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GE89 Agreement, revised Geneva 2006


Planning area

African Broadcasting Area (ABA) and neighbouring countries.


ABA means African countries, parts of countries, territories and groups of territories situated between the parallels 40░ South and 30░ North; islands in the Indian Ocean west of meridian 60░ East of Greenwich, situated between the parallel 40░ South and the great circle arc joining the points 45░ East, 11░ 30′ North and 60░ East, 15░ North; and islands in the Atlantic Ocean situated between the parallels 40░ South and 30░ North.

What's new...
Final Acts of the Regional Radiocommunication Conference for the revision of the Geneva 1989 Agreement (RRC-06-Rev.GE89)


Frequency bands

In its hey days, GE89 Agreement covered the whole VHF/UHF broadcasting bands in African Broadcasting Area and neighbouring countries.  In 2006 it "transfers" the frequency bands 174-230 MHz and 470-862 MHz to the new GE06 Agreement.  For now...

Band I: 47-68 MHz
 (limited to 54-68 MHz in BOT, BDI, LSO, MWI NMB, AFS, SWZ, COG, ZMB and ZWE)
Band III: 230-238 MHz and 246-254 MHz
(for BOT, LSO, MWI, MOZ, NMB, AFS, SWZ, ZMB and ZWE subject to agreement obtained under RR9.21)

Frequency Plan and publications
  • GE89 Plan  - Fast on-line search in the broadcasting databases
  • Recently published GE89 Special sections  - Information from a snapshot of the BR database at the time of the given publication
  • (Restricted to users only)

     Regulatory procedures
    • Modifications to the Plan (Article 4)
    • Notifications for recording in the MIFR (Article 5)

    Please use notice T02 (electronic)

    • FINAL ACTS of the Regional Administrative Conference for the Planning oh VHF/UHF Television Broadcasting in the African Broadcasting Area and Neighbouring Countries, Geneva, 1989 (GE89)
    • List of Administrations having ratified, accepted, approved (or acceded to) the Agreement


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