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Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR)

​​​ "The ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) is the global forum on the evolution of radio technologies and uses where spectrum allocations and provisions necessary to this evolution are decided.
Bringing countries of the world to work together to reap the benefits of radiocommunications has been a permanent goal during my entire career."
François Rancy
Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
Mr. Rancy was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010 (PP-10) to the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union, and was confirmed in a second term during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014 (PP-14).
As Director, Mr. Rancy is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau which organises and co-ordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary satellite orbit.
Previous to taking up his duties at the ITU in January, 2011, he was Director General of the French Agence nationale des fréquences. Since 1995, Mr. Rancy has served as the head or deputy head for national delegations at many ITU conferences and meetings.
Mr. Rancy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1977 and from Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications in 1979.

Headlines

2018-11-13 – 2018-11-13Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and H.E. Dr. Kan CHANNMETA, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)
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PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and H.E. Dr. Kan CHANNMETA, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)​


2018-11-13 – 2018-11-13Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and H.E. Dr. Kan CHANNMETA, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)​ and the delegation of Cambodia
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​PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and H.E. Dr. Kan CHANNMETA, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)​ and the delegation of Cambodia​ and and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019


2018-11-12 – 2018-11-12Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and the Delegation of Kenya (CA)
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​​PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Francis Wamukota WANGUSI, Director General Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and Mrs. Elizabeth MIGWALLA, Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-MEA Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) ​and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019


2018-11-09 – 2018-11-09Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Wolfgang CRASEMANN, Head of Division, International Digital and Postal Policy, G7 and G20 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
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​PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy, and Mr. Wolfgang CRASEMANN, Head of Division, International Digital and Postal Policy, G7 and G20 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany​ and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019


2018-11-09 – 2018-11-09Dubai, UAE
PP-18 - François Rancy, Director Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU with Regional Directors of BDT
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​PP-18 - François Rancy, Director Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU with Regional Directors of BDT​ and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019


2018-11-08 – 2018-11-08Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and the Delegation of Papua New Guinea
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​PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy, Mr. Kila GULO-VUI, Director for Economics, Consumer & International Affairs,  National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea​, Mr. Jackson KARIKO, Manager for International Affairs, National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea​ and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019​​​


2018-11-06 – 2018-11-06Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Salou ABDOU, Directeur, Télécommunications Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et de la Poste, Niger
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​Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Salou ABDOU, Directeur, Télécommunications Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et de la Poste, Niger​ and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019​​​ 


2018-11-06 – 2018-11-06Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting with Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and the Delgation of Tanzania
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​PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai between BR Director, François​ Rancy and the Delgation of Tanzania​: Ms. C. K. Ichwekeleza, Director, Communication Services, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication, Tanzania; Mr. M. Marobe, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & East African Cooperation, Tanzania; Mr. P. Ulanga, CEO of UCSAF, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019​​​





2018-11-05 – 2018-11-05Dubai, UAE
PP-18 bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Az-El-Arab HASSIBI, General Director, Direction de l'Economie Numérique, ANRT, Morocco, and Mr. Sidi Mohammed DRISSI MELYANI, Technical Director, ANRT, Morocco
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Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Mr. Az-El-Arab HASSIBI, General Director, Direction de l'Economie Numérique, ANRT, Morocco, Mr. Sidi Mohammed DRISSI MELYANI, Technical Director, ANRT, Morocco and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019​​


2018-11-02 – 2018-11-02Dubai, UAE
PP-18 Bilateral meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and Eng. Wilfredo Reynaldo LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Director de Regulaciones Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Cuba during PP-18 in Dubai​
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​Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Eng. Wilfredo Reynaldo LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Director de Regulaciones Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Cuba​


2018-11-02 – 2018-11-02Dubai, UAE
PP-18 Bilateral meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and the delegation from Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL), Mexico during PP-18 in Dubai
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​Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and Eng. Mario FROMOW Commissioner Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL), Mrs. Nimbe EWALD Directora General de Regulación Técnica Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL) and Mr. Victor Manuel MARTÍNEZ VANEGAS Director of International Policy Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL) - Mexico​


2018-11-02 – 2018-11-02Dubai, UAE
PP-18 Bilateral meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and H.E. Mr. Sorin Mihai GRINDEANU, President National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania (ANCOM) during PP-18 in Dubai​
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​Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François Rancy, H.E. Mr. Sorin Mihai GRINDEANU, President National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania (ANCOM) and Mr. Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director and newly elect BR Director starting as from 1 January 2019​​​


2018-11-01 – 2018-11-01Dubai, UAE
PP-18 Bilateral meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and H.E. Mr. Sok PUTHYVUTH, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia during PP-18 in Dubai
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Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 between BR Director, François​ Rancy and H.E. Mr. Sok PUTHYVUTH, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia and Mr. Chakrya MOA, Chairman of Telecommunication Regulator Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) during PP-18 in Dubai​


2018-10-31 – 2018-10-31Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 Bilateral meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and Mr. Andrés Manuel GUBETICH MOJOLI Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), Paraguay during PP-18 in Dubai
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Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 with BR Director, François Rancy and Mr. Andrés Manuel GUBETICH MOJOLI Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), Paraguay.


2018-10-30 – 2018-10-30Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 Visit of the delegation of Viet Nam and H.E. Mr. Tam PHAN, Vice Minister of Information and Communications MIC - Viet Nam during PP-18 in Dubai
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Meeting with BR Director, François Rancy and the delegation of Viet Nam in Dubai during PP-18 and H.E. Mr. Tam PHAN, Vice Minister of Information and Communications MIC. On photo from left to right: Ms. Thuan NGUYEN Official, International Cooperation Dept Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC); Mr. Doan Quang HOAN, Director General Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM); Mr. François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU; H.E. Mr. Tam PHAN, Vice Minister Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC); Mr. Nguyen Phong NHA, Deputy Director General, Viet Nam Telecommunications  Authority, Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, Viet Nam


2018-10-29 – 2018-10-29Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 ITU Elected Officials in Dubai during PP-18 meeting with H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister, Vanuatu
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Meeting of ITU Elected Officials in Dubai during PP-18 with H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister, Vanuatu
 


2018-10-28 – 2018-10-28Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 with BR Director, François Rancy and the delegation of Japan
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​Bilateral meeting in Dubai during PP-18 with BR Director, François Rancy and H.E. Mr. Katsuya WATANABE, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, MIC, Japan and Mr. Akira HASHIMOTO, Counsellor, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan


2018-10-28 – 2018-10-28Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 Bilaterial meeting with BR Director, Francois Rancy in Dubai during PP-18 and Mr. Nicolas Andrieu, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, SIGFOX, UAE
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Bilaterial meeting in Dubai during PP-18 with BR Director, Francois Rancy and Mr. Nicolas Andrieu, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, SIGFOX, UAE


2018-10-26 – 2018-11-16Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PP-18 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018
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The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference consists of the representatives of the Member States of the Union and is the highest policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide.


2018-10-17 – 2018-10-19ITU HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
ITU-R Working Party 6C Workshop on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Demo on High Dynamic Range format conversion methods
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​ITU-R Working Party 6C Workshop on DAB and Demo on High Dynamic Range format conversion methods developed by @ITU operating at resolution in real-time demoed at ITU HQ.


2018-10-16 – 2018-10-16Paris, France
Keynote speech by BR Director, Francois Rancy at the ANFR 5th Conference on Spectrum and Innovation 2018 / Conférence annuelle de l'ANFR Agence nationale des fréquences (Spectre et Innovation)
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BR Director, François Rancy keynote speech on the organization of spectrum at the international level and participation in a panel, which followed the launch of the use of blockchain to facilitate the allocation of frequencies for PSME in special events. The panel addressed the possible means of improving spectrum management and gave the opportunity to recall the basic fundamentals concerning licensed and unlicensed, TVWS and dynamic spectrum sharing.


2018-10-09 – 2018-10-09Côte d’Ivoire​
BR Director, François Rancy visit with HE M Claude Isaac DE, Minister, Digital Economy and Post of Côte d’Ivoire
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BR Director, François Rancy​ and HE M Claude Isaac DE, Minister, Digital Economy and Post of Côte d’Ivoire​


2018-10-09 – 2018-10-09Côte d’Ivoire​
BR Director, François Rancy visit with HE M Claude Isaac DE, Minister, Digital Economy and Post of Côte d’Ivoire​​
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BR Director, François Rancy ​ in a group photo with the delegation of HE M Claude Isaac DE, Minister, Digital Economy and Post of Côte d’Ivoire​​


2018-09-10 – 2018-09-13Durban, South Africa
ITU Telecom World 2018
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A leading international platform for influential figures from government and industry to connect with tech SMEs and entrepreneurs. To exhibit and explore common challenges, partnership solutions, and investment opportunities. To share ideas and best practices - https://telecomworld.itu.int/2018-event/​

2018-09-10 – 2018-09-10Durban, South Africa
8th TDD spectrum Workshop, Durban, South Africa

​BR Director, François Rancy presentation on 'Planning of 5G spectrum' at the 8th TDD spectrum Workshop


2018-07-09 – 2018-07-12Geneva, Switzerland
18th Global Symposium for Regulators ITU GSR 2018
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The Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) brings together heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities from around the world and has earned a reputation as the global annual venue for regulators to share their views and experiences on the most pressing regulatory issues they have identified www.itu.int/gsr2018

 


2018-06-24 – 2018-06-24Geneva, Switzerland
Visit of Mrs. Teresita Palaciós, Presidenta, CONATEL of Paraguay​ with BR Director, François Rancy
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Visit of Mrs. Teresita Palaciós​, Presidenta, CONATEL of Paraguay​​ during ITU Council 2018​


2018-06-13 – 2018-06-13Geneva, Switzerland
ITU-R Study Group 1 (Spectrum management) meeting

BR Director, François​ Rancy welcome address to the third meeting of ITU-R Study Group 1​ during this study cycle


2018-06-08 – 2018-06-08Paris, ISEP, France
Forum Médias Mobiles 2018 – La 5G: Perspectives et défis

​Presentation par François Rancy, Directeur du Bureau des Radiocommunications, UIT sur 'La 5G en France et en Europe : enjeux et perspectives'​


2018-06-06 – 2018-06-06St. Peterburg
ITU/SPBU Seminar for CIS and Europe

​BR Director, François Rancy presentation on 'Development of Modern Radiocommunication Ecosystems'​ at the ITU/SPBU Seminar for CIS and Europe​, St. Peterburg


2018-05-17 – 2018-05-17Berlin, Germany
TCCA’s Critical Communications World (CCW)

​BR Director, François Rancy, presenation on the 'ITU-R role on Public Protecton and Disaster Relief (PPDR) during TCCA’s Critical Communications World (CCW)​ event​


2018-03-08 – 2018-03-10Managua, Nicaragua
ITU Regional Frequency Coordination Meeting
​1st Central America and Caribbean coordination meeting relating to the use of the VHF band (174-216 MHz) and the UHF band (470-806 MHz)


2018-02-26 – 2018-02-26Barcelona, Spain
Ministerial Programme GSMA Mobile World Congress
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​Ministerial Programme GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona presentation​ by François Rancy Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau on 'Safeguarding 5G and the Future of Mobile at WRC-19'​


2017-11-21 – 2017-11-21Geneva, Swizerland
ITU-R Study Groups celebrate ​90th Anniversary of CCIR/ITU-R Study Groups (1927-2017)
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2017 marked the 90th anniversary of the CCIR*/ITU-R Study Groups'​, a testimony of global collaboration to produce universally applied regulations, standards and best practices and enable the sustainable development of the wireless ecosystem

*CCIR - International Radiocommunication Consultative Committee


2017-11-21 – 2017-11-22Geneva, Switzerland
1st ITU Inter-Regional Workshop on WRC-19 Preparation
The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau organized the 1st ITU Inter-regional Workshop on WRC-19 Preparation​. Using information from the ITU-R responsible groups on the on-going preparatory studies for WRC‑19 (see at itu.int/go/rcpm-wrc-19-studies), as well as on up-to-date information regarding the Bureau and regional preparations for CPM19-2, RA-19 and WRC-19, round tables provided participants with the opportunity to exchange views and have a better understanding of the most challenging WRC‑19 agenda items and issues, with draft preliminary common views and/or positions of the concerned entities.​

2017-10-19 – 2017-10-19Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with Ms. Blanca Noemi Coto, General Superintendent of Electricity and Telecommunications of El Salvador Republic
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BR Director, François Rancy visit with Ms. Blanca Noemi Coto, General Superintendent of Electricity and Telecommunications of El Salvador Republic during WTDC-17


2017-10-13 – 2017-10-13Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications of Ghana
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BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications of Ghana during WTDC-17


2017-10-13 – 2017-10-13Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with Mr. Bassel Al Ayoubi, General Director Exploitation & Maintenance, Ministry of Telecommunications, Lebanon; Dr. Chaaban Mohammad, Advisor, Ministry of Telecommuncations, Lebanon & Mario Maniewicz, BR Deputy Director
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BR Director, François Rancy visit during WTDC-17 with Mr. Bassel Al Ayoubi, General Director Exploitation and Maintenance, Ministry of Telecommunications, Lebanon and Dr. Chaaban Mohammad, Advisor, Ministry of Telecommunications, Lebanon


2017-10-12 – 2017-10-12Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with Mr Robles Arturo, Comisionado, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL), Mexico, and Mr. Borjón Fernando, Director General, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico
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BR Director, François Rancy, Mr Robles Arturo, Comisionado, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL), Mexico, and Mr. Borjón Fernando, Director General, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico​ during the WTDC-1​7


 


 


2017-10-12 – 2017-10-12Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mr Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of Slovenia
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BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mr Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of Slovenia during WTDC-17


2017-10-11 – 2017-10-11Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mr. Masahiko TOMINAGA, Vice-Minister of International Affairs and Communications, Japan
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BR Director, François Rancy visit with H.E. Mr. Masahiko Tominaga, Vice-Minister of International Affairs and Communications, Japan during WTDC-17


2017-10-10 – 2017-10-10Buenos Aires, Argentina
BR Director, François Rancy visit with Mr Rafael Muente, Chairman of the Board, OSIPTEL, Peru​
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BR Director, François Rancy and Mr Rafael Muente, Chairman of the Board, OSIPTEL, Peru​ during WTDC-17​​


2017-09-27 – 2017-09-27Busan, S. Korea
BR Director, François Rancy visit with the Delegation of Ghana
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BR Director, François Rancy ​in a group photo with the Delegation of Ghana during ITU World Telecom 2017​​


2017-09-25 – 2017-09-28Busan, Republic of Korea
ITU Telecom World 2017

ITU Telecom is a unique international platform for influential figures from government and industry to connect with tech SMEs and entrepreneurs, to exhibit and explore partnership solutions, investment opportunities, shared ideas and best practices. ITU Telecom World 2017 was held in Busan at the invitation of the Republic of Korea from 25 to 28 September, 2017- telecomworld.itu.int​


2017-09-18 – 2017-09-19Beijing, China
BR Director, F. Rancy signing of an MOU on satellite monitoring, with ITU and Mr Xie Yuansheng, Director General, Bureau of Radio Regulation, on behalf of the Ministry
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BR Director, F. Rancy signing of an MOU on satellite monitoring, between ITU and Mr Xie Yuansheng, Director General, Bureau of Radio Regulation, on behalf of the Ministry


2017-08-28 – 2017-08-28Geneva, Switzerland
Visit of Mr. Adrian Dita, President of ANCOM, Romania with BR Director, François Rancy
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​Visit of Mr. Adrian Dita, President of ANCOM, Romania​ with BR Director, François Rancy at ITU HQ Geneva​


2017-07-03 – 2017-07-03St. Petersburg
International polytechnical summer school at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
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BR Director François Rancy opens the international polytechnical summer school​ at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University


2017-06-23 – 2017-06-23Paris, France
Speech by BR Director, Francois Rancy at the ANFR 3rd Conference on Spectrum and Innovation 2017 / Conférence annuelle de l'ANFR Agence nationale des fréquences (Spectre et Innovation) 2017

2017-06-21 – 2017-06-21Geneva, Switzerland
ITU-R Study Group 1 (spectrum management) meeting

​BR Director, François​ Rancy welcome address to the second  meeting of ITU-R Study Group 1​ during this study cycle​


2017-06-14 – 2017-06-14Geneva, Swizerland
Visit of H.E. Mr. Wilfredo Gonzalez, Deputy Minister, Cuba with BR Director, François Rancy
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Visit of H.E. Mr. Wilfredo Gonzalez, Deputy Minister, Cuba with BR Director, François Rancy at ITU HQ Geneva​


2017-06-13 – 2017-06-13Geneva, Switzerland
​Visit of H.E. Mr. Ped Peter Shanel Agovaka, Minister, Salomon Islands with BR Director, François Rancy
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​Visit of H.E. Mr. Ped Peter Shanel Agovaka, Minister,  Salomon Islands with BR Director, François Rancy at ITU HQ


2017-06-13 – 2017-06-13Geneva, Switzerland
ITU-R Working Party 1B (Spectrum management methodologies and economic strategies) Plenary meeting

​Opening address by François Rancy, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau​ to the third meeting of ITU-R Working Party 1B​ during this study cycle


2017-06-12 – 2017-06-12Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS High Level Session

High-level session within the 2017 WSIS Forum​


2017-05-25 – 2017-05-25Geneva, Switzerland
Visit of H.E. Mr. Christopher Mushohwe, Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Service, Zimbabwe with BR Director, François Rancy
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​Visit of H.E. Mr. Christopher Mushohwe, Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Service, Zimbabwe with BR Director, François Rancy at ITU HQ Geneva


2017-04-26 – 2017-04-26Geneva, Swtizerland
24th meeting of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG)

​24th meeting of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group​ (RAG)​​​


2017-04-25 – 2017-04-25Bologna, Italy
Marconi Day Celebration 2017

​Celebration of the 143rd anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi


2017-04-04 – 2017-04-04Geneva, Switzerland
ITU-R Study Group 7 (Science services) meeting

BR Director, François​ Rancy opening address to the meeting of ITU-R Study Group 7

2017-03-29 – 2017-03-29Rome, Italy
AGCOM Workshop on 5G

​The importance of the digital dividend for the deployment of broadband ​mobile


2017-03-15 – 2017-03-15Paris, France
40th meeting of the Assembly of Parties of Eutelsat

Opening ​address on behalf of the ITU Secretary General, Mr Houlin Zhao, for the opening session of the 40th EUTELSAT Assembly of Parties and the 40th anniversary of EUTELSAT.


2017-03-08 – 2017-03-10Managua, Nicaragua
ITU Regional Frequency Coordination Meeting
​1st Central America and Caribbean coordination Meeting relating to the use of the VHF band (174-216 MHz) and the UHF band (470-806 MHz)

2017-02-27 – 2017-02-27Barcelona, Spain
Ministerial Programme - GSMA Mobile World Congress

Welcome address on behalf of the ITU Secretary General, Mr Houlin Zhao,​ at the​ GSMA Ministerial Programme thematic session on “Advancing Healthcare through Mobile”​


2016-12-15 – 2016-12-15Paris, France
BR Director, Francois Rancy participation at the ANFR 4th Conference on spectrum and innovation 2016

12/15/2016


2016-12-12 – 2016-12-12Geneva, Switzerland
110th anniversary of the ITU Radio Regulations (RR110)
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The 110th anniversary of the Radio Regulations, was celebrated in 2016 as a success story of international cooperation among Members States with the inestimable support of telecommunication industry partners.


2016-12-12 – 2016-12-16Geneva, Switzerland
ITU World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16)
WRS-16 e-Poster

​ITU organizes World Radiocommunication Seminars on a biennial basis, in complement to the cycle of Regional Radiocommunication Seminars (RRS). WRS deal with the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the satellite orbits, and, in particular, with the application of the provisions of the ITU Radio Regulations.


2016-11-22 – 2016-11-22Geneva, Switzerland
ITU Workshop on Spectrum Management for Internet of Things Deployment
Opening Session

​An ITU Workshop on IoT to provide a high level view on some spectrum Management issues related to the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT), noting on-going studies.


2016-11-11 – 2016-11-11Hanoi, Viet Nam
Signature Ceremony of a MoU between ITU and Vietnam on Satellite Monitoring
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2016-11-01 – 2016-11-03Hammamet, Tunisia
WTSA-16

​The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is held every four years and defines the next period of study for ITU-T.


2016-09-15 – 2016-09-16Minsk, Belarus
RCC first preparatory meeting for WRC-19
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​RCC first preparatory meeting for WRC-19, Minsk, Belarus on 15-16 July 2016​. Group and podium photo with Mr. Francois Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU; Mr Butenko Valery, Director General, Radio Research and Development Institute, Russian Federation; Mr Albert Nalbandian, Chairman, RCC working group on WRC-19 preparation; Mr Nurudin Mukhitdinov, Director General, RCC


2016-07-18 – 2016-07-22Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
RRS-16 Americas - ITU/CTU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas
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Group photo of RRS-16 Americas participants with BR Director, François Rancy and Mrs Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)​ during the ITU/CTU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas (RRS–16–Americas​), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), 18-22 July 2016​


2016-07-18 – 2016-07-22Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
BR Director, François Rancy and Mrs Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) during the ITU/CTU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas (RRS–16–Americas)
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2016-06-27 – 2016-06-29Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
ITU Regional Workshop Workshop for CIS and Georgia

2016-06-13 – 2016-06-14Geneva, Switzerland
ITU International Satellite Symposium and Workshop 2016
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The Symposium on Interference-free Satellite Frequency Spectrum - 'Myth or Reality in 2016' - an open event with participation from national administrations, the satellite communications industry, the user community, other ICT stakeholders, as well as all those with an interest in the topic.


2016-06-07 – 2016-06-07Geneva, Switzerland
GLIS 2016

​2016 edition of the Global Conference on Space and the Information Society (GIS 2016)was jointly organized by the IAF and ITU.


2016-03-09 – 2016-03-10Hong-Kong, China
Asia Pacific Radio Spectrum Conference 2016 (APRSC 2016)

2015-11-02 – 2015-11-22Geneva, Switzerland
WRC-15
WRC-15 image pack

​World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15)


2015-10-26 – 2015-10-30Geneva, Switzerland
RA-15
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​Radiocommunication Assembly 2015 (RA-15)


2015-06-17 – 2015-06-17Geneva, Switzerland
ITU International Symposium on the Digital Switchover
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2015-03-23 – 2015-03-23Geneva, Switzerland
Second Session of the Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM15-2)

2015-03-03 – 2015-03-03Prague, Czech Republic
ITU International Conference on Small Satellite issues
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2015-02-13 – 2015-02-13ITU Geneva, Switzerland
ITU marks World Radio Day 2015 at ITU HQ

​#WorldRadioDay 2015 was hosted at ITU in Geneva on 13 February. The event was broadcast live around the world from the Popov Room in ITU's Tower Building.

Organized by UNESCO, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the United Nations Office in Geneva, and ITU, World Radio Day began with a hackathon among young innovators and software developers and an exhibition of new devices as well as historic pieces followed by a technical session by radiocommunication experts.


2015-01-15 – 2015-01-15Geneva, Switzerland
Inauguration Meeting of François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

2014-12-06 – 2014-12-10Doha, Qatar
ITU Telecom World 2014

2014-11-27 – 2014-11-27Paris, France
2nd ANFR Conference on Spectrum and Innovation (2014)

2014-10-17 – 2014-11-07Busan, Korea
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14)

ITU delegates elect new management team, approve four-year Strategic and Financial plans, establish the Connect 2020 Agenda and extend Union's mandate to new areas including gender & youth.

- Interview with François Rancy

- (ITU) (Yonhap Interview) ITU bureau director vows to speed up study on flight tracking

For more information visit website: https://www.itu.int/en/plenipotentiary/2014/Pages/default.aspx


2014-09-17 – 2014-09-19Yerevan, Armenia
ITU Regional Workshop for CIS on Advanced Space Communication Systems

This ITU Regional Workshop for CIS on Advanced Satellite Communications is aimed at exchange of practical experience and elaboration of recommendation for the CIS countries for the development of advanced satellite communication technologies


2014-07-17 – 2014-07-18Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
ITU Regional Radiocomunication Seminar for the Americas
RRS-14 e-Poster

The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau performs a yearly cycle of Regional Radiocommunication Seminars, to be held on the different regions worldwide, which will deal with the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the satellite orbits, and, in particular, with the application of the provisions of the ITU Radio Regulations,


2012-01-12 – 2012-01-12Las Vegas, USA
ITU receives Emmy Award for new audio broadcast standard
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ITU received the prestigious Emmy Award from the US National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show today in Las Vegas for the “Standardization of Loudness Metering for Use in Broadcast Audio” - Recommendation ITU-R BS.1770

The annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Award recognized the ground-breaking work on the worldwide standardization of loudness metering for use in broadcast audio, which the Academy considered as outstanding and showing excellence in engineering creativity.