The course provides a general introduction about how LEO communication satellites work, a description of space and ground segment, the various use cases LEO satellites enable, and different aspect of local and international regulations applicable to their operations.
ITU is taking many significant steps to develop human capital, including the creation of useful information products and tools. This course is based on two ITU products: The Last-Mile Connectivity Internet Solutions Guide and Broadband Connectivity Toolkit. The Last-Mile Connectivity Internet Solutions Guide was developed to support the design and development of programmes and interventions that address two of these main issues: the lack of Internet infrastructure availability in certain areas; high Internet service prices that make Internet connectivity unaffordable for local populations.
Under close cooperation between ITU and ITSO, the online basic course program Satellite Communications and Radio Regulations Procedures has been developed and put in place with the primary objective of raising awareness amongst individuals, organizations and institutions on policies, regulations, licensing frameworks and technical aspects associated with the provision of satellite communications services. This program is part of the ITU and also of ITSO Capacity Building Initiatives. Those initiatives have been supported by Member States and various partners.