18-859-RW   Emerging Technologies in Communication

Location: Africa

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Fall

Course description

This course is intended to provide students with tools to analyze telecommunications policy and regulations and their impacts on the telecommunication markets. We first review the telecommunications industry/organizational structure and concepts of telecommunication technologies. We then discuss key elements of information and communication (ICT) policy and discuss ICT policies and national broadband plans from selected countries. Finally, we discuss the impact of policy on current and emerging topics such as broadband, VoIP, and cognitive radio. The course has an emphasis on policies in developing countries and emerging markets but combines other multidisciplinary aspects related to technology, economics, and law.


Aminata Garba