"The UKTA is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the provision of ICT education globally"

Welcome to the UKTA

For over two decades the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) has been an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the provision of academic, technical and vocational education. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals from around the world to develop their telecommunications skills and careers. If you’re looking to learn new skills, develop your career and gain internationally recognised qualifications, we can help.

Develop your career with accredited training

We have partnered with leading global organisations that excel in delivering up-to-date academic and practical training. Courses range from single day practical workshops, to Masters degrees from leading universities.

We deliver our mission through:

  • Working with university and accredited training partners
  • Creating strong global alumni networks
  • Having a range of accessible funding options for learners
  • Long-standing relationships with inter-governmental bodies and leading private sector organisations
  • A blend of on-line and face-to-face learning
  • A strong focus on the practical application of learning in the workplace


How does accreditation work?

As an independent body, we’ve carefully chosen partners who can deliver training to the very highest standard, and have robustly reviewed their courses before giving them our stamp of approval. By choosing an accredited partner, you can be sure that your training will be recognised worldwide.

News and resources

New Book! Telecommunications Law

Professors Ian Lloyd and David Mellor OBE have published a new edition of their book on Telecommunications Law. Published by Sweet and Maxwell, the book is available from



Telecommunications Law

Graduation at the University of Rwanda

8th November 2019. Huye, Rwanda

Attending the 6th graduation ceremony for The University of Rwanda are four of the 10 successful MCM Graduates for 2019 accompanied by Prof. Steve Capewell our Vice Chairman. From Left to Right: Goodluck Kam’bwemba, Chioma Stella Ibe, David Asiwome Kweku Gowu and Alexis Bigirimana. David was also presented with the prize for UKTA Student of the Year 2019 the just released 3rd edition of Telecommunications Law written by Prof. David Mellor retired Chairman of UKTA and Prof. Ian Lloyd currently UKTA Director and lecturer of the LRPECS module.

A full list of 2019 MCM Graduates below:

Susan Magdalene Nakanwagi – Uganda
David Asiwome Kweku Gowu – Ghana
Alexis Bigirimana – Rwanda
Chioma Stella Ibe – Nigeria
Mohammad Aqeb Kohistani – Afghanistan
Ibrahim Bbossa Kibuuka – Uganda
Micious Maziah Vincent Matsitsa – Malawi
Ebrima Suwareh – The Gambia
Thomas Gatkuoth Nyak – South Sudan
Goodluck Kam’bwemba – Malawi


The UKTA participated in the 2017 Converged Telecoms Policy & Regulation Master Class for ASEAN countries, a collaboration between the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Multimedia University, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecoms Commission and Chulalongkorn University.

Hosted in Bangkok, UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon delivered the following four seminars:
i) Security, Trust and Digital/ Mobile Identity;
ii) Spectrum Managements: Optimising Resources For Better Quality of Experience;
iii) 5G And Beyond; and
iv) Internet of Things.

The Regulatory Masterclass is an annual five day event and attracts senior level executives from regional regulatory authorities, mobile operators, tower companies, internet service providers and academia.

Gabriel Solomon and Ms. Nur Sulyna Lim Abdullah, Chief Officer Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission identify forward looking policies for the networked economy
"My life has totally changed thanks to the UKTA’s education support. I had been working in China Telecom’s R&D centre before the UKTA helped me obtain an MSc in Operational Communication at Coventry University and a PhD on ICT convergence and its supply chain at Cambridge University. With these qualifications I joined Vodafone and have the honour to sit on the UKTA Board and teach a module on the eMCM course." Dr. Li Lin, Specialist New technologies & Innovation, Vodafone Group Technology