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The Radiocommunication Sector mission

The Radiocommunication Sector mission

Under the provisions of the Constitution and Convention (Geneva, 1992), the mission of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector is, inter alia, to ensure rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum by all radiocommunication services, including those using satellite orbits, and to carry out studies and adopt Recommendations on radiocommunication matters.

The Radiocommunication Sector environment

This mission is to be undertaken in an environment that is characterized by:

Growing recognition of the economic value of frequency spectrum and the application of economic principles in the management of that resource, recognizing the rapid market-driven and user-oriented technological development.
The ever increasing demand for the limited radio-frequency spectrum for space and terrestrial radiocommunication systems.
The growing role of regional organizations and private-sector activities in a liberalized environment.
The limited financial resources available to support the Sector's activities.
Growing convergence among many radio services, integration with wired telecommunication services and converging terrestrial and satellite applications.
Increased interest, in particular on the part of the developing countries, in:
  • access to the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary satellite orbits in support of their national requirements;

  • worldwide radiocommunication system standards to achieve overall system economy;

  • handbooks;

the rapid technological development and widespread application of digital techniques to most space and terrestrial systems, including mobile communications and new television and sound broadcasting systems.


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