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Spectrum Management Training Programme 

The SMTP is a programme developed under the auspices of the ITU Academy. It comprises a set of high level training materials in all areas of Spectrum Management and covers a full range of topics, which were developed by experts drawn from within and outside ITU.


The development of this programme was coordinated by the Human Capacity Building division within the Projects Support and Knowledge Management department of the ITU’s Telecommunications Development Bureau (BDT), in close collaboration with BDT’s focal point for the Spectrum Management and Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), subject matter experts, academia representatives and other stakeholders.

This is the first in a series of training programmes to be developed under the ITU Academy.

The SMTP comprises of two levels: Basic and Advanced. Each level includes a number of obligatory (OM) and elective (EM) modules which are the following:

OM1: Legal Basis and Regulatory Framework of Spectrum Management;
OM2: Spectrum Engineering Fundamentals;
OM3: Wireless Telecommunications Technologies;
EM1-1: Spectrum Monitoring;
EM1-2: Enforcement and Type Approval of Equipment;
EM1-3: SM for Satellite Systems;
EM1-4: SM for HF Systems, Science, Maritime and Amateur Services;
EM1-5: SM for Aeronautical and Radio Determination Services and Military Systems;
EM1-6: Computer-aided Spectrum Management;
  OM4: Economic and Market Tools of Spectrum Management;
OM5: Strategic Planning and Policies for Wireless Innovation;
EM2-1: (Legal Specialization): Advanced Spectrum Authorization Regimes;
EM2-2: (Legal Specialization): Socio-Economic Impact of Spectrum Regulation; Competition and Consumer Protection;
EM2-3: (Technical Specialization): Terrestrial TV Broadcasting Planning and Digital Transition;
EM2-4: (Technical Specialization): Opportunistic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio.


The SMTP is being delivered through our partner universities and Centres of Excellence. For upcoming editions of the SMTP, please visit the ITU Academy training catalogue


This comprehensive report is the framework for the Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP). It outlines the study modules of the programme, provides an overview of each module, as well as identifies target audience and course duration.


We wish to invite all stakeholders, especially training and academic institutions to partner with us. Partnerships can be established in the following ways: 

1.- Participation in the programme delivery
2.- Accreditation/certification of the programme.

Those individual, organizations and academic institutions who may be interested in cooperating with the ITU Academy on delivering the SMTP are welcome to contact the coordinating entity – Human Capacity Building Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and express their interest.


Funding partners:

Government of Canada
République Française

Content development partners:


Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE)

  Groupe Speciale Mobile Association
International Amateur Radio Union
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
 Rohde & Schwarz


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