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Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)

The ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits - limited natural resources which are increasingly in demand from a large and growing number of services such as fixed, mobile, broadcasting, amateur, space research, emergency telecommunications, meteorology, global positioning systems, environmental monitoring and communication services - that ensure safety of life on land, at sea and in the skies. More...

In Focus: Spotlight on ITU-R´s key activities
IMT-Advanced ITU global standard for international mobile telecommunications ´IMT-Advanced´ MARS Maritime mobile Access and Retrieval System (MARS)
Climate-Change Radiocommunications and Climate Change Emergency Rdiocommunications Emergency Radiocommunications

WRC-12 World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12)

Regional preparation for WRC-12
Prospects for use of the Ka-band by satellite communication systems
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 5 - 7 September 2012
RA-12 Radiocommunication Assembly 2012 (RA-12) ITU Seminar for Americas Region
Science services: regulatory, technical and practical implications
Manta, Ecuador, 20-21 September 2012
CPM-11-2 Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) Regional Seminar followed by Forum Innovations and Challenges in Radiocommunications
San José, Costa Rica, 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2012
Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG) WRS-12 World Radiocommunication Seminar 2012 (WRS-12)

16/07/14 WP5D - ITU global standard for internation mobile telecommunication "IMT-Advanced"
16/07/14 WP5D - ITU towards "IMT for 2020 and beyond"
12/07/14 SG6 - Adoption of 8 revised ITU-R Recommendations and their simultaneous approval by correspondence in accordance with § 10.3 of Resolution ITU-R 1-6 (Procedure for the simultaneous adoption and approval by correspondence). Suppression of 2 ITU-R Recommendations.
20/06/14 SC - 2nd ITU Inter-regional Workshop on WRC-15 preparation - Geneva, Switzerland, 12-13 November 2014
20/06/14 2nd ITU Inter-regional Workshop on WRC-15 preparation - Geneva, Switzerland, 12-13 November 2014
25/04/14 SG1 - Experts examine harmonization for short range devices (SRD) and Ultra Wide Band (UWB) - ITU workshop recognizes explosive growth of short-range radio devices
24/01/14 SG1 - ITU experts explore ways forward in dynamic spectrum usage - Spectrum management collaborative discussions on best practices for the use of White Spaces by Cognitive Radio Systems (CRS)
20/01/14 SG1 - ITU Workshop: Spectrum Management issues on the use of White Spaces by Cognitive Radio Systems
02/12/13 SG6 - ITU achieves major breakthrough in audio standards - ‘Immersive’ sound will transform future TV experience
29/11/13 SG6 - Broadcasting is key communication medium in emergencies - ITU Report to highlight role of terrestrial radio and TV in disseminating critical information


Director´s corner 
Mr Rancy
Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

02/09  WP 3J  (Geneva) - Confirmed
02/09  WP 3K  (Geneva) - Confirmed
02/09  WP 3M  (Geneva) - Confirmed
04/09  WP 3L  (Geneva) - Confirmed
30/09  SG 7  (Geneva) - Confirmed

ITU-R Meetings schedule
Meeting sessions - Member Information and Delegate Registration

Key Publications
Latest Publications
19/06  WRC-12 Final Acts
07/06  Handbook on Spectrum Monitoring
16/04  List IV
15/04  Q. 27/6
19/10  Book of Resolutions

Latest Recommendations
18/08  BS.1534-2 (06/2014)
12/08  BO.1443-3 (07/2014)
01/08  P.526-13 (11/2013)
28/07  BT.1206-2 (06/2014)
25/07  BS.1116-2 (06/2014)

Latest Circulars
18/08  CA/217
11/08  CA/216
11/08  CACE/686
08/08  CCRR/52
31/07  CA/215


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