USTTI Announces Upcoming FCC Webinars (June 29 and July 1)
In the United States, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent U.S. Government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC is overseen by Congress and is responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications laws and regulations.
In partnership with the USTTI, the FCC will deliver two webinars on June 29 and July 1. These programs will be delivered by senior officials from the Commission. The webinar on June 29 is entitled “Technical Standards in Telecommunications” and will give an overview of the technical standards that support the development of telecommunication technologies. The program on July 1 is entitled “Low Power Devices” and will will discuss the FCC regulatory approach related to “low power” communication devices, and its impact on the recent developments of wireless technologies.
FCC Senior Officials who will instruct these programs include:
Alfonso G. Tarditi
Alfonso G. Tarditi completed his academic education (B.S. and M.S., 1985) and Electrical Engineering Doctorate, 1990) at the University of Genoa, (Genoa, Italy). After a post-doc at UC Berkley (Berkley, CA, USA), he focused his research activity on experimental and computational physics, electromagnetics, and electromagnetic compatibility for the U.S. fusion energy program, NASA, electric power industry, and U.S. Department of Energy laboratories. More recently he joined the Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology (OET), as Chief of the Technical Research Branch at the OET Laboratory in Columbia, Maryland.
George Tannahill is Senior Electronics Engineer, Technical Research Branch (TRB), of the Federal Communications Commission’s Laboratory, located under the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology. His areas of responsibility include: Equipment Authorization, CAB (TCB and Test Firm) accreditation, Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), and FCC’s Equipment Authorization Electronic Filing System (EAS).
James Szeliga has served as the Chief of the Customer Service Branch (for Equipment Authorization activities) of the Federal Communications Commission’s Laboratory Division (Office of Engineering and Technology) for fifteen years. With 35 years of career experience in the telecommunications industry, he has also served as vice president of engineering and general manager supporting and developing air traffic control systems, government microwave digital radio systems, TDM/TDMA radio systems, spread spectrum, and digital subscriber line technologies. Additionally, he worked as Founder and Chief Operating Officer of an entity providing IP Voice, Internet, and video services over fiber networks. Mr. Szeliga holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic Technology and a Master’s degree in Science and Technology.
Like previous courses, participants will have the opportunity to not only listen and digest the information from presenters, but also ask questions in the Q&A section.
All participants are required to register in advance. To do so please follow the links at the bottom of the page. When registering please put your country of origin, the default is United States of America.
Technical Standards in Telecommunications
When: June 29, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PHeT9Uy1RiO7d_hOubXaPA
Description: This webinar will provide a general overview of the technical standards that support the development of telecommunication technologies. After describing the function and scope of the organizations involved in standards development, the presentation will provide details from the perspective of a regulatory agency, with details on specific activities that involve the FCC.
Low Power Devices
When: July 1, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y-5o9v03R-iOg_ggDTzlng
Description: This webinar will discuss the FCC regulatory approach related to “low power” communication devices, and its impact on the recent developments of wireless technologies. Detailed examples on related specific aspects of the FCC certification procedures will be provided. The presentation will also discuss how regulatory and technical issues are connected, due to the need of managing equipment and services coexisting in an increasingly crowded spectrum environment.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar(s).
Like USTTI’s traditional in person training USTTI’s webinars are designed for ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; wireless, satellite, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are employed in the public or private sector of a developing country. While substantial practical experience in a developing country’s communications infrastructure is required for all in person training, registration in USTTI Webinars is open to all developing-country officials. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.