Telecommunications Regulation and Spectrum Management Course

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
Semipresencial Algiers, Algeria (Algeria), Brussels, Belgium (Bélgica), Cairo, Egypt (Egypt) e 11 sedes mais


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  • Curso intensivo
  • Semipresencial
  • Em 14edes
  • Duração:
    10 Days
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For Whom This Course is Designed
This Course is Designed For:

 Information Communications Technologies (ICT) Professionals;
 Internet Protocol (IP) Support Specialists;
 Senior Data Network Engineers;
 Spectrum Management Officials;
 Spectrum Management Strategists;
 Technical and Compliance Associates;
 Telecom Regulatory Compliance Team;
 Telecommunication Client Loyalty Managers;
 Telecommunication Construction Engineers; Telecommunication Installation Telecommunication Inspection Engineers,
 Telecommunication Design Engineers,
 Telecommunication Engineers;
 Telecommunication Facilities Managers;
 Telecommunication Maintenance Engineers;
 Telecommunication Regulatory Advisors;
 Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities;
 Telecommunication Retention ship Managers;
 Telecommunication Sales Executives;
 Telecommunication Service Operators,
 Telecommunication Site Engineers;
 Telecommunication Voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP) Operators;
 Telecommunication Voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP) Specialists;
 Telecommunications Customer Advisors;
 All others desirous of an enhanced understanding of telecommunication engineering, design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and management.

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Requisitos: Degree or Relevant Work Experience


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Algiers, Algeria
Rue Hassiba Benbouali, 16015, Algeria, Algeria
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Brussels, Belgium
Rue du Fosse-Aux-Loups, 1000, Belgium, Bélgica
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Cairo, Egypt
Champolion Street, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Caracas, Venezuela
Avenue Casanova, 1050, Miranda, Venezuela
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Carburton Street, W1W 5EE, London, Reino Unido
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Al Wahda Street, 25500, Doha, Qatar
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Management Development
Communication Training
Network Training
Construction Training
Spectrum Analysis



Telecommunications Regulation and Spectrum Management


Leading to Diploma-Postgraduate in

Telecommunications Regulation and Spectrum Management

(Double Credit)



Course Contents, Concepts and Issues



Part 1: Telecommunications Regulation


  • Technology in Context:

    • Information Communications Technologies (ICT) as Social and Economic Enabler;

    • Innovative Technologies and Services.

  • The Importance of Regulation:

    • Evolution of Regulatory Reforms;

    • Telecommunication Benchmarking Competition.

  • Telecommunication Regulatory Organizations:

    • Elements for an Effective Regulator;

    • Structural Independence;

    • Financial Independence;

    • Functionality;

    • Telecommunication Organizational and Institutional Approaches to Regulation.

  • Telecommunication International Frameworks:

    • Multilateral Commitments;

    • Regional Initiatives and Frameworks.



Part 2: Telecommunication Regulation for Effective Communication


  • Telecommunication Competitive Markets:

    • Benefits of Competition;

    • Forms of Competition.

  • Sector Regulation and Competition Law:

    • Competition Policy;

    • Regulation;

    • Ex Ante and Ex Post Regulation;

    • The role of competition authorities and regulators;

    • Regulatory Forbearance.

  • Telecommunication Competition Analysis:

    • Telecommunication Markets and Market Definition;

    • Telecommunication Market Power;

    • Telecommunication Barriers to Entry;

    • Common Forms of Anti-Competitive Conduct;

    • Remedies for Anti-Competitive Conduct.

  • Control of Mergers and Acquisitions:

    • Horizontal Mergers;

    • Vertical Mergers;

    • Joint Ventures.

  • Regulating Telecommunication Prices:

    • Why Regulate Prices?

    • Measuring Costs;

    • Methods of Price Regulation;

    • Benchmarking Prices.



Part 3: Growing the Market: Licensing and Authorizing Services


  • The Trend towards General Authorization;

  • Licensing Objectives and Types;

    • Licensing Objectives and Policies

    • License Types.

  • Competing for Telecommunication Licenses:

    • The Competitive Licensing Process;

    • Scheduling the Licensing Process;

    • The Guide to the Licensing Process;

    • The Pre-Qualification Phase;

    • The Qualification Phase;

    • Selection Process;

    • Fees.

  • Telecommunication Authorization Principles and Procedures;

  • Special Authorization Situations:

    • Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions;

    • Reauthorization of Incumbent Service Providers.

  • Licensing for Convergence:

    • Unified and Multi-service Licensing;

    • Lifting Restrictions on Licensees.

  • Global Standards Making and Compliance:

    • The Need for Standards;

    • Bridging the Standards Divide;

    • Standards and ICT Accessibility.



Part 4: Going Mobile: Managing the Spectrum


  • Changing Demands for Spectrum:

    • The Radio Spectrum as Valuable Resource;

    • The Need for Spectrum Management?;

    • Economic and Technical Objectives;

    • National and international planning;

    • Traditional Approaches and Recent Innovations;

    • Transparent Regulation and Processes.

  • Spectrum Planning and Technical Standards:

    • Spectrum Planning;

    • Technical Standards.

  • Mechanisms for Assigning and Pricing Spectrum:

    • Spectrum Authorization;

    • Regulatory Strategies for Allocation and Assignment;

    • Technical Aspects of Assignment;

    • Methods for Assignment;

    • License Conditions;

    • Spectrum Pricing.

  • Monitoring Spectrum:

    • Spectrum Efficiency;

    • License Compliance;

    • Resolving Interference Problems;

    • Management Approaches;

    • Spectrum Monitoring Technology;

    • Designing Spectrum Monitoring Systems;

    • Enforcing License Requirements.

  • Flexibility in Spectrum Management:

    • Spectrum Trading;

    • Unlicensed Spectrum;

    • The Digital Dividend.


Part 5: From Capacity to Connectivity: Network Access and Interconnection


  • Access and Interconnection:

    • Defining Interconnection?;

    • The importance of access and interconnection;

    • The Need for Regulation.

  • Forms of Interconnection:

    • One-way and two-way interconnection;

    • Asymmetric interconnection;

    • IP Interconnection;

    • Unbundling;

    • Sharing Infrastructure;

    • Mobile Networks;

    • Negotiating Agreements.

  • Setting Interconnection Prices:

    • Why is the Interconnection Price Important?;

    • Long-Run Incremental Cost Modeling;

    • Benchmarking Interconnection Rates;

  • Cross-border Interconnection:

    • The Accounting Rate System;

    • International Mobile Roaming;

  • New Paradigms and New Challenges:

    • VoIP;

    • Enhancing Public Safety;

    • Other Challenges for Developing Countries.

  • Dispute Resolution.


Part 6: From Availability to Use: Universal Access and Service


  • Trends and Approaches:

    • Definitions;

    • Approaches.

  • Policy Rationale:

    • Concepts and Definition;

    • Rationale;

    • Access Gaps and Required Intervention;

    • Scope.

  • Types of Universal Service Regimes:

    • Traditional Approaches to Universal Service;

    • Competing for Subsidies and Funds;

    • Non-government and Community Initiatives.

  • Reforming Universal Access:

    • Changing Contexts and Trends;

    • Technologies for UAS.

  • Strategies for Developing Economies:

    • Developing UAS policy.

  • Digital Literacy and e-Inclusion.



Part 7: A Digital Future: Regulatory Challenges


  • Convergence, Ubiquity, and Web 2.0:

    • Convergence of Communications Media;

    • Ubiquity:  Mass Communication for the Masses;

    • The Rise of Social Networking and Web 2.0;

    • Self-Regulation and Netiquette.

  • Regulating Digital Content:

    • First Principles:  How Much Freedom of Expression?;

    • The New Age of Broadcasting: The End of Scarcity?;

    • What to Regulate: The Dark Side of the Web;

    • How (and Whom) to Regulate:  Challenges of Policing Cyberspace.

  • Balancing Intellectual Property Rights:

    • Copyright Protection:  Combating Piracy on the Digital Seas;

    • Digital File Sharing: Peer-to-Peer Rights and Wrongs;

    • Consumer as Creator: Fair Use, Creative Commons.

  • Neutrality of Access:

    • Net Neutrality:  Clash of the Titans;

    • Technology and Service Neutrality:  Avoiding Picking Winners.

  • Protecting Privacy:

    • Protecting consumers in the commercial digital space;

    • Curtailing Big Brother:  Protecting Citizen Privacy.

  • Cybersecurity Concerns:

    • Virtual Vulnerability:  Security of Networks and Infrastructure;

    • National Security and Civil Rights:  What Should be the Boundaries?;

    • The War Against Malware.

  • Green ICT:

    • The Nexus Between Communication and Conservation;

    • Cyber Waste, Digital Trash.

  • Regulation in a Global Era:

    • Cross Border Governance;

    • Cooperation across Sectors and Boundaries.