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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)

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-R SG 1/WP 1B 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
12/11/13 SG6 - ITU Workshop on Emergency Broadcasting, 21 November - Report highlights role of radio and TV in transmitting critical information
12/09/13 Final frequency coordination meeting on GE06 Frequency Plan for 47 Sub-Saharan African Countries – Successfully Concluded
05/09/13 Africa set to deploy digital television - 47 Sub-Saharan African countries agree on frequency coordination for digital switchover in 2015
11/06/13 SG6 - ITU-R Study Group 6 (Broadcasting service) launches an innovative work programme on delivery of emergency information to the Public
23/05/13 RAG - 20th Meeting of RAG (22 – 24 May 2013)
22/12/08 MARS - BR Circular Letter (CM/18) - ITU maritime services database (Incorporation of information concerning Maritime Mobile Service Identities (MMSI) assigned to craft associated with a parent ship)


Director´s corner 
Mr Rancy
Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

06/05  WP 7A  (Geneva) - Confirmed
06/05  WP 7B  (Geneva) - Confirmed
06/05  WP 7C  (Geneva) - Confirmed
06/05  WP 7D  (Geneva) - Confirmed
19/05  WP 5A  (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
17/04  BT.2053-0 (02/2014)
14/04  M.1580-5 (02/2014)
10/04  M.2059-0 (02/2014)
10/04  M.1796-2 (02/2014)
10/04  F.1105-3 (02/2014)

Latest Circulars
15/04  CR/361
14/04  CR/363
08/04  7/LCCE/66
08/04  6/LCCE/88
08/04  5/LCCE/49


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