Overview

In partnership with the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus

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This four-week course will provide a high-level overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) concepts from a mobile perspective, outline the role IoT can play in enhancing the quality of life of citizens and explore the implications that IoT has for policymakers and regulators. IoT involves connecting devices to the internet across multiple networks to allow them to communicate with humans, applications and each other. IoT is set to have a huge impact on our daily lives, helping us to reduce traffic congestion, improve care for the elderly and create smarter homes and offices.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the benefits IoT can bring to citizens, consumers and businesses.
  • Learn about the key difference between IoT and traditional telecoms services.
  • Discover the regulatory implications of IoT.

Who is this course for?

World Bank staff and policymakers and regulators with responsibility or interest in telecommunications policy from around the world.

We have limited the number of places on this course to offer participants a high-quality learning experience. Apply immediately if you don’t want to miss out!

Course Completion Certificates

All of our courses are certified by the UK Telecoms Academy (UKTA) and can be used as evidence of professional development.

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all the course sessions and answer correctly all the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

You do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate but we strongly encourage you to create one. Putting together a final project will give you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered during the course and help you discover how they could be applied to your own country. If you submit a final project the course trainer will provide you valuable feedback that you may find useful in your day-to-day work.

Course Structure and Study Time

Every week you will gain access to one or two sessions. You can ask questions about the content of the course during the weekly live chat sessions as well as on the course forum.

There will be a live chat session every week for four weeks, and you should have viewed all the course content by the time the last chat session takes place. However, you will have two extra weeks to complete the course. If after six weeks you have not completed the course, you will have to start it again next time it is offered.

It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks.

If you decide to submit a final project, it will probably take you four to six hours to put it together. You will have seven weeks from the start of the course to submit your final project. You will not be able to submit your final project until you have viewed all the course sessions.

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Duration
29 days
Start date
26 September 2019
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Trainer

Vikram Raval
Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA

Vikram is a communications regulatory and policy specialist, with a focus on international telecoms regulatory matters and multi-lateral negotiations. With 20 years of telecoms experience, he has worked on a range of communications sectors including fixed and mobile and business and consumer.

At the GSMA, he has built on his international experience regionally — in particular, the Arab States via the GCC; Africa via CRASA; and Asia — and working across a range of ITU matters including ITU-T Study Groups, WCIT 2012, WTSA 2016 and Plenipotentiary 2018. Prior to this, Vikram was head of regulation for Verizon Business, UK and Ireland where he covered business regulation, competition and EU export dual-use regulation.


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Moderator

Andrea Guajardo
Senior Partnerships and Digital Training Manager, GSMA

Andrea is senior partnerships and digital training manager for the GSMA’s Capacity Building programme. Based in Santiago, Chile, she manages the CE-Digital programme, a capacity building partnership with CAF and ECLAC in Latin America. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in linguistics and a Bachelor’s degree in english education from Chile’s University of  Santiago.

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