Welcome to the August 2020 newsletter from the Global Telecom Policy Research Network (GTPRN).
We wish that you and your beloved ones are in a good health. How are you coping with the new normal? Online meetings seem fine weeks ago but now with many of them, it is just too much! We really hope we will be able to meet and talk in the near future.
Last month was a critical milestone for 5G where the ITU-R has determined those candidate technology submissions assessed by ITU-R to be the qualified IMT-2020 technologies and meeting the key technical criteria underpinning the IMT-2020 Vision and global 5G. Find more details within the issue. This issue has also valuable presentations on 6G that were presented in a webinar last month by PolicyTracker. We have also new job posts for researchers and interesting news and blogs for PhD students.
We have the privilege this issue to have several exclusive contributions for GTPRN by high profile telecom policy practitioners and academics. This include Dr Roslyn Layton, senior vice president of Strand Consult and a Visiting Researcher in Communication, Media and Information technologies at Aalborg University (Denmark), on Telecom and COVID-19. We have also a different type of contribution by Judge Abdelmohssen Sheha that addresses telecommunications regulations from a legal viewpoint. Dr. Michael Marcus, one of my favorite scholars and a spectrum management hero, has kindly agreed to share with the GTPRN community a previously published article of him that is still quite relevant on spectrum policy.
We are also very pleased to introduce to you a telecom policy expert who has kindly joined our GTPRN editors’ team namely, Mr. Kester Osahenye as our rapporteur for the African continent.
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Take care, stay safe and well.