Spectrum Policy & Management Training

Discover an in-depth knowledge of spectrum policy, strategies and management methods

Learn from the top spectrum specialists

You Will Learn

This course looks at and reflects on the strategies and methods from NRAs and operators worldwide and on the role of the ITU and the three ITU Regions. It also covers upcoming spectrum management methods such as whitespace databases, franchised spectrum management organisations and online licence application and processing.

It is both reflective on history and forward looking, accommodating the various methods used across the globe to manage the radio spectrum. The course is a balance of spectrum law, economics and engineering.

On completion of the course, attendees will be able to engage with peers at all levels and of all disciplines to discuss and set spectrum management strategy and develop spectrum management methods for their organisations. It also forms a necessary part in engineers’ personal development. For individuals who have undertaken specific roles within an NRA and now wish to expand their horizons, it gives an understanding of the subject as a whole.

The course covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to spectrum policy and management
  • Making spectrum policy
  • Spectrum management organisation
  • The future of spectrum policy and regulation
  • Radio propagation fundamentals
  • Economics of spectrum
  • Modern wireless basics and carrying information
  • Spectrum engineering and coverage planning
  • Impact of modern wireless technologies
  • Legal foundations of spectrum policy & management
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Who Should Attend

This Master Class is of particular interest to a range of professionals working with communications companies or regulatory bodies regulations including:

  • Senior staff working for regulatory authorities or government departments responsible for communications and media policy
  • Business or regulatory affairs managers working in the sector
  • Lawyers and consultants working in governmental or commercial fields
  • Representatives from funding agencies supporting sector development

Delegates attending the Spectrum Master Class will benefit from the first-hand experiences of senior industry decision makers.

Upcoming Courses

March 2023

Virtual

Dates: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 March and 3 & 4 April
Monday and Wednesday 8 am – 12 pm EST time via Zoom

£1,900 per delegate  (excluding taxes)

May 2023

Residential

Dates: 8 to 12 May
Bath, UK

£3,100 per delegate, including lunches and gala dinner (excluding taxes and accommodation)

Additional residential package available, which includes five nights accommodation (Sunday to Thursday), breakfast and dinner for £750 at Hilton DoubleTree

Spectrum TRMC Course Outline

Item Presenter
Day 1 – Residential | Day 1 – Virtual  
– Introduction to Spectrum Policy & Management Prof H Nwana
– Legal Foundations of Spectrum Policy & Management and Assignment & Allotment Prof H Nwana
Day 1 – Residential | Day 2 – Virtual  
– Radio Propagation Fundamentals Prof H Nwana
– Spectrum Engineering & Coverage Planning Considerations Prof H Nwana
Day 2 – Residential | Day 3 – Virtual  
– Modern Wireless Basics & Carrying Information Prof H Nwana
– Impact of Modern Wireless Technologies & Services on Spectrum Requirements: Communications over the Next Decade Prof Bob Stewart (University of Strathclyde)
Day 2 – Residential | Day 4 – Virtual  
– Organisation of a Spectrum Management Organisation Dr Charles Jenne
– Satellite Betty Bonnardel
Day 3 – Residential | Day 5 – Virtual  
– Introduction to the Economics of Spectrum Dr Charles Jenne
– The Role of Market Mechanisms Dr Charles Jenne
Day 4 – Residential | Day 6 – Virtual  
– Making Spectrum Policy Prof H Nwana
– The Future of Spectrum Policy & Regulation Prof H Nwana
– Crowdsourcing Demo and Discussion Prof H Nwana
Day 4 – Residential | Day 7 – Virtual  
– Spectrum Monitoring & Enforcement Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena
– Form Spectrum Policies to Procedures & Making Spectrum Change Prof H Nwana
Day 5 – Residential | Day 8 – Virtual  
– Spectrum Sharing, Dynamic Spectrum Access & Unlicensed Spectrum Access Prof H Nwana
– Managing Changes in Spectrum Use Over Time Dr Charles Jenne
– Conclusions & Close Prof H Nwana

Course Trainers

Prof H Sama Nwana
Prof H Sama Nwana
Prof. H Sama Nwana, known as H, is a founding partner of Cenerva. H was Group Head of Spectrum at Ofcom, where he led the 2013 auction of UK 4G mobile licences, raising £2.34bn. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at Arqiva Ltd – and even prior Managing Director at Quadriga Ltd. Previously he was multiple award-winning Senior Manager at British Telecommunications. He has M&A experience, working with Venture Capital, Private Equity and Govt shareholders. His recent work has focused on digital transformation in Africa and ASEAN, where he has led digital sector reviews. He was also CEO of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.
Dr Charles Jenne
Dr Charles Jenne
Is a highly experienced international policy and regulatory specialist in the telecoms, energy and utility sectors. He was a senior Director in the Ofcom Spectrum Group, and part of the Ofcom leadership team, for 12 years until end 2018. He has been closely involved in all of the key spectrum policy developments for the UK mobile sector over this time, leading several of the most high profile projects as the sector has transitioned from 2G towards 5G including mobile liberalisation, spectrum trading, auction design, spectrum fees and mobile coverage policy. He has also been a key figure in the development of UK spectrum strategy, leading the most recent Spectrum Management Strategy review in 2014. He also managed Ofcom teams dealing with satellite policy and spectrum licensing. He was previously a partner in PwC’s Consulting practice where he was a leading regulatory expert setting up and operating regulatory frameworks in the energy and utility sectors for public and private sector clients in the UK, Europe, US, Africa and Asia.
Dr Abhaya Sumanasena
Dr Abhaya Sumanasena
Dr Sumanasena now leads the spectrum practice at Real Wireless and he has experience in supporting regulators such as Ofcom (UK), ComReg (Ireland) and ICASA (South Africa). He has a deep understanding of spectrum regulation, spectrum policy development and licensing regimes across a range of international market environments.
He is Chairman of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board, an industry-led ‘sounding board’ to the UK Government and Ofcom on future spectrum policy.
Bob Stewart
Bob Stewart
Professor Robert (Bob) Stewart is currently the MathWorks Professor of Signal Processing at the University of Strathclyde. He has been a professor at the University of Strathclyde since 2006 and is also a long-standing visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension School.

At Strathclyde, Bob is Chair and Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, with more than 55 academic staff and almost 300 researchers.

He has been working on digital communications and software-defined radio in recent years, with a specific interest in radio standards such as LTE, 802.11, and most recently on wireless white space radio utilising TV spectrum frequencies.

“The course is exceptional! I learnt a lot and I think it should be attended by all those involved in communications regulation.”

2021 delegate, Nigeria

The course explained the nuances of the subject that simply hadn’t been explained elsewhere. The depth and detail of the course has catapulted my understanding to another level and it will benefit my career immeasurably. Thank you Cenerva!

2020 delegate, Myanmar

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Prices stated are per delegate and exclude taxes. All course fees must be paid by the due date stated on the invoice. All course fees must be paid by the due date stated on the invoice.

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