2024 Fall Course Offerings

The USTTI is pleased to announce a comprehensive range of in-person training programs. These programs are designed to cater to individuals’ varying needs and areas of interest. Please take the time to review the detailed list of our upcoming course offerings provided below. We encourage you to carefully consider which program(s) align best with your professional development goals.

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USTTI 5G and Emerging Technologies Training
September 9-20
Washington, DC; San Diego, CA and Santa Clara, CA

Course description
This course will cover 5G, the Internet of Things, standards-based Long-Term Evolution (LTE), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), and Satellite Connectivity This course will also show you how innovating technology for good makes life better, whether through connecting people in new ways, building technologies for industries in transformation, or creating a more inclusive society.

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with practical applications of 5G, explore innovative IoT services and policies that foster the accelerated deployment of services, and study the benefits of appropriate regulatory simplification.  This hands-on approach will empower participants to apply the knowledge gained in real-world scenarios, enhancing their capabilities as regulators. The course will also cover the latest developments on the aspects of the mobile broadband ecosystem, a high-level overview of 3GPP-based technologies, 5G, 6G, industry forecasts, Internet of Everything, frequency bands, and spectrum licensing innovations, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

The training will also introduce NGSO and LEO satellites (compared to better-known GSOs); LEO use cases, notably for as-yet-unconnected populations; LEO broadband as a solution for universal service, closing the digital divide, and social inclusion.

Focus: Regulators with a technical/engineering background

Practical Applications of Spectrum Monitoring and Management
September 9 – 13 
Fremont, California

Course description
The course focuses on ITU-compliant spectrum monitoring and management techniques and the modern-day challenges associated with both. The course employs classroom and hands-on activities to provide students with an overview of spectrum management and a practical review of monitoring techniques and their interaction. Classroom time is used to instruct in the system components, operational principles of a monitoring station (fixed, mobile, transportable, and portable), principles of signal measurements, radio direction finding, and signal identification and recording. The hands-on portion of the course will demonstrate real-time application of the principles taught in the classroom, including mission planning, operational set-up, running missions, and data analysis and management.

TCI’s longstanding commitment to spectrum monitoring includes advancing the state of technology and enhancing the user’s expertise. This year’s seminar offers an unusual opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and technical insights from an exceptionally accomplished team of spectrum professionals.

Learning Objectives
To learn practical implementation of spectrum management, spectrum monitoring, radio direction finding, and signal measurement techniques as they relate to the international standards of the ITU and today’s signal environment.

This includes:

  • radio direction finding,
  • TDOA and Hybrid Geolocation signal monitoring, identification, and correlation to the frequency management database
  • spectrum occupancy observations and analysis as part of the frequency management function
  • transmitter measurements as required to ensure compliance to the radio regulations
  • monitoring of 5G and wireless technology
  • management and monitoring trends, big data management and AI techniques for signal recognition and classification
  • interference detection

Managerial and high-level technical, with emphasis on hands-on demonstrations.

Radio Frequency Spectrum Management
September 17-27
Washington, DC

Course Description:
Developing and managing a national radio frequency spectrum management agency requires highly trained staff to meet the daily as well as long-range spectrum requirements for the implementation of new systems and technologies. This course addresses the various elements required to plan, organize, manage, and control an effective spectrum management agency with the developing nation in mind. Participants will be introduced to spectrum management principles, national spectrum planning and policy, engineering analysis, and computer-aided techniques. Participants will contribute to the class by sharing best practices and lessons learned through presentations on their respective spectrum management agencies. In addition, the course will discuss the technological and regulatory changes that have taken place worldwide over the past few years. The course generally covers these processes in detail, including sections on international and domestic legal and regulatory foundations, and typical bilateral and multilateral agreements. Frequency assignment methods and new marketplace forces such as auctions and spectrum fees and charges are presented. The course addresses national spectrum management architectures, strategic spectrum planning, frequency assignment and licensing, and spectrum monitoring, measuring, and enforcement. Specific modeling techniques appropriate for spectrum management will be covered. Sessions include engineering analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, spectrum measurements, monitoring, and technical standards. Computerized and automated spectrum management processes are discussed. Special attention is given to radio services of greatest interest, including land mobile and satellite communications. Visits to wireless service providers will be included. The course is sponsored by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the President’s principal adviser on telecommunications matters, and manager of the federal government’s use of the spectrum. Presenters represent NTIA, other U. S. government agencies, international organizations, and the private sector.

Participant Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to: (1)understand the appropriate principles and policies of an effective radiofrequency spectrum management program; (2) identify, evaluate, and select the appropriate management techniques to establish and operate radio frequency assignment and associated planning processes;(3) recognize, assess, and select appropriate technical support programs for engineering and electromagnetic compatibility; (4)understand the procedures and elements required to plan, develop, and specify computer hardware and software for a computer-aided national spectrum management system; and (5) initiate or review overall regulatory plans for new or expanded radio services, as well as potential improvements in existing regulatory processes.

Managerial with technical emphasis, such as stakeholder analysis and consensus development, emphasizing policymaking processes in the regional and global environment during technology transitions.

Creating and Enabling Regulatory Environment for ICT Services
USTTI Board Members
October 7 to 11

Course Description
During the weeklong training, USTTI Board Members from Government and Industry will address regulatory best practices, the interaction between communications regulation and technological development, emerging technologies, and bridging the digital divide. Concrete examples of regulations proposed or implemented by different countries will be discussed, with an emphasis on helping regulators define their goals in each of these areas as they seek to design policy approaches suitable for those priorities. Participants will also discuss broader issues surrounding the capabilities and limitations of national laws regarding regulating services while also considering the role of international cooperation and regulatory harmonization.

Participants: Government regulators and policy-makers

AI, 5G and Emerging Technologies Training
October 29 to November 8
Washington, DC; Plano, TX, and Santa Clara, CA

Course description
Artificial Intelligence (AI), its use cases, and its ability to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals are prompting government officials to examine the effectiveness of the regulatory structures, practices, and procedures that will govern this technology. There is a clear need to adopt appropriate policies and best practices to allow countries and their governments to facilitate an ecosystem that spurs maximum use of AI while providing significant opportunities to establish fair, transparent, and market-oriented practices. Unfortunately, regulations that limit competition and restrict AI discourage investment and the chance for AI to transform a society and nation. As such, government officials, policymakers, and leaders worldwide must have a comprehensive understanding of the policies, best practices, and regulatory environments that promote the adoption and use of AI.

The training will provide an overview of artificial intelligence (AI), hardware to software capabilities, and real-world applications across multiple usage scenarios. It covers the emerging policy and regulatory activities guiding the future of AI development and deployment as they interact with concepts of privacy, trustworthiness, and cybersecurity. The course also considers the elements of an integrated policy framework for realizing the potential of AI.

This training sequence will also cover 5G, the Internet of Things, standards-based Long-Term Evolution (LTE), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), and Wi-Fi, along with ways to facilitate mobile broadband deployment and adoption to enable connected societies Participants will experiment with practical applications of AI, 5G, and IoT while studying the policies that foster the accelerated deployment of these services.

Regulators with a technical/engineering background


Questions? Email us at train@ustti.org.