Online Certificate in International Communication Regulation and Policy

Using advanced web-based technology, participants can earn the certificate from anywhere in the world. The corresponding online course, “Basic Principles of International Communications Regulation and Policy,” will be held March 14 to May 28, 2017.

Through self-paced coursework and online lectures by world-renowned professionals in the field, the course explores current and emerging issues in communications policy and regulation, including licensing, competition, and universal access and service and internet issues. Participants will:

  • Acquire working knowledge of the legal principles of national and international telecommunications laws and frameworks.
  • Become familiar with all the major international and regional players in information and communications technology (ICT) and international communications.
  • Learn how ICTs and telecommunications technologies are important to the international development agenda.
  • Learn key strategies for financing ICT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Faculty for the course include Renata Brazil David, head of the Program on International Communications Regulation and Policy and Director of Legal Affairs for ITSO, and Sofie Maddens, Adjunct Professor and head of Regulatory and Market Environment for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau. Guest lectures will be provided by Jose Toscano, Director General, ITSO, Patrick Masambu, Director of Technical Affairs, ITSO, and Francois Rancy, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and other distinguished members of the Advisory Board of the Program on International Communications Regulation and Policy.

The application fee is $65 and the course fees are $850.


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“I never knew all the aspects of ICT and especially all the organizations working in the field. It is a very interesting module and the lectures were very informative."


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“The course content including the presentations and the recommended reading material was relevant and very useful for my work in the Department of Communications . . .”


“The course allows me to say that the course material was excellent... I wish there would be more online courses like this that would be available. To me it was time well spent.”