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Membership Benefits

Why Become a ComSoc Member?

Find out more about the benefits of being a ComSoc member.


Membership Benefits

As a member of this distinguished group of industry professionals, you receive exclusive personal, career, and business benefits:

IEEE Communications Magazine subscription
The monthly flagship magazine, covering the latest hot areas of the industry. Digital delivery or add print, IEEE Communications Magazine keeps you up-to-date on key industry specialties.
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Awards and recognition by peers
Honoring the outstanding achievement in the communications field.

Free Access to online publication - IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
An electronic only publication, peer-reviewed, comprehensive, leading-edge surveys covering all active areas of communications.

ComSoc Community Directory
Walks you inside the Society - organizational structure, contacts, products & services.

Book - A Brief History of Communications
Released at ComSoc’s 50th anniversary, this illustrated 132 page book scans the history of modern communications technology.

Free online access to the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
The premier monthly source of current information on all aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering.

Global Communications Newsletter
It provides an excellent opportunity to present news and events related to communications around the world, as well as activities carried out by IEEE Communications Society chapters in greater detail.

Latest issue of IEEE Wireless Communications Professional
A bimonthly publication with content dedicated to those working in the wireless communications industry.

ComSoc Personal E-mail Alias
Any ComSoc member can  have a e-mail address.


Free Tutorials - Sponsored selected voice over PowerPoint™ presentations from recent ComSoc conferences.

Tech Focus - Exclusive, free access on a single topic from all IEEE Communications publications, journals and conferences.


Special Member Pricing


Membership in the IEEE Communications Society entitles you to discounted admission (averaging 20% off non-member registration prices) to all conferences sponsored by the Society.

ComSoc Training
Continuing education for communications professionals. In-person or online courses range from 1-day to 5-days on Wireless Communication are now available.

Certification Program
The IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification Program offers you a competitive edge in today’s fast growing wireless industry.


Membership in the Communications Society entitles you to low member-only rates on all Society publications. These journals and magazines cover special topics and disciplines and are targeted toward particular interests and needs.



Opportunities to Connect and Contribute

The Communications Society sponsors more than 100 chapters throughout the world. These local chapters provide the opportunity to participate in the Society and meet other members in your area.

Technical Committees
The IEEE Communications Society sponsors a comprehensive list of technical committees, offering its members a wide range of opportunities to exchange ideas and information in specialized areas of communications technology.

IEEE Communications Society members can participate in the development and implementation of standards in the communications field in areas such as network management and optical communications.

The Communications Society sponsors awards for outstanding achievement in the communications field. And the Society's scholarship program provides funding for students to continue their professional development.