Electronic Bulletin / Number 15 - September, 2005

Versión Español

Fellowships for telecommunication courses

On September 16, 2005, CITEl has already awarded 178 fellowships for 10 telecommunication courses offered by recognized Training Centers in the region and in coordination with the Center of Excellence of the Americas region of the International Telecommunication Union. There are still fellowships available for several telecommunication courses. OAS scholarship applications must be submitted using form OAS 98 (Fellowship Application form), and including all documentation required.  Applications must be forwarded to the Organization of American States through the official channels established by the government of each country National Liaison Offices (ONEs).  This is a mandatory requirement.

In light of our experience of applications for courses in previous years, we kindly request that applicants follow the recommendations below:

  • Fellowship applications are to be submitted through the official channels indicated in the announcement. 

  • Note that often National Liaison Offices (ONEs) have deadline dates that may be up to one month earlier than the OAS deadline.  Contact the ONE as soon as possible to ascertain the ONE deadline and to verify the required procedures.  Such procedures are generally not complicated, but they do need to be completed by the deadlines established.  

  • Complete the entire OAS Form 98 as carefully as possible.  Selection will be made on the basis of this information.  If information is missing, the application may be rejected.

  • Indicate clearly on the form a fax number and e-mail address where you can be contacted and advised of the selection results.

For further information, please contact the CITEL web page or send an e-mail to: citel@oas.org.

-     Distance-education course on “New generation converging public networks Course”. Offered by the Regional Training Center of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and Excellence Network Node of the ITU: Catholic University of Uruguay.

 

Number of fellowships: OAS/CITEL offers THIRTY (30) full fellowships for the registration fee (US$ 200).

 

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 3, 2005 in Washington, DC, United States. The deadline for submitting applications to the ONE differs from country to country and should therefore be confirmed with the corresponding ONE in the country of origin or permanent residence.

 

Course dates: October 10 to November 18, 2005 (the number of courses will depend on the number of students)

 

Duration: six (6) weeks

 

Language:  Spanish.

 

Specific objectives: Telecommunications and in particular the liberalization of markets have produced an incredible growth of convergent Technologies that allows quality of service for multimedia communications. It is particularly important to use IP technology in communications not only for data but also for an increasing volume of voice and video content. At the end of the course participants will have a technological update that will alow them to understand the reasons of this new market of Next Generation Networks, not only because of its possibilities but also because there is now a migration towards a converged system based in IP that is confirmed by even the more conservative global leaders of the telecommunication market.

 

 

-     Course on “Synchronous Digital Hierarchy”. Offered by Centro de Innovación Tecnológica – Universidad Nacional de Asunción (CITEC-FIUNA) Regional Training Center of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and Node of the International Telecommunication Union.

 

Number of fellowships: OAS/CITEL will cover 5 economy class round trip air tickets to the venue of the course. CITEC-FIUNA will cover the administrative fee, materials, stay (accommodation and food), transport and insurance of the selected fellows.

 

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 7, 2005 in Washington, DC, United States. The deadline for submitting applications to the ONE differs from country to country and should therefore be confirmed with the corresponding ONE in the country of origin or permanent residence.

 

Course dates:          November 7 to 11, 2005

 

Venue:        Asunción, Paraguay

 

Language:  Spanish.

 

Specific objectives: To provide participants with fundamental information on SDH systems.

  • To practice at the CITEC-FIUNA laboratory with SDH equipments.

  • To visit the national telephony operator to watch the SDH system.

  

-     Distance-education course on “Security of Information networks”. Offered by the Regional Training Center of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and Excellence Network Node of the ITU: Julio Garavito Colombian Engineering School.

 

Number of fellowships: OAS/CITEL offers THIRTY (30) full fellowships for the registration fee (US$ 160).

 

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 21, 2005 in Washington, DC, United States. The deadline for submitting applications to the ONE differs from country to country and should therefore be confirmed with the corresponding ONE in the country of origin or permanent residence.

 

Course dates: 7 November to 9 December 2005 (the number of courses will depend on the number of students)

 

Duration: five (5) weeks

 

Language:  Spanish.

 

Specific objectives: To introduce participants in the basic concepts of network security and its management, taking into account the importance of this subject during the last years.

 

  • To provide participants with the most important concepts on information security so that they can apply those concepts in their work.

  • Participants will learn to analyze, understand and develop security policies and how to deploy them within their organizations using information and telecommunication policies as a support.

 

-     Distance-education course on “Wireless fixed communications”. Offered by the Regional Training Center of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and Excellence Network Node of the ITU: National Institute for Telecommunication Research and Training of Peru (INICTEL).

 

Number of fellowships: OAS/CITEL offers THIRTY (30) full fellowships for the registration fee (US$ 200).

 

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 26, 2005 in Washington, DC, United States. The deadline for submitting applications to the ONE differs from country to country and should therefore be confirmed with the corresponding ONE in the country of origin or permanent residence.

 

Course dates: 7 November to 16 December 2005 (the number of courses will depend on the number of students)

 

Duration: six (6) weeks

 

Language:  Spanish.

 

Specific objectives: To have an overview on the different Technologies used as a solution for wireless access to telecommunication services for users that usually are in a fixed location.

 

To analyze the different architectures and Technologies used to provide wireless access to users, as a solution or as a replacement to wireline networks, and also the basic concepts for network design. In particular:

  •      To analyze the concept of wireless fixed systems and the characteristics of the Wireless Local Loop Technologies (WLL).

  •       To understand the requirements of WLL services in developed and in development countries and to learn the services provided at present by those systems.

  •       To analyze the characteristics of narrow and broad band WLL, and also the services provided, advantages, limits and its applications.

  •       To analyze the principal characteristics of wireless public networks, the characteristics of wireless Local Area Networks (LAN) and to analyze the characteristics of Bluetooth

  •       To learn on the parameters used in the above mentioned systems.

  •       To analyze and understand the concept of Quality of Service of a wireless fixed system and the concepts of frequency planning.

 

 

 

 


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