Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
Harri Holma joined Nokia Research Centre in 1994 and received his M.Sc. 1995. He has been with Nokia since 1998 and has been located both in Finland and in USA during that time.
He is currently working with Nokia Bell Labs as Fellow with special interest on radio system performance. He completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology 2003.
Dr Holma has edited the books "WCDMA for UMTS", "HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS", "LTE for UMTS", "LTE-Advanced", "Voice over LTE", “HSPA+ Evolution to Release 12” and “LTE Small Cell Optimization” and contributed to a number of other books in the radio communication area.
Jon is an experienced RF Design Engineer and Telecoms Trainer.
He currently works on vehicular radar development for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at Veoneer. He previously worked for 5 years in Windows Mobile handset development and prior to that was responsible for 3G network optimisation for O2 Group in the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man. He has experience in handset and base station testing and represented BT/O2 at 3GPP RAN4 meetings in the early 2000's.
He received M.Eng. (double-first) and D.Phil. qualifications from University College, Oxford in 1994 and 1998. He is a member of the IEEE and has been Expert Witness in two UK patent litigation cases.
Systems Senior Principal Engineer and 3GPP RAN4 delegate at Skyworks Solutions Inc.
System Performance Analyst at Videotron, Canada, Mobile Devices Certification
Senior System Architect at ST-Ericsson, France. He worked on reconfigurable multi-mode, multi-standard, digital RF solutions for LTE, FDD-WCDMA, EGPRS, and TD-SCDMA projects.
Throughout 2007 and 2008 Laurent actively participated in the definition of the DigRF SM v4 standard within the MIPI alliance. Prior to that he worked at BT Laboratories (Martlesham Heath, UK) where he was involved in 3G testing activities and in research on high speed digital optical systems, including millimetre wave radio systems over fibre.
He received a degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Montpellier II, France, in 1991, and a degree as a microelectronics engineer at the "Institut des Sciences de l'Ingenieur" (ISIM), Montpellier, France, in 1994.
Bell Labs Fellow,
Nokia Bell Labs,
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.
Senior Technical Instructor,
Red Banana Wireless Ltd
Since 2001 Neil has developed and delivered training for the majority of the major 3G handset and chipset manufacturers through EMEA, Asia-Pac and North America. Currently his training and consulting efforts are focussed on 3 key topic areas:
3G protocol stack (WCDMA, HSDPA,HSUPA)
Mobile Network Service Provision (Mobile Data Solutions, End-to-end Service Provision, Network Optimisation)
Government Research (Current and Emerging Wireless Systems)
Previously, Neil has worked as a Technical Instructor for Wray Castle Ltd., developing and delivering UMTS technical training material, and prior to this he spent 13 years with GCHQ on various Research and Development projects in both engineering roles and as a technical team leader.