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BT/Openreach Reward

Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) is a UKTA Accredited training provider who has won an award from BT/Openreach. CTTS is a Tier 1 supplier for Openreach External training demand, delivering training to Openreach’s direct employees and accreditation of is suppliers licensing to work on the Openreach One Fibre Network.

This includes Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) scheme allowing Communications Providers to use Openreach infrastructure to build their networks. The award from Openreach Learning and Development was based upon CTTS outstanding performance 2019/20 training of over 3000 engineers, Quality of delivery, Flexibility and responsiveness of the business.

Pictured is Martyn Cook receiving the award on behalf of the CTTS from Richard May Senior Manager, L&D Business Planning – Openreach L&D.

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


UKTA signed a partnership agreement with Smart Africa that will boost capacity building, a key enabler of the Smart Africa Manifesto which has been endorsed by the African Union. The partnership will ensure that the Smart Africa Scholarship Fund is made available for African students to pursue Masters level programmes taught by UKTA professors.

“The UKTA Board is honoured to join the Smart Africa Alliance and contribute to its success,” said UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon. “The scholarships will help African leaders establish the right policy and regulatory environment to ensure the next leap of ICT evolution and we are eager to work with Smart Africa Member States in this regard,” he added. “Smart Africa is delighted to be collaborating with the UKTA on our important mission,” said Smart Africa Executive Director Dr Hamadoun Touré. “With its long history of educating African students and its excellent relationship with our institutions, UKTA is a credible partner we can rely on,” he added.

Scholarships are available to qualified citizens of Smart Africa Member States and will be awarded on a gender equal basis.


UKTA Honorary President David Mellor OBE was at Southampton University to present Mrs Margaret K Chalwe-Mudenda, Director General Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) with her well earned Masters of Laws in Information and Communication Technology Certificate of Attendance from ITU and UKTA. “It is with great pleasure that we are able to reward Margaret for her devotion to completing her LLM while performing her very important professional role and also being a mother,” said Professor Mellor. “UKTA is proud that our academic programmes can encourage life long learning without disrupting other responsibilities that our students maintain” he added. “As Zambia looks to modernise its ICT laws and regulations to catalyse a digital economy, the insight I have obtained from this degree is invaluable,” said Mrs Chalwe-Mudenda, adding “I would like to sincerely thank UKTA for their expert guidance and collaborative spirit.”

With a population of 15 million, Zambia has more than 10 million mobile subscribers, around a quarter of which use mobile broadband. Regulatory reform and the release of new spectrum are expected to accelerate broadband penetration.

Tanzania Telecoms Engineers Train with CTTS

Cable Telecommunications Training Services completes courses for six Tanzanian engineers. (more…)

UKTA Honoured With Award From ITU

The UKTA was recognised for its long standing contribution and commitment to capacity building and for its resilient and successful partnership with the ITU at the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium today. (more…)

UKTA congratulates 46 new eMCM alumni

UKTA Honoury President David Mellor proudly graduated 46 new students from the Master of Communication Management programme today. The successful students join the growing number of UKTA alumni.  (more…)

UKTA and the Open University of Tanzania

UKTA and the Open University of Tanzania sign a new 5 year Memorandum of Understanding to boost the dissemination of policy (more…)


African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) on 27th July 2013 at Lincoln in United Kingdom. (more…)

UKTA and ITU enter a new partnership

UKTA and ITU enter a new partnership to improve skills in the ICT sector and launch an online Master’s degree programmes with the University of Rwanda. (more…)

Professor David P. Mellor OBE

Professor David P. Mellor OBE, Honorary President and and ITU Special Envoy for Academia talks about e‑education opportunities for Africa (more…)