USTTI 2023 September Update

5G, Open RAN, and Emerging Technologies, in Washington DC, San Diego, CA, and Santa Clara, CA from September 6 – 15, 2023

Already in 2023, the USTTI has trained 451 officials from 78 countries in our in-person courses. The USTTI has hosted these tuition-free trainings at corporate, university, and government facilities in Boulder, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Columbia, Maryland, San Diego, California, and Santa Clara, California.

The tuition-free trainings have addressed: 5G, Mobile Broadband and Wireless Technologies, 5G and Developing National Spectrum Roadmaps, Developing a Multi-Site Digital Health Network, Cybersecurity and Internet Policy Training, Bridging the Gender Digital Divide, Open RAN, 5G and Secure Networks Training, Introduction to Radio Spectrum Monitoring and Measuring, Practical Applications of Spectrum Management and Spectrum Monitoring, Satellite Communications, Emergency Communications, Regulatory Best Practices, 5G, Emerging Technologies and Network Security, Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies, and Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment.

Taught by experts from industry, government, civil society, and academia, the courses sought to share best practices and lessons learned. Special thanks to USTTI Board Member companies; Amazon, AST-Space Mobile, AT&T, Comcast, Ericsson, the Federal Communications Commission, Google, GSMA, ICANN, Intel Corporation, ISOC, Microsoft, Millicom, Nokia, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, QUALCOMM, SPX Corporation, T-Mobile, Verizon Communications, and Walt Disney. Additional thanks are extended to our program sponsors from; the University of Arkansas for Medical Services, Duke University, NASA, Packet Clearing House, and the ATLAS Institute at the University of Boulder for their commitment to USTTI programming.

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Pictured above are 21 USTTI Scholars during their participation in the Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment training sponsored by the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado.

During the weeklong program, the officials representing Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, and Vietnam were provided with insights into the nature of ongoing technological changes, regulatory reforms and how they impact the business climate in their countries and globally. The course featured guest lectures by University of Colorado professors and private sector executives with in-depth knowledge and understanding of management, marketing, sustainability, telecommunications regulation, data science, digital transformation, innovation management, and operational decision-making.

Pictured here, the USTTI conducted 5G and Emerging Technology training with Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California. Twenty-two USTTI Scholars from the Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Vietnam took part in the tuition-free training that covered the technologies related to 5G and its deployment, spectrum access, spectrum sharing, infrastructure development, and regulatory best practices.

Pictured above are USTTI scholars during the USTTI’s popular training with Qualcomm that was conducted in San Diego, California, from September 11 to 13. Nineteen officials took part in the program, which addressed the rollout of 5G.  Participants were given the opportunity to discuss emerging technologies and the spectrum required to make them a reality.