

Role: Speaker

Head of 3GPP Radio Standardization,
Nokia Networks

Antti Toskala (M.Sc) joined the Nokia Research Center in 1994, where he...more


Sample Certificate

Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.

Level and demands

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


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 have been rated as 4-Star Campus accommodation under the Quality In Tourism scheme, 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.


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

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