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Dick Sono Chief Director- Radio Frequency Spectrum at Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa


Mr Sono is the Chief Director Radio Frequency Spectrum in the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS), South Africa. He heads the spectrum policy chief directorate within the DTPS. He has more than 15 years of experience in the ICT space, experience in business development, policy and regulation development. In his role, he led the technical work of South Africa in the preparation for the WRC-15 and currently for the WRC-19 preparations. He Chairs South Africa’s National Preparatory Working Group in preparation of WRCs.

Mr Sono is also a non-executive board member and Acting Chairperson of Softstart BTi a government supported Non Profit Company aimed at stimulating, growing and launching early-stage technology innovation based SMME businesses in South  Africa.

In terms of qualifications, he amongst other possess qualifications in business management, financial management, project management, BSc Honours (Physics), Master of Science (Physics) and Master of Science (Elec Eng) both from Oklahoma State University, USA

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