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ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2018 for the Americas (RRS-18-Americas) – San Jose, Costa Rica, 24-28 September 2018

​​​​​​At the kind invitation of of the Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones of Costa Rica (MICITT), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), organizes the Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2018 for the Americas (RRS-18-Americas), to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 24 to 28 September 2018, in cooperation with the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) and the Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COMTELCA).

RRS-18-Americas will be held in the following format (see Draft Programme):


The lectures and discussions during RRS-18-Americas will be in Spanish only (please note that some material such as presentations or software tools may be in English only)..


The seminar will be conducted in a "paperless" environment, i.e. the seminar documentation will be available on the websited. Given the amount of practical work expected during the workshops, participants are required to bring their laptops, performing the set of minimal specifications detailed on this webpage.


Member States, ITU-R Sector Members, Associates and Academia from the Americas countries are invited to attend the RRS-18-Americas. Attendance to this seminar is free of charge for their representatives.

Registration for this event is carried out exclusively online, through their respective designated focal point (DFP). The list of DFPs for ITU-R Activities, including the seminar, is available at (TIES protected).

Advance registration of all participants is strongly advised. Unannnounced participants might face further delays at the on-site registration desk. For those Member States/Sector Members wishing to modify the indicated DFP or for any further information, please contact the ITU-R Delegate Registration Unit at

Venue, Accommodation and Visas

Information on the seminar venue, accommodation, visa matters and other practical arrangements are provided on the "General Information" document, avalable on this web page.

Please take note that citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter in Peru. Please refer to instructions in this regard on the above-memtioned document.


Recognizing the difficulties faced by low-income countries, the ITU offers one partial fellowship per eligible country in the Americas Region, with priority given to requests coming from least developed countries (LDCs). Fellowships should be requested by designated focal points during the online registration process (see "Registration" above) and must be submitted before Monday, 27th August 2018.​​