Communication Networks & Services (COMNETS)

Telecom SudParis (France), Asian Institute of Technology (international organisation), NCTU (Taiwan) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) jointly offers a unique Euro-Asian curriculum at the master's level addressing key issues in communication networks and services. This program offers courses that are designed for students who wish to obtain current and cutting-edge skills in Communication Networks and Services.

Students who graduate from this programme taught in English will receive TWO master degrees, one from Asian Institute of Technology (where is held the first year) and one from Telecom SudParis (where is held the second year). Our graduates are ready to apply cutting-edge concepts and technologies in the IT and in the telecommunications industry.

Communication Networks & Services (COMNETS)

Communication Networks & Services

Télécom SudParis


This program introduces our students to the ICT fundamentals and provides the background in multimedia networks and services while targeting a theoretical background and practical knowledge. The objective is for them to learn networking principles while also becoming acquainted with deployment of these networks with a specific focus on services, and to anticipate the major changes that will occur in the IT and telco industries.

This program covers the entire span of network infrastructures, access networks, core networks and service layers. The coursework addresses the service architecture for fixed and mobile networks with a focus on Telco Service architectures (IMS, NGN), Web Services and future trends (Internet of Things, P2P, Social Networks).

The program also offers real-world experience. During the second year, in addition to six key technical courses, a course on telecom management and economics will give students essential information about markets in Europe. Student will work on a Master's thesis which can be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners or research laboratories. Students (enrolled at AIT/NCTU/Carlos III de Madrid) are also invited to join in professional activities as the ICIN international conference (

World-renowned experts from Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Orange Labs, France Telecom, Cisco and ETSI are invited to give lectures.

Target students and feedback from graduates

This MSc program in Communication Networks and Services is designed for new graduates who have a good academic record and also for engineers and professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge in telecommunications. Graduates of this programme have been employed by leading telecommunication companies, IT industry firms, research centers and universities in North America, Europe and Asia.


   Lectures taught in English.

The curriculum for this four semester programme is as follows:

  •  The two first semesters are held at AIT.

  • Semesters three and four are held at Telecom SudParis and focus on specialisation coursework and the MSc Thesis.

  • Optionally, student can take in internship (paid in most cases) in the industry after defending their master's thesis.

In the first year, students have the opportunity to choose one of four fields of study at AIT: TelecommunicationsInformation and Communication TechnologyComputer Science, or Information Management.

Master's thesis - 30  (6 months)


Prof. Noel CRESPI, Télécom SudParis