Course Duration


Course Objectives

Being an ever increasing importance for telecom industry, regulators, vendors, oil / gas industry as well as defense forces, radio spectrum is a vital input into the delivery of many public, safety-of-life and governmental services. It enables vital wireless communications services used by the federal government, businesses and consumers.

Telecontran’s 3-day Workshop on Radio Frequency Planning and Spectrum Management is designed to cover fundamentals of wireless communications and services, explaining in detail what RF spectrum management is, why it is important, which are the authorities regulating the use of spectrum, and how is it managed and enforced at the international, regional and national levels. It also offers insights to the engineering, regulatory, economic, legal, management policy-making aspects involved as well as technological and regulatory changes that affect spectrum management.

After successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Skech the impact of the latest technologies and services on spectrum management as well as how the spectrum management framework works and how to efficiently implement it.
  • Understand the appropriate principles and policies of an effective radio frequency spectrum management program.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select the appropriate management techniques to establish and operate radio frequency assignment and associated planning processes.
  • Review overall regulatory plans for new or expanded radio services, as well as potential improvements in existing regulatory processes.
  • Identify the main approaches to spectrum allocation and apply spectrum monitoring and enforcement principles.

Target Audience

This course is specially designed for Radio Network Planners, Project Managers, RF Engineers & Technicians and frequency spectrum and policy makers from Regulators, in a word, anyone working with radio communications with a need to know about regulations for the utilization of the radio spectrum and methods for analysis, planning and coordination of radio systems in order to achieve required performance within the system without interfering with other radio systems.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Telecom Industry and RF Spectrum
  • Telecom evolution and trends
  • What is Frequency spectrum
  • Global and National Spectrum Plan
  • How spectrum is allocated to different services
  • The industry’s goals for the 5G era
  • Scarcity of the RF Spectrum
Spectrum Management Framework and Goal
  • Management Framework Establishment
  • Legal Framework
  • National Legislation
  • Regulatory Framework and Predictability
  • Organizational Framework
  • International Regulations and Standards
  • Spectrum Management Agency Functions
Spectrum Planning and Allocation
  • Significance of Spectrum planning
  • Spectrum Planning processes
  • Planning implementation - Short Term, Long Term and Strategic
  • Technical aspects on spectrum planning process
  • Improving the spectrum management planning system
  • Spectrum Allocation - Administrative and Market-based approaches
  • Frequency Allocation Table

Course Curriculum

Radio Frequency Planning
  • Radio Frequency Bands
  • Scarcity of the RF Spectrum
  • New Frequency Spectrums Bands
  • Selecting Frequency
  • National Frequency Coordination
  • International Registration
  • Terrestrial Broadcasting Delivery
  • Land Mobile and the Cellular Service
  • Fixed Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint
  • Satellite Communications
  • Latest advances in mobile broadband brought by UMTS, HSDPA, LTE, LTE-A, LTE_A Pro and 5G
  • GSM bands
  • UMTS bands within the 1900/2100 MHz
  • LTE 700/1900/2100/2400
  • 5G GHz bands
  • Spectrum for IoT
  • Spectrum for Backhaul
RF Engineering and the Link Budget
  • RF Characteristics: Modulation and Multiple Access
  • Transmitters: Power and Unwanted Emissions
  • Receivers: Concept, Selectivity, Noise and Sensitivity
  • Antennas: Fundamental Parameters
  • RF Propagation
  • Link Budget
  • Radio Frequency Interference and Spectrum Sharing

Course Curriculum

Spectrum Licensing and Policy Considerations
  • Licensing regimes that impact mobile access
  • Licensing Requirement
  • Processes used for licensing spectrum
  • Technology neutrality and spectrum refarming
  • Licence Renewal
  • Infrastructure Sharing
  • Approaches to spectrum assignment
Spectrum Pricing
  • Incentive Spectrum Fees
  • Methods and Strategies
  • Policy mistakes associated with spectrum prices
Spectrum Monitoring
  • Monitoring goals and how monitoring is carried out
  • Radio frequency cross-border coordination
  • Monitoring to assist spectrum management functions
  • Tasks of radio monitoring and radio inspection services
  • Monitoring Tools and Techniques
  • Monitoring stations and facilities
Limitations to Radio Frequency Exposure
  • Human Hazards
  • RF Health Risks
  • RF Exposure and Thermal Damage
  • Quantified RF Hazards from Fixed Transmitters
  • RF Hazards Limits and Their Impact on Mobile Network Planning
  • Policies and Mitigation Techniques to Reduce Human ExposureTechnology neutrality and spectrum refarming
  • Licence Renewal
  • Infrastructure Sharing
  • Approaches to spectrum assignment

Public Schedule

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