Josep Colom Ikuno, 2016

Josep Colom Ikuno

Dr. techn., M.Sc.
Company: T-Mobile International Austria (Deutsche Telekom)
City, State: Vienna, Austria
Time Span: January 14, 2008 - April 30, 2013


Josep Colom Ikuno was born 1984 in Barcelona, Spain. He received his bachelor in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2005 and his Master’s degree also in Telecom engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya after a stay in Vienna for his Master’s thesis in 2008, both with honors.

Since beginning of 2008 and until 2013, he pursued and successfully finish his PhD in the Mobile Communications Group at the Vienna University of Technology in the field of LTE link and system level simulation, modeling and optimization under the supervision of Prof. Markus Rupp.

His research interests include video coding, OFDM systems, system level simulation, and modeling of wireless networks with emphasis of the integration of real operator data in the simulations and models.

He always showed a keen interest in application and implementation, having implemented some of the functionality of the Communications Toolbox of MATLAB for R2013a.

From July 2013 to December 2015, he worked at PDTS GmbH, part of the FREQUENTIS group, where he was part of the team developing TETRA solutions for the public safety market.
From January 2016 to September 2018, he was employed at Kapsch CarrierCom AG as Technical Solutions Manager designing solutions for telecom carriers and related markets.
Since October 2018, he is employed as Senior Expert Core Network Architecture and Standards at Deutsche Telekom, where he develops and advances core network architectures for fixed, mobile and convergent networks, as well as being part of the Deutsche Telekom delegation at 3GPP.


  • DVB-H
  • H.264 Advanced Video Coding
  • LTE

Long Term Evolution (LTE) simulation and optimization

In this project we are currently developing a set of Matlab-based Simulators for LTE. The set consists of a Link-level (physical layer) simulator and a System-level (network) simulator.

Reproducibility for some papers be found here.