2017 Forum programme

Panel Session
Enabling and shaping the wireless ecosystem: Celebrating the 90th anniversary of CCIR/ITU-R Study Groups
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 101-102

This session addresses how the ITU is continuing to work to enable and shape g the wireless ecosystem. It takes place as the ITU is celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the CCIR/ITU Radiocommunication Study Groups (1927-2017) and the 111th anniversary of the Radio Regulations (1906-2017).

Since the last decade of the 20th century, the world has witnessed extraordinary growth in the use of wireless communication systems, from cellular and cordless phones and radio-based fleet management systems to radio and television broadcasting, cognitive radio, spectrum monitoring and International Mobile Telecommunications 2020.At the same time, radio has become a vital technology for a growing number of essential public services such as efficient managementand use of the spectrum/orbit resource, radio systems characteristics and performance, satellite navigation and intelligent transport systems, global positioning systems, spectrum monitoring for environmental monitoring, and emergency radiocommunication systems for public protection and disaster relief, as well as space science services.

This session will explore the key issues facing the wireless industry and how the ITU process of developing and updating worldwide regulations and standards contributes to enabling and shaping the ecosystem of radiocommunications. It will also address how to further improve this process as radiocommunication technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing speed.


Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders