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Graduations

At the conclusion of each course, sponsors typically hold a special ceremony commending graduates on their achievements during training. We hope you enjoy some of our ceremony photos below.

Comcast

USTTI Scholars from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Vietnam conclude a day of hands on spectrum and broadcast training WRC TV-4 a Comcast NBCUniversal Station located in Washington, DC. Comcast NBCUniversal is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Ms. Rebecca Arbogast, Comcast NBCUniversal's Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy. Photo from 2017 training year.

ISOC

USTTI scholars from Albania, Barbados, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Nepal, Tanzania and Tunisia participated in The Internet Society's (ISOC) very popular course "Introduction to the Internet: Sustainable Infrastructure Development - Connectivity, Community, Capacity Building and the Policies that Support Them." The course discusses the realities of deploying Internet exchange points and community wireless projects. Shown front row center in the group photo is Jane Coffin, ISOC's Director of Development Strategy. ISOC has been a USTTI Board member since 2008 and has graduated 230 women and men. Internet Society, President Kathy Brown represents ISOC on the USTTI Board of Directors. Photo from 2016 training year.

Microsoft

USTTI Scholars from Albania, Barbados, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi and Tunisia pose with Amanda Craig, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist for Microsoft. (5th from left) at the conclusion of an intensive training addressing the development of National Cybersecuity Policy. Course discussions addressed the elements of effective strategies and the processes for organizing risk identification, assessments and management. Microsoft is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Paul Mitchell, General Manager for Telecom and Internet Governance. Photo from 2016 training year.

AT&T

In 1983, AT&T served as an inaugural trainer for the USTTI offering "Telecommunications Network Planning, Design and Operations." Over the past 35 years AT&T has maintained their commitment to the USTTI graduating 903 scholars. During 2017, AT&T subject matter experts continued to share their knowledge conducting courses addressing Subsea Cable Construction and Network Disaster Recovery for Senior Policy Makers. Pictured above, USTTI scholars join Jason Olson (back row, center), AT&T Director for International External Affairs, following a day of training discussing the best practices for addressing disruptions to communications networks. AT&T is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Eric Loeb, Senior Vice President for International External and Regulatory Affairs. Photo from 2017 training year.

Verizon

Anastacio Ramos, Director for International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs with Verizon communications poses with ten USTTI scholars during Verizon's "Fostering the Deployment of Broadband Networks and Converged Services" course. Since 2000, Verizon's highly popular training courses have empowered 271 developing country leaders. Verizon is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Jackie Ruff, Verizon's Vice President for International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Photo from 2016 training year.

Ericsson

USTTI Board Member Jared Carlson (2nd from right) Ericsson's Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy, is joined by USTTI Scholars following three days of training at Ericsson's offices in Silicon Valley. On an annual basis Ericsson's "Mobile Broadband: Empowering People, Business and Society" training course attracts hundreds of applications from developing country officials seeking to learn how Mobile Broadband can impact and improve the lives of their citizens. Since 2011, Ericsson has empowered 204 USTTI scholars who have returned home prepared to share their knowledge and become leaders in ensuring the deployment of mobile broadband. Photo from 2017 training year.

Qualcomm

QUALCOMM's, USTTI Board Member Tom Wasilewski (kneeling, center) Vice President for Government Affairs, joins USTTI scholars from Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, The United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vietnam at the conclusion of Qualcomm's one week training course in San Diego, California. In 2017, Qualcomm's tuition-free USTTI training course will address 5G and the Mobile Broadband ecosystem. Photo from 2016 traing year.

Inmarsat

USTTI scholars from Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Georgia, Honduras, Jordan, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, South Sudan, Tunisia and Vietnam participated in Inmarsat's training course Satellite Services and Disaster Response. Since joining the USTTI board in 2009, Inmarsat's training has empowered 279 developing country leaders. Inmarsat is represented on the USTTI Board by Donna Bethea-Murphy, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory, Inmarsat, Inc (second row, second from right). Photo from 2016 training year.

Intelsat

Seventeen USTTI scholars participated in Intelsat's tuition-free training, Satellite Communications Primer, where they gained a better understanding of the technical and regulatory issues associated with satellite communications and services. Since joining USTTI board in 2005, Intelsat has graduated 412 USTTI scholars. Intelsat is actively represented on the USTTI Board by Gonzalo de Dios, Associate General Counsel, Intelsat, Corporation. Photo from 2016 training year.

SPX

Twenty USTTI scholars took a momentary pause for a group photo during USTTI's training at TCI headquarters in Freemont, CA. During the weeklong training program, TCI conducts classroom and hands-on activities to provide scholars with a practical overview of spectrum management and monitoring techniques. For 20 years TCI has been providing tuition free training for USTTI scholars, graduating 241 developing country ICT officials. J.B. Ballard, President, SPX Communication Technologies, parent company of TCI, represents SPX on the USTTI Board of Directors. Photo from 2016 training year.

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