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BR Space Services WIC/IFIC - Annual Collection
no image availableEdition of 2014  New!  

The collection of BR WICs (Weekly Information Circulars) and BR IFICs (International Frequency Information Circulars) for Space Services contains Parts and Special Section publications with information on the frequency assignments for space stations, Earth stations or radioastronomy stations submitted to the Radiocommunication Bureau by ITU Member State administrations. The collection is distributed on multiple DVD-ROMs and contains archived BR WICs compiled by time series (1965-1995) and from 1996 by year (1996-1999), and archived BR IFICs (from 2000 onwards) by year.
Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   Edition of 2013   Edition of 2012   Edition of 2011   Edition of 2010   Edition of 2009   Edition of 2008  
 
Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015: Getting ready for the digital economy
no image available2015  New!  

The annual Trends in Telecommunication Reform publications are a key part of the dialogue with the world's information and communications technology (ICT) policy-makers and regulators in an increasingly converged digital environment. Under the overarching theme "Getting ready for the digital economy", the 15th edition of Trends explores critical issues regulators need to put on their radar to ensure that citizens can benefit from the opportunities brought about by the digital economy in an informed, responsive and safe manner. Undoubtedly, this can only be achieved through effective and smart regulation targeted at empowering consumers, redefining responsibilities and creating the conditions for a data driven economy to flourish. The thematic chapters discuss the changing ICT consumer behaviours, consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age; the opportunities and challenges of big data and what it means from a regulatory perspective; why competition matters; is it time to rethink spectrum licensing; how to monitor the implementation of broadband plans; and what are the new business models driven by digital communications and services. As in previous edition, the publication will feature an in-depth analysis of current market and regulatory trends based on ITU data from one of the world most comprehensive data platforms, the ICT Eye.
Available inpaper  
 
List V - List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments

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Edition of 2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (List V) is a service publication prepared and issued, once a year, by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in accordance with provision no. 20.8 of the Radio Regulations (RR). As stipulated in Appendix 16 to the RR, this List shall be provided to all ship stations for which a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) installation is required by international agreement. New edition expected every April.
Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   Edition of 2014   Edition of 2013  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2004-2013
40th Edition, 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 40th edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   39th Edition, 2013   38th Edition, 2012   37th Edition, 2011   36th Edition, 2010   35th Edition, 2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
ITU-T Recommendations and selected Handbooks - DVD-ROM
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This newly enhanced DVD now provides vastly improved search tools, including a detailed search-bycontent that covers all ITU-T Recommendations in force. Recommendations not yet available in their final edited format are included in their provisional pre-published form. A wide range of electronic attachments are also included and or referenced for direct-download from the ITU website. The DVD also includes a searchable collection of selected Handbooks developed by the ITU Telecommunication Sector in fields such as mitigation measures for telecommunication installations and their protection against electromagnetic effects, formal languages, outside plant, network security, quality of service and network planning. This quarterly DVD is available either individually or through a yearly subscription which covers four editions at a discounted rate.
Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   2014  
 
Space Research Communications
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This Handbook is concerned principally with those aspects of the space research service that are relevant to the management of radio spectrum usage in order to minimize interference between radiocommunication services when the space research service is involved.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   Edition of 2002  
 
ITU-R Recommendations and Reports -DVD-ROM
This disk contains all the ITU-R Recommendations and Reports in force and available at the publication date. The files are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as well as in their original Word for Windows format. The price indicated is for a single-user licence. A price multiplier applies for multi-user environments for customers with a possibly large number of authorized users. Price multipliers are 2 (up to 10 users), 4 (up to 25 users), 6 (up to 50 users) and 9 (up to 100 users).
Edition of 2015  New!  

ITU-R Recommendations constitute a set of international technical standards developed by the Radiocomunication Sector of ITU on topics such as efficient management and use of the spectrum/orbit resource, radio systems characteristics and performance, spectrum monitoring and emergency radiocommunications for public protection and disaster relief. ITU-R Reports contain technical, operational or procedural statements prepared by radiocommunication study groups. Edition 2 of 2014 will also include a handful of selected ITU-R Handbooks.
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Other editions:   Edition of 2014   Edition of 2013   Edition of 2012   Edition of 2011   Edition of 2010   Edition of 2009   Edition of 2008  
 
Space Network Systems (SNS)

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Edition of 2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

In addition to a brief overview of the Radio Regulations referring to space services and general information containing statistics, a database diagram, tables and the AP4 notice forms, the Space Network Systems Online Service allows the user to navigate freely through the database, making predefined special queries to retrieve data based on specified input parameters and to access reference tables and descriptions of the data used in the system, which is updated bi-weekly. This service is an essential reference tool for government agencies, public and private telecommunication operating agencies, manufacturers, scientific/industrial entities, international organizations, consultants, technical colleges, universities, etc. Free of charge to TIES Users as from 1st May 2000. Access to database: http://www.itu.int/sns
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   Edition of 2014   Edition of 2013  
 
High frequency Broadcasting Schedule

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Edition of 2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication on CD-ROM contains the up-to-date High-Frequency Broadcasting Schedule notified to ITU and propagation data for interference analysis, together with the calculation software. A CD-ROM package is issued at the end of the following months: January, February, March, May, July and November for Season A; and April, August, September, October and December for Season B.
Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   Edition of 2014   Edition of 2013   Edition of 2012   Edition of 2011   Edition of 2010   Edition of 2009   Edition of 2008   Edition of 2007  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Space Service

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2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

BR IFIC Space Services is a service publication published every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau in accordance with provision Nos. 20.1-20.6 and No. 20.15 of the Radio Regulations. It contains information on the frequency assignments to space stations, Earth stations or radioastronomy stations submitted by administrations to the Radiocommunication Bureau for recording in the Master International Frequency Register, as well as those that are submitted under the relevant provisions of the Radio Regulations or that are subject to the Appendices 30, 30A and 30B Plans. The information published corresponds to the recorded assignments as well as the notifications still being processed. The SRS database formerly sold separately is now available only in this DVD-ROM. The BR IFIC (Terrestrial Services) DVD-ROM is published at the same time (please see Publication Notice No. 282-14). For additional support and information, please see the BR support page at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/go/space-brific/en
Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   Edition of 2014   Edition of 2013  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Terrestrial Services

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2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) Terrestrial Services is a consolidated regulatory publication issued once every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau, pursuant to the Radio Regulations (Nos. 20.1 to 20.6 and No. 20.15) and various regional agreements. It contains information on the frequency assignments/allotments submitted by administrations to the Radiocommunication Bureau for recording in the Master International Frequency Register and in the various regional or worldwide Plans.The information published corresponds to the recorded assignments/allotments as well as the notifications in process. The BR IFIC may be consulted directly from the DVD-ROM without installing the data and software (some 4 GB). The BR IFIC contains the query software TerRaQ, the program TerRaNotices for creation and validation of electronic notices, the program TerRaNV for validation of electronic notice files generated by administrations, and the Preface in PDF format. The BR IFIC (Space Services) DVD-ROM is published at the same time (please see Publication Notice No. 283-14).
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Other editions:   Edition of 2014  
 
Measuring the Information Society
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI captures the level of ICT developments in 166 economies worldwide and compares progress made during the last year. The MIS 2014 highlights the relationship between ICT development (as measured by the IDI) and the MDGs, a contribution to the ongoing discussions on the potential of ICTs as development enablers. The report includes the results of the ICT Price Basket (IPB) and new mobile-broadband price data for over 140 economies. Price data are analysed to provide insights into the relationship between affordability and income inequality, competition and regulation. The report also looks at new ICT data sources for measurement and examines the possible role of ICT big data for monitoring and development. Release date: 24 November 2014
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007  
 
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) presents tables for over 214 economies around the world. It provides comparable 2005 and 2012 data on key ICT indicators, including economic and social context, the structure of the ICT sector and sector performance related to access, quality, affordability, efficiency, sustainability and applications. The glossary contains definitions of the terms used in the tables. Available as from October 2014. (hard-copy or free pdf).
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Amateur and amateur-satellite services
Edition of 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This Handbook provides general information about amateur and amateur-satellite services. It also includes a compendium of existing ITU texts of relevance to amateur and amateur-satellite services. This Handbook is intended to present, in one document, information about amateur services for administrations and amateur radio organizations.
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Other editions:   Edition of 2008  
 
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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18th Edition, 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database Online Service contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2013 for around 140 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed telephone network, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet, traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included. For the June release, data for 2013 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions and percentage of individuals using the Internet. Data for over 200 economies are available.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   17th Edition, 2013  
 
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database CD-ROM

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18th Edition, 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database on CD-ROM contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2013 for around 140 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed telephone network, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet, traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included. For the June release, data for 2013 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions and percentage of individuals using the Internet. Data for over 200 economies are available.
Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   17th Edition, 2013  
 
Handbook on Ground wave propagation
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Handbook on ground wave propagation is of special interest for communication, particularly broadcasting, at the lower frequencies where the mode has been in use for more than 90 years. It deals with fundamentals and theory, wide-scale considerations and prediction methods used for compatibility assessments and planning procedures. Smaller scale variability, which may be of major importance in assessing the quality of services, is also treated. The topics of measurements and phase are also covered.
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ITU News
2014  New!  

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Other editions:   2013   2012   2011   2010  
 
Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) - Version 4.1
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has released the fourth version of a harmonized, efficient, automated technical and administrative tool for spectrum management in developing countries under the brand name SMS4DC (Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries). Version 4.1 contains updates of the frequency allocation tables of ITU Regions 1, 2 and 3 (based on Article 5 of the Radio Regulations 2012) and the import from terrestrial BR IFIC (works with BR IFIC version 2739 and after). Also it contains addition of an interface with the Appendix 7 software module provided in the ITU-BR Space software tools for calculation of the coordination contours of the Earth stations, and a reporting mechanism with some general statistics reports. SMS4DC is sold as an integrated software package on CD-ROM in English and French, containing the software, a user manual and a digital terrain map of the world.
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Other editions:   2012   Edition 2009   Edition 2006   Edition 2008  
 
Radio Astronomy
Edition of 2013  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Handbook on Radio Astronomy has been developed by experts of Working Party 7D of ITU-R Study Group 7 (Science Services) that is responsible for radio astronomy. This Handbook is not intended as a source book on radio astronomy, but rather deals with such aspects of radio astronomy that are relevant to frequency coordination as the management of radio spectrum usage in order to minimize interference between radiocommunication services.
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Other editions:   Edition of 2003