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Official announcements
From official sources  

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

  • The Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein 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 20 November 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 Ireland has approved the above Regional Agreement. The instrument of approval was deposited with the Secretary-General on 7 August 2007
    (source: ITU “Notification No. 1503”, October 2009).


New Sector Members

Radiocommunication Sector
  • Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) (San José, Costa Rica) and Research in Motion (Waterloo, Canada) have been admitted to take part in the work of this Sector.

Telecommunication Standardization Sector
  • EXFO Ingénierie électro-optique Inc (Ville St-Laurent, Canada) and Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) (San José, Costa Rica) have been admitted to take part in the work of this Sector.

Telecommunication Development Sector
  • Coordination Center for TLD.RU (Moscow, Russian Federation), SEACOM Ltd (Nairobi, Republic of Kenya), Agence de Promotion de l’Accès Universel aux Services (APAUS) (Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania), Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) (San José, Costa Rica), Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) (Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea), Deloitte Consulting LLP (McLean, Virginia, United States), Eritrea Telecommunication Services Corporation (EriTel) (Asmara, Eritrea), ExiCon International Group (Beirut, Lebanon), and Microsoft Corporation, (Mountain View, California, United States) have been admitted to take part in the work of this Sector.


Change of status

  • Institute for Infocomm Research (Republic of Singapore), formerly an associate of ITU–R, is now a Sector Member of ITU–R


Transfer of membership

  • Infineon Technologies North America Corp. has transferred its membership of ITU–T to Lantiq Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (Neubiberg, Federal Republic of Germany).


New Associates

Radiocommunication Sector
  • Gabonaise des Télécommunications (GABTEL) (Libreville, Gabonese Republic) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 1.

Telecommunication Standardization Sector
  • Animatele, Inc (New York, United States) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 2.

  • TELNET (Tunis, Tunisia) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 13.

  • Omiino Limited (Newtownabbey, United Kingdom), OpNext, Inc (Fremont, California, United States), and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Camarillo, California, United States) have been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 15.

Telecommunication Development Sector
  • Research in Motion (Waterloo, Canada) has been admitted to take part in the work of Study Group 2.


Structural change

  • The Administration of Burkina Faso announced that on 27 November 2008*, a new regulatory organ, Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques (ARCE), was created and has replaced the former Autorité Nationale de Régulation des Télécommunications (ARTEL).


New denominations

  • The Administration of the Republic of Moldova announced that the Ministry of Information Development has changed its name to Ministry of Information Technologies and Communication.

  • Arcor AG & Co. KG, a Sector Member of ITU–T, has changed its name to Vodafone AG & Co. KG (Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany).

  • Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity, a Sector Member of ITU–D, has changed its name to National Information Society Agency (NIA) (Seoul, Republic of Korea).

  • Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a Sector Member of ITU–D, has changed its name to Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) (Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas).

  • SES New Skies, a Sector Member of ITU–R and ITU–D, has changed its name to SES World Skies (The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands).

*(ITU “Notification No. 1502”, September 2009)


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