April 8th, 2016

CTO’s Lectures Series starts with GSMA session on spectrum management

LONDON, 05 APRIL 2016 – The maiden session of the Lectures Series by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) took place on 1 April 2016, coinciding with the implementation of the Organisation’s new Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020.

The new Lectures Series was introduced by the CTO’s Secretary-General, Shola Taylor, to encourage regular discussions by staff and external stakeholders on a range of ICT issues.

Last week’s one-hour lecture was delivered at the CTO offices by Roberto Ercole, Senior Director, Long-Term Spectrum at GSMA.

Roberto Ercole delivering the lecture on spectrum, 1 April 2016.

Mr Ercole’s lecture focused on the challenges related to spectrum as a finite, scarce resource, its rise in value as an economic good, the ever growing demand for spectrum especially for mobile data applications, and the outcomes of the last WRC-15 held in November 2015.

It was a pleasure to deliver this lecture for the CTO and to see so much interest around spectrum.” Mr Ercole said.

I’m grateful to the GSMA for leading this session so well, and I’m already looking forward to the next lecture!” Mr Taylor said.

The inaugural lecture was attended by CTO staff, representatives of sister Commonwealth organisations and diplomats based in London.

The next lecture will take place in early May.

About the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. Although our history can be traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967. With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs. More information about us here

For more information, contact Marcel Belingue at communications@cto.int or +44 20 8600 3816