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World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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20th Edition, 2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database (WTID) 2016 contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2015 for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics (pdf format) covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), 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, 2015 data are available for selected key indicators, including those ICT indicators identified in the global indicator framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the ICT price indicators. More detailed data on ICT access and use by households and individuals are available in pre-defined tables. *Please note, databases prior to 2016 were not compatible with Mac®. The database released early July 2016 is upgraded to be compatible for both Windows® and Mac®, with additional features not previously available.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2015   2014   17th Edition, 2013  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Terrestrial Services

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2016  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.
Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2015  
 
Rules of Procedure

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2012   Publication Notice with Order Form

Rules of Procedure, approved by the Radio Regulations Board, for the application by the Radiocommunication Bureau of the provisions of the Radio Regulations, Regional Agreements and Resolutions and Recommendations of World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   Edition of 2005   Edition of 2002   Edition of 2009  
 
Earthing and Bonding
2003   Publication Notice with Order Form

This ITU-T Handbook on Earthing and Bonding is for use by engineers designing telecommunication systems, especially those concerned with applying protective measures. It aims to give the user a background to various terms used within the telecommunication and power industry regarding earthing and bonding of equipment and structures (Chapter 1) in various parts of the world. The concepts of earthing and bonding are described (Chapter 2) together with how to implement such methods (Chapters 3 and 4), detailing why these are necessary and what the results may be if they are not performed correctly. The final section of the handbook shows how to evaluate and maintain the effectiveness/quality of the earthing systems and bonding networks thus created.
Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 4: Intelligent Transport Systems
Volume 4 of the ITU-R Handbook on Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) provides a summary of the use of wireless communications in intelligent transport systems (ITS), current and under development, around the globe, including architecture, systems, and applications. This is a rapidly developing sector, which is still partly in its infancy.
2006   Publication Notice with Order Form

Volume 4 of the ITU-R Handbook on Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) provides a summary of the use of wireless communications in intelligent transport systems (ITS), current and under development, around the globe, including architecture, systems, and applications. This is a rapidly developing sector, which is still partly in its infancy.
Available inCD/DVD   paper   electronic file