Overview

This course considers the history and technical evolution of mobile telecommunications before moving on to cover the core functions of the spectrum manager. Participants will learn about how spectrum is used, the characteristics of spectrum bands and the progression of mobile technologies.

The course also covers the principles of spectrum planning at national and international levels and includes a deep dive into spectrum licensing and an overview of regulatory issues related to spectrum.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the processes and approaches to spectrum allocation and licensing.
  • Learn how spectrum management is changing in the ever-evolving communications sector.
  • Understand how the concepts can be applied to the spectrum conditions in your own country.

Course Enrolment Criteria

This course is open to:

  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Representatives from academia and international organisations working on regulatory or policy issues

We cannot accept individuals working in the private sector or those not involved in policy or regulation.

Course Completion Certificates

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

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must fill out the course survey. 

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Duration: 18 hours
Start date: 24 February 2024
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Luiz Felippe Zoghbi
Senior Spectrum Policy Manager

Luiz works as Senior Spectrum Policy Manager at the GSMA, focusing on the global and regional advance of spectrum issues such as licensing, roadmaps, pricing, sharing, synchronisation, coverage and 5G international advocacy. Luiz supports the GSMA campaign to gain access to harmonised spectrum for mobile broadband, working with a team of regional experts for the delivering of spectrum policy and licensing best practice to key markets across the globe.

Luiz joined the GSMA in 2018 as Policy and Future Spectrum Project Manager to lead the delivery of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) campaign and coordinate the Future Spectrum executive group. Previously, Luiz has worked in the mobile industry for almost 10 years, lastly as Spectrum Specialist at TIM Brasil in Regulatory Intelligence, where also had been an intern, analyst, consultant and senior consultant. He has acted as the Strategic Leader for the implementation of 700 MHz LTE and Digital TV Migration in Brazil, and as a board member in two associations: ABR Telecom (wholesale and data integration) and Seja Digital – EAD (700 MHz).

Luiz holds an M.B.A. at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and a Masters (MSc) in International Management at the Universite D’Angers. He has graduated in Business Administration, splitting his studies between the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State, with an extension diploma in International Management at the University of Victoria.


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Moderator

Sarah Gaffney

Sarah is the Senior Director for the GSMA’s Capacity Building training Programme, responsible for developing strategic, regional and global partnerships through which this specialised training is delivered. Sarah has over 12 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, holds a BSc in Sociology and Communications from Brunel University and is a Prince2 and APMP qualified Project Manager.

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