Experts in the telecommunication sector have said that effective spectrum management is vital to the smooth running of the global Information Communication and Technology sector’s landscape.

They spoke at a five-day online technical learning and knowledge upgrade section organised for spectrum managers in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and the United States of America.

The Chief Executive Officer of Tetconsult and immediate past Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, Shola Taylor, said, “Spectrum is the oxygen of the ICT world today and efficiency is the key for spectrum managers thus they need to be fully skilled to allocate the scarce resource efficiently.”

He added that it had become pertinent to have such a knowledge impact on the sector especially as 5G spectrum licensing was now around the corner.

He said, “Auctions have increasingly become the most transparent method of awarding spectrum licences with benefits to consumers, governments, regulators and society at large.”

An engineer at the National Broadcasting Commission, Nigeria, Kaltumi Giwa, said, “The training stirs up in the regulator/spectrum manager the desire to efficiently manage RF spectrum, awakening the need to take the dynamic technological landscape into consideration.”

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