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University welcomes MOI for wireless communication courses

Published Feb 07, 2012

Texas A&M at Qatar will welcome communication engineers from the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for continuing education courses titled “Long Term Evolution (LTE) Fundamentals” and “Emergency Communications,” organized by Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, professor of electrical engineering, from 12 – 16 Feb. LTE, hailed as the next development in the wireless market, is a departure from current, third-generation (3G) wireless systems.

The course will provide instruction on LTE network architecture, LTE radio access, the LTE physical (PHY) layer and LTE PHY measurement and troubleshooting. Dr. Murat Uysal, head of the Communication Theory and Technologies Research Group at Ozyegin University, will provide the course instruction. The emergency communications course will be instructed by Dr. Walt Magnussen, associate director of The Academy for advanced telecommunications and learning technologies, Texas A&M University. It will cover next-generation emergency calling systems and their various capabilities including landline and wireless calling, SMS text messaging, building control systems and video integration.

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