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Prof. Tharek Abdul Rahman, Director Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract: The promise of LTE Advanced as next generation of mobile broadband offers huge potential to service providers, application developers and wireless consumers. LTE Advanced focuses on speed and capacity. For example for low mobility the data rate should be at lGbps for low mobility and 100Mbps for high mobility. The current 4G (LTE) is the leading wireless mobile broadband technology and offers high spectral efficiency, low latency and high peak data rates. To improve further the speed and spectral efficiency, LTE Advanced provide the features such as carrier aggregation, enhanced multiple input and multiple output (MIMO), Corordinated Multipoint (COMP), Enhanced Intercell Interference Cordination (eICIC) and Heterogeneous network. LTE Advanced gradual evolution will not be sufficient if the number of devices and data consumption increase as forecasted. It is obvious that higher bandwidth and higher frequencies will play a role. Potential new air interface at these higher frequencies, which would also allow satisfying tight latency requirement.
The objectives of the tutorial are to cover 4G (LTE Advanced), overview and research directions related to 5G.

Biography: Prof. Dr. Tharek A. Rahman currently is a professor in wireless communication at faculty of electrical engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his BSc(Hons) (Electrical Engineering) from University of Strathclyde, UK, MSc in Communication Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, UK and PhD in Mobile Communication from University of Bristol, UK. He is the Director of Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and currently conducting research related to 4G for mobile communications, satellite communications, antenna and propagation. He has also conducted various short courses related to mobile and satellite communication to the telecommunication industry and government agencies since 1988. Prof. Tharek has published more than 200 scientific papers in journals and conferences and obtained many national and international awards. He is also a consultant for many communication companies and an active member in several research academic entities.

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