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ITU’s  Administrative Regulations contain provisions of a technical nature governing international telecommunications. The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure the efficient operation of international telecommunication services. They complete the provisions of the Constitution and Convention and are binding on all Member States.

This digital collection includes all editions of the various Regulations produced by ITU since 1865.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Telegraph Regulations, 1865-1973​​​
The Telegraph Regulations contained provisions which dealt with the international telegraph network and matters such as charging systems and the routing, transmission and delivery of telegrams.
Telephone Regulations, 1885-1973
The Telephone Regulations contained provisions which dealt with the international telephone network and matters such as methods of charging and international accounting. 
Radio Regulations, 1906-present (and Additional Radio Regulations, 1927-1979)
The purpose of the Radio Regulations is to ensure interference-free operations of radiocommunication systems and to provide ITU Member States with equitable access to the radio spectrum.  The Additional Radio Regulations, in place from 1927 to 1979, contained supplementary instructions for radiotelegraph and radiotelephone communications.

A note on Radio Regulations publication type:
  • Complete Edition: constitutes a full publication of the Radio Regulations
  • Appendix: some appendices were published as separate booklets and are intended to be used with specific editions of the Radio Regulations.
  • Update pages: update pages were issued between the publication of complete editions of the Radio Regulations and replace some pages in a specific edition.
International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), 1988-present
In 1988, the Telegraph and Telephone Regulations were merged into a single set of regulations, the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). The ITRs define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications today.
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YearTitlePublication Type

1906

Service Regulations (Radiotelegraph), edition of 1906

base edition

1912

Service Regulations (Radiotelegraph), edition of 1912

base edition

1927

General Regulations + Additional Regulations (Radiotelegraph), edition of 1927

base edition

1932

General Radiocommunication Regulations + Additional Radiocommunication Regulations, edition of 1932

base edition

1938

General Radiocommunication Regulations + Additional Radiocommunication Regulations, edition of 1938

base edition

1947

Radio Regulations + Additional Radio Regulations, edition of 1947​

base edition

1959

Radio Regulations + Additional Radio Regulations, edition of 1959​

base edition

1959

Appendix 25 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1959

appendix

1959

Appendix 26 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1959

appendix

1959

Update Pages (1990) to Appendix 26 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1959​

update pages

1968

Radio Regulations + Additional Radio Regulations, edition of 1968

base edition

1968

Appendix 25 MOD to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1968​

appendix

1968

Appendix 27 to the Radio Regulations, edition 1968​

appendix

1968

Update Pages (1971) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1968​

update pages

1976

Radio Regulations + Additional Radio Regulations, edition of 1976

base edition

1976

Update Pages (1978) to Appendix 25 Mar2 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1976​

update pages

1976

Update Pages (1979) to Appendix 25 Mar2 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1976​

update pages

1976

Update Pages (1979) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1976​

update pages

1976

Update Pages (1981) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1976​

update pages

1982

Radio Regulations, edition of 1982

base edition

1982

Appendix 27 Aer2 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1982​

appendix

1982

Update Pages (1985) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1982

update pages

1982

Update Pages (1986) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1982​, revised in 1985

update pages

1982

Update Pages (1988) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1982, revised in 1985 and 1986

update pages

1990

Radio Regulations, edition of 1990

base edition

1990

Appendix 25 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1990​

appendix

1990

Update Pages (1994) to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1990​

update pages

1990

Radio Regulations, edition of 1990, revised in 1994

update pages

1990

Appendix 25 and Appendix 26 to the Radio Regulations, edition of 1990 and revision of 1994​

appendix

1990

Radio Regulations, 1990 edition, revised in 1996: articles S5, S21 and S22; appendix S4; WRC-95 resolutions; WRC-95 recommendations​

update pages

1998

Radio Regulations, edition of 1998

base edition

2001

Radio Regulations, edition of 2001

base edition

2004

Radio Regulations, edition of 2004

base edition

2008

Radio Regulations, edition of 2008

base edition

2012

Radio Regulations, edition of 2012

base edition
YearTitleENFRES

1865

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1865

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1868

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1868

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1872

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1872

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1875

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1875

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1879

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1879

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1885

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1885 (includes an article on telephone)

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1890

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1890 (includes an article on telephone)

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1896

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1896 (includes an article on telephone)

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1903

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1903 (includes an article on telephone)

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1908

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1908 (includes an article on telephone)

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1925

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1925 (includes an article on telephone)

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1928

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1928 (includes an article on telephone)

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1932

Telegraph Regulations, edition of 1932

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1938

Telegraph Regulations, edition of 1938

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1949

Telegraph Regulations, edition of 1949

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1958

Telegraph Regulations, edition of 1958

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1973

Telegraph Regulations, edition of 1973

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In 1988, the Telegraph Regulations were replaced by the International Telecommunication Regulations
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1885

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1885 (includes an article on telephone)

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1890

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1890 (includes an article on telephone)

FR
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1896

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1896 (includes an article on telephone)

FR
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1903

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1903 (includes an article on telephone)

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1908

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1908 (includes an article on telephone)

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1925

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1925 (includes an article on telephone)

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1928

International Service Regulations (Telegraph), edition of 1928 (includes an article on telephone)

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1932

Telephone Regulations, edition of 1932

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1938

Telephone Regulations, edition of 1938

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1949

Telephone Regulations, edition of 1949

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1958

Telephone Regulations, edition of 1958

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1973

Telephone Regulations, edition of 1973

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​In 1988, the Telephone Regulations were replaced by the International Telecommunication Regulations
YearTitleENFRESARZHRU

1988

International Telecommunication Regulations, edition of 1988

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AR
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2012

International Telecommunication Regulations, edition of 2012

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ES
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AR
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