Vienna LTE-A Simulators

Welcome to the webpage of the Vienna LTE-A simulators. The sub-pages provide all the necessary information for downloading the latest available version of the in-house developed, MATLAB-based LTE-A System Level-, LTE-A Downlink Link Level- and LTE-A Uplink Link Level simulators (see corresponding links below).

The simulators are released under the terms of an academic, non-commercial use license. In case of doubt, please read the corresponding license agreement (see ‘License agreement‘ links below).

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LTE-A Downlink System Level Simulator
 [v2.0 Q3-2018] (License agreement
(VIDEO TUTORIAL) (List of Features

LTE-A Downlink Link Level Simulator [v1.4 Q2-2016] (License agreement) (List of Features

LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator [v1.6] (License agreement) (List of Features)

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Dec. 2016

We are happy to announce the release of the

Vienna LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator v1.6

To get access to the download link, please follow the steps described below:
1) Print the license agreement on letterhead of the university department or research institute,
2) Have it signed by the department head, including date and stamp of the department,
3) Scan it and, including the above, email it to: Prof. Markus Rupp (

The simulator remains free for academic non-commercial use. Companies (no matter whether prot-oriented or not) are not allowed for free usage. For a commercial use license, please contact Univ.Prof. Markus Rupp (

The new features and improvements are listed in the change log below. You can also check the list of features and the documentation of the new version on the webpage of the corresponding simulator.

You are welcome to post your questions/comments/feedback on the forum ( Our team will try to support you as soon as possible. Please also read the license agreement carefully to check whether you would need our permission to use the simulator.

Best regards,
The Vienna Simulator Team.

Change Log Vienna LTE-A Downlink System Level Simulator v1.6, 2016-09-11

– add multi-user MIMO transmission mode 5
– implementation of different schedulers for multi-user MIMO
– channel estimation for multi-user MIMO transmissions added
– support for the 3D channel model specified in TR 36.873
– implementation of channel interpolation and prediction methods for time variant channels
– enable simulations including inter-cell interference
– implementation of an interference aware MMSE receiver for inter-cell interference

Mar. 2016

We proudly announce the release of our new book “The Vienna LTE-Advanced Simulators: Up and Downlink, Link and System Level Simulation”, which is now available here.

Jan. 2016

We are happy to announce the 1st International Workshop on Link- and System-Level Simulations (IWSLS²). It establishes an international conference on theoretical, experimental and applied research on link- and system-level simulations of cellular wireless communication networks. The proceedings will be published on IEEExplore.

The remarkable concept of the workshop: Contributions will be presented remotely, i.e., authors of accepted papers have to sumbmit a multimedia-presentation of their work. By this procedure, the participation of the authors will be FREE OF CHARGE, i.e., there will be NO conference fees. For further information, please visit

We are looking forward to your contribution!


For any questions/comments/bug reports, please visit our Online-FORUM, where your concern/experience will reach a large online-community as well as the Vienna LTE-A simulator team.


A list of relevant publications is found in the publication database of the TU Wien via the following link: List of Relevant Publications


This work has been funded by A1 Telekom Austria AG and the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Dependable Wireless Connectivity for the Society in Motion.