Overview:
Compared with previous technology rollouts (2G,
3G, 3.5G), LTE is by far the fastest adapted technology that the wireless
industry has seen up to now. But despite today’s LTE deployments being
advertised as 4G by all marketing departments of all network operators, strictly
speaking they are not 4G. LTE as defined in 3GPP Release 8 does not meet all
IMT-Advanced requirements set by ITU to be designated a true 4G mobile
communications technology. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the
standardization body behind LTE, is addressing and exceeding these requirements
while standardizing LTE-Advanced as part of its Release 10. This webinar focuses
on carrier aggregation, the feature that is most in demand within the
LTE-Advanced feature set. It also outlines how carrier aggregation is supported
by leading test and measurement solutions for LTE and LTE-Advanced from Rohde
& Schwarz.

Attendees will learn:

  • General understanding of the LTE-Advanced feature set defined in 3GPP
    Release 10
  • Status of carrier aggregation in 3GPP (RAN WG1, RAN WG4) and related test
    requirements (RAN WG5)
  • Types and modes of carrier aggregation based on spectrum availability to
    network operators worldwide
  • Impact on LTE signaling test procedures due to carrier aggregation

Prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of mobile communications standards
  • Basic knowledge of LTE 3GPP Release 8 principles

Who
should attend:

  • Engineering and lab managers
  • Research and principal engineers
  • RF and transceiver design engineers
  • Software and protocol development engineers
  • Network and systems & test engineers
  • Application and support engineers

Presenters:

Andreas
Roessler, Technology Manager for North America, Rohde & Schwarz,
Inc.

Andreas Roessler is technology manager for North America at
Rohde & Schwarz, Inc. with focus on LTE/LTE-Advanced. His responsibilities
include strategic marketing and product portfolio development regarding
LTE/LTE-Advanced. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 2008. Prior to this he worked
as product manager at Willtek Communications. He has more than 8 years of
experience in the mobile industry and in wireless technologies. He graduated
from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and holds a master
degree in communication engineering.

Meik
Kottkamp, Technology Manager, Test & Measurement Division, Rohde &
Schwarz, Munich
Meik Kottkamp is Technology Manager within the Test
& Measurement Division of Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. He is responsible
for strategic marketing and product portfolio development regarding LTE,
LTE-Advanced, HSPA+ and EDGE Evolution. Meik joined Rohde & Schwarz in
August 2007. From 1996 – 2007, he worked with Siemens Mobile Communication
Networks and Terminals. As standardization manager he was leading a group
responsible for the Siemens standardization strategy in 3GPP TSG RAN. Later he
was involved in predevelopment projects on broadband technologies Flash OFDM,
WiMAX and HSPA+. After creation of NSN in early 2007 he joined LTE product
management group. Meik holds a degree of Electrical Engineering from the
University of Hannover / Germany.