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Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP)

The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) in conjunction with the International Telecommunication Union Academy (ITU Academy) is pleased to announce the launching of the Spectrum Management Training Program. 


The programme is delivered by experienced lecturers and experts from reputable institutions in Africa. 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. Policy makers in ministries and government departments responsible for ICTs will also benefit from this programme.


The SMTP will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Each module will be delivered online, through the ITU Academy platform over 4 weeks, 3 weeks of independent study and 1 week with tutor support. At the end of 4 modules required for basic level, participants willing to receive a basic level certificate will be given 1 week face to face summative training, including required practical’s, to be hosted at AFRALTI in Nairobi, Kenya, and will sit for an exam. The same will apply to participants who wish to attain an advanced level certificate and have successfully completed all the required modules.


The programme comprises 5 obligatory modules and 10 elective modules. The SMTP is organized into the following study tracks:

Basic Level Certificate

Advanced Level Certificate

Obligatory ModulesOM1 – Legal basis and regulatory framework of spectrum management
OM2 – Spectrum engineering fundamentals
OM3 – Wireless telecommunications technologiesElective Modules (learners to choose 1 module from these).
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
Obligatory ModulesOM4 – Economic market tools for spectrum management
OM5 – Strategic Planning and Policies for Wireless InnovationElective Modules (learners to choose 2 modules from these).
EM2.1 – Advanced spectrum authorization regimes
EM2.2 – Terrestrial TV broadcasting planning and digital transition
EM2.3 – Socio economic impact of spectrum regulation, competition and consumer protection
EM2.4 – Opportunistic spectrum access and cognitive radio

1 week face to face training at AFRALTI and Exam

1 week face to face training at AFRALTI and Exam

After successful completion of each module, the candidate will be awarded a certificate for the module. On completion of the required number and combination modules for the basic level, as indicated in the table above, 1 week face to face training and an exam, the candidate will be awarded an ITU basic level certificate. On completion of the required number and combination of modules for advanced level, as indicated in the table above, 1 week face to face training and an exam, the candidate will be awarded an ITU advanced level certificate.


The first module of this programme will be in January 2017, and the other modules will follow:

OM1 – January 2017
OM2 – February 2017
OM3 – March 2017
Elective Module – April 2017
1 week face to face training, practice, and exam, – May 2017 (completion of basic level certificate)

OM4 – June 2017
OM5 – July 2017
Elective Module – August 2017
Elective Module – September 2017
1 week face to face training, practice, and exam, – October 2017 (completion of advanced level certificate)


The tuition fees are USD 200 per module, payable at registration for each module. Each module is charged separately and is payable before the start of the module.
Participants have to pay for their accommodation and transport to attend the 1 week face to face trainings.
At this point in time scholarships are not available for this programme


This programme is open to individuals with a background in engineering, computer science and IT, business management, human resource management, law or related area.


Registration for the programme is open in the ITU Academy platform. To register for the first module – OM1 – Click here
Or follow this link: https://academy.itu.int/index.php?option=com_joomdle&view=coursecategoryextended&cat_id=:&course_id=1053:spectrum-management-training-programme-om1&Itemid=478&lang=en