Satellite Regulations: Spectrum Management and Frequency Coordination

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The course is designed for individuals with a working knowledge of wireless systems and who desire to excel in the areas of satellite regulations and frequency coordination, ITU regulations, satellite and 5G use cases, and technical and regulatory challenges.

The course will start with a quick overview of Satellite Communications, Frequency Bands, LEO, MEO and GEO satellites, followed by typical examples of satellite use cases for 5G and technical and regulatory challenges that need to be resolved before satellites can be used for 5G. Participants will also be introduced to ITU regulations and advanced topics such as interference, frequency allocation, and Service Integration and Management (SIAM).

  • 3G/4G/5G Mobile Network Operators
  • Mobile and Satellite Regulators
  • Ministries and Government Agencies dealing with Frequency Allocation and Coordination
  • Telecommunications Companies (PTTs, Carriers)
  • Satellite Operators
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 3 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 20 hours
  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required to commence a company-based LIVE Virtual course
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

14 – 16 Aug 2023 (Mon – Wed), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above scheduled course, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

At the end of the course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to plan, design, and optimize satellite networks. They will learn the following:

  • Fundamentals of satellite communications, earth stations and VSATs
  • Spectrum management
  • Frequency spectrum and satellite bands
  • Satellite use cases for 3G/4G/5G
  • ITU regulations
  • Frequency allocation
  • Service integration
  • Technical and regulatory challenges
  • Free space loss and atmospheric impairments
  1. Satellite Communications Fundamentals
  • Transmission Equation
  • Advantages of Satellites
  • Disadvantages of Satellites
  • Types of Satellites
  • Types of Orbits
  • LEO vs MEO vs GEO
  • Satellite Launching
  • Satellite Subsystems
  • Basic Terminology: Inroute vs Outroute, Uplink vs Downlink
  • Satellite Transponder
  • Spot Beams
  • Satellite Footprints EIRP
  • Beam Shaping
  • Polarization
  • Modulation
  • Frequency Bands
  • Examples
  • Link Budget
  • Rain Margin
  • Coverage Angle and Area
  • VSAT Components
  • ODU vs IDU
  • Uplink and Downlink Chains
  • LNB and BUC
  • Noise Figure
  • Feed Horn
  • Examples of LEO and GEO Satellites
  • Global, Wide and Narrow Spot Beams
  • Astronomical and Navigation Satellites
  • Reconnaissance and Weather Satellites
  • Communication Satellites
  • Fixed Service Satellites
  • Mobile Service Satellites
  • Direct Broadcast Satellites
  • Satellite Phone, Radio and TV
  • Star and Mesh Topology
  • Link Budget Calculations
  • Installing Satellite Dish
  1. Satellite Regulations: Case Study
  • Why Regulate?
  • Artificial Satellite Collisions
  • Role of ITU, OFCOM and UK Space Agency
  • ITU Structure
  • Role of ITU-R
  • Radio Regulations
  • UN Outer Space Treaties
  • ITU Constitution
  • ITU-R Processes
  • Satellite Interference
  • ITU Regions
  • Master International Frequency Register (MIFR)
  • US Frequency Spectrum
  • UK Frequency Allocation Table (FAT)
  • Radio Regulation Mechanisms – Control of Interference
  • Small and Nano-Satellites
  • World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC)
  • Satellite Filings
  • Licensing of a Satellite Earth Station
  1. Case Study: APAC Operator’s Transformation of VSAT Network
  • Fiji Islands – Geography
  • Fiji – Telecom Statistics
  • Transmission Layout
  • VSAT Network
  • Telecom Operators in Fiji
  • Earth Station and Satellite Beam
  • VSAT Remote Setup
  • Transformation Journey
  • Project Challenges
  • Benefits
  • Learnings
  1. Satellite Solutions for 4G/5G
  • 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G
  • Comparison of Mobile Generations
  • Evolution of Mobile Generations
  • 3GPP Release Timeline
  • Satellite Mobile Backhaul
  • Traditional Backhaul Technologies
  • Role of Satellites in 5G
  • ROI Case Study and TCO Comparison
  • 5G Standardization Process
  • IMT-2020 High Level Vision
  • Satellite Mobile Backhaul
  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Backhaul Traffic
  • 5G Roll Outs – Global
  • Types of Satellite Backhaul
  • Satellite Benefits for 5G
  • Role of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in 5G
  • Bandwidth and Latency Requirements for 5G Use Cases
  • 5G Use Cases: eMBB, mMTC, URLLC
  • Technical and Standardization Issues
  1. ITU Regulations and Spectrum Management
  • International Spectrum Management
  • ITU’s contribution: Coordination and Harmonization
  • International Allocation of Radio Frequencies
  • Managing Cooperative Access
  • Jurisdiction, Frequency Assignments, and Milestones
  • Coordinating the Space Ecosystem
  • Economic Aspects of Spectrum Management
  • Methods for Determining National Long-term Strategies for Spectrum Utilization
  1. Frequency Allocation and Coordination
  • Radio-frequency Spectrum Warehousing
  • Frequency Allocation Structure and Principles
  • Regulations Applying to the use of Frequencies and Orbits by Satellite Networks
  • Procedures Applying to Non-planned Services
  • Notification and Recording
  • Master International Frequency Register
  • Notification Procedures
  1. Service Integration and Management (SIAM)
  • Outsourcing and Managed Services
  • Multi-sourcing Services Integration (MSI)
  • Internal Service Integrator
  • External Service Integrator
  • Hybrid Service Integrator
  • Lead Supplier as Service Integrator
  • The SIAM Ecosystem: Made of up Three Layers – Customer Organization, Service Integrator, Service Providers
  • SIAM Practices: Addressing People, Process, Measurement and Technology
  • SIAM Structural Elements: Including Boards, Process Forums and Working Groups

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

  • Participants should have a basic understanding of telecommunications and some knowledge of satellite communications and 5G
  • Some background in wireless would be beneficial
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Duration: Classroom: 3 days / LIVE Virtual: 20 hours
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