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World Radiocommunication Conference 2000

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of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2000)
Istanbul (Turkey)
from 8 May - 2 June 2000


on the basis of proposals from administrations and the report of the Conference Preparatory Meeting, taking account of the results of the 1997 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-97), and with due regard to the requirements of existing and future services in the bands under consideration, to consider and take appropriate action in respect of the following topics:


requests from administrations to delete their country footnotes or to have their country name deleted from footnotes, if no longer required, in accordance with Resolution 26 (rev.WRC-97);

1.2. to finalize remaining issues in the review of appendix S3 to the Radio Regulations with respect to spurious emissions for space services, taking into account Recommendation 66 (rev.WRC-97) and the decisions of WRC-97 on adoption of new values, due to take effect at a future time, of spurious emissions for space services;
1.3. to consider the results of ITU-R studies in respect of appendix S7/28 on the method for the determination of the coordination area around an earth station in frequency bands shared among space services and terrestrial radiocommunication services, and take the appropriate decisions to revise this appendix;
1.4. to consider issues concerning allocations and regulatory aspects related to Resolutions 126 (WRC-97), 128 (WRC-97), 129 (WRC-97), 133 (WRC-97), 134 (WRC-97) and 726 (WRC-97);
1.5. to consider regulatory provisions and possible additional frequency allocations for services using high altitude platform stations, taking into account the results of ITU-R studies conducted in response to Resolution 122 (WRC-97);
1.6. issues related to IMT-2000;


review of spectrum and regulatory issues for advanced mobile applications in the context of IMT-2000, noting that there is an urgent need to provide more spectrum for the terrestrial component of such applications and that priority should be given to terrestrial mobile spectrum needs, and adjustments to the table of frequency allocations as necessary;


identification of a global radio control channel to facilitate multimode terminal operation and worldwide roaming of IMT-2000;
1.7. review of the use of the HF bands by the aeronautical mobile (r) and maritime mobile services with a view to protecting operational, distress and safety communications, taking into account Resolution 346 (WRC-97);
1.8. to consider regulatory and technical provisions to enable earth stations located on board vessels to operate in the fixed-satellite service (FSS) networks in the bands 3 700-4 200 MHz and 5 925-6 425 MHz, including their coordination with other services allocated in these bands;
1.9. to take into account the results of ITU-R studies in evaluating the feasibility of an allocation in the space-to-earth direction to the mobile-satellite service (MSS) in a portion of the 1 559-1 567 MHz frequency range, in response to Resolutions 213 (WRC-97) and 220 (WRC-97);
1.10. to consider results of ITU-R studies carried out in accordance with Resolution 218 (WRC-97) and take appropriate action on this subject;
1.11. to consider constraints on existing allocations and to consider additional allocations on a worldwide basis for the non-geostationary (non-GSO) MSS below 1 GHz, taking into account the results of ITU-R studies conducted in response to Resolutions no. 214 (rev.WRC-97) and 219 (WRC-97);
1.12. to consider the progress of studies on sharing between feeder links of non-GSO MSS networks and GSO FSS networks in the bands 19.3-19.7 GHz and 29.1-29.5 GHz, taking into account Resolution 121 (rev. WRC-97);
1.13. on the basis of the results of the studies in accordance with Resolutions 130 (WRC-97), 131 (WRC-97) and 538 (WRC-97):
1.13.1. to review and, if appropriate, revise the power limits appearing in articles S21 and S22 in relation to the sharing conditions among non-GSO FSS, GSO FSS, GSO broadcasting-satellite service (BSS), space sciences and terrestrial services, to ensure the feasibility of these power limits and that these limits do not impose undue constraints on the development of these systems and services;
1.13.2. to consider the inclusion in other frequency bands of similar limits in articles S21 and S22, or other regulatory approaches to be applied in relation to sharing situations;
1.14. to review the results of the studies on the feasibility of implementing non-GSO MSS feeder links in the 15.43-15.63 GHz in accordance with Resolution 123 (WRC-97);
1.15. issues related to the radionavigation-satellite service:
1.15.1. to consider new allocations to the radionavigation-satellite service in the range from 1 GHz to 6 GHz required to support developments;
1.15.2. to consider the addition of the space-to-space direction to the radionavigation-satellite service allocations in the bands 1 215-1 260 MHz and 1 559-1 610 MHz;
1.15.3. to consider the status of allocations to services other than the radionavigation-satellite service (Nos. S5.355 and S5.359) in the band 1 559-1 610 MHz;
1.16. to consider allocation of frequency bands above 71 GHz to the earth exploration-satellite (passive) and radio astronomy services, taking into account Resolution 723 (WRC-97);
1.17. to consider possible worldwide allocation for the earth exploration-satellite (passive) and space research (passive) services in the band 18.6-18.8 GHz, taking into account the results of the ITU-R studies;
1.18. to consider the use of new digital technology for the maritime mobile service in the band 156-174 MHz and consequential revision of appendix 18/s18, taking into account Resolution 342 (WRC-97);
1.19. to consider the report of the inter-conference representative group (IRG) submitted by the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau and determine the basis for replanning by the next conference so as to afford each country an amount of spectrum that permits the economical development of a broadcasting-satellite service system;
1.19 bis in accordance with article S14, to consider objections expressed by administrations with respect to the radio regulation board rules of procedure relating to the application of RR 2674/s23.13 in order for the bureau to modify its findings in accordance with the conclusions of the conference;
1.20. to consider the issues related to the application of Nos. S9.8, S9.9 and S9.17 and the corresponding parts of appendix S5 with respect to appendices S30 and S30a, with a view to possible deletion of articles 6 and 7 of appendices S30 and S30a, also taking into consideration Recommendation 35 (WRC-95);
1.21. to consider the report from the Radiocommunication Bureau on results of the analysis in accordance with Resolution 53 (WRC-97) and take appropriate actions;
2. to examine the revised ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference in the Radio Regulations in accordance with Resolution 28 (WRC-95); and decide whether or not to update the corresponding references in the Radio Regulations, in accordance with principles contained in the annex to Resolution 27 (rev.WRC-97);
3. to consider such consequential changes and amendments to the Radio Regulations as may be necessitated by the decisions of the conference;
4. in accordance with Resolution 95 (WRC-97), to review the Resolutions and recommendations of previous conferences with a view to their possible revision, replacement or abrogation;
5. to review, and take appropriate action on, the report from the radiocommunication assembly submitted in accordance with Nos. 135 and 136 of the Convention (Geneva, 1992);
6. to identify those items requiring urgent actions by the radiocommunication study groups in preparation for the next World Radiocommunication Conference;
7. in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention (Geneva, 1992):
7.1. to consider and approve the report of the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau on the activities of the Radiocommunication Sector since WRC-97;
7.2. to recommend to the Council items for inclusion in the agenda for the next WRC, and to give its views on the preliminary agenda for the subsequent conference and on possible agenda items for future conferences