Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


Europe, Middle East, Africa Region: Interview with Christos Verikoukis, Director of the Europe, Middle East, Africa Region

By Christos Verikoukis - Director of the EMEA Region and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor in Chief, Vice-President for Conferences

This is the sixth article in the series of eight, started in December 2020 and published monthly in the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities.

In this series of articles, I introduce the Vice-President and six Directors on the Member and Global Activities Council (namely: Sister and Related Societies; Membership Services; AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions) and the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each article, one by one...


IEEE ComSoc Argentina Chapter: Winner of the 2020 Chapter Achievement Award

By J. Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin - Argentina Chapter Chair

Argentina is a country with an extension of 2,780,400 km2 and a population of 45 million people. Communications’ activity is mostly developed and represented by a large community of operators, industries, and research institutions. The development is shown, for example, in its extensive mobile network, with several national fiber-optic networks, including the “Red Federal de Fibra Óptica,” (Federal Fiber-Optic Network) covering 33,000 km. Also to be highlighted is the development of satellites for both communications and scientific research, radars for air traffic control, and the second Internet network in South-America, as shown in the photos.

Argentina has several universities and...


IEEE Bangalore ComSoc Chapter: Winner of the 2020 Chapter Achievement Award, APAC Region

By Aloknath De - 2020/2021 Chair of the Bangalore Chapter, India

Who does not want to start a new year with hope and ambition? In this year’s first meeting, someone asked me: as Chair for 2020, what has been my sense of the prior year? My response was: A sense of resilience, a sense of accomplishment, and a sense of gratitude.

I am very pleased to report that our Communications Society in the IEEE Bangalore Section has been quite eventful in 2020. When we realized that we would be in lockdown for awhile, we quickly transitioned to an online mode for all of of our activities. Though Covid-19 disrupted some of our planned activities, we leveraged the virtual forums and video conferencing platforms to a large extent...