Research Seminar -‘LTE-Advanced Network from Samsung’ – 11:00-13:00, Thursday, 26th November 2015 in Colyer Fergusson Seminar Room

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts’ next Research Seminar entitled ‘LTE Advanced Network from Samsung’, will take place from 11 am until 1 pm on Thursday 26th November in the Colyer Fergusson Seminar Room, and will be delivered by Dr Stuart Mitchell and Mr Andrew Ratcliffe of Samsung (Europe). The Seminar will be Chaired by Prof. Erol Hepsaydir. All members of staff are welcome to attend. RAs and postgraduates (PhD candidates and MSc students) are particularly encouraged to attend the event. For any further enquiry, please feel ree to contact Prof. Jiangzhou Wang ( or Prof. Erol Hepsaydir (

Today, all mobile operators are facing significant challenges with a huge data traffic demand in their networks. The spectrum is limited and whole mobile industry is looking for answer to increase spectral efficiency and reduce cost per bit. In this seminar, the challenges of an operator to run a mobile broadband network will be highlighted. Samsung being one of the leading LTE-Advance network and devices vendor will address the solutions to overcome operator’s challenges. LTE-Advance features, C-RAN, HetNet, MIMO and interference management will be covered. Samsung will also address the 3GPP roadmap and Self Organising network features.

Stuart Mitchell is the product & solution manager in Samsung Networks (Europe) looking after the RAN portfolio of products. He is responsible for technical issues, customer communications and for directing technical requirements into Samsung R&D, shaping the product roadmap. Stuart has considerable experience in RF engineering having recently been the principle architect on systems to provide mobile and emergency services coverage during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Prior to that he had several roles as a consultant to the radiocommunications industry working for organisations such as BAA, Ofcom, the Football Association and the leading mobile network operators. Dr. Mitchell started his career with BT Labs, conducting research into emerging mobile phone technologies. He has a PhD from the University of Kent that was funded by the European Space Agency.

Andrew Ratcliffe (Solution lead, Samsung) is responsible for products and technical relationship. Andrew has over 15 years of experience in mobile telecoms, previously working for Ericsson in a variety of RAN and core network roles, before joining Samsung in 2012 to deliver Samsung’s first European LTE network for 3UK.