Telecommunications Policy & Standards

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Course Code: 
MCN 8102
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

Policy and regulation within telecommunications must address a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. Exponentially developing technologies that spawn new services and applications, cou- pled with regulatory reform, changing legal frameworks and the emergence of new markets, have given rise to increased demands for training and skills development. Further, the impact of conver- gence and globalization has intensified the ongoing challenge to people in these sectors to remain informed of local developments and international trends and practices. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the key issues, developments  and trends within the telecommunications sector. The course will cover Introduction to Telecommunications and ICT Standards and Regula- tion.  Stake holders & echo system in communications Technology & Services.  Spectrum, Price & QoS regulation in Communications Networks. Enabling policies for Sustainable Communications and Information Technology services.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, successful participants will be able to1) Demonstrate an understanding of the basic trends in telecommunications reform; their drivers and their implications domestically and internationally;2) Demonstrate an understanding of how policy is made, and the roles and functions of different actors in its implementation;  

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