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ComSoc Technology News (CTN) is a free podcast that publishes interesting, timely, and newsworthy episodes that span a wide range of topics related to the communications technology industry. Our mission is to be an informational resource that brings diverse perspective and thought leadership, while providing a platform for lively discussion amongst our readers.

CTN is run by a team of volunteer editorial board members who are technical experts in diverse fields. All podcasts are reviewed and edited by a technical editor. The editor-in-chief performs the final review prior to publication.

January 2024 Podcast

Episode 3 - Non-Terrestrial Networks and Rate-Splitting Multiple Access

In this episode, Prof. Aryan Kaushik hosts Prof. Wonjae Shin at the IEEE Globecom 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over the discussion on Non-Terrestrial Networks for 5G-Advanced and 6G, timeliness with latest 6G framework and standardization, challenges to multi-beam satellite communication based NTN, fundamentals and benefits of implementing rate-splitting multiple access (RSMA) for interference management in NTN, and RSMA for integrated NTN-TN satellite connectivity with related challenges. This discussion has been carried out following a Tutorial speech on 6G NTN and Panel speech at the conference by both the professors, which received great interest from attendees.

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Hosted By

Aryan Kaushik

Aryan Kaushik

Assistant Professor

University of Sussex, UK

Wonjae Shin

Wonjae Shin

Associate Professor

Korea University, South Korea

Past Podcasts

November 2023 Podcast

Episode 2 - Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) and Holographic MIMO (H-MIMO)

This podcast on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) and Holographic MIMO (H-MIMO)” discusses the trends, challenges, potential use cases, applications and prospects of deploying RIS and H-MIMO in future communications networks. Professor Aryan Kaushik hosts Professor Marco Di Renzo in this podcast that sheds light on the role that these technologies can play as we approach 6G standardization. RIS has been the subject of numerous research activities that has seen the original concept of RIS assisted networks significantly evolve over the years as compared to H-MIMO. More recently we have seen the emphasis of the research community shifting towards H-MIMO research, specially as we move towards 6G and the potential use of higher frequencies than what has been defined for 5G.  RIS and H-MIMO, two exciting technologies, we hope you enjoy this second CTN podcast.

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Hosted By

Aryan Kaushik

Aryan Kaushik

Assistant Professor

University of Sussex, UK

Marco Di Renzo

Marco Di Renzo

CNRS Research Director

CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay University, France

September 2023 Podcast

Episode 1 - Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) for Global Connectivity

This podcast on “Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) for Global Connectivity" discusses the trends, challenges, standardisation perspective, use cases, applications and future prospects of deploying NTNs into 5G-Advanced and 6G communications. We shed light on the role of airborne NTNs such as unmanned aerial vehicles/flying platforms, integration of NTNs with latest 6G usage scenarios such as integrated sensing and communications, importance of integrating NTNs with terrestrial networks, spectrum harmonization of NTNs and cellular networks, role of artificial intelligence and computing in NTNs, and use cases such as NTNs for public safety applications.

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Hosted By

Aryan Kaushik

Aryan Kaushik

Assistant Professor

University of Sussex, UK

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir

Professor

University of the West of Scotland