Understanding Modern Spectrum Management training course

Location: Central London - hybrid event
Date: 23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024

PolicyTracker's signature spectrum policy overview will be held as a hybrid course in London on 23-27 September 2024. It will also be held as an as an online course with timings designed for Asia and the Middle East on 14-18 October 2024.

Our longest-running spectrum training course started in 2008 and has now been running for 15 years, with over 500 people people attending. It is organised in conjunction with LS telcom.

This year we feature three new trainers:

  • An authority on 6G: Dr Marja Matinmikko-Blue, University of Oulu, Finland
  • The international co-ordination expert: Dr. Mohamed El-Moghazi
  • The spectrum engineering expert: Saul Friedner,LS telecom

This is in addition to our existing experts including Professors Martin Cave and Gerard Pogorel; and Martin Sims of PolicyTracker

Topics include:

  • A thorough grounding in the radio spectrum and its application
  • In-depth analysis of 5G
  • Focus on spectrum sharing
  • In depth analysis of the latest economic and policy arguments
  • 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 spectrum management training course delivers the essential technical foundations needed to support modern approaches while bringing attendees up to speed with the latest thinking in a range of other areas.

Who should participate?

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:

  • Interactive online learning software
  • 15 hours of tutor contact time
  • All live sessions recorded and available for later viewing
  • A chance to share experiences with colleagues from other countries
  • Comprehensive reading pack included
  • 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”


Course Early bird price Standard price Early bird price Standard price
In-person attendance Online attendance
Understanding Modern Spectrum Management £1400 £1600 £1000 £1200
All prices are plus VAT if applicable

Non-UK residents do not have to pay VAT for virtual attendance. VAT at 20% is payable for in-person attendance but employees of foreign governments are exempt.

Booking your place

Please register online for this course and feel free to contact us with queries on the phone or +44 (0)20 7100 2875 or by email.

Class size is limited to enhance the learning experience.

The venue

The hybrid course is being held in a specially designed audio-visual meeting room in Central London.

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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