- A pre-seminar web tutorial is available at this web page, with the basic concepts of spectrum management at national and international levels, their links with ITU Radio Regulations (RR), ITU and ITU-R structures and functions, including the study groups and BR departments, and ITU basic texts, with the main focus on RR and their associated Rules of Procedure (RoP). A good understanding of the pre-seminar web tutorial concepts is required in order to be able to participate actively in the seminar.
- The first part of the seminar (one and half day) will cover concepts related to spectrum management as well as the procedures associated to the recording of frequency assignments in the Master International Frequency Register (MIFR). The review of the modifications to the RR, associated WRC Resolutions and ITU-R Resolutions decided by the last World Radio Conference (WRC-15) and Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-15) as well as agendas of the next WRC-19 will follow. These two days will also cover the current regulatory framework for international frequency management and the ITU-R Recommendations and best practices regarding the use of spectrum for both terrestrial and space services, including basic training on ICT tools developed by ITU for frequency notifications for those services and for the technical examinations.
- During the following part (2 and half days), workshops will be carried out on the use of these tools for terrestrial stations and space stations. These workshops will enable the participants to get hands-on experience with ITU notification procedures as well as with the software and electronic publications made available by the Radiocommunication Bureau to the Administrations of Member States and to the ITU-R Sector Members.
- RRS-19-Africa will conclude with a one day Forum on:
"5G Ecosystem: challenges and opportunities for the Region", with sessions about: a) IMT2020 Roadmap; b) 5G Countries and Business Cases; c) 5G impact and Challenges; d) Roundtable: 5G licensing.
The lectures and discussions during RRS-19-Africa will be in English and French with simultaneous interpretation facilities.
The seminar will be conducted in a
"paperless" environment, i.e. the seminar documentation will be available on this website. Given the amount of practical work expected during the workshops, participants are required to bring their laptops, performing the set of minimal specifications detailed on this webpage.
Member States, ITU-R Sector Members, Associates and Academia from African countries, are invited to attend the RRS-19-Africa. Attendance to this Seminar is free of charge for their representatives. Registration for this event is carried out exclusively online, through the respective designated focal point (DFP). The list of DFPs for ITU-R activities, includeing the semainar, is available at
https://www.itu.int/online/edrs/TIES/auth/edrs.focalpoint.fr (TIES protected).
Advance registration of all participants is strongly advised; unannounced participants will face further delays at the on-site registration desks. For those Member States/Sector Members wishing to modify the indicated DFP or for any further information, please contact the ITU-R Delegate Registration Unit at
Venue, Accommodation and Visas
Information on the Seminar venue, accommodation, visa matters and other practical arrangements are provided on the "General Information" document, available on this web page. Please take note that citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter South Africa. Please refer to instructions in this regard on the above-mentioned document.
Recognizing the difficulties faced by low-income countries, the ITU offers one partial fellowship per eligible country in the African Region, with priority given to requests coming from least developed countries (LDCs). Fellowhips should be requested by designated focal points during the online registration process (see "Registration" above) and must be submitted before Friday, 19 April 2019.