The Communication Systems and Networks Group was formed in 1985. It performs fundamental academic research with strong levels of industrial application. The Group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment as well as first-class computational facilities.

Our world leading research addresses topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Massive MIMO, Intelligent Transport Systems, dynamic mmWave networks, full duplex communications, wearable wireless technologies and wireless/optical network integration. Many of these subjects are critical in the development of efficient and cost-effective 5G networks.

Researchers of the CSN Group are members of the Smart Internet Lab. This initiative builds on Bristol's strategic research in communications and digital technologies to create a hub for internet research with long lasting benefits for society and the economy.

The CSN Group is one of the largest in Europe and is well-known for its pioneering work in areas such as antennas and propagation, 5G & beyond communications, connected & autonomous vehicles and linearised power amplifiers. We not only perform fundamental cutting edge research, but via large scale testbeds and trials we translate these concepts into practical prototypes.

Professor Kevin Morris, Head of Group
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