ITU e-Learning Course on

„Strategic Aspects for Internet
Governance and Innovations”

31 January – 7 February 2022

Course Description

This course covers the strategic aspects of Internet governance and innovations, regarding the technology, regulatory and business aspects. The transition of telecom networks and services to all-IP networks has been completed almost everywhere in the first two decades of the 21st century. Such convergence in telecommunications towards IP networks and services and use of the Internet technologies has been driven by the development of broadband across the globe. The development of broadband networks is targeted mainly for Internet access service therefore this course covers the Internet standardization and policy. Further, network neutrality in Internet provides basis for speedy innovations in telecom/ICTs via the so-called OTT (Over The Top) services. Then, course compares Google model vs. Apple model for innovations. Further, the course also includes mobile QoS-enabled voice, based on NGN and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), and Internet telephony (e.g., Skype, Viber. WhatsApp). Then it continues with IPTV innovations, including IMS-based IPTV, mobile TV (evolved MBMS), and OTT (Over The Top) television. Finally, the course also covers innovative services and applications on Internet (based on clouds and Internet of Things – IoT), network neutrality for open Internet, as well as regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance.
Target Population
The course is addressed to corporate executives and managers, policy makers, regulators, i.e. middle-level managers, administrators, officials and engineers dealing with planning, developing, implementing and managing current and future telecom networks.
Expected Outcomes
At the end of the training, the participant should have gained an understanding
of the key aspects of:

  • Convergence in Telecommunications toward Internet
  • Broadband Strategies and Innovations
  • Internet Standardization and Policy
  • Innovation management in ICT
  • Google model vs. Apple model
  • Mobile and Internet telephony
  • IPTV innovations
  • Innovative services and applications
  • Network neutrality
  • Regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance
Course Content

    Lecture 1. Convergence in telecommunications toward Internet

    Lecture 2. Broadband strategies and innovations

    Lecture 3. Internet standardization and policy

    Lecture 4. Innovation management in ICT

    Lecture 5. Google model vs. Apple model for innovations

    Lecture 6. Mobile and Internet telephony

    Lecture 7. IPTV innovations

    Lecture 8. Innovative services and applications

    Lecture 9. Network neutrality

    Lecture 10. Regulatory issues related to IP/Internet governance

Prof. Toni Janevski

Toni Janevski, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia. He received his Dipl. Ing., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering all from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, in 1996, 1999 and 2001, respectively. During 1996-1999 he has worked for the Macedonian mobile operator Mobimak (currently T-Mobile, Makedonski Telekom, Macedonia), contributing to the planning, dimensioning and implementation of the first mobile network in Macedonia. From 1999 he is with Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje.

In 2001 he has conducted research in optical communications at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York. During 2005-2008 he was an elected member of the Commission of the Agency for Electronic Communications (AEC) of the Republic of Macedonia. During the periods 2008-2012 and 2012-2016 he was member of the Senate of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. In 2009 he has established Macedonian ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Centre of Excellence (CoE) as part of the Europe’s CoE network, and serves as its head/coordinator since than.

In 2012 he has won “Goce Delchev” award, the highest award for science in Macedonia (can be received once in a lifetime). Also, he received Best Scientists Award of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje for 2013 (can be received once for a lifetime).

He is the author of the book titled “Traffic Analysis and Design of Wireless IP Networks”, which is published in 2003 by Artech House Inc, USA. In April 2014 has appeared his book titled „NGN Architectures, Protocols and Services”, published by John Wiley & Sons, UK. He is also author of the book „Internet Technologies for Fixed and Mobile Networks”, published in November 2015 by Artech House, USA. Further, in April 2019, he has published the book „QoS for Fixed and Mobile Ultra-Broadband”, John Wiley & Sons (Wiley – IEEE Press series), UK. He has published over 200 research papers and has led several research and applicative projects in the area of Internet technologies and mobile and wireless networks.

Also, he has tutored and coordinated many international courses in the ITU Academy, each year since 2009. He is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2005. He is currently a member from Europe region in the ITU’s GCBI (Group on Capacity Building Initiatives), in the term 2018-2022.

His interests include Internet Technologies, Mobile, Wireless and Multimedia Networks and Services, Quality of Service (QoS), Design and Modeling of Telecommunication Networks, Next Generation Networks, 5G and beyond Mobile Networks and Services, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, and Future Networks.

Course Date (Duration)

31 January – 7 February 2022 (8 days)

Participation fees
150 USD
Delivery Method

E-Learning Course. The course methodology will be as follows:

  • Each day from 31 January to 4 February 2022 there will be made available two recorded video lectures, which are recorded in the face-to-face ITU Centre of Excellence workshop organised by National Institute of Telecommunications in Poland. In total there are 10 video lectures during the course.
  • Discussion forum will be organized based on discussion topics given on a daily basis, where students are highly encouraged to participate and interact with instructors and other students.
  • Quiz test will be assigned on the last day of the course, 7 February 2022.
  • All announcements for all events (lectures, quiz and forum) will be given in a timely manner (prior to the event) by the course tutor.
At the end of the course participants will take part in a written test checking the level of knowledge gained during the training.

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