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ANNUAL REPORT AND 2012 COURSE CATALOG

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Palau Palestinian National Authority Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay People’s Republic of China Peru Philippines Poland Qatar Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Samoa Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Sri Lanka St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname Swaziland

CHAIRMAN’S

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I n 2012 the USTTI will celebrate 30 years of tuition-free training for the women and men who are making modern communications a reality throughout the developing world.

To-date, through the relentless volunteer efforts of ICT experts from the US private sector as well as the federal government, the USTTI has graduated 8,554 ICT officials and entrepreneurs from 170 developing countries.

Each year, hundreds of the USTTI’s volunteer professors make possible the training and mentoring that is so critical to increasing access to modern communications technologies – technologies that are essential to improving the quality of life in developing countries around the world. As we begin our 30th year of aggressive outreach, the industry and government leaders on the USTTI Board have enthusiastically expanded their commitment to the USTTI. In 2012, we will increase our cybersecurity course offerings and our wireless communications courses. We will also introduce a course addressing mobile banking as well as training focused on the transformative role that universal service funds can play in deploying modern communications technology for the most hard to reach consumers.

Additionally, we are excited to announce the addition of a new course entitled, “The Rule of Law and Best Practices in Telecommunication Regulation,” sponsored by the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

To make the USTTI’s training available to more women and men in 2012, we have launched USTTI 2.0 – an Internet-based training platform. Working with Florida State College at Jacksonville, the USTTI’s web platform provides developing country officials tuition-free access to the USTTI’s inaugural online course offering “Understanding Cyber Threats and the Need for Cybersecurity.” In addition, USTTI 2.0 will promote increased dialogue between USTTI scholars, alumni and trainers.

I and my fellow members of the USTTI Board of Directors sincerely thank all the women and men throughout the United States who continue to make the USTTI a robust source of empowerment for our colleagues throughout the developing world. We also applaud the enlightened efforts of our 8,554 graduates working in 170 developing countries to make modern communications accessible to their fellow countrymen.

modern communications accessible to their fellow countrymen. Chairman, USTTI Stephen Mncube (seated, center), Chairman of

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accessible to their fellow countrymen. Chairman, USTTI Stephen Mncube (seated, center), Chairman of the Independent

Stephen Mncube (seated, center), Chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), visited the USTTI along with 10 ICASA commissioners and key staff for an executive visit in May 2011. As ICASA planned for South Africa’s first-ever spectrum auction, Chairman Mncube and the ICASA delegation met with government and industry leaders to discuss best practices and policies for a successful auction. Over the course of four intensive days in Washington, Chairman Mncube and the ICASA delegation consulted with top ICT experts from AT&T; the Boeing Company; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Ericsson; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Inmarsat; Intelsat; Internet Society; the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); QUALCOMM, Incorporated; the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship; the US Department of State; the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA); Verisign; and Verizon.

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U STT I 2012 BO ARD OF DIRECTORS MICHAEL R. GARDNER Chairman, USTTI, The Law Offices

MICHAEL R. GARDNER

Chairman, USTTI, The Law Offices of Michael R. Gardner, P.C.

Chairman, USTTI, The Law Offices of Michael R. Gardner, P.C. KALPAK S. GUDE Associate General Counsel

KALPAK S. GUDE

Associate General Counsel Intelsat

P.C. KALPAK S. GUDE Associate General Counsel Intelsat MARIE THÉRÈSE ROYCE, MBA Senior Director International

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Senior Director International Affairs Americas Public Affairs Alcatel-Lucent

International Affairs Americas Public Affairs Alcatel-Lucent GHASSAN ABDO Worldwide Segment Executive, Communications

GHASSAN ABDO

Worldwide Segment Executive, Communications Service Providers, The Hewlett-Packard Company

Service Providers, The Hewlett-Packard Company BRUCE GUSTAFSON Head of Government and Industry Affairs

BRUCE GUSTAFSON

Head of Government and Industry Affairs Region North America Ericsson, Inc

and Industry Affairs Region North America Ericsson, Inc JACQUELYNN RUFF Vice President International Public Policy

JACQUELYNN RUFF

Vice President International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Verizon Communications

Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Verizon Communications MARK CLEVERLEY Director, Public Safety Solutions IBM Global

MARK CLEVERLEY

Director, Public Safety Solutions IBM Global Government Industry

Public Safety Solutions IBM Global Government Industry ERIC H. LOEB Vice President International External Affairs

ERIC H. LOEB

Vice President International External Affairs Team AT&T

Vice President International External Affairs Team AT&T HONORABLE HARRISON H. SCHMITT, PhD Aerospace Consultant and

HONORABLE HARRISON H. SCHMITT, PhD

Aerospace Consultant and Director Former Chair, NASA Advisory Council Former United States Senator

Chair, NASA Advisory Council Former United States Senator AMBASSADOR PHILIP L. VERVEER Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Chair, NASA Advisory Council Former United States Senator AMBASSADOR PHILIP L. VERVEER Deputy Assistant Secretary of

AMBASSADOR PHILIP L. VERVEER

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

TOM WASILEWSKI

Senior Director for Government Affairs Qualcomm Incorporated

Senior Director for Government Affairs Qualcomm Incorporated DIANE CORNELL Vice President for Government Affairs,

DIANE CORNELL

Vice President for Government Affairs, Inmarsat, Inc.

Vice President for Government Affairs, Inmarsat, Inc. DR. ROBERT PEPPER Vice President Global Technology Policy

DR. ROBERT PEPPER

Vice President Global Technology Policy Cisco Systems, Inc.

Vice President Global Technology Policy Cisco Systems, Inc. LYNN ST.AMOUR President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC)

LYNN ST.AMOUR

President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC)

Inc. LYNN ST.AMOUR President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC) RICHARD WHITT Director/Managing Counsel, Telecom and Media

RICHARD WHITT

Director/Managing Counsel, Telecom and Media Policy Google Inc.

Counsel, Telecom and Media Policy Google Inc. JULIUS GENACHOWSKI Chairman, Federal Communications

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Chairman, Federal

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Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) PETER PITSCH Executive Director, Communications Policy

PETER PITSCH

Executive Director, Communications Policy Associate General Counsel Intel Corporation

Policy Associate General Counsel Intel Corporation LAWRENCE E. STRICKLING Assistant Secretary for

LAWRENCE E. STRICKLING

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information U.S. Department of Commerce

Communications and Information U.S. Department of Commerce REBECCA ARBOGAST Vice President Global Public Policy Comcast

REBECCA ARBOGAST

Vice President Global Public Policy Comcast Corporation

Vice President Global Public Policy Comcast Corporation PRAVEEN GOYAL Senior Director, Corporate and Government

PRAVEEN GOYAL

Senior Director, Corporate and Government Relations Research In Motion (RIM)

Corporate and Government Relations Research In Motion (RIM) MICHAEL REGAN Executive Vice President Government Relations

MICHAEL REGAN

Executive Vice President Government Relations News Corporation

Vice President Government Relations News Corporation SHANE TEWS Vice President Global Public Policy &

SHANE TEWS

Vice President Global Public Policy & Government Relations Verisign, Inc.

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BACKGROUND

In preparation for the Nairobi ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 1982, Ambassador Michael Gardner asked leaders of major, often competing, U.S. ICT corporations to join together with senior U.S. government officials to provide diverse tuition-free training for qualified communications professionals, regulators, and entrepreneurs from the developing world. The affirmative response was overwhelming and as a result the USTTI was launched at the Nairobi ITU conference as a public-private, non-profit partnership dedicated to aggressively sharing ICT knowledge with women and men dedicated to making modern communications a reality throughout the developing world.

Among those joining Ambassador Gardner as founding members of the USTTI Board were: William McGowan, founder of MCI Communications; Dr. Joseph Charyk, Chairman of the Board and first President of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT); Charles Wick, the Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) during the 1980s; Dick Nichols, Vice- President of AT&T International; and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, former United States Senator from New Mexico and the twelfth man to walk on the moon.

USTTI TODAY

Since offering its initial 13 tuition-free courses in 1983, the USTTI has expanded its curriculum to provide 80 diverse courses in 2012. The model for USTTI’s continued and effective program is simple:

for USTTI’s continued and effective program is simple: USTTI Scholars from Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, Ghana,

USTTI Scholars from Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, Ghana, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia take a momentary pause from training at AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, NJ. During this intensive two day session participants discussed and interacted with AT&T’s cyber security experts while also examining real time examples of network attacks. AT&T is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Eric Loeb, Vice President, International External and Regulatory Affairs.

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each year hundreds of ICT experts from industry and government provide intensive tuition-free training to women and men who are involved, typically at senior levels, in their developing country’s ICT infrastructure. The USTTI’s training takes place at industry and government facilities throughout the United States where these ICT experts volunteer their time and high tech facilities. This efficient volunteer approach allows the USTTI to conduct its 80-course curriculum with a lean six-person staff working out of the USTTI’s office in Washington, DC.

The USTTI Board of Directors reflects the dynamic public-private partnership that remains a core principle of the USTTI’s approach to training. Corporate Board members of the USTTI are: Ghassan Abdo, The Hewlett-Packard Company; Rebecca Arbogast, Comcast Corporation; Mark Cleverley, IBM; Diane Cornell, Inmarsat, Inc; Kalpak Gude, Intelsat; Marie Thérèse Royce, Alcatel-Lucent; Eric Loeb, AT&T; Tom Wasilewski, QUALCOMM Incorporated; Dr. Robert Pepper, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Bruce Gustafson, Ericsson; Rick Whitt, Google; Peter Pitsch, Intel Corporation; Michael Regan, News Corporation; Praveen Goyal, Research in Motion; Jacquelynn Ruff, Verizon; Lynn St.Amour, Internet Society (ISOC) and Shane Tews, Verisign, Inc. USTTI Board Member companies provide tuition free training at their corporate facilities, finance the general overhead costs of the USTTI, and designate a senior executive to serve on USTTI’s Board of Directors.

Senior communications officials from the Federal Government also play a critical role in the success of the USTTI, and are represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by: Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA); and Ambassador Philip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State.

In addition to their membership on the USTTI Board of Directors, U.S. government officials and their departments and agencies provide significant training as well as other in-kind and scholarship support for USTTI participants. USAID is a vital source of travel and subsistence funding for highly qualified USTTI scholars from less- developed countries. Each year, dozens of scholarships are awarded through the invaluable assistance of the women and men working in USAID Missions overseas. The FCC provides vital training through its seven courses each year in spectrum management, spectrum monitoring, and regulatory and privatization issues. The FCC also prints the biennial Participant Handbook, an orientation guide for USTTI trainees. The NTIA offers senior-level spectrum management and ICT policy training courses, and provides an annual grant to help publish the USTTI’s Course Catalog and Annual Report.

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Finally, besides participating in USTTI leadership seminars, the State Department provides valuable support by utilizing its extensive network of officials in developing countries to identify and process candidates for USTTI training. The State Department will also offer a one-day training course during the USTTI’s Cybersecurity sequence.

The United States Congress has recognized the significance of the USTTI’s global training outreach through special amendments to two legislative acts: the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 and the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984. These amendments explicitly authorize support (including use of staff, other appropriate resources, and service on the Board of Directors) of USTTI’s activities by the State Department, USAID, FCC, and NTIA.

“The course was an excellent experience and the best training I ever had. The faculty, the teaching material, information, experiences exchanged and interaction with industry experts were exceptionally outstanding.”

Malahat Obaid, Pakistan

USTTI TRAINING

To ensure a dynamic learning experience for all USTTI scholars, the Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the relevance of the USTTI’s diverse cutting-edge curriculum. Instead of operating a costly training center, USTTI offers the vast majority of its tuition-free training in corporate and federal training facilities, laboratories, and television broadcast stations that are volunteered by our sponsors across the United States. As a result, the same facilities used for corporate and government in-house training also effectively serve as classrooms for USTTI scholars.

Throughout the past twenty-nine years, the USTTI has offered a total of 1,795 diverse training courses and graduated 8,554 women and men who are the key IT-communications regulators, managers, and service providers in 170 developing countries. As the USTTI enters its 30th year of training, the increased popularity and need for the USTTI’s tuition-free training is reinforced by the fact that in 2011, the USTTI’s 84-course curriculum attracted 11,104 applications for the 927 available training slots, a 12:1 ratio of qualified applicants for each USTTI training slot.

The USTTI has also expanded its curriculum to include web-based training through USTTI 2.0, which allows women and men to benefit from a USTTI experience, even if they are unable to travel to

the United States for training. This web-based training experience is available through the USTTI website http://ustti.org, where participants can create USTTI 2.0 accounts and access interactive web-based learning solutions. USTTI 2.0 is available tuition-free but with a minor administrative fee consistent with US-based training.

Individuals interested in USTTI 2.0’s web-based training do not need to submit applications but must simply visit the USTTI website http:// ustti.org to create a USTTI 2.0 account and access USTTI’s online training.

USTTI ORIENTATION

For USTTI scholars, the free exchange of ideas and experiences with professionals from the United States and around the world is critical to maximizing the benefits of USTTI training. This exchange of information begins prior to each training course, with an important orientation session hosted by the USTTI staff in Washington, DC.

USTTI orientations are mandatory and typically held on the last business day prior to the first day of training. During these one- day orientation sessions, USTTI scholars familiarize themselves with topics that may be addressed in training, receive introductory materials, and acquaint themselves with fellow participants. In addition, USTTI orientation sessions often include discussions about communications policy in the U.S. led by government officials, academics, and policy experts from the business or legal community. Importantly, these meetings provide an excellent forum for the exchange of professional, cultural and technical information that is critical for the fulfillment of training objectives.

Orientations also provide the USTTI staff an opportunity to brief scholars on a variety of subjects, including the history and layout of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Weekends are flexible to allow trainees to explore Washington or use the day to travel to alternate training cities when necessary.

GRADUATION and DEPARTURE

Most USTTI training sponsors conduct a graduation ceremony at the conclusion of each US-based program, where certificates are awarded to USTTI scholars in recognition of their successful completion of training. At the conclusion of most courses, an oral and written evaluation of the course is typically administered. These evaluations are a reliable means for USTTI graduates to identify additional training needs and ensure that the USTTI curriculum continues to respond to the emerging technology and policy priorities of officials and entrepreneurs throughout the developing world. In accordance with the Conditions of Participation form signed at orientation, all USTTI graduates whose travel is subsidized by USTTI grants must return to their home countries in the days immediately following graduation.

APPLICANT

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; broadcasters, and satellite, wireless, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are proficient in English and employed in the public or private sector of a developing country are encouraged to apply for USTTI training. While substantial practical experience in a country’s communications infrastructure is required for all training, a post-secondary education and/or university degree in telecommunications, broadcasting, management, engineering, or electronics is also beneficial. Educational background, professional experience, achievements, and current job responsibilities must be clearly described in the “Current Position and Work Experience” section of USTTI’s Application for Training. Additionally, candidates should focus on the “Applicant Training Goals” section of the application, as this section is critically reviewed by our course sponsors.

HOW TO APPLY

Those interested in applying for US-based training should do so via the USTTI web site, http://ustti.org. Applying online guarantees the quickest processing time. Another option is to fax or mail the application form found at the rear of the USTTI catalog. PLEASE NOTE: Due to lengthy visa requirements, USTTI urges applicants to submit applications at least sixteen weeks before the beginning of their first desired course. Applications received after the sixteen week deadline will still be considered, but are less likely to result in acceptance. Applicants are reminded that their USTTI application must be fully completed and include current office, fax, and mobile phone numbers, at least one valid e-mail address, and contact information for two relatives living in their home country as well as any residing in the United States, if applicable. Incomplete applications may not be considered. For those applying via fax or mail, applications should be typed.

Applicants should carefully review the course descriptions provided in the catalog and apply selectively for only those courses that are most appropriate to their experience, responsibilities and goals. Applicants should take special notice of the available course sequences, which provide an opportunity to maximize the training experience by attending several consecutive courses.

SELECTION PROCESS

The acceptance procedure for US-based courses is a collaborative effort between the USTTI and its training partners, with the final acceptance decisions made by course sponsors. Sponsors review each application and select only the most qualified candidates. Selection criteria include: professional qualifications, suitability for the course, thoroughness in completing the application, and most importantly, goals for participating in USTTI training. Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their “Applicant Training Goals” essay how their participation would benefit their company

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or organization, what leadership role they might assume upon completion of training, and how they envision implementing the training upon returning home.

If accepted for training, applicants will be notified by the USTTI via

an official e-mail and/or fax at least 12 weeks prior to the start of

training. Applicants may be accepted to one or all of the courses to which they apply, depending upon the number of training slots

available, applicant qualifications, and course focus. Participation in USTTI training is not guaranteed until accepted applicants confirm their attendance and their funding source via e-mail or fax, secure

a U.S. entry visa (if necessary), and provide their purchased travel itinerary to the appropriate Curriculum Coordinator.

FUNDING PROCESS

Applicants should seek funding from their employers for their international and domestic U.S. travel and for their living expenses during USTTI training. If employer funding is unavailable, or only partially available, applicants are encouraged to secure sponsorship from international organizations that recognize the importance of USTTI training, such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Organization of American States (OAS-CITEL). The USTTI will attempt to help qualified applicants for whom no other funding sources for travel and subsistence are available. However, USTTI funding is limited and therefore not guaranteed, and applicants are much more likely to attend training if they secure all or part of their travel and living expenses.

they secure all or part of their travel and living expenses. Verisign’s Matt Larson (far left)

Verisign’s Matt Larson (far left) joins USTTI scholars from Afghanistan, Bulgaria, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Moldova, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia at the conclusion of their course “DNS and the Domain Name Industry.” Through lecture and discussion Verisign delivers an overview of the DNS infrastructure which they operate while also providing history about the development of the Domain Name System. Ms. Shane Tews, Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Relations, represents Verisign on the USTTI Board of Directors.

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UNITED STATES TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAINING INSTITUTE Eighteen USTTI scholars from ten developing countries pause for a

Eighteen USTTI scholars from ten developing countries pause for a picture at Intelsat’s Global Operations Center in Ellenwood, GA. During their two days of training the participants were provided with an in depth overview of the technical and regulatory fundamentals of satellite communications and services. Pictured with the scholars are Intelsat’s Gonzalo de Dios, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Assistant General Counsel, and Annette Purves, Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist. Intelsat is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Kalpak Gude, Associate General Counsel.

PARTICIPANT EXPENSES

The recommended subsistence rate for housing, meals and miscellaneous expenses for participants attending US-based USTTI training is approximately US$135.00 per day, although this amount may be greater or less at certain training locations due to varying hotel costs. This rate covers only the cost of meals and a shared hotel room in USTTI-designated hotels. This figure does not cover single occupancy rooms or personal expenses such as hotel services and souvenirs.

VISA INFORMATION

Due to significant changes in U.S. visa regulations, USTTI urges all applicants to consult the U.S. Embassy website in your home country (a complete list of U.S. Embassies and Consulates can be found at http://www.usembassy.gov/) or contact the U.S. Consulate directly to determine specific application requirements, fees, interview procedures, and deadlines before applying. It can take up to four (4) months in some countries to secure a visa appointment. Therefore, we recommend applicants begin the visa process immediately after submitting course applications to USTTI to ensure sufficient time for filing necessary documents. It is essential that all USTTI applicants possess passports that will be valid for at least six (6) months after the conclusion of training; otherwise the U.S. Embassy has been instructed not to issue an entry Visa.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

In order to avoid confusion and disruption during USTTI orientation and training, USTTI scholars must send a copy of their final air travel itinerary for ALL required travel to their USTTI Curriculum

Coordinator before arriving in the U.S.

all international and U.S. domestic airline reservations be made in accordance with the dates provided in USTTI acceptance information. Last-minute ticket purchases and itinerary changes are expensive and may not be possible. Moreover, the USTTI cannot finalize participant hotel arrangements until receiving your final flight itinerary.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

It is also necessary that

Have you reviewed the course sequence information?

Is your passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of the last training course to which you applied?

Have you consulted the web site of the U.S. Consulate in your country to determine U.S. entry visa requirements and procedures?

Have you visited the USTTI web site http://ustti.org to review the online application procedures?

Is your application complete, including valid e-mail addresses, office and mobile phone numbers, passport details, supervisor contact information, and contact information for relatives in your country as well as the U.S.?

“The knowledge acquired, the contacts and friends made and the participation as such have been of invaluable impact. The cultural and the each-country experiences on the telecom sector have helped me to better understand the situations in our own countries.”

Alejandro J. Zúñiga Poveda, Costa Rica

USTTI POLICIES FOR PARTICIPANTS

Participants in USTTI training must adhere to the USTTI’s policies, which cannot be waived without written authorization from a professional member of the USTTI staff. The most important requirements are:

USTTI Scholars must attend orientation in Washington, DC, even if the participant is a former USTTI graduate.

USTTI Scholars must stay in the hotels designated by the USTTI. There are no exceptions.

Spouses and/or family members may not accompany USTTI Scholars during training.

USTTI POLICIES FOR PARTICIPANTS (CONTINUED)

USTTI Scholars must be prepared to pay their hotel room charge in full at time of check-in. All incidental expenses, such as telephone calls, movies, or room service, are the sole responsibility of each individual USTTI Scholar, regardless of any sponsorship.

Since USTTI training is offered only in English, participants must have a functional proficiency in English.

USTTI Scholars must attend all classes unless excused by the training staff for health or emergency reasons.

During orientation, each USTTI Scholar must pay an insurance and administrative fee of US$150 for the first course/week of training and US$75 for each additional course/week of training. This fee is mandatory since the USTTI is required to insure all USTTI Scholars regardless of a Scholar’s individual coverage under a personal or company insurance policy. This insurance does not cover dental care, eye care, prescriptions, or pre-existing conditions.

To avoid any disruption to the USTTI admission process, applicants for USTTI training may not contact course sponsors regarding acceptance or funding decisions.

Failure to adhere to any of these requirements will result in a participant’s immediate dismissal from training.

In addition to the previously listed requirements, USTTI has instituted

a revised attendance policy which will apply to all participants:

For purposes of attendance, the USTTI considers an individual “confirmed” for a particular training course once he or she has submitted the following documentation to a USTTI Curriculum Coordinator:

Valid passport information page

Employer authorization letter

Funding Commitment form signed by the individual or organization providing funding

Valid US entry visa

Final flight itinerary

Once an individual is confirmed for training, failure to attend training without an official employer letter stating the professional crisis preventing participation will result in the following penalties:

The confirmed individual will be barred from participating in USTTI training for a period of three (3) years.

The individual’s organization will be barred from sending employees for USTTI training for a period of one (1) year.

This revised attendance policy is intended to limit the number of last- minute participant cancellations for training, which unfairly deprive other willing applicants an opportunity to benefit from USTTI training.

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FUNDING

In 2011, the USTTI corporate and government Board members, along with training sponsors from both academia and the ICT and broadcast industries, provided $4.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions to support the USTTI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. These contributions reflect the costs of offering 85 tuition-free training courses in 2011, as well as travel and subsistence funding, educational materials, and a host of other services provided to the USTTI.

The USTTI’s overhead costs - program development expenses, salaries for our small staff, and institutional costs such as rent, utilities, and postage - are paid for by private sector contributions. The USTTI’s 2011 operating budget of $832,357 was tightly controlled so that all revenues raised by the USTTI in excess of overhead costs were used to provide additional travel and subsistence support for promising USTTI Scholars from many of the poorest developing countries.

In addition to funding from the private sector, the USTTI received essential support from the Federal Government in 2011. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided significant funding to the USTTI in 2011 for the travel and subsistence needs of USTTI scholars from the developing world. In addition, 11 Scholars from South Africa received travel and subsistence support through a contract awarded by the U.S. Trade and Development

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Agency (USTDA). Experts from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided a total of eleven courses, as well as in-kind support for the USTTI. Voice of America underwrote a grant that provided funding for ten developing country broadcasters to attend training. The

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) also provided a grant that allowed two additional radio and television broadcasters

to participate in training. International organizations such as the

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Organization

of American States (OAS)/Inter American Telecommunication

Commission (CITEL) also contributed additional in-kind support for

16 USTTI Scholars in 2011.

The USTTI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meeting all requirements for charitable contributions. In 2012, the USTTI will need approximately $1,925,000 in order to provide travel and subsistence of qualified applicants who are unable to support their own participation

in USTTI training. Corporations and organizations wishing to support

the USTTI should contact Jim O’Connor and Mike Beirne at 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20036-4131, USA. Telephone: +1-202-785-7373, Fax: +1-202-785-1930, E-mail:

joconnor@ustti.org or mbeirne@ustti.org.

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Washington, DC

12-101

USTTI Spectrum Summit

Apr 5

Apr 6

USTTI

Washington, DC

12-102

Spectrum Management in the Civil Sector

Apr 5

Apr 9 - 20

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Comsearch

Washington, DC

12-103

Radio Spectrum Monitoring and Measuring

Apr 23

Apr 23 - 27

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Instruments

Columbia, MD

12-104

Practical Applications of Spectrum Management and Spectrum Monitoring

Apr 27

Apr 30 - May 4

TCI International, Inc. (an SPX Company)

Fremont, CA

Cybersecurity and ICT Policy (Pages 12-17):

 

12-110

ICT Policymaking in a Global Environment

Apr 20

Apr 23

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Washington, DC

12-111

Introduction to the Internet Global Collaborative Development

Apr 23

Apr 24

Internet Society

Washington, DC

12-112

CERTs and Cybersecurity Coordination

Apr 24

Apr 25

Packet Clearing House

Washington, DC

12-113

Country Code Top Level Domain Administration and Operations

Apr 24

Apr 25

Packet Clearing House

Washington, DC

12-114

DNS and the Domain Name Industry

Apr 25

Apr 26

Verisign

Washington, DC

12-115

Cybersecurity and Global Digital Infrastructure Policy

Apr 26

Apr 27

Intel Corporation

Washington, DC

12-116

Issues and Challenges with Cyber Security and Internet Governance

Apr 27

Apr 30

AT&T

Washington, DC

12-117

Security by Design and Cybersecurity

Apr 30

May 1

Alcatel-Lucent

Washington, DC

12-118

Overview of International Cybersecurity Policy

May 1

May 2

US Department of State

Washington, DC

12-119

Online Content Distribution and Protection

May 1

May 2

NewsCorp

Washington, DC

12-120

Cybersecurity Concepts, Mechanisms, Management, Policy and Applications

May 2

May 3

IBM

Washington, DC

Mobile Broadband Sequence I (Pages 22-26):

 

12-130

Communications Infrastructure Economics and Regulation

May 7

May 8

Packet Clearing House

Washington, DC

12-131

Overview of Spectrum Issues and their impact on Wireless Communications

May 7

May 9

John Muleta

Washington, DC

12-132

Best Practices for Universal Service Fund Programs

May 8

May 10

Intel Corporation

Washington, DC

12-133

Fostering the Deployment of Broadband Networks and Converged Services

May 9

May 11

Verizon

Washington, DC

12-134

IMT (3G/4G) Mobile Broadband

May 11

May 14 - 18

QUALCOMM Incorporated

San Diego, CA

12-135

Mobile Broadband: Empowering People, Business and Society

May 18

May 21 - 22

Ericsson

Plano, TX

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Television Broadcasting (Pages 41-42):

 

12-B00

Introduction to Public Television Broadcasting

TBD

TBD

WHUT-TV, Howard University Television

Washington, DC

12-B01

Introduction to the American Cable Television Industry

TBD

TBD

Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Washington, DC

12-B02

Broadcast Production: Shooting, Producing, Editing

TBD

TBD

ZeelTV and Comcast Studio 25

Atlanta, GA and Canton, GA

12-B03

University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

TBD

TBD

WAMU 88.5 FM

 

Washington, DC

12-B04

Introduction to Commercial Television News Production

TBD

TBD

WXII-TV

 

Winston Salem, NC

 

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Radio Spectrum Monitoring (Page 34):

 

12-240

Radio Spectrum Monitoring Techniques and Procedures

Jun 4

Jun 4 - 8

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Agilent Technologies

Columbia, MD

Utility Regulation (Page 42):

 

12-241

30th International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy

Jun 8

Jun 11 - 22

Public Utility Research Center (PURC)

Gainesville, FL

Introduction to Rule of Law (Pages 28-29):

 

12-200

The Rule of Law and Best Practices in Telecommunication Regulation

Jun 8

Jun 11 - 15

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Washington, DC

12-201

Purpose and Impact of European Regulation of Co n

Jun 15

Jun 18 - 19

United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA)

Washington, DC

Radio and Television Broadcast Technology Sequence (Page 27):

 

12-210

University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

Jul 10

Jul 10

WAMU 88.5 FM

 

Washington, DC

12-211

Topics in Radio and TV Studio Design and Operation

Jul 10

Jul 11 - 25

International Broadcasting Bureau and IEEE/Broadcast Technology Society and Voice of America (VOA)

Washington, DC

Management Training Sequence (Pages 19-21):

 

12-220

Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment

Jul 6

Jul 9 - 13

Silicon Flatirons

 

Boulder, CO

12-221

Key Trends in the Evolution of the Public Network: a Managerial Perspective

Jul 13

Jul 16 - 20

The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

Cupertino, CA

12-222

The Wireless Broadband Revolution

Jul 20

Jul 23 - 24

Intel Corporation

 

Santa Clara, CA

12-223

Introduction to the Internet Architecture

TBD

TBD

Cisco Systems Inc.

 

Washington, DC

Broadcast Technology Training Sequence (Page 12):

 

12-230

Broadcast Transmitter Operation and Maintenance

TBD

TBD

Harris Broadcast Communications Division

Quincy, IL

12-231

University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

TBD

TBD

WAMU 88.5 FM

 

Washington, DC

Telecom/IT Policy and Regulation Sequence (Pages 35-40):

 

12-250

Seminar in Competition Policy for Telecommunications

Jul 19

July 20

USTTI in conjunction with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Justice, and the Washington, DC legal community

Washington, DC

 

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Telecom/IT Policy and Regulation Sequence (Pages 35-40):

 

12-251

Regulatory and Privatization Issues in Telecommunications

Jul 19

Jul 23 - 27

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and USTTI Board Member corporations

Washington, DC

12-252

Network Disaster Recovery and IP Network Security for Senior Policy Makers

Jul 27

Jul 30 - 31

AT&T

Washington, DC

12-253

Innovation that Matters: Transforming Government for Developing Nations

Jul 27

Aug 1

The IBM Institute for Electronic Government

Washington, DC

12-254

Best Practices for Universal Service Fund Programs

Jul 28

August 2

Intel Corporation

Washington, DC

12-255

Best Practices for Establishing Mobile Banking Systems

Aug 1

August 3

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Washington, DC and Bedminster, NJ

Mobile Broadband Sequence II (Pages 22-26):

 

12-260

Communications Infrastructure Economics and Regulation

Jul 30

Jul 31

Packet Clearing House

Washington, DC

12-261

Overview of Spectrum Issues and their impact on Wireless Communications

Jul 31

Aug 1

John Muleta

Washington, DC

12-262

Best Practices for Universal Service Fund Programs

Jul 31

Aug 2

Intel Corporation

Washington, DC

12-263

Fostering the Deployment of Broadband Networks and Converged Services

Aug 1

Aug 3

Verizon

Washington, DC

12-264

IMT (3G/4G) Mobile Broadband

Aug 3

Aug 6 - 10

QUALCOMM Incorporated

San Diego, CA

12-265

Mobile Broadband: Empowering People, Business and Society

Aug 10

Aug 13 - 14

Ericsson

Plano, TX

Distance Learning Sequence (Page 17-18):

 

12-270

Satellite and Internet Delivery of Educational Television and Multimedia

Aug 10

Aug 13 - 24

SCOLA (A Foreign Language TV/Web Provider)

McClelland, IA

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Mobile Broadband Sequence III (Pages 22-26):

 

12-300

Overview of Spectrum Issues and their impact on Wireless Communications

Sep 11

Sep 12

John Muleta

Washington, DC

12-301

Internet Regulatory Policy

Sep 12

Sep 13 - 14

Julie Hedlund

Washington, DC

12-302

Policies to Enable Wireless Broadband

Sep 14

Sep 17 - 18

Intel Corporation

Santa Clara, CA

12-303

Communications Infrastructure Economics and Regulation

Sep 17

Sep 19

Packet Clearing House

Washington, DC

Radio Broadcast Sequence (Pages 26-27):

 

12-310

University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

Sep 27

Sep 27

WAMU 88.5 FM

Washington, DC

12-311

Introduction to Public Radio Broadcasting

Sep 27

Sep 28

National Public Radio (NPR)

Washington, DC

12-312

Amateur Radio Administration for Regulators

Sep 28

Oct 1 - 5

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Newington, CT

Satellite Communications Sequence (Pages 29-30):

 

12-320

Satellite-Enabled ICT: Sustainability and the State of the Art

Oct 8

Oct 9

The Global VSAT Forum

Washington, DC

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Course Title

Orientation

 

Training

Sponsor

 

Location

Satellite Communications Sequence (Pages 29-30):

 

12-321

Satellite Services and Disaster Response

Oct 8

Oct 10

Inmarsat

 

Washington, DC

 

12-322

Satellite Communications Primer

Oct 9

Oct 11 - 12

Intelsat Global Service Corporation

 

Ellenwood, GA

 

Spectrum Monitoring Sequence (Pages 34-35):

 

12-330

Radio Spectrum Monitoring Techniques and Procedures

Sep 24

Sep 24 - 28

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Agilent Technologies

 

Columbia, MD

12-331

Laboratory Techniques in Support of Equipment Authorization

Sep 28

Oct 1 - 5

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Tektronix

 

Columbia, MD

12-332

Practical Applications of Spectrum Management and Spectrum Monitoring

Oct 5

Oct 8 - 12

TCI International, Inc. (an SPX Company)

 

Fremont, CA

Telehealth Sequence (Page 40):

 

12-340

Telemedicine and Distance Learning Synopsis

Oct 16

Oct 17-19

University of Virginia Health System, Office of Telemedicine

 

Charlottesville, VA

 

12-341

Telemedicine Review

Oct 15

Oct 16

Howard University and the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library

 

Washington, DC

 

Cybersecurity and ICT Policy (Pages 12-17):

 

12-350

ICT Policymaking in a Global Environment

Sep 24

Sep 25

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

 

Washington, DC

 

12-351

Introduction to the Internet Global Collaborative Development

Sep 25

Sep 26

Internet Society

 

Washington, DC

 

12-352

CERTs and Cybersecurity Coordination

Sep 26

Sep 27

Packet Clearing House

 

Washington, DC

 

12-353

Country Code Top Level Domain Administration and Operations

Sep 26

Sep 27

Packet Clearing House

 

Washington, DC

 

12-354

DNS and the Domain Name Industry

Sep 27

Sep 28

Verisign

 

Washington, DC

 

12-355

Cybersecurity and Global Digital Infrastructure Policy

Sep 28

Oct 1

Intel Corporation

 

Washington, DC

 

12-356

Cybersecurity Concepts, Mechanisms, Management, Policy and Applications

Oct 1

Oct 2

IBM

 

Washington, DC

 

12-357

Online Content Distribution and Protection

Oct 2

Oct 3

NewsCorp

 

Washington, DC

 

12-358

Overview of International Cybersecurity Policy

Oct 2

Oct 3

US Department of State

 

Washington, DC

 

12-359

Security by Design and Cybersecurity

Oct 3

Oct 4

Alcatel-Lucent

 

Washington, DC

 

Emergency Communications Sequence (Pages 18-19):

 

12-360

Disaster Communications Management

Oct 26

Oct 29 - Nov 2

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

 

Washington, DC

 

12-361

Satellite Services and Disaster Response

Nov 2

Nov 5

Inmarsat

 

Washington, DC

 

12-362

Remote Sensing Applications for Disaster Management and Societal Benefits

Nov 2

Nov 6 - 7

NASA

 

Washington, DC

 

12-363

Global Positioning System Applications for Disaster Management

Nov 5

Nov 8

NASA

 

Washington, DC

 
 

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS In 2011, Ericsson expanded their training to include a second session of their

In 2011, Ericsson expanded their training to include a second session of their course, “Mobile Broadband: Empowering Business, People and Society,” at their US headquarters in Plano, TX. Pictured above, 21 participants from Ecuador, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia and Zambia take a break during their intensive two-day course for a photo on Ericsson’s state-of-the-art campus. Mr. Bruce Gustafson, Head of Government and Industry Affairs for the North America region, represents Ericsson on the USTTI Board of Directors.

Broadcast Technology Training Sequence

Harris Broadcast Communications Division Broadcast Transmitter Operation and Maintenance

Course 12-230: TBD

Course Description:

The course will consist of classroom discussions and/or equipment demonstrations of new and recent developments in broadcasting equipment including: (1) Medium Wave Digital Modulation, High Power Digital Modulation (up to and over 1 Megawatt); (2) FM transmission, including frequency agile N+1 Digital Modulation, and high power solid state FM transmitters; (3) quarter wave cavity applications in FM and TV; (4) New High Efficiency IOT based UHF transmitters and RF correction for common amplification; (5) Overview of antennas used for FM and TV; (6) Overview of High Definition Radio (HD Radio) for AM and FM; (7) Low power and high power solid state VHF transmitters for TV; (8) Solid State low and high power UHF TV transmitters; (9) Digital Video Routing technologies to transmitter sites including remote control advances; and (10) Overview of Digital TV and Mobile DTV technologies including special requirements. The above topics will be presented by lecture, demonstration, and hands on participation by the trainees.

Participant Learning Objectives:

(1) To increase working knowledge of the theory, operation and maintenance of broadcast transmitters as presented in this

technical education program; and (2) to develop an understanding of the latest advances in broadcast technology.

This course has been structured primarily for radio and television engineers. Management level personnel who wish to enhance their overall technical understanding of transmitters are also encouraged to apply.

Focus:

Technical with lab exercises for hands-on practice

Location:

Quincy, Illinois

WAMU 88.5 FM University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

Course 12-231: TBD

Course Description:

WAMU 88.5 FM is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, DC area. It is member- supported, professionally staffed, and licensed to American University. Since 1961, WAMU has provided programming to a growing audience that now totals more than 450,000 listeners in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

This visit will consist of a tour of the high-tech WAMU facilities and a

brief introduction to the activities of a major public radio station that

is affiliated with one of Washington, DC’s leading universities.

Participant Learning Objectives:

To become more familiar with the important potential of operating

a radio broadcast facility in conjunction with a university or college.

Focus:

Technical and managerial

Location:

Washington, DC

Cybersecurity and ICT Policy Sequence

AT&T Issues and Challenges with Cyber Security and Internet Governance

Course 12-116: April 30, 2012

Course Description:

This course focus on two key areas that governments and the private sector are actively engaging in from a policy perspective:

Cyber Security and Internet Governance. These topics, which are inter-related, are receiving increasing focus from all governments and the private sector.

“I have attended several trainings in other organizations in the past but USTTI is uniquely outstanding. The USTTI approach is the only way the developing countries can attempt to meet up with the level of technological advancement that is already in the developed world. As far as I am concerned, USTTI remains the best.”

Joseph Ofashi Emeshili, Nigeria

The course will first highlight key issues in cyber security and approaches that address the primary concerns. This segment which will comprise the majority of the Course time, and will include experts who will address the most significant policy challenges and issues now under debate in Cyber, such as: data access and cross border data-flow issues; cloud computing implications; threats and risks to the core Internet and DNS world. The discussion will include approaches to address such risks, and the role of Internet intermediaries in Cyber Security.

The second segment will provide an overview of Internet Governance, and describe the present debates about governance of the global Internet, including the more significant upcoming events and activities where this topic is being debated. The role of Internet governance for development of Internet infrastructure will also be discussed. Information about engagement in various IG activates will be provided.

This course is sponsored, and delivered by AT&T, and includes several expert speakers on cyber security, global policy, and the Internet governance issues. The course recognizes the vast changes in the growth of users and applications that continue, with a growing focus on mobile users. Growth of the Internet has already shifted strongly from US centrality to a more distributed regional structure, with the majority of new Internet users coming from emerging and developing economies, and with increasing amounts of traffic staying entirely within region via mobile networks and IXPs. The increasing role of online applications, and the growth of access and broadband bring with them an increasing concern about how risks and threats to the infrastructure, and to stored online data affect the security, stability, and resiliency of a nation’s reliance on these networks, and what approaches and solutions can both protect the infrastructure, but still promote online growth. The course will include a discussion of policy practices of relevance.

Internet Governance – maintaining an equilibrium among government regulations and private sector solutions. As we move toward WSIS 2015, and the assessment of the outcomes of WSIS, new debates and initiatives by some governments are pushing for increased intergovernmental oversight. This increased debate is beginning to permeate national and intergovernmental discussions.

to permeate national and intergovernmental discussions. 21 officials attending Hewlett- Packard’s (HP) course,

21 officials attending Hewlett- Packard’s (HP) course, “Key Trends in the Evolution of the Public Network: a Managerial Perspective,” pose for a photo during graduation at HP’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA. Since 1993, Ken Myers (second from right), HP’s Planning and Operations Manager for Network and Service providers, has developed HP’s rigorous and comprehensive week of ICT training. Over the past decade and a half, HP’s popular USTTI courses have empowered 356 women and men from 77 countries. Ghassan Abdo, Worldwide Segment Executive for Communication Service Providers, represents HP on the USTTI Board of Directors.

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS One of the highlights during the USTTI’s special spectrum policy seminar for the

One of the highlights during the USTTI’s special spectrum policy seminar for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) was a visit from Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. As the principle advisor to the President of the United States on telecommunications policy, Administrator Strickling provided a vital policy seminar focusing on federal spectrum management for 11 commissioners and officials from South Africa’s regulatory agency. Administrator Strickling represents the NTIA on the USTTI Board of Directors.

Some believe that the private sector through a self-regulatory approach can best devise appropriate rules and controls; others, including some governments are calling for a stronger governmental oversight, which could result in an international agreement governing the Internet overseen by the United Nations, or by an existing UN agency. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) included extensive discussions on this topic.

This segment of the course will include an overview of Internet eco-system players, outlining their respective functions and scope. Organizations to be highlighted regarding their areas of core competency include the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the growth of national and regional IGF initiatives; the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU); Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and related activities underway affecting the Internet and online world; information about engagement with the IGF, ICANN, and the national initiatives will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:

Cyber Security: Increased awareness of the growing challenges in cyber security risks and threats, and an overview of practical tools and approaches to address these challenges. Internet Governance Ecosystem: Increased understanding of the Internet Ecosystem; examination of Internet Governance and its implications for national interests; discussion of policy options to address key current challenges to Internet governance, and how to become more engaged in various IG activities.

Focus:

This course is designed for mid to senior policy representatives from governments or industry.

Location:

Washington, DC

from governments or industry. Location: Washington, DC Alcatel-Lucent Security by Design and Cybersecurity* Course

Alcatel-Lucent Security by Design and Cybersecurity*

Course 12-117: May 1, 2012 Course 12-359: October 4, 2012

Course Description:

*Please visit the USTTI website (http://ustti.org) for Course Description, Learning Objectives, Focus and Location.”

Description, Learning Objectives, Focus and Location.” IBM Cybersecurity Concepts, Mechanisms, Management, Policy

IBM Cybersecurity Concepts, Mechanisms, Management, Policy and Applications

Course 11-120: May 3, 2012 Course 12-356: October 2, 2012

Course Description:

As a global leader in IT security, IBM offers the strategies, capabilities, and technologies necessary to help government agencies and private sector enterprises preemptively protect their cyber landscape from threats and address the complexities and growing costs of security risk management and compliance. Government agencies in particular need to proactively protect their critical applications, data and processes from external and internal threats throughout their entire life cycle. By taking a comprehensive and integrated approach to cyber vulnerability management, agencies can measurably improve operational security, mitigate risks, and reduce costs. Government leaders can set policy and advise their enterprises and citizens on best practices to attain and sustain secure postures. Drawing on a deep understanding of today’s security threats and backed by more than 40 years of leadership in IT security, IBM offers comprehensive solutions to help build complete cybersecurity solutions to help protect critical applications, data and processes throughout their entire life cycle.

Participant Learning Objectives:

This strategy level instruction, targeted for one day’s duration, will help students to consider in an informed way questions of policy and implementation related to cybersecurity in their environments. Topics covered will include:

Cybersecurity Concepts and Mechanisms: Networking, Information Security, Security Threats and Vulnerabilities, Cryptography

Cybersecurity Management: Policy, Practices and Standards

Network Security: Access Control and Intrusion Detection, Data Center Management, Virtual Private Networks, Next Generation Wireless

System and Application Security: Architectures, System Security, Operating System Security

Policy and Regulatory Considerations: Cybersecurity, Cybersafety, Cyberethics

Focus:

Mid-to-senior level policy and Cybersecurity officials from government and industry

Location:

Washington, DC

Intel Corporation Cybersecurity and Global Digital Infrastructure Policy*

Course 12-115: April 27, 2012 Course 12-355: October 1, 2012

12-115: April 27, 2012 Course 12-355: October 1, 2012 Mr. Steve Conte, a dedicated USTTI professor

Mr. Steve Conte, a dedicated USTTI professor (sixth from the left) gathers with USTTI scholars from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia at the conclusion of the Internet Society’s session discussing internet technology development, deployment and the standards process. The Internet Society is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by their President and CEO Ms. Lynn St.Amour.

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*Please visit the USTTI website (http://ustti.org) for Course Description, Learning Objectives, Focus and Location.

Internet Society (ISOC) Introduction to the Internet Global Collaborative Development

Course 12-111: April 24, 2012 Course 12-351: September 26, 2012

Course Description:

The Training will cover Internet Technology development and deployment, with particular emphasis on the Internet standards, process, regional operational and policy development venues. Students will be provided with an overview of these existing activities, and provided guidance for getting involved in local and global developments. Additionally, current global topics of interest for the technical evolution of the Internet will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

This course will provide participants with an overview of the Internet Standards Process and Collaborative Development Model.

Focus:

Realities of deploying DNSSEC Ipv4, Ipv6 and address allocation

Location:

Washington, DC

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) ICT Policymaking in a Global Environment

Course 12-110: April 23, 2012 Course 12-350: September 25, 2012

Course Description:

This course examines Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy approaches taking into consideration some of the key international policy issues and debates going on today around the world. This is a hands-on class where students will interact with instructors who are actively participating in a variety of international organizations (e.g., ITU, APEC, CITEL, ITSO, ICANN and OECD). Participants will work together through round- table discussions and through activities designed to provide an operational and practical perspective for some of the critical internet and communications policy issues being discussed around the world today.

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Each year, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship offers its

Each year, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship offers its one-of-a-kind course, “Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment,” in Boulder, CO. The 20 officials and entrepreneurs pictured above traveled from Ghana, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Rwanda, Thailand and Zambia to attend this in-depth seminar on best practices for ICT management. Professor Dale Hatfield (fourth row, center), Executive Director of Silicon Flatirons, is widely regarded as the top spectrum expert in the United States. Professor Hatfield’s presentations on the efficient allocation and utilization of spectrum are not only an integral part of Silicon Flatirons’ annual course, but they are continually one of the highlights of USTTI’s specialized executive visit programs in Washington, DC.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Develop an understanding of how cultural, political, and economic environments shape the development of information and communications technology policies worldwide. Gain insight into the roles that the private sector, civil society, and inter-governmental organizations play in current regional and international ICT policy and technology trends. Improve communications skill-sets by establishing dialogue between and among students and instructors through policy-making scenarios and interaction. Participants will build an overall strategy for policy-making with instructors and will be able to utilize knowledge from the class for additional classes that follow-on (e.g., cybersecurity, Internet public policy related issues).

Focus:

Basic concepts in ICT policy development to build awareness, improve policy-making skills and the ability to interact with government, industry, and other stakeholders. The class will involve stakeholder analysis, policy scenarios, consensus-development, with an emphasis on policymaking processes related to regional

and global considerations, related to ICTs and rapidly changing technology environments that confront policy-makers, companies, and regulators.

Location:

Washington, DC

Packet Clearing House CERTs and Cybersecurity Coordination

Course 12-112: April 25, 2012 Course 12-352: September 27, 2012

Course Description:

This half-day seminar will cover the formation of Computer Emergency Response Teams and the development of national policy on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare coordination and defense. The course will emphasize cost-effective measures to promote the development of a culture of security within the context of a developing economy. We will discuss the respective roles and responsibilities of Internet users, Internet service providers, law enforcement, and defense ministries, and the modes of communication and coordination that allow for effective countermeasures and remediation of Internet threats.

“This was indeed the best training I had in my 27 years in the Telecommunications Industry.”

Harrinath Sawh, Trinidad & Tobago

The seminar will be led by Bill Woodcock, research director of Packet Clearing House, a non-profit research institute dedicated to understanding and supporting Internet traffic exchange technology, policy, and economics. Bill has operated national and international Internet service provision and content delivery networks since 1989, was one of the co-developers of anycast, a technology now considered best-practice in DNS service-provision, and has built most of the global Domain Name System service provision networks currently in operation.

Focus:

Government regulators, technical, managerial, and business professionals

Location:

Washington, DC

Packet Clearing House Country Code Top Level Domain Administration and Operations

Course 12-113: April 25, 2012 Course 12-353: September 27, 2012

Course Description:

This half-day seminar will cover best-practices in the technical and business administration of country-code top level domains (ccTLDs). We will compare governance frameworks and policy models, discuss accountability to the Internet community and examine the procedures and technologies that make it possible for these national domains to thrive and support growing internet economies within their regions.

Focus:

Government regulators, technical, managerial, and business professionals

Location:

Washington, DC

and business professionals Location: Washington, DC US Department of State Overview of International

US Department of State Overview of International Cybersecurity Policy

Course 12-118: May 2, 2012 Course 12-358: October 3, 2012

Course Description:

Officials from the US Department of State will provide an overview of their role in securing cyberspace. During this session scholars will discuss the components of cybersecurity policy and the State Department’s functions in working with other countries and international organizations in order to promote a secure global network.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of the State Department’s role in promoting security in cyberspace

Focus:

Government regulators and policymakers

Location:

Washington, DC

regulators and policymakers Location: Washington, DC Verisign, Inc. DNS and Related Internet Technologies Course

Verisign, Inc. DNS and Related Internet Technologies

Course 12-114: April 26, 2012

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Course 12-354: September 28, 2012

Course Description:

The training will address DNS and related Internet technologies as well as Internet, network and end user security issues. The course will include a tour of Verisign’s Internet Briefing Center and Network Operating Center.

“This is one of the best organized and well coordinated courses I have attended.”

Sammy Mwichuri, Kenya

DNS AND RELATED INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES DNS Theory – addresses Internet design, architecture, protocols and standards development; comprehensive treatment of root server system, IP protocol, IP addresses, infrastructure and Next Generation Networks.

DNS Policy – overview of DNS management and Internet Governance; national and international policy making for DNS; Internet Governance Forum and enhanced cooperation

Location:

Washington, DC

Distance Learning Sequence

SCOLA (A Foreign Language TV/Web Provider) Satellite and Internet Delivery of Educational Television and Multimedia

Course 12-270: August 13 – 24, 2012

Course Description:

Participants will work side-by-side for two weeks with SCOLA experts and technicians in hands-on involvement with all the multimedia aspects of SCOLA transmissions of television and other services to more than 2,000 schools, including colleges and universities throughout North America. The various departments and operations are:

SATELLITE PREPARATION hands-on operation

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

WEB SITE COMMUNICATIONS

HANDS-ON OPERATION of eight digital compressed channels via satellite & Internet

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Emergency Communications Sequence

Emergency Communications Sequence

Inmarsat Satellite Services and Disaster Response

Course 12-361: November 5, 2012

Course Description:

Role of satellites in disaster response

Disaster Response Activities, Phases, and Major Actors

First Responders

Since 1995, Verizon has conducted 28 tuition-free courses for 201 USTTI scholars from 71 developing nations. Above, seventeen senior regulators and entrepreneurs from Afghanistan, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe gather for a photo during their graduation ceremony from Verizon’s training course, “Fostering the Deployment of Broadband Networks and Converged Services.” Pictured with the USTTI graduates is Anastacio Ramos (seventh from left), Verizon’s Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Verizon is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Jaquelynn Ruff, Vice President of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

Regulatory Issues

Fixed Satellite Services v. Mobile Satellite Services

Next Generation Capabilities and Trends

Case Studies (Hurricane Katrina and Tsunami)

Focus:

Engineers and managers of all experience levels

 

Location:

DOWNLINK/PREPARATION of live and taped programs for transmission

Washington, DC

LIAISON WITH TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCERS from around the world

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Disaster Communications Management

 

AFFILIATE RELATIONS – deliverables, educational services, etc.

COORDINATION OF MEDIA SERVICES - courses, lessons, translations, multimedia files, etc.

Course 12-360: October 29 –November 2, 2012

“The course was very educative and my experience has been very wonderful.”

Ryan Lubemba, Zambia

Participant Learning Objectives:

To be able: (1) to be a part of the SCOLA learning resources delivery system anywhere in the world; (2) to create analogous learning systems appropriate to any learning environments; (3) to operate the SCOLA multimedia system in all its aspects: uplinking, downlinking, transmission, educational materials preparation including interactive participation in courses via satellite and via the web; (4) to extend the educational, engineering, and business opportunities of the operation in other countries; and (5) to learn the basics of TV production as SCOLA partners.

Location:

McClelland, Iowa

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Course Description:

The course is designed to address telecommunications needs for mitigating the effects of natural and man made disasters in which normal communications are often disrupted by physical damage, system overload or adverse weather conditions.

Site selection, planning and design considerations for Emergency Operations Centers (EOC’s) will be reviewed, and field trips will be made to different types of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) in actual operation. Information flow requirements within EOC’s and between EOCs and government and non government officials, public safety operations, public and government media and emergency medical services will be studied. Participants will tour a 911 emergency response center, an urban Search and Rescue Training Academy a first responder and equipment deployment facility and a commercial television studio. Special focus will be on methods of tracking, exchanging and using critical information prior to, during and after an emergency. The course will cover vulnerability assessment and telecommunications infrastructure development requirements for disaster prone regions.

Some regulatory considerations will also be discussed.

Participants will be introduced, through field trips and classrooms, to a wide range of technologies including Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), mobile and fixed satellite communications, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), public safety interoperability, amateur radio and the Internet including social networks. Participants will be given the tools to help them evaluate which technologies will be applicable to their countries for a wide range of applications including: refugee management, anti-terrorism, natural and man- made disaster recovery and relief operations, early detection and warning, public safety, public information and emergency medical including telemedicine. The application of these technologies for economic development, rural communications, transportation and public health will also be discussed.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Participant learning objectives include the ability to make choices concerning the application of disaster related communications technologies. Students should develop an understanding of information flow and how to integrate available and new communications technologies and services into a disaster communications network.

Focus:

Emergency response operations management, planning, preparedness and technology applications.

Location:

Washington, DC

and technology applications. Location: Washington, DC NASA Global Positioning System Applications for Disaster

NASA Global Positioning System Applications for Disaster Management

Course 12-363: November 8, 2012

Course Description:

The participant will obtain information on the current and future usages of GPS application in the field of Disaster Management. Also, the participant will obtain information on issues related to maintaining a reliable interference-free GPS service.

Focus:

GPS applications for Disaster Management

Location:

Washington, DC

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for Disaster Management Location: Washington, DC USTTI NASA Remote Sensing Applications for Disaster Management

NASA Remote Sensing Applications for Disaster Management and Societal Benefits

Course 12-362: November 6 – 7, 2012

Course Description:

A comprehensive overview of use of Information and

Communication Technologies (ICTs), related to the usage of active and passive space-based sensing systems, for the purpose of the full range of societal benefits with an emphasis on disaster prediction, detection and mitigation. The material is derived primarily from current NASA and NOAA activities that are relevant to this topic.

“Thank you USTTI for warm hospitality with superb training course in Satellite Communications conducted by prominent professionals.”

Hari Bhandari, Nepal

Participant Learning Objectives:

The participant will obtain information on the current and future usages of active and passive remote sensing in the frequency range of High Frequency (HF) to Optical frequencies. Also, the participant will obtain information on the availability of remote sensing data and visualization tools associated with the analysis of this data. Finally, there will be an opportunity to assess the current level of capacity building for the effective utilization of remote sensing data.

Focus:

A comprehensive overview of use of ICTs, related to the usage of

active and passive space-based sensing systems, for the purpose

of the full range of societal benefits with an emphasis on disaster

prediction, detection and mitigation.

Location:

Washington, DC

Management Training Sequence

Cisco Systems, Inc. Introduction to the Internet Architecture

Course 12-223: TBD

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Senior policy makers and regulators from eleven developing countries in Latin America, the

Senior policy makers and regulators from eleven developing countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Sahara Africa, South Central and South East Asia celebrate their completion of IBM’s training “Innovation that Matters- Transforming Government for Developing Nations.” Joining the USTTI Graduates are USTTI Executive Director Jim O’Connor (back row far left) and IBM’s Ms. Cynthia Dalton (front row far right). Since 1983, IBM has conducted 18 tuition-free training courses for the USTTI and graduated 309 scholars. IBM is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Mr. Mark Cleverley Director, Public Safety Solutions, IBM Global Government Industry.

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the architecture of the Internet including routing, addressing and naming. It includes a history of the Internet with some of the fundamental design principles on which the Internet is based. The course includes some of the challenges facing the Internet over the next 3-5 years and steps that are being taken to address these challenges.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Participants should have an understanding of the basic Internet Architecture, design principles on which it is based and some of the challenges facing the Internet today. Participants should be able to apply this knowledge to their work when they return home.

“The course is very helpful technically and professionally. These courses provide the latest information.”

Muhiye Nawena, Malawi

Focus:

Delegates should be employees of regulatory authorities, government agencies or carriers who are actively involved in Internet development in their countries. No prior knowledge of the Internet Protocol is required.

Location:

Washington, DC

The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

Key Trends in Evolution of the Public Network: a Managerial Perspective

Course 12-221: July 16 – 20, 2012

Course Description:

This course examines the impact of new and emerging technologies and business models on the evolution of the public network and provides a managerial perspective on these changes. These include the digitalization of content, mobile commerce and mobility, VoIP, IPTV, WiFi and WiMAX, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, Service Delivery, cloud computing, and broadband coupled with new business models are reshaping the public network. We will also discuss the impact of unconventional competitors such as Over the Top players on the market. At the same time the Communications, Media and Entertainment industries are converging. The course will examine trends in the market and how these technologies are fundamentally altering the structure of the public network and the services the network provides. These changes require that service providers update their business models, reexamine the services they offer and rethink how they build and manage their network infrastructure. This new infrastructure will require that service providers re-visit everything from how service is provided and planned, to how it is sold and supported. The course will also provide a perspective on these changes from that of a computer company based in Silicon Valley. The course will include a visit to HP Labs, one of the leading research laboratories in the world, to discuss new and emerging technologies.

Lecture, discussion, and hands-on demonstrations will cover the subject areas.

Participant Learning Objectives:

This course will equip participants with the knowledge that they need to help their organizations address the dramatic changes in the public network.

Focus:

Managerial

Location:

Cupertino, CA

Intel Corporation The Wireless Broadband Revolution

Course 12-222: July 23 – 24, 2012

Course Description:

Find out how your country can join the wireless broadband revolution.

This course, taught by representatives from the world’s largest chip maker and a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products, will provide a global “behind the scenes” look at the technologies and standards driving the wireless broadband revolution. The course will cover standards- based Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). Finally, the course will provide an overview of the spectrum policies that are best suited to fostering the efficient adoption and deployment of these technologies.

Classroom discussions will be supplemented by demonstrations.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Overview of wireless broadband devices and applications.

In-depth understanding of wireless broadband technologies, standards update, system architecture and performance characteristics for Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN).

Update on standards-based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN).

Brief overview on related spectrum policies

Focus:

Technical, managerial, and business professionals.

Location:

Santa Clara, CA

Silicon Flatirons Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment

Course 12-220: July 9 – 13, 2012

Course Description:

Regulators, executives, and managers responsible for general management in developing international organizations will find this program appropriate in building their management skills and increasing their knowledge. Through classroom discussion and activities, the program will focus on: (1) effective management techniques; (2) the telecommunications climate; and (3) efficient operational decisions. This intensive one week program will provide discussion about and provide insights into the nature of ongoing technological changes and

regulatory reforms, specifically, how they impact the overall business climate. The course is appropriate for regulators and managerial level telecommunications staff. It is not appropriate for telecommunications staff without management responsibilities.

“USTTI courses are an eye opener to the new emerging technology in the field of telecommunications.’

Stephen Kulilishika, Zimbabwe

This course will feature guest lectures by University of Colorado Professors and top executives with in-depth knowledge and understanding of management techniques, economics, marketing, privacy regulations, data security, telecommunications regulation, and operational decision-making. The course’s lead instructor, Dale Hatfield, will also be present each day to provide additional insight, and to tie together the other lectures. Hatfield is currently an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University, Hatfield was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He has also held positions as the Chief Technologist of the FCC and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Hatfield also has extensive international experience, and has consulted on issues of telecommunication policy and regulation in many developing countries.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Review telecommunications environment

Expand planning and financial background

Explore cultural differences

Examine management of change

Experience effective team building and group problem solving

Investigate steps of project management

Discuss effective managerial concepts

Focus:

Managerial, Regulatory

Location:

Boulder, CO

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS QUALCOMM hosted its course “IMT (3G/4G) Mobile Broadband and Mobile TV,” twice during

QUALCOMM hosted its course “IMT (3G/4G) Mobile Broadband and Mobile TV,” twice during 2011, sharing vital wireless expertise with 39 individuals from 20 developing countries. Following an intensive discussion, 19 USTTI graduates attending QUALCOMM’s August session (pictured above) joined volunteer trainer David Clapp (seated, front row left) and QUALCOMM staff at their headquarters in San Diego, CA. Since 2003, QUALCOMM’s USTTI training has graduated 399 women and men from 84 developing countries. QUALCOMM is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Tom Wasilewski, Senior Director for Government Affairs.

Mobile Broadband Sequence

Ericsson Mobile Broadband: Empowering People, Business and Society

Course 12-135: May 21 – 22, 2012 Course 12-265: August 13 –14, 2012

Course Description:

Mobile Broadband is changing our world. Discover how you can lead your country in becoming part of the transformation.

This course is taught by Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom infrastructure supplier. Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, and the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies. Ericsson also provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Ericsson’s 80,000 employees are working in 175 countries.

This course will cover standards based Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA). In addition, you will learn

about IP and core network technologies. After learning about the architecture and attributes of the technologies, this course will show you how broadband can empower people, business and society.

The course will consist of several modules that integrate classroom discussion, case study, and practical applications.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Overview of technology and network evolution: HSPA & LTE radio access and IP & core network

Technology update of MBMS for broadcasting & emergency services

Brief overview of global mobile broadband deployments and spectrum status

Examples of how regulations can help to increase the affordability for consumers and the coverage & capacity of the networks

Understanding of how mobile broadband can benefit society

“This course has helped me with more knowledge and experiences to share with my colleagues back home”

Ebenezer Brobbey, Ghana

Focus:

This seminar was created for technical, regulatory and government professionals who are prepared to become innovative policy makers and leaders.

Location:

Plano, TX

innovative policy makers and leaders. Location: Plano, TX Julie Hedlund Internet Regulatory Policy Course 12-301:

Julie Hedlund Internet Regulatory Policy

Course 12-301: September 13 –14, 2012

Course Description:

Julie Hedlund, who is an expert in telecommunications and Internet regulatory policy, will teach the course. The first part of the course will address regulatory issues that relate specifically to the development of Internet technology, including licensing practices and interconnection, which are or will be affected by the increasing convergence among various telecommunications and Internet technologies--particularly Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The course will include the development of a draft Internet regulatory policy. The second portion of the course will address

the challenges in developing national policies to regulate Internet content and will include discussion of a draft policy. The course is highly interactive and students will be encouraged to participate in in-depth discussions.

Participant Learning Objectives:

The Course will provide an in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of regulatory issues impacting the Internet and hi-tech market. It will include examples of regulatory approaches from developing and developed countries and a policy development exercise. Students will leave the class with a clearer understanding of potential methods for improving and making more efficient their home regulatory environment.

Focus:

The course focuses on the challenge of developing Internet regulatory policy in developing countries and in particular how to create a competitive environment that encourages new investment while meeting public interest goals.

Location:

Washington, DC

Intel Corporation Best Practices for Universal Service Fund Programs

Course 12-132: May 10, 2012 Course 12-262: August 2, 2012

Course Description:

The economic benefits of broadband are clear; many studies show positive effects on Economic growth, Jobs, Health care, and Education. BB increases access to information, promotes gender equality, and spurs national competitiveness.

Furthermore, the UN in a recent report has declared that “the Internet boosts economic, social and political development, and contributes to the progress of humankind as a whole.”

However a gap in broadband availability and adoption exists between affluent and poor populations, in particular in developing nations. And the growth of Broadband adoption in developing countries is lagging.

Universal Service Funds (USF’s) for broadband adoption are critical to enable the benefits to the underserved, yet many nations do not have USF’s, or are not using the funds already collected. At the same time,many advancements in USF’s are emerging, such as the utilization of high impact, sustainable programs.

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This workshop will bring together USF policy makers and fund managers; the USF decision makers to discuss best practices in the optimum deployment of USF funds.

Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of recent global best practices in the deployment of Universal Service Funds.

Focus:

Government regulators and policymakers; technical, managerial, and business professionals.

Location:

Washington, DC

Intel Corporation Policies to Enable Wireless Broadband

Course 12-302: September 17 – 18, 2012

Course Description:

This course, taught by representatives from Intel – the world’s largest chip maker and a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products – will address various policies that can enable widespread wireless broadband deployment. In particular, this course will address what spectrum allocation, allotment, and assignment policies are best suited to fostering the efficient adoption and deployment of broadband technologies for Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks and Personal Area Networks. Additionally, the course will provide an introduction to best practices in promoting broadband deployment as well as equipment homologation. Finally, the course will provide an update on relevant ITU activities.

“This course exceeded all my expectations. The knowledge gained in this course will be useful, both professionally and personally.”

Rafael Matute Savickas, Ecuador

Participant Learning Objectives:

Overview of wireless broadband devices, applications and technologies.

Insight into establishing an innovative regulatory framework for enabling flexible, low cost, interoperable wireless broadband deployment in developing countries. Introduction to global practices to promote broadband deployment in underserved areas.

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Satellite regulators and engineers are pictured at the conclusion of their important discussion

Satellite regulators and engineers are pictured at the conclusion of their important discussion of emergency communications and disaster response preparedness with USTTI board member corporation, Inmarsat. The eighteen USTTI scholars from Argentina, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe gather around Inmarsat’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Mr. Chris Murphy (back row, center). Inmarsat is represented on the USTTI Board of Directors by Diane Cornell, Vice President of Government Affairs.

Introduction to global practices to promote broadband deployment in underserved areas.

Update on ITU activities including IMT-Advanced.

Focus:

Government regulators and policymakers.

Location:

Washington, DC

regulators and policymakers. Location: Washington, DC John Muleta Overview of Spectrum Issues and Their Impact on

John Muleta Overview of Spectrum Issues and Their Impact on Wireless Communications

Course 12-131: May 9, 2012 Course 12-261: August 1, 2012 Course 12-300: September 12, 2012

Course Description:

Wireless communications are changing the ways in which people interact and conduct their everyday lives. Through an introduction to Spectrum basics, the goals of spectrum management, issues arising from spectrum interference and the new tools which are used in spectrum management, Mr. John Muleta will provide an overview of the current issues and policy considerations facing regulators in the US and around the globe. During this day of training scholars will consider the variety of technical, policy and economic issues they will need to navigate as regulators in order to effectively use this scarce resource to increase and improve the use of wireless communications for consumer and public safety applications.

The course will be taught by Mr. John Muleta, CEO of ATELUM LLC which is a consulting and technology transfer firm specializing in wireless and fiber optic technologies based in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to ATELUM, Mr. Muleta was the Founder, CEO and Board Member of M2Z Networks, Inc., a Silicon Valley based wireless broadband

company. Immediately prior to founding M2Z Networks, Mr. Muleta was partner and co-Chair of the Communications Practice at the law firm of Venable LLP. In his legal career, Mr. Muleta has distinguished himself through dedicated service in two very senior federal government positions. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Muleta was the head of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and responsible for implementing the Commission’s policies regarding consumer wireless services and public safety radio networks. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Muleta worked at the Commission in the Common Carrier Bureau in several capacities including Deputy Bureau Chief of the Bureau and Chief of the Bureau’s Enforcement Division. Mr. Muleta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering and an MBA/JD from the University of Virginia.

“The training course was very informative and useful.”

Mohamed Saad Almarzooqi, United Arab Emirates

Participant Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of spectrum management, the issues arising from spectrum interference and the current issues and policy considerations facing regulators

Focus:

Government regulators, technical, managerial, and business professionals.

Location:

Washington, DC

Packet Clearing House Communications Infrastructure Economics and Regulation

Course 12-130: May 8, 2012 Course 12-260: July 31, 2012 Course 12-303: September 19, 2012

Course Description:

This one-day seminar will emphasize Internet economics, the development of national information economies, and the interaction between communications regulation and technological development. The first half of the day’s discussion will focus on the general economic environment in which modern broadband telecommunications services operate. The second half of the day will be spent on the more specific regulatory and competitive requirements of Voice over IP, wireline broadband infrastructure, and mobile wireless technologies, in developing countries.

Focus:

Government regulators, technical, managerial, and business professionals

Location:

Washington, DC and Santa Clara, CA

professionals Location: Washington, DC and Santa Clara, CA QUALCOMM Incorporated 4G Mobile Broadband Course 12-134:

QUALCOMM Incorporated 4G Mobile Broadband

Course 12-134: May 14 – 18, 2012 Course 12-264: August 6 – 10, 2012

Course Description:

This course will cover the latest technical developments in 4G technologies and mobile broadband spectrum worldwide. UMTS/ HSPA+, LTE and LTE Advanced, CDMA2000 1xEVDO and their evolution roadmap will be discussed. The course is intended to offer information and tools for governments drafting national broadband plans, and fixed and mobile operators facing challenges in expanding capabilities and offerings, as well as demonstrate how wireless is playing an increasingly important role in other key sectors such as healthcare, education, and public safety. It will also discuss policies that can spur the deployment of affordable broadband connectivity in both urban and rural areas. Other topics that will be presented include a global market overview, an update on operating systems (e.g. Android, Windows), the deployment of heterogeneous networks (HetNets) including femto cells, the advent of machine- to-machine (M2M) communications, and policy concepts such as net neutrality, privacy and innovation. Technology demos will be incorporated in the course. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as mobile broadband connectivity will be provided via a dongle during the length of the course. Participants are encouraged to look up technical information and white papers available on our website (www.qualcomm.com) ahead of time.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Overview of 4G mobile broadband technologies, 3GGP and 3GPP2 standards roadmap, mobile broadband market updates, including network deployments and device availability.

Overview of 4G spectrum developments, including an update on the Digital Dividend availability globally, and World Radio Conference (WRC-12) results.

Overview and case studies on how mobile broadband access is being utilized in the education, health, environment and public safety fields, as well as enabling entrepreneurship in both developing and developed countries, rural and urban areas.

An introduction to several topics with relevance to today’s marketplace, such M2M, femto cells, net neutrality and privacy issues.

“This course was so interesting, very helpful, and a great experience.”

Olmo Ramirez Soberanis, Mexico

Focus:

The course is designed for technical and policy decision makers in a variety of organizations. Specifically, regulatory agencies, Ministries of Communications, mobile and fixed operators, as well as members of the academic community addressing key terrestrial wireless issues. It addresses how spectrum allocation decisions impact technology deployment, planning, and the expansion of mobile broadband connectivity in their countries. A basic understanding of 3G wireless networks and technologies such as UMTS, CDMA and GSM is required.

Location:

San Diego, CA

as UMTS, CDMA and GSM is required. Location: San Diego, CA Verizon Fostering the Deployment of

Verizon Fostering the Deployment of Broadband Networks and Converged Services

Course 12-133: May 11, 2012 Course 12-263: August 3, 2012

Course Description:

This course will provide participants an opportunity to learn about policies and regulations that foster the deployment of broadband networks and converged services. There is a need for policy-makers and regulators at all levels to nurture policies and regulatory environments that enable competition and encourage investment

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Broadcasters and studio engineers from Bhutan, Botswana, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines

Broadcasters and studio engineers from Bhutan, Botswana, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines and Sri Lanka gather for a photo during their graduation from the “Radio and TV Studio Design Operation” course. Each year, Voice of America (VOA) offers its “New Technologies in Broadcasting” and “Radio and TV Studio Design Operation” courses at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Also pictured are dedicated USTTI volunteer trainers Sandra Stewart (sitting right), Senior Program Planning and Development Officer for VOA’s International Broadcasting Bureau, and Dr. Gerald A. Berman (sitting center), volunteer trainer for Voice of America and past president of the IEEE/BTS.

so that ubiquitous, affordable access to information and communications technologies is achieved. Differentiated services previously offered on dedicated platforms from multiple providers can now technically come together and be offered by a single firm on a single platform. This paradigm shift in communications will require policy makers and regulators to re-evaluate existing norms and conventions with respect to key issues. Adaptation to convergence can only take place if appropriate policy and regulatory tools are in place-policy makers therefore need to pay attention to the requirements of convergence.

This course will also address the importance of access to international bandwidth by developing nations. Adapting to convergence is a condition for full and effective participation in the global economy and information society. Therefore, policies that foster access to international bandwidth are key to ensuring that developing countries take full advantage of the benefits broadband networks and converged services can provide to their citizens in a global economy.

The course will consist of several modules that will closely examine the following topics:

Scope of authority of regulatory agency

Policies and regulations that foster convergence

Service licensing in a converged environment

Access to international bandwidth

Fostering competition and investment in broadband networks

Public interest issues

Focus:

Government regulators and policymakers; technical, managerial, and business professionals.

Location:

Washington, DC

Radio Broadcast Sequence

American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Amateur Radio Administration for Regulators

Course 12-312: October 1 – 5, 2012

Course Description:

The Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union define the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services and provide allocations to these radio services. Around three million individuals, in virtually every country of the world, have earned licenses to operate stations in these services and are recognized internationally as a valuable voluntary telecommunications resource. Who are radio amateurs? What makes them want to devote their time to this activity? Why is amateur radio so strongly supported by the administrations of so many nations? How can a telecommunications administration bring the benefits of a healthy Amateur Service to its nation? ARRL staff instructors will answer these and many other questions as the course participants discover the ever-expanding universe of amateur radio communication.

Participant Learning Objectives:

To be able to help create, administer and foster an Amateur Radio Service among the citizens of one’s country.

Focus:

This course is designed for those in developing countries who regulate and manage the Amateur Radio Service.

Location:

Newington, Connecticut (Hartford area)

National Public Radio (NPR) Introduction to Public Radio Broadcasting

Course 12-311: September 28, 2012

Course Description:

This course offers an overview of public radio broadcasting from a managerial standpoint. As part of the one-day session, participants

will be able to observe the production of NPR’s award-winning news program, All Things Considered, from various points in the production process in order to obtain a better understanding of the essentials of radio news reporting and presentation.

Participant Learning Objectives:

To expose radio journalists and managers to the daily operations of a radio network with member stations.

Focus:

Managerial

Location:

Washington, DC

Radio and Television Broadcast Technology Sequence

International Broadcasting Bureau and IEEE/ Broadcast Technology Society and Voice of America (VOA) Topics in Radio and TV Studio Design and Operation

Course 12-211: July 11 – 25, 2012

Course Description:

The “digital era” has ushered in a host of new systems and techniques that are becoming the standard for the design and operation of radio and TV studios.

This course provides an overview of these new systems and techniques and the technologies that make them possible. The course begins with an introduction to the concepts governing digital

with an introduction to the concepts governing digital Ambassador Philip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of

Ambassador Philip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State, visited the USTTI to brief USTTI scholars about U.S. international communications policy. For over a decade prior to his appointment to the State Department, Ambassador Verveer volunteered his expertise as the lead lecturer during the USTTI’s Seminar in Competition Policy. In his current role, Ambassador Verveer has returned to the USTTI in an official capacity as the U.S. Department of State’s representative on the USTTI Board of Directors.

audio, radio and TV. Traditional topics of acoustics and building noise, studio layout, microphone theory and selection, studio lighting and camera issues are then addressed. The focus then shifts to equipment selection, computers for automation and operation, open source software and IP for distribution and program delivery.

“The course was excellent and exceeded my expectations. The course lecturers are highly skilled and very helpful and are experts from the industry.”

Wako Gababo, Kenya

Engineering professionals from the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, manufacturers of broadcast equipment provide lectures in a classroom setting. This is followed by field trips to several radio and TV studios in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to see implementation of many of the topics discussed throughout the course.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants should be able to evaluate and recommend studio designs, methods of operation and the types of equipment best suited for their specific needs.

Focus:

This course is highly technical and is intended for decision making engineers and engineering managers, who are faced with planning, operating, constructing or upgrading studio and broadcasting facilities within their organizations and countries. Applicants must have appropriate technical training or the equivalent in work experience. A degree in engineering is highly desirable. (When completing the application form for this course, applicants must explain the engineering, management and operational decision making roles they currently play in their organization.)

Location:

Washington, DC

WAMU 88.5 FM University Affiliated Public Radio Broadcasting

Course 12-210: July 10, 2012

Course Description:

Please see page 12 for WAMU 88.5 FM’s Course Description.

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Since 1999, Cisco Systems, Inc. has complemented their in-country global outreach training

Since 1999, Cisco Systems, Inc. has complemented their in-country global outreach training programs with annual USTTI training courses for senior policy makers and engineers. Over the past 13 years, Cisco has conducted 24 courses and graduated over 420 women and men from over 85 developing countries. Pictured above, 23 scholars from Afghanistan, East Timor, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe pause for a photo during their intensive three-week training, “Internet Service Provider Design Seminar and Backbone Routing Protocol Workshop.” Dr. Robert Pepper, Vice President of Global Technology Policy, represents Cisco on the USTTI Board of Directors.

Introduction to Rule of Law Sequence

Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law The Rule of Law and Best Practices in Telecommunication Regulation

Course 12-200: June 11 – 15, 2012

Course Description:

The rapid changes in the field of telecommunications have prompted both regulators around the world and the entities they regulate to examine the effectiveness of regulatory structures, practices, and procedures governing today’s telecommunications marketplace. This course is intended to expose participants to ideas and approaches than can lead to the development of best practices in telecommunication regulation suitable to a variety of settings and circumstances. With an introduction to the concept of the Rule of Law and its role in telecommunications regulation as a starting point, the course sessions will present a variety of regulatory models, procedures, and practices and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Course sessions will focus not only on the perspectives of telecommunications regulators, but also will feature presentations in which investors in telecommunications infrastructure, providers of telecommunications services, and consumers who use and rely upon those services will share their views. The course will include on-site visits to several U.S. federal agencies and organizations.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Review challenges and opportunities that rapid advances in technology, and evolving marketplace conditions, and increasing privatization and globalization create for telecommunications providers.

Develop an understanding of the goals and concerns of national policy-makers and regulators in regard to their countries’ respective telecommunications needs in today’s telecommunications environment.

Examine the role of the Rule of Law and the advantages and disadvantages of various regulatory practices, procedures, and approaches in use or under consideration in the United States and elsewhere.

Identify effective “best practices” that can be adapted by regulators in a variety of settings to achieve favorable policy and regulatory outcomes for telecommunications users and service providers alike.

“I am very grateful about the experience I have gained from USTTI, the course I attended has made me more competent in my job.”

Gaogakala Letebele, Botswana

Focus:

This course is designed for government policy-makers and regulators; executives and managers of telecommunications companies subject to existing or proposed governmental regulations; and government and private sector attorneys who advise them.

Location:

Washington, DC

United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) Purpose and Impact of European Regulation of Communication

Course 12-201: June 18 – 19, 2012

Course Description:

This course, taught by Professor David Mellor, Chairman of the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA), provides exposure to the operations of a European independent regulatory body for communications, in comparison with those of the Federal Communications Commission in the United States.

The course offers a broad overview of the European regulatory model covering the Telecommunications Act of 1984 and the Communications Act of 2003, the evolution of the United Kingdom’s independent regulator the Office of Communications (OFCOM) from the Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL), licensing and authorization, the role of the regulator, and the impact of

liberalization in Europe. Technology neutrality, European legislation for communications, and European Directives will also be discussed

in this two-day course.

“Course was very informative about aspects of federal government’s frequency management, specifically in technical issues.”

Monica Lucia Rodriguez Miranda, Chile

Participant Learning Objectives:

A broad overview of the European regulatory model using the

UK experience covered by the Telecommunications Act of 1984

and Communications Act of 2003 as an example of Regulatory Convergence.

Focus:

Regulators, Policy Makers and Operators

Location:

Washington, DC

Satellite Communications Sequence

The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) Satellite-Enabled ICT: Sustainability and the State of the Art

Course 12-320: October 9, 2012

Course Description:

Satellite communications are available worldwide, even in the poorest and most remote communities. However, the cost of systems and services has too often been financially unsustainable for those most in need of services. Today, new technologies and higher volumes have given rise to improved pricing models that bring satellite-based solutions within reach of a new tier

of communications stakeholders. From tele-health and distance

education, and from disaster preparedness to basic connectivity, this course will show how the ICT community -- including both the private and public sectors -- is implementing sustainable satellite communications that transform the “have nots” into the “haves”.

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Participant Learning Objectives:

The course will address a variety of trends, case studies and successful practice, including

e-Health

Distance learning

Universal service

Micro-franchises and Micro-financing

Working with the extractive sector

The role of regulation

Complementary technologies (e.g. wireless, fiber, etc.)

For profit, not for profit, and everything in between

Location:

Washington, DC

profit, and everything in between Location: Washington, DC Inmarsat Satellite Services and Disaster Response Course

Inmarsat Satellite Services and Disaster Response

Course 12-321: October 10, 2012

Course Description:

Role of satellites in disaster response

Disaster Response Activities, Phases, and Major Actors

First Responders

Regulatory Issues

Fixed Satellite Services v. Mobile Satellite Services

Next Generation Capabilities and Trends

Case Studies (Hurricane Katrina and Tsunami)

Focus:

Engineers and managers of all experience levels

Location:

Washington, DC

Intelsat Global Service Corporation Satellite Communications Primer

Course 12-322: October 11 – 12, 2012

Course Description:

This course will provide practical technical and regulatory fundamentals of satellite communications and services. The training will focus on the technical basis and characteristics of satellite architecture and operations, signal and applications

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2012 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS In 2011, Intel Corporation expanded its already-robust training to offer a new course

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management, and frequency use. In addition, this course will explore regulatory aspects associated with satellite communications, including international policy and regulations, frequency assignments and allocations, coordination issues, spectrum management policies, and the regulation of satellite communications and services. The course will also provide a fundamental understanding of satellite transmission technologies, as well as an overview of satellite applications. Work will focus on the state of technology development and the practical implementation of satellite services, including the integration of digital applications and hybrid, end-to-end solutions.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Participants will become aware of the range of technical and regulatory issues associated with satellite communications and services, including technological developments related to satellite transmission and reception techniques. The focus of this course will be on developing an understanding of the fundamentals that impact the global satellite industry, the state of development of present and future satellite applications, and technical challenges applicable to the satellite industry. This course is oriented toward managerial and technical staff seeking to gain a better technical understanding of the working methodologies of satellite communications, including application development, as well as policy and regulatory issues affecting satellite communications and spectrum management.

Focus:

Regulators, policy makers, managerial and technical staff

Location:

Ellenwood, GA