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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.