Evolution to LTE Advanced

The IEEE Ottawa Section, IET Ottawa Local Network, IEEE Ottawa Consultants Network (AICN), IEEE Ottawa Vehicular Technology Society IEEE Ottawa Joint Chapter of Communications Society and Broadcast Technology Society (ComSoc/BTS)and Algonquin College Student Branch invites all interested IEEE, IET members and other engineers, technologists, and students to a technical presentation on:

Evolution to LTE Advanced


Frank Rayal, P.Eng, SMIEEE

Founding Partner – Xona Partners

Successfully held: Tuesday March18, 2014.

Turnout:  35

Presentation: “Towards LTE Advanced


With over 266 networks in 99 countries, LTE is the de facto world-standard for mobile communications. This presentation will address the evolution of LTE to meet ITU requirements for high mobile broadband data rates. The talk focuses on key LTE-Advanced features such as carrier aggregation, interference management for heterogeneous networks, advanced MIMO and coordinated multipoint to provide an overview of the evolution of 4G networks for the next five years. It will combine the principles of these technologies with real-world data and results to present an objective view of the evolutionary path of LTE.


Frank Rayal is founding partner at Xona Partners, a boutique management and technology advisory firm specializing in telecom, media and technology. He is a telecom industry professional with more than 20 years of experience working with network operators and system vendors to develop and deploy wireless solutions. Frank co-founded small-cell backhaul pioneer BLiNQ Networks. He held senior product management, marketing and business development positions at Ericsson, Redline, and Metawave. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and a MASc in electrical engineering and a MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.


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