Understanding Modern Spectrum Management 2019
Date: September 16 - 19, 2019
Venue: Harris Manchester College Oxford, UK
Our signature four day course, held in London from 1st-4th April 2019 and at Oxford University from 16th-19th September 2019.

These courses will be running in April and September 2019 and will feature:

  • In-depth analysis of 5G
  • Focus on spectrum sharing
  • A thorough grounding in the radio spectrum and its application
  • Sessions from world experts including Professors Martin Cave and William Webb
  • Learn through practical experience: spectrum orienteering and mock spectrum auctions
  • In depth analysis of the latest economic and policy arguments
  • Upgraded accommodation at Harris Manchester College
  • Social events including a reception and a formal dinner
  • A chance to interact with colleagues from other countries and sectors
  • Comprehensive pack of learning materials

The aim of the course

Spectrum management requires knowledge of an unusually wide range of disciplines: engineering, economics, law, policy and regulation. It is also a field where accepted practices are changing rapidly. The increasing demand for spectrum fostered a growth in market- orientated approaches to spectrum management but the latest approaches lean more towards sharing as the dominant paradigm. This course delivers the essential technical foundations needed to support modern spectrum management while bringing attendees up to speed with the latest thinking in a range of other areas.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at people who either work for regulators or a commercial organisation which needs to understand the principles of spectrum management. The programme is particularly relevant for the following fields: mobile; broadcasting; wireless broadband; electronics manufacturers; and public sector spectrum users such as aviation, maritime, emergency services and military.
The content is well suited to three groups of people:

  • staff wanting a solid grounding in all aspects of spectrum management
  • those experienced in one aspect of spectrum management seeking to broaden their knowledge
  • staff wanting to familiarise themselves with the latest thinking in the field

The benefits of the course

The course is not just an opportunity to learn; it is a unique opportunity to debate the latest thinking with world-renowned experts who helped develop the central principles of modern spectrum management. Further benefits include:

  • A chance to share experiences with colleagues from other countries
  • Comprehensive reading pack included
  • Social events reflecting the unique surroundings
  • Ideal learning environments:
  • Certificate on completion of the course

Feedback from previous courses:

  • "I rank the seminar as one of the best I have ever attended"
  • “I particularly enjoyed the transmitter location exercise”
  • “The course was very well planned with good speakers in a very nice surrounding”
  • "Technical part was superb, in depth but still understandable (even for a lawyer!)"
  • "The course was very interactive and many experiences were shared between students & sages!"
  • "Relaxed atmosphere encouraged discussion"
  • "The discussion on the transition from the command and control approach towards the market driven approach was particularly enriching"
  • "The technical content was very well thought out and pitched at the appropriate level. "
  • "Interesting discussions amongst the delegates, different point of views"

The course organisers

The course is being run by LS telcom and PT Publishing.

PT Publishing produces PolicyTracker, the journal of spectrum management as well as the Spectrum Research Service, business reports and bespoke research.

LS telcom is a worldwide market leader in the provision of strategic and technical consulting; training on technologies, regulation and policy; automated spectrum management and monitoring systems; and planning and optimisation software.


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