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International Telegraph Conferences (Brussels, 1928)
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International Telegraph Conference (Brussels, 1928)

10 September - 22 September 1928 - Brussels, Belgium

This was an administrative conference, intended only to regulate code languages, following the establishment of the Committee for the Study of Code Languages by the International Telegraph Conference of Paris (1925). The Committee met in Paris on 19 October 1925 and at Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) from 2-26 August 1926. There were also meetings in Washington on 11 and 13 October 1927 on the occasion of the International Radiotelegraph Conference of Washington (1927).

The Conference resulted in a revision of the Regulations for the international service. There was no revision of the International Telegraph Convention of St. Petersburg. However, a protocol on code languages supplementing and amending the Regulations for the international service was approved and signed.

Finally, the decision was made to convene the next International Telegraph Conference in Madrid in 1932 at the same time as the Radiotelegraph Conference.
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Modifications of the International Service Regulations (Brussels, 1928)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convention télégraphique internationale de Saint-Pétersbourg et Règlement y annexé (Bruxelles, 1928)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Protocole portant additions et modifications au Règlement de service international (Bruxelles, 1928)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documents de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Bruxelles, 1928)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)


Mr. L. Delthioux, Director General for Telegraphy and Telephony (Belgium)

Countries participating


List of participants

Liste des participants de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Brussels, 1928)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Further Reading

"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Bruxelles." Journal télégraphique 52, no. 10 (1928): 210-217.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Bruxelles (suite et fin)." Journal télégraphique 52, no. 11 (1928): 228-231.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Library Catalogue

Link to the ITU Library Catalogue (Brussels, 1928)(Multilingual) URL
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