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ITU RADIO REGULATIONS (edition of 2016) is now available




Geneva, 02 November 2016

​The 2016 ITU Radio Regulations were released today. Available free of charge electronically online via the ITU website and in ITU's six official languages, the new edition of the Radio Regulations is also available for purchase in hardcopy and as a multi-lingual DVD.

"Following the successful completion of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, I am pleased to announce the issue of the ITU Radio Regulations, edition of 2016 which will come into force for all the signatory parties on 1 January 2017," said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.

"This global treaty known as the ITU Radio Regulations, and upon which mobile communications and all other uses of the wireless technology internationally depend, is celebrating its 110th anniversary," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. "An incredible success story!"

"I look forward to welcoming the ITU membership to the celebrations in honour of the 110th anniversary of the Radio Regulations, which will take place during the World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16) being held in Geneva from 12 – 16 December 2016."

The Radio Regulations, edition of 2016 contains the complete texts of the Radio Regulations as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95), subsequently revised and approved by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1997) (WRC-97), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Istanbul, 2000) (WRC-2000), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2003) (WRC-03), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12) and the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2015) (WRC-15), including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference. 

All 6 language versions are freely available for download online here either directly via the ITU TIES id or with login via ITU's online shop.