Radio Spectrum Management is of ever increasing importance for Telecommunications Companies, Public Authorities as well as for Defense Forces.

It is necessary for the planning, implementation and operation phases of various types of technologies: point-to-point/multipoint links, broadband wireless access, cellular systems, radar, navigation systems as well as television and sound broadcasting networks, both analogue and digital.

The hierarchical process of military spectrum management has extensive needs for long-term strategic as well as short-term tactical frequency management.

Radio Spectrum Management
Radio Spectrum Management


This elearning course gives participants the knowledge of rules and regulations for the utilisation of the Radio Spectrum.

International and national bodies and regulations are presented. International agreements for coordination are discussed.

Introduction to Radio Spectrum Management

  • Course Overview
  • Previous Knowledge and Definitions
  • International Spectrum Management
  • Major Tasks
  • Military Spectrum Management
  • Public Network Operators
  • Broadcast Operators
  • Other Users Operators
  • Regulator Operator
  • International Telecom Union Overview
  • ITU-R Main Functions
  • IUT-R Strategic Plan and Structure
  • World Radio Conferences
  • ITU Recommendations

When the Radio Spectrum Management course is conducted as classroom training the WRAP software for spectrum management and radio network planning is installed on the student computers and practical exercises are performed. The software is available for E-learning students also although the E-learning course does not make use of do-it-yourself exercises. Computer requirements are PC, Windows Vista, 7 SP1, 8 and 10.

Videos demonstrating the use of the software can be downloaded.

The videos can be found here:
You can search for the word WRAP to narrow down the results if needed.

Download software from below link and request for a trial license from Altair:

Download the file WRAPv 4.23.2 (or newer version if available), unzip and follow the Setup instructions document. You may also download the Videos folder to watch demonstrations on how to use the software.


The course is intended for engineers and radio spectrum managers working with radio communications with a need to know about regulations for the utilisation of the radio spectrum and methods for analysis, planning and coordination of radio systems in order to achieve required performance within the system without interfering with other radio systems.
Radio Spectrum Management

Lesson 1. Introduction, organisations and regulations

Introduction to Radio Spectrum Management

International Bodies

- International Telecommunication Union, ITU

- Electronic Communications Committee, ECC

- etc.

National Spectrum Management

- Regulative authorities

- Licensing authorities

- Civilian and military coordination


Lesson 2. Radio Regulations

The ITU Radio Regulations

Allocation, Allotment, Assignment

Coordination, Notification

Bureau of Radiocommunications International Frequency Information Circular (BRIFIC)


Spectra and Bandwidths of Radio Emissions

Designation of Emissions

Lesson 3. Spectrum Monitoring

Spectrum monitoring

- Purpose

- Methods

Spectrum Management vs. Spectrum Monitoring