Maputo, Mozambique, June 28, 2019. A training workshop on Satellite Communications, as part of the Capacity Building partnership between the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), was held in Maputo, Mozambique, during the period of 24-28 June 2019. The workshop facilitators were Mr. Omar Ka from ITU and Mr. Edward Kasule Musisi from ITSO respectively, bringing together combined expertise and extensive experience in international radio regulation, satellite orbital resource use and coordination and satellite communications.
The workshop’s objective was to provide participants with in-depth understanding of satellite communication systems, technologies and protocols, the ITU Radio Regulations and policy, regulatory and licensing guidelines for satellite services.
The topics of the workshop included: Basics of Satellite Communications; Policy and Regulatory Guidelines for Satellite Services; International Radio Regulations; Key Sector Institutions; Spectrum and Satellite Orbital Resources; Network Planning and Link Budget Analysis; Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Installation and Maintenance; and Satellite Equipment and Bandwidth Procurement.
ITSO (International Telecommunications Satellite Organization) is an intergovernmental organization with the mission to ensure that Intelsat S.A. provides public telecommunications services, including voice, data and video, on a global and non-discriminatory basis. Headquartered in Washington, DC., ITSO currently has 149 member countries. For more information, visit www.itso.int
The workshop was attended by 37 participants from 4 countries of the African region and was hosted by the Regulatory Authority of Communications of Mozambique (ARECOM).