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Official announcements
From official sources  

Instruments amending the Constitution and Convention of ITU (Marrakesh, 2002)

  • The Government of the Vatican City State has ratified the abovementioned instruments. The instruments of ratification were deposited with the Secretary-General on 22 July 2009.

Instruments amending the Constitution and the Convention of ITU (Antalya, 2006)

  • The Government of the Vatican City State has ratified the abovementioned instruments and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 22 July 2009.

  • The Government of the Sultanate of Oman has ratified the abovementioned instruments. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 3 July 2009.

  • The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ratified the above-mentioned instruments and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 5 August 2009.

  • The Government of the Malta has ratified the above-mentioned instruments and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 4 August 2009.

  • The Government of the New Zealand has ratified the above-mentioned instruments and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 17 August 2009.

  • The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has ratified the above-mentioned instruments and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 16 August 2009.

Partial Revision of the Radio Regulations for dealing with frequency allocations in certain parts of the spectrum
(WRC-07) (Geneva, 2007)

  • The Government of Lebanon has ratified the above-mentioned Partial Revision. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 15 July 2009.

  • The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has approved the above-mentioned Partial Revision for the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, and has confirmed the Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of approval was deposited with the Secretary-General on 8 July 2009.

  • The Government of New Zealand has ratified the above-mentioned Partial Revision and has confirmed Declarations and Reservations made at the time of signature. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 17 August 2009.

Regional Agreement relating to the planning of the digital terrestrial broadcasting service in Region 1 (parts of Region 1 situated to the west of meridian 170°E and to the north of parallel 40°S, except the territory of Mongolia) and in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the frequency bands 174–230 MHz and 470–862 MHz (RRC-06) (Geneva, 2006)

  • The Government of the Sultanate of Oman has ratified the abovementioned Regional Agreement. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the Secretary-General on 3 July 2009.


New Sector Members

Telecommunication Standardization Sector
  • FiberHome Technologies Group (Wuhan, China) and Vodacom SA (Pty) Limited (Sandton, South Africa) have been admitted to take part in the work of this Sector.

Telecommunication Development Sector
  • Shyam Telecom Limited (Gurgaon, India), Vihaan Networks Limited (Gurgaon, India) and Celtel Kenya Ltd (Nairobi, Kenya) have been admitted to take part in the work of this Sector.

New Associates

Radiocommunication Sector
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite (Hamilton, Bermuda) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 4.

Telecommunication Standardization Sector
  • Terrestar Networks, Inc (Richardson, Texas, United States) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 2.

  • Sycamore Networks (Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States), Telus Communications Inc (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), Integrated Device Technology (Ottawa, Canada), and Visible Energy, Inc (Palo Alto, California, United States) have been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 15.

  • Radio Surveillance Security Services (SA) Pty Ltd (Tygervalley, South Africa) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 17.


New denominations

  • In the United Kingdom, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) has changed its name to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

  • The Administration of the Republic of Colombia announces that the Ministry of Communications has changed its name to Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

  • The European Radiocommunications Office (ERO), a Sector Member of ITU–D, ITU–R and ITU–T, has changed its name to European Communications Office (ECO) (Copenhagen, Denmark).


Structural changes

  • In the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Ministry of the People’s Power for Telecommunications and Informatics (MPPTI) has been abolished under Decree No. 6.707. Its powers have been absorbed by the Ministry of the People’s Power for Science, Technology and Intermediate Industries (MPPCTII). The duties previously performed by MPPTI vis-à-vis ITU now fall under MPPCTII.

  • The Administration of the Republic of Fiji announces that the Department of Communications is now under the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Tourism and Communications.


Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-12) and World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12)

As a result of a consultation with ITU Member States, it has been decided that the next World Radiocommunication Conference will take place in Geneva from 23 January to 17 February 2012, preceded by the Radiocommunication Assembly on 16–20 January 2012. In addition, the agenda of WRC-12, as set out in Council Resolution 1291 (MOD), has been approved.

 

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