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Resolutions and Decisions of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union
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This publication contains the complete text of the Council's Resolutions and Decisions. It also contains three appendices (numerical list of all Resolutions adopted by the Council since its creation, numerical list of all Decisions adopted by the Council since its creation and an analytical table).
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Other editions:   2015   2014   2013   Edition 2012   Edition 2011   2010-2011   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002  
 
Radio Regulations
The Radio Regulations contains the complete texts as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95) and subsequently revised and adopted by World Radiocommunication Conferences, including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference.

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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.
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Other editions:   2012   Edition of 2008   Edition of 2004   Edition of 2001   Edition of 1998  
 
Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2016: Regulatory Incentives to Achieve Digital Opportunities
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The annual Trends in Telecommunication Reform publications are a key part of the dialogue with the world's information and communications technology (ICT) policy-makers and regulators in an increasingly converged digital environment. Under the overarching theme "Regulatory incentives to achieve digital opportunities", the 16th edition of Trends explores topical issues regulators need to address to ensure that citizens can benefit from the social and economic opportunities brought about by the digital economy. For digital opportunities to fully materialize, an adaptive, consultative and innovative approach to ICT policy and regulation is more than ever necessary. The thematic chapters, drawing up from discussion papers presented at the 2015 ITU Global Symposium for Regulators, examine investment strategies to foster the deployment of broadband and access to the digital economy, network sharing and co-investment regulation, regulation and the Internet of Things (IoT), interoperability in the digital ecosystem and smart regulation to facilitate m-services and applications uptake and diffusion.

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World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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20th Edition, 2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database (WTID) 2016 contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2015 for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics (pdf format) covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included. For the June release, 2015 data are available for selected key indicators, including those ICT indicators identified in the global indicator framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the ICT price indicators. More detailed data on ICT access and use by households and individuals are available in pre-defined tables. *Please note, databases prior to 2016 were not compatible with Mac®. The database released early July 2016 is upgraded to be compatible for both Windows® and Mac®, with additional features not previously available.
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Other editions:   2015   2014   17th Edition, 2013  
 
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database USB Key

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20th Edition, 2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database (WTID) contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2015 for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included. For the June release, data for 2015 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, prices, international Internet bandwidth, fixed-broadband subscriptions, mobile broadband subscriptions, percentage of households with computer, percentage of households with Internet and percentage of individuals using the Internet. Data for over 200 economies are available. *Please note, databases prior to 2016 were not compatible with Mac®. The database released July 2016 is upgraded to be compatible for both Windows® and Mac®, with additional features not previously available. This USB format replaces the discontinued CD format, and is available as from end-July.
Available inusb key
Other editions:   19th Edition, 2015   2014   17th Edition, 2013  
 
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) presents tables for over 214 economies around the world. It provides comparable 2005 and 2014 data on key ICT indicators, including economic and social context, the structure of the ICT sector, and sector performance related to access, usage, quality, affordability, trade, and applications. The glossary contains definitions of the terms used in the tables.
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Other editions:   2014  
 
Optimization Coding Theory and Multithreshold Algorithms
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This new work by Professors Valeriy Zolotarev, Gennadiy Ovechkin and Yuriy Zubarev sets out the basic principles of modern error-correcting optimization coding theory, before moving on to consider multithreshold decoding (MTD) algorithms. With each symbol correction iteration, these iterative algorithms always find decisions of strictly increasing likelihood and can achieve optimum results that would normally require exhaustive search of all possible code words. It reviews the capabilities of symbolic codes discovered by the authors and the corresponding, simple-to-implement special symbolic MTD decoders, which are easier and more efficient than all other known methods of decoding non-binary codes. Concatenated parallel-type arrangements and other configurations that enhance the efficiency of MTD are proposed. The efficiency limits of real codes with a code rate close to channel capacity are valuated. The effectiveness and complexity of error-correction procedures in software and hardware implementation are assessed. This work will be of interest to experts in the field of coding theory, communication system developers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines.
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High-Frequency Broadcasting Schedule

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2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication on CD-ROM contains the up-to-date High-Frequency Broadcasting Schedule notified to ITU and propagation data for interference analysis, together with the calculation software. A CD-ROM package is issued at the end of the following months: January, February, March, May, July and November for Season A; and April, August, September, October and December for Season B. Please order via Publication Notice.
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Space Network Systems (SNS)

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2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

In addition to a brief overview of the Radio Regulations referring to space services and general information containing statistics, a database diagramme, tables and the AP4 notice forms, the Space Network Systems Online Service allows the user to navigate freely through the database, making predefined special queries to retrieve data based on specified input parameters and to access reference tables and descriptions of the data used in the system, which is updated bi-weekly. This service is an essential reference tool for government agencies, public and private telecommunication operating agencies, manufacturers, scientific/industrial entities, international organizations, consultants, technical colleges, universities, etc. Free of charge to TIES users. Access to database: http://www.itu.int/sns
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Other editions:   2015   2014   Edition of 2013  
 
BR Space Services WIC/IFIC - Annual Collection
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The collection of BR WICs (Weekly Information Circulars) and BR IFICs (International Frequency Information Circulars) for Space Services contains Parts and Special Section publications with information on the frequency assignments for space stations, Earth stations or radioastronomy stations submitted to the Radiocommunication Bureau by ITU Member State administrations. The collection is distributed on multiple DVD-ROMs and contains archived BR WICs compiled by time series (1965-1995) and from 1996 by year (1996-1999), and archived BR IFICs (from 2000 onwards) by year.
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Other editions:   2014   2013   Edition of 2012   2011   Edition of 2010   Edition of 2009   Edition of 2008   Edition of 2007   Edition of 2006   Edition of 2005   Editions 1965 - 2005  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Space Service

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2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

BR IFIC Space Services is a service publication published every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau in accordance with provision Nos. 20.1-20.6 and No. 20.15 of the Radio Regulations. It contains information on the frequency assignments to space stations, Earth stations or radioastronomy stations submitted by administrations to the Radiocommunication Bureau for recording in the Master International Frequency Register, as well as those that are submitted under the relevant provisions of the Radio Regulations or that are subject to the Appendices 30, 30A and 30B Plans. The information published corresponds to the recorded assignments as well as the notifications still being processed. The SRS database formerly sold separately is now available only in this DVD-ROM. The BR IFIC (Terrestrial Services) DVD-ROM is published at the same time. For additional support and information, please see the BR support page at http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/go/space-brific/en.
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Other editions:   2015  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Terrestrial Services

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2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) Terrestrial Services is a consolidated regulatory publication issued once every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau, pursuant to the Radio Regulations (Nos. 20.1 to 20.6 and No. 20.15) and various regional agreements. It contains information on the frequency assignments/allotments submitted by administrations to the Radiocommunication Bureau for recording in the Master International Frequency Register and in the various regional or worldwide Plans.The information published corresponds to the recorded assignments/allotments as well as the notifications in process. The BR IFIC may be consulted directly from the DVD-ROM without installing the data and software (some 4 GB). The BR IFIC contains the query software TerRaQ, the program TerRaNotices for creation and validation of electronic notices, the program TerRaNV for validation of electronic notice files generated by administrations, and the Preface in PDF format. The BR IFIC (Space Services) DVD-ROM is published at the same time.
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Other editions:   2015  
 
ITU-R Recommendations and Reports -DVD-ROM
This disk contains all the ITU-R Recommendations and Reports in force and available at the publication date. The files are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as well as in their original Word for Windows format. The price indicated is for a single-user licence. A price multiplier applies for multi-user environments for customers with a possibly large number of authorized users. Price multipliers are 2 (up to 10 users), 4 (up to 25 users), 6 (up to 50 users) and 9 (up to 100 users).
2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

ITU-R Recommendations constitute a set of international technical standards developed by the Radiocomunication Sector of ITU on topics such as efficient management and use of the spectrum/orbit resource, radio systems characteristics and performance, spectrum monitoring and emergency radiocommunications for public protection and disaster relief. ITU-R Reports contain technical, operational or procedural statements prepared by radiocommunication study groups. ITU-R Handbooks provide a statement of the current knowledge, the present position of studies, or of good operating or technical practice, in certain aspects of radiocommunications.
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Other editions:   2015   2014   Edition of 2013   Edition of 2012   Edition of 2011   Edition of 2010   Edition of 2009   Edition of 2008  
 
Radio Regulations Navigation Tool
The Radio Regulations contains the complete texts as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95) and subsequently revised and adopted by World Radiocommunication Conferences, including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference.
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The ITU's Radio Regulations Navigation Tool is now available for purchase.
The Radio Regulations Navigation Tool is a Java application dedicated to the browsing among the provisions of the following set of documents:
  • Volumes I to IV of the Radio Regulations (Edition 2012),
  • Rules of Procedures (Edition 2012, rev.8).
This application also permits to navigate from the above provisions into:
  • ITU Constitution and Convention (Edition 2011),
  • Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 Resolutions,
  • ITU-R Recommendations cited but not incorporated by reference in the Radio Regulations.
An evaluation version of the application was made on a trial basis to TIES members only and expired on 31.12.2015.
Each individual purchaser of this application will be granted free upgrade to the forthcoming 2016 edition of this application, which will incorporate the 2016 edition Radio Regulations.
This application will be regularly updated, at no additional charge, to include new and updated Rules of Procedure and ITU-R Recommendations cited but not incorporated by reference, until the publication of the 2020 edition of the Radio Regulations.
The 2016 edition of the Radio Regulations Navigation Tool is expected to be available in English by 4th Quarter 2016.
For technical support, please contact terrasofthelp@itu.int with RR Navigation Tool in subject.
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ITU-T Recommendations and selected Handbooks - DVD-ROM
2016  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The enhanced DVD provides vastly improved search tools, including a detailed search-by-content that covers all ITU-T Recommendations in force. Recommendations not yet available in their final edited format are included in their provisional pre-published form. A wide range of electronic attachments are also included and or referenced for direct-download from the ITU website. The DVD also includes a searchable collection of selected Handbooks developed by the ITU Telecommunication Sector in fields such as mitigation measures for telecommunication installations and their protection against electromagnetic effects, formal languages, outside plant, network security, quality of service and network planning. This quarterly DVD is available either individually or through a yearly subscription that covers four editions at a discounted rate.
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Other editions:   2015  
 
Radiocommunications Bureau Software Libraries
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This package contains software libraries developed by the Radiocommunications Bureau, including the Antenna Pattern Library (APL) formulas described in the Radio Regulations and in various ITU-R Recommendations. This 32-bit library of Windows-style APIs can be called from various programming languages (C, C++, Visual Basic, C#...).
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Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2005-2014
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 41st edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals.
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Other editions:   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
National Spectrum Management
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This Handbook describes the key elements of spectrum management: spectrum management fundamentals, spectrum planning, frequency assignment and licensing, spectrum monitoring, spectrum inspection and investigation, spectrum engineering, spectrum economics, automation of spectrum management activities and measures of spectrum utilization and spectrum utilization efficiency.
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Other editions:   2005   Edition of 1995  
 
Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015: Getting ready for the digital economy
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Under the overarching theme "Getting ready for the digital economy", the 15th edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform discusses changing ICT consumer behaviour, consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age. It further explores the opportunities and challenges of big data and what it means from a regulatory perspective; why competition matters. It also attempts to answer whether it is time to rethink spectrum licensing, how to monitor the implementation of broadband plans and what are the new business models driven by digital communications and services. As in previous editions, the publication will feature an in-depth analysis of current market and regulatory trends based on ITU data from one of the world's most comprehensive data platforms, the ICT Eye. See Table of Contents and preview (English only) at: http://www.itu.int/en/publications/Documents/Trends2015-short-version_pass-e374681.pdf
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Handbook on Global Trends in International Mobile Telecommunications
This Handbook identifies International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and provides the general information such as service requirements, application trends, system characteristics, and substantive information on spectrum, regulatory issues, guideline for the evolution and migration, and core network evolution on IMT. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide general guidance to relevant parties on issues related to the deployment of IMT systems and to the introduction of their IMT 2000 and IMT Advanced networks.
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This Handbook identifies International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and provides the general information such as service requirements, application trends, system characteristics, and substantive information on spectrum, regulatory issues, guideline for the evolution and migration, and core network evolution on IMT. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide general guidance to relevant parties on issues related to the deployment of IMT systems and to the introduction of their IMT 2000 and IMT Advanced networks.
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