About Us

CTVR is currently being folded into Connect – the new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre for Future Networks and Communications.

CTVR is Ireland’s national telecommunications research centre. We are headquartered in Trinity College Dublin and work in partnership with six academic institutions in Ireland (NUIM, UL, UCC, Tyndall, DIT and DCU) as well as collaborating with over 60 companies. We engage in cutting-edge research, postgraduate education, technology transfer, commercialisation and outreach. We are involved in European-wide projects as well as international collaborations.

Our research focus is on wireless and optical networks . We work both at the architecture and infrastructure level as well as on the underlying technologies that will enable the networks of the future.  We have expertise in wireless networking, optical networking, cognitive networks, dynamic spectrum access networks, machine-learning, advanced optimisation and game theory. From a technology perspective we have expertise in RF design, agile radios, antenna design, software radio, cognitive radio, tuneable optical components, photonics integration and modelling as well as advanced thermal management. Our work spans the theoretical & simulation domains as well as the practical and experimental. We also have expertise in the area of telecommunications policy.

CTVR is an SFI Centre for Science & Engineering Technology. We also receive funding from Enterprise Ireland, the HEA, the IRC as well as European Framework funding and funding directly from Industry.

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