Internet of Things

Course Content

Course overview
The Internet of Things (IoT) holds tremendous promise for citizens, consumers, businesses and governments. Referring to machines, devices and appliances of all kinds that are connected to the internet through multiple networks, IoT has the means to shrink healthcare costs, reduce carbon emissions, increase access to education, improve transportation safety and much more.  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 explains the key differences between traditional telecoms services and the IoT world. It also discusses 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

Internet of Things Session 2


Overview of IoT

Internet of Things Session 3

Technology of IoT Networks

Internet of Things Session 4

IoT Business Models

Internet of Things Session 5

Case Study Exercises

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
Ronda Zelezny-Green
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Ronda developed and directs the Capacity Building programme’s eLearning platform. She has more than 10 years of teaching and training delivery experience, both face-to-face and online. She has also worked with learners across five continents, at all education levels, and in government. She has regional expertise in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, and subject matter expertise in public policy, gender, and mobile learning. Ronda has a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies for Development from the University of London.