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Strategic Aspects for Internet
Governance and Innovations

13-20 May 2024

Course Description
This course covers the strategic aspects of Internet governance and innovations, regarding the technology, regulatory and business aspects. The transition of telecom networks and services to all-IP networks has been completed almost everywhere in the first two decades of the 21st century. Such convergence in telecommunications towards IP networks and services and use of the Internet technologies has been driven by the development of broadband across the globe. The development of broadband networks is targeted mainly for Internet access service therefore this course covers the Internet standardization and policy. Further, network neutrality in Internet provides basis for speedy innovations in telecom/ICTs via the so-called OTT (Over The Top) services. Then, course compares Google model vs. Apple model for innovations. Further, the course also includes mobile QoS-enabled voice, based on NGN and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), and Internet telephony (e.g., Skype, Viber. WhatsApp). Then it continues with IPTV innovations, including IMS-based IPTV, mobile TV (evolved MBMS), and OTT (Over The Top) television. Finally, the course also covers innovative services and applications on Internet (based on clouds and Internet of Things – IoT), network neutrality for open Internet, as well as regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance.
Target Population
This course is targeted at managers, engineers and employees from regulators, government organizations, telecommunication companies and academia, who are interested in Strategic Aspects for Internet Governance and Innovations, including technologies, standardization, regulation and content in telecom IP networks and services as well as global OTT (Over The Top) service/application providers. Other institutions and individuals that are dedicated in building their capacity related to Strategic Aspects for Internet Governance and Innovations аrе also welcome to participate.
Entry requirements
No prior knowledge or qualification is required to register for this course, considering the given target population.
Training Objectives
At the end of the training, the participant should have gained an understanding
of the key aspects of:

  • Convergence in Telecommunications toward Internet
  • Broadband Strategies and Innovations
  • Internet Standardization and Policy
  • Innovation management in ICT
  • Google model vs. Apple model
  • Mobile and Internet telephony
  • IPTV innovations
  • Innovative services and applications
  • Network neutrality
  • Regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance
Course Content
Lecture 1. Convergence in telecommunications toward Internet

Lecture 2. Broadband strategies and innovations

Lecture 3. Internet standardization and policy

Lecture 4. Innovation management in ICT

Lecture 5. Google model vs. Apple model for innovations

Lecture 6. Mobile and Internet telephony

Lecture 7. IPTV innovations

Lecture 8. Innovative services and applications

Lecture 9. Network neutrality

Lecture 10. Regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance

Course Date (Duration)
13-20 May 2024 (8 days)
Participation fees
150 USD
This course will be delivered using instructor-led online learning. The course methodology will be as follows:

    • Each day from 22 to 26 April 2024 there will be made available two recorded video lectures, which are recorded in the face-to-face ITU Centre of Excellence workshop organized by National Institute of Telecommunications in Poland. In total, there are 10 video lectures during the course.
    • Discussion forum will be organized based on discussion topics given on a daily basis, where students are highly encouraged to participate and interact with instructors and other students.
    • Final Quiz test will be assigned on the last day of the course, 29 April 2024.
    • All announcements for all events (lectures, quiz and forum) will be given in a timely manner (prior to the event) by the course tutor.
Assessment and Grading
On the last day of the course a Final Quiz test will be assigned. It will consist of 20 questions (multiple choices).

The Final Quiz will be open from 00:00 hours on Monday (29th of April 2024) according to the GMT+1 time, and will remain open for 30 hours after opening, so each participant can choose the most convenient time to solve it. However, after the start of the attempt the Quiz should be completed in 90 minutes.

The Final Quiz is passed with a grade of 70% or higher. The course evaluation for obtaining the ITU certificate is based primarily on the results from the Final Quiz, however, replies to the raised discussion topics in the course forum may also be considered in the evaluation process.

Each fully registered participant who successfully completes the course with a total grade of 70% or higher will receive an ITU Certificate for this course.


STEP 1 – Login into ITU Academy

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STEP 2 – Apply for the course

Go to the ITU Academy page and apply for the course Strategic Aspects for Internet Governance and Innovations

STEP 3 – Wait for acceptance of your application

Your application needs to be accepted by the course coordinator.

When your application will be accepted you will obtain via email notification and an invoice with invitation to realize payment (Step 4)

STEP 4 – Realize payment

Realize payment according to the instructions received in the e-mail and send proof of payment to the address:

STEP 5 – Enrollment into the course

After the course coordinator receives the proof of payment you will be enrolled into the course and informed via email about next steps.

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