Internet of Things

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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
Vikram Raval
Senior Policy Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, GSMA
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Vikram is a communications regulatory and policy specialist, with a focus on international telecoms regulatory matters. With over 15 years of telecoms experience Vikram has worked on a range of communications sectors including fixed and mobile and business and consumer. At GSMA he has built on his international experience regionally - in particular, the Arab States - GCC, Africa - CRASA and Asia, and working across a range of ITU matters in ITU-T Study Groups including the WCIT 2012 and WTSA 2016. Recent course delivery experience includes Internet of Things and Radio Signals and Health. Vikram has a combined degree, BA Hons Economics and Law, and post graduate studies in Law - LPC, from the College of Law London.

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.