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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Spectrum management
Training type
Online instructor led
  • English
Event organizer
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)
Event mail contact
  • Vitalis Olunga
  • Emmanuel NIYIKORA
  • Jonathan Mwakijele
  • Anita Natwati
Course level



The SMTP is designed for individuals within ICT and telecommunications sectors who wish to enhance their knowledge and competence in the area of spectrum management. This includes engineers and managers working in telecommunications regulatory authorities, ICT service providers and other ICT stakeholders. This module will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of theories, tools and practices involved in spectrum management strategic planning and policy developments that are aligned with forward-looking analytical spectrum management approaches enabling wireless innovation.

This training is targeted at ICT regulators, government organisations, telecommunications and broadcasting companies, internet service providers, and academia, who are aiming at understanding the aspects of spectrum management, focusing on spectrum strategic planning and policy developments in wireless innovations. 


This may include professionals working in the telecommunications industry, engineers, economists, lawyers, and regulatory staff across all departments. 


Besides that, other institutions and individuals that are dedicated to building their capacity related to radio spectrum strategic planning and policy developments that are aligned with forward-looking analytical spectrum management approaches enabling wireless innovation using new technologies are welcome to participate. 

As a prerequisite, the audience of this course is expected to familiar with spectrum management.  

It is expected that upon completion of the training sessions, participants will achieve learning outcomes: 



  • Knowledge of the international policy setting institutional framework and national variations. 

  • Knowledge of the theoretical foundations for modern spectrum policy 

  • Knowledge of major spectrum management planning and policy-making practices and processes. 


  • Understanding the principles and objectives associated with spectrum management in the 21st century. 

  • Understanding the policies associated with how Spectrum is currently allocated and used. 

  • Understanding the fundamental role spectrum planning has in determining current and future use of spectrum 

  • Understanding the key policy initiatives associated with wireless innovation. 

Special skills: 

  • Ability to interpret SM policy issues connected with promoting innovation in spectrum utilization. 

  • Ability to differentiate amongst various strategic planning and demand forecasting tools for spectrum management. 

  • Ability to identify circumstances where each or a combination of these tools might be most appropriate. 

Assessment Criteria: 

  • Understanding and use of knowledge communicated during the course. 

  • Demonstration of ability to use spectrum planning tools to suit different requirements and situations. 

  • Quality of work performed by participants. 

Online Self-paced learning 

Live lectures and discussion through ZOOM every Monday and Wednesday from 15:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (GMT+3). 

The course has 4 types of assessments 

  • Quizzes - 30% 

  • Weekly forum participation - 10% (there are 4 forums)  

  • Case studies - 20% and  

  • End of course Assignment - 40% 

  1. Framework for Strategic Planning and Policy Development 

  1. Theories Influencing Choices in Development of Spectrum Policy and Strategic Planning 

  1. Spectrum Policy Debate – What is Driving Reform Initiatives and Addressing Change and Issues Framework 

  1. Spectrum Management Policy Principles and Objectives – Survey and Discussion 

  1. Spectrum Policy Analytical Framework and Review 

  1. Policy and Planning – Methods and Techniques – Spectrum Master Plans and Band Planning 

  1. Understanding Current Use and Limitations – International and National Planning for Allocations and Standards 

  1. Understanding Future use of Spectrum  

  1. Spectrum Planning Case Study 

  1. Spectrum Forecasting of Future Use – Methods and Techniques 

  1. Spectrum Policies for Wireless Innovation – Part I Regulatory Impact Assessment Guideline 

  1. Spectrum Policies for Wireless Innovation – Part II Allocations and Assignment 

  1. Spectrum Policies for Wireless Innovation – III Spectrum Sharing, Infrastructure Sharing, MVNOs 

  1. Spectrum Policies for Wireless Innovation – IV Case Study  

  1. Course Summary Review and Key Learnings 

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