Internet of Things

Course Content

Course Overview

The Internet of Things (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.

This course provides a high-level overview of IoT concepts from a mobile perspective, outlines the role IoT can play in enhancing the quality of life of citizens and explores the implications that IoT has for policymakers and regulators.

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.

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.

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Course Duration
4 weeks
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Course Leader
Policy Director
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As Policy Director on the Connected Living programme at the GSMA, Stefano’s objective is to stimulate growth and innovation in connected IoT services. He works closely with member companies and ecosystem stakeholders to identify priorities, execute activities and communicate findings in the areas of policy and regulation. Previously, Stefano worked as a principal consultant and analyst specialising in telecoms regulatory policy. He holds an MSc from the University of Siena and a BSc in Economics from the University of Florence.

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.