Institute for Communication Systems
Pioneering the next generation of information and communication technologies
Welcome to the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), home of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC), one of the largest and most renowned academic research centres in its field in Europe. We are dedicated to researching and developing new technologies and solutions in communications, in collaboration with our industrial and academic partners.
The Institute for Communication Systems drives innovation in many transformative areas of research including terrestrial mobile, satellite and high altitude platform communications, and "internet of things" (IoT) technologies such as connected vehicles and connected health.
These IoT technologies use artificial intelligence and context information to enable intelligent communications, and connectivity capabilities to provide an unparalleled user experience cost effectively. We are working with key partners to provide critical national infrastructure to ensure the security and resilience of networks, in line with our strategy of contributing to the economy and improving quality of life for society.
We are working in key areas where context is used to enable advanced communications capabilities that will provide an unparalleled user experience. These include artificial intelligence, satellite communications, ‘internet of things’, connected vehicles, mobile communications, drone communications and large intelligent surfaces.
5G/6G Innovation Centre
The 5G/6G Innovation Centre brings together leading academics and key industry partners in a shared vision to help define and develop the 5G and 6G infrastructure.
Professor Rahim Tafazolli
Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS)