Advanced Spectrum Management for Mobile Telecommunications

Course Content

Course 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 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, students need to view all the course sessions and complete a short final project. Students are also strongly encouraged to take part in weekly live chat sessions and to discuss the course content on the Course Forum.

Course Forum

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Course Duration
4 weeks
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Course Leader
Oliver Chapman
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Oliver Chapman has worked in the mobile industry for over a decade in a range of marketing and policy roles. He joined the GSMA in 2013 and is currently a Senior Policy Manager in the GSMA’s spectrum programme. His focus is on major and emerging spectrum policy issues including 5G and IoT spectrum. He has also overseen research into spectrum pricing. He previously led the development of the GSMA’s spectrum related content and advised on communicating policy best practice. Prior to joining the GSMA, Oliver organised communications campaigns for major industry bodies, operators and vendors - with a focus on radio networks. They included the Small Cell Forum, the Wireless Broadband Alliance, Vodafone, ZTE and start-ups like Flarion, Kineto Wireless and Ubiquisys. Oliver has an MA in political communications, a post-graduate diploma in journalism and a BSc in information systems.

Course Moderator
Andrea Guajardo
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Andrea is Senior Partnerships and Digital Training Manager for the 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 the Universidad de Santiago.