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ITU World Radiocommunication Conference set for Geneva,  
2-27 November 2015

Radiocommunication Assembly meets 26-30 October 2015

MEDIA ACCREDITATION OPEN

Geneva, 30 July 2015 – The World Radiocommunication Conference, the international treaty-making Conference, will review the international regulatory framework for radiocommunications – the Radio Regulations – and revise them as needed to take into account the rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT), ensuring that reliable radio services are available everywhere, enabling people to live and travel safely and enjoy high performance radiocommunications.

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), 2-27 November 2015, will be preceded by the Radiocommunication Assembly, 26-30 October.

WRC-15, the landmark event for the advancement of radiocommunications, will modify the international regulations on spectrum use in order to enable the sustainable and harmonious development of all systems, services and applications relying on radio frequencies. WRC-15 will address a number of key issues, in particular:

  • Additional spectrum for mobile broadband (International Mobile Telecommunications, or IMT) as well as public protection and disaster relief
  • Spectrum for the aeronautical sector, related to the use of unmanned aircraft systems, wireless avionics intra-communications, and for global flight tracking leading to improved safety and environmental benefits
  • Maritime communications, facilitating the use of on-board digital transmissions and the automatic identification system, aimed at improved navigation safety
  • New automobile radar systems for increased vehicle safety
  • Scientific issues, including earth-exploration satellite services with higher resolution radar images for improved global environmental monitoring, and the feasibility of achieving a continuous reference time-scale (UTC) with the possible suppression of the leap second
  • Additional spectrum for satellite systems (including IMT) and updated procedures for the efficient use of spectrum and satellite orbit resources

 What:

ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15)
Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-15)

When:

WRC-15: 2-27 November 2015

RA-15: 26-30 October 2015

Where: 

CICG Convention Centre, 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, CH-1211.

Why:

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), held every three to four years, will address the regulation of satellite orbit and radio-frequency spectrum resources in the best interest of all end-users worldwide, with global implications for both policy-makers and the industry. The Radiocommunication Assembly will provide the technical basis for the work of WRC-15 and set future work programmes in the field of radiocommunications and approve worldwide radiocommunication standards (ITU-R Recommendations).

Who:

Media
Information

Over 3000 participants from around the world are expected to attend.

Accreditation information available in the WRC-15 Newsroom.

Deadline for accreditation: 22 October 2015.

UN Press accreditation is valid.

Accredited Press will have access to CICG during the World  Radiocommunication Conference, 2-27 November 2015 as well as the Radiocommunication Assembly, 26-30 October 2015.

Photo badges will be provided at Registration desks at the ITU Montbrillant Building on rue Varembé.

Access to the meeting rooms will be restricted, subject to decisions of RA-15 and WRC-15.

A Press briefing by Mr François Rancy, Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, will be held on Monday, 19 October 2015 at 11:00 at the Palais des Nations (Room-I), the UN Office in Geneva.

For more information, please see www.itu.int/go/wrc-15 or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int 
Grace Petrin
Communications Officer
ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
telephone +41 22 730 5810
tel + 41 79 599 1428
email brpromo@itu.int

Media accreditation enquiries:

pressreg@itu.int

     

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