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Introduction

This course is a second part of the program, “Spectrum Management” that the ITU Centre of Excellence for the Central and Eastern Europe will offer to the Sub-region from 2005 through to 2006. The course is intended for high level managers in the telecommunications area.

The main goals of the course is to provide to the trainees a knowledge on the National spectrum management practices of using the radio frequency spectrum, distinguishes between national and international spectrum management, on the importance of the efficient utilization of the radio frequency spectrum; on role of the radio frequency spectrum regulation in the establishment of competitive radio communication policy, objectives and strategies; on the Spectrum Engineering practice, on the radio licensing system in National Spectrum Management, on the role of the  international organization and specially ITU in on the Spectrum Management; on the Automated Spectrum Management Systems, on the applications of Spectrum Management in Government, on the Regulatory and Business Organizations and the importance of its efficiency; on the implementation of the international recommendations and resolutions on Spectrum Management. The course content is adapted to the knowledge level of the man part of participants.

Upon completion of this course students are able:

To understand the principle of National spectrum management practices.

To recognize the difference between national and international spectrum management.

To recognize the importance of the Frequency planning and projects of the radio communication systems.

To understand the role of the Spectrum Engineering.

To understand the applications of Spectrum Management in Government, Regulatory and Business Organizations and the importance of its efficient practice.

To understand the basic aspects of the traditional process of Spectrum Management.

To recognize the role of the  international organization and specially ITU in the Spectrum Management.

To understand the implementation of the international publications, databases, recommendations and resolutions on Spectrum Management.

To determine key aspects to be taken into consideration within Automated Spectrum Management Systems.

To recognize the importance of the Radio Monitoring.

To familiarize with the new approach in Spectrum Management.

 

Course modules

Module No. 1.  National and international Spectrum Management.

Module No. 2. Spectrum Engineering practice.

Module No. 3. Radio licensing system in National Spectrum Management.

Module No. 4. Frequency planning and projects of the radio communication systems.

Module No. 5. Automated Spectrum Management Systems.

Module No. 6.  Spectrum Management and Radio Monitoring Systems.

Module No. 7.  New approach in Spectrum Management.

 

Content of the modules

 Module No. 1      National and international Spectrum Management

Distinguish between National and International Spectrum Management.

Main functions of the National Spectrum Management.

Structure of the National Spectrum Management system.

National spectrum regulating agencies.

Spectrum Engineering Branch.

Policies for assignment of frequencies and allocation methods.

Licensing of the radio communication networks.

Radio monitoring system.

Functions of the International Spectrum Management system.

International Spectrum Management agreements.

International Spectrum Management conferences and working groups.

International frequency coordination.

International frequency registration.

 

Module No. 2         Spectrum Engineering Practice.

Implementation of the radio frequency spectrum. Radio waves.

Radio wave Propagation.

Equipment parameters.

Spectrum Engineering tools.

Frequency planning methods.

Data for Radio network calculation.

Interference examination.

Examination of the projects for radio networks.

 

Module No.3       Radio licensing system in National Spectrum Management

Main principles of the radio licensing. Radio spectrum limitation.

Licensing administrations.

Specifications for equipment that requires a license.

License Conditions. Network Licensing. Operator Licensing.

Technical and frequency plans and projects.

Technical procedures.

Methods to grant radio licenses.

Radio licensing software.

Radio licensing databases.

Accounting system in radio licensing.

Control and supervision of the Radio Licenses.

 

Module No. 4 Frequency planning and projects of the radio communication systems.

Spectrum planning process.

 Long term frequency plans - National table of frequency allocations.

 Short term frequency plans.

Using of Digital Terrain Map (DTM) and radio wave propagation data in development of the radio communication projects.

 Project of the radio communication systems

 TV and radio broadcasting systems. Coverage areas.

 Frequency planning of the Digital Television Broadcasting (DTVB or DVB).

RRL networks. Terrain profile optimization.

 

Module No 5          Automated Spectrum Management Systems

Common requirements for Automated SM.

Major components of an automated spectrum management system

Automation support various functions of spectrum management.

Frequency assignments and co-ordination.

International notification to ITU_BR.

Databases of the radio networks.

Software implementation. Examples.

Automation the utilization of the ITU-BR Radio Regulation.

Utilization of the ITU-BR databases.

Digital Terrain Maps (DTM). Precision. Formats. Utilization.

ITU-BDT  Basic Automated Spectrum Management System (BASMS).

Advanced Spectrum Management System (ASMS) and ITU-BDT new SM software.

Case Studies as training tools.

 

Module No. 6         Spectrum Management and Radio Monitoring Systems.

Radio Monitoring and Spectrum Management.

Equipment and principles of the Radio Monitoring.

Parameters to be controlled.

Verification of technical and operational parameters.

Carrier frequency of the transmitters.

The frequency stability of the transmitters.

Spurious emissions and inter-modulation products.

Interference. Resolution of interference.

Collect spectrum usage (occupancy) data.

Computerized Radio Monitoring Systems.

Radio monitoring database.

Creating radio coverage maps. Using GPS in Radio Monitoring

Investigating long term interference and anomalous propagation effects.

Monitoring for compliance with current national rules.

Identification of unauthorised transmitters.

Control of the license conditions and the illegal emissions.

Participation in international monitoring system.

 

Module No. 7. New approach in Spectrum Management.

Efficient utilisation of the radio frequency spectrum.

The Implication of Convergence in Spectrum Management.

Convergence of the radio services.

Hybrid Networks.

Convergence of Digital TV, wireless and mobile communications and the ‘Internet’.

DVB IP recommendations.

Convergence of Digital TV and GSM/UMTS – toward 4xG.

Convergence and DVB network frequency planning strategy.

Convergence and spectrum efficiency.

Dynamic spectrum allocation.

Spectrum allocation on time domain.

Spectrum redeployment.

New approaches in Radio Monitoring.

Preparing for the Future.