For 36 years, CommScope’s Comsearch business unit has been
providing training on spectrum management to women and men from developing
nations—all at no charge to them or their countries.
The training is the centerpiece of Comsearch’s long-standing
involvement with the United States Telecommunications Training Institute
(USTTI). Launched in 1982, the USTTI is a public-private nonprofit partnership
dedicated to aggressively sharing knowledge to make modern
communications a reality throughout the developing world. To advance this goal,
USTTI partners like Comsearch provide tuition-free training for qualified
communications professionals, regulators, and entrepreneurs from developing countries.
CLICK TO TWEET: Learn more about Comsearch's training partnership with the USTTI by reading Chris Hardy's blog.
Comsearch experts have been teaching USTTI courses on the
technical and administrative aspects of spectrum management since the
beginning. Kurt Oliver, who recently retired from Comsearch, has taught since
1982 and Dr. Saul Torrico joined him in 1988. Over the years, Kurt and Saul
have trained approximately 600 participants representing more than 90
The training provided by Comsearch focuses on the technical
aspects of designing point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave paths,
covering the technical requirements for engineering reliable microwave links
and their spectrum utilization impact. The courses are designed to provide
engineering spectrum managers and spectrum administrative personnel with a
sound foundation of technical understanding to effectively engineer and
regulate the limited resource of spectrum.
In addition to benefitting the developing countries, the
USTTI partnership also has advantages for Comsearch. “Partnering with the USTTI
for such a long time has given Comsearch wide recognition as a leader in the
field, held in high regard for our integrity and the great engineering work we
do for our clients,” Saul says. “By sharing our knowledge and providing
specialized training that is otherwise unavailable to them, this partnership
has made telecommunication agencies from the developing world aware of our
business and engineering capabilities, creating potential business
opportunities for our company.”