Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP)

The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) invites applications for the Spectrum management training programme (SMTP), developed as a modularized programme by ITU. The programme is being offered by AFRALTI in partnership with ITU.


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. Participants will be required to carry out scheduled exercises and actively participate in the various discussion fora as part of the assessment. At the end of the first 4 modules, participants will be required to attend a face-to-face training at AFRALTI for the award of a basic level certificate. The same methodology 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
Obligatory Modules

OM1 – Legal basis and regulatory framework of spectrum management

OM2 – Spectrum engineering fundamentals

OM3 – Wireless telecommunications technologies

Elective 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




Advanced Level Certificate
Obligatory Modules

OM4 – Economic market tools for spectrum management

OM5 – Strategic Planning and Policies for Wireless Innovation

Elective 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


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, the candidate will be required to attend a one week training at AFRALTI before being 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, the candidate will be required to attend a one week face-to-face training before being awarded an ITU advanced level certificate.


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.


Basic Level CertificateAdvanced Level Certificate
OM1: Legal Basis and Regulatory Framework of Spectrum Management, 4 WeeksOM4: Economic and Market Tools of Spectrum Management, 4 Weeks
OM2: Spectrum Engineering Fundamentals, 4 WeeksOM5: Strategic Planning and Policies for Wireless Innovation, 4 Weeks
OM3: Wireless Telecommunications Technologies, 4 WeeksElective Module 2, 30 May - 24 June 2022
Tuition Fee USD 800Tuition fee USD 800
Practical and Entry Evaluation (face-to-face) for the award of SMTP Basic Level Certificate by ITU Academy from 14-18 Feb 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya at a cost of USD 350 (Tuition fee only). Candidates who will pass the Entry Evaluation will be allowed to continue with Advanced Level Certificate.Practical and Final Evaluation will be conducted face-to-face from 22- 26 Aug 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya at a cost of USD 350 (Tuition fee only). Candidates who will pass the Final Evaluation will be awarded the “Advanced Level Certificate” by ITU Academy.
NB. A candidate who passes each module will be awarded ITU Academy Certificate. Tuition fee for the entire ITU SMTP is USD 2,300