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Meeting opens to prepare for ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

Radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits critical for global economy

Geneva, 23 March 2015 – The second session of the conference preparatory meeting (CPM) for the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference opened today in Geneva.

The CPM will consolidate and finalize a report to be presented to WRC-15 that will take place in Geneva, 2-27 November 2015. It will examine the regulatory, technical, operational and procedural studies of the issues on the WRC-15 agenda conducted by the ITU Radiocommunication Sector. The CPM Report provides useful information to ITU Member States to facilitate the preparation of their proposals to WRC-15.

“The WRC is preceded by a long and rigorous preparatory process to lay the groundwork and ensure that delegates are informed on all the issues and understand the implications of the different options under discussion,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “This CPM is tasked to prepare the consolidated Report that will go before WRC-15 and it is an extremely important meeting as it will include possible solutions to the issues on the WRC-15 agenda, which will be critical and increasingly valuable for the development of the global economy in the 21st Century.”

World Radiocommunication Conferences, held every three to four years, are mandated to review and, where necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. The agenda is determined by ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous World Radiocommunication Conferences and can include issues identified by ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences.

WRC-15 will consider the results of the studies to review the relevant parts of the international spectrum regulatory framework in the Radio Regulations in line with the evolution of existing, emerging and future applications, systems and technologies. WRC-15 will also decide on the most efficient ways to exploit the limited resource of radio-frequency spectrum and manage satellite orbits.

For more information, please contact:

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

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