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Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP)

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, which were developed by experts drawn from within and outside ITU. In 2018, SMTP received international accreditation from the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA).


 SMTP comprises two levels: basic and advanced. Each level includes a number of obligatory modules (OM) and elective modules (EM) 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


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


This comprehensive report is the framework for SMTP. It outlines the study modules of the programme, provides an overview of each module and identifies the target audience and course duration.


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

 1.- Delivery of single modules to the programme
 2.- Delivery of the programme towards the award of a basic or advanced level certificate
 3.- Delivery of the programme towards the award of a masters degree

 Those institutions interested in cooperating with the ITU Academy on delivering SMTP are welcome to contact the 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:


Content development partners:

ANE-1   GSMA   IARU   International_Telecommunications_Satellite_Organization_ITSO   Rohde__Schwarz


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