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.
- 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:
- Representatives from academia and international organisations working on regulatory or policy issues
We cannot accept applications from 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 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
The course consists of eight sessions and you will gain access to all of them on the course start date. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the course during two live chat sessions as well as on the course forum.
It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks to complete it. If after seven weeks you have not completed the course, you will have to start it again next time it is offered.
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 to submit your final project.
Enrolment is curently not open.
Campbell Massie is Advocacy Manager for GSMA North America. Located in Atlanta, she is focused on telecommunications policy and outreach in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining the GSMA in 2019, Campbell held roles at AT&T managing corporate communications for the internet of things and prepaid business groups. Prior to AT&T, she worked in public affairs for CTIA in Washington D.C.
Campbell holds an MBA from Georgia Tech with a concentration on Strategy and Innovation as well as Bachelors’ degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Missouri.
Daniela works on the GSMA’s Capacity Building program and manages the delivery of training content to regulators and policymakers worldwide and leads capacity building partnerships with the World Bank, ITU, among others. Before joining GSMA, Daniela worked at the LSE Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa. She designed and delivered training to African graduate students to develop leadership and critical skills and coordinated the Programme for African Leadership’s wide range of operational and developmental activities.
Daniela holds an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex. Her interests and expertise lie at the intersection between social innovation, economic and social rights, and social development.