Jukka Lempiäinen (M’02) was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1968. He received his M.Sc., Lic. Tech. and Dr. Tech. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1993, 1998, and 1999, respectively.
He is a senior partner and President of European Communications Engineering (ECE) Ltd. Before ECE Ltd he worked for Nokia for more than five years in different positions in the area of radio network planning. Altogether he has over 20 years of experience in 3GPP based mobile network planning, optimization, and consulting.
Currently he is also a Professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. For his entire career, he has been concentrating on the radio planning of cellular networks. His main interest is to combine coverage and capacity related topics in 3GPP area and to adjust the performance of technical details like frequency reuse, and end-user's quality.
He is the author of two international books, several journals and conference papers, and he holds three patents. Dr. Lempiäinen is a URSI national board member, Finland.
Small cell = WiFi!!
As everyone can see, WiFi pops-up everywhere in different ways as in city networks. At the same time, the most hyped/wanted item is "small cell" as an ultimate solution for 3GPP capacity bottlenecks in urban city areas. Everyone should also see that "small cell" and WiFi are pushing each others' together over other solutions, and not supporting 3GPP platforms and solutions...
The puzzle of the ubiquitous 5G network
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