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World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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21st Edition, 2017  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2016 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.

It should be noted that since ITU relies primarily on official economy data, availability of data for the different indicators and years varies. Notes explaining data exceptions are also included. The data are collected from an annual questionnaire sent to official economy contacts, usually the regulatory authority or the ministry in charge of telecommunication and ICT. Additional data are obtained from reports provided by telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators and from ITU staff reports.

As per Council 2017, the current December 2017 version of the database is made available free of charge to Member States via this direct link accessible with Member State TIES access only, currently not sector member TIES access. Otherwise, a reduced rate is provided when purchasing any two consecutive editions of the USB key. For more information on either of these, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   22nd Edition, 2018   20th Edition, 2016  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Terrestrial Services

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2018   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.

Online access to the ISO copy of each DVD is available for separate purchase or to subscribers of the DVD, upon request.

Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Space Service

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2018   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.

Online access to the ISO copy of each DVD is available for separate purchase or to subscribers of the DVD, upon request.

Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   Edition of 2014  
 
Rules of Procedure

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2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

Rules of Procedure, approved by the Radio Regulations Board, for the application by the Radiocommunication Bureau of the provisions of the Radio Regulations, Regional Agreements and Resolutions and Recommendations of World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.

Available for free downloads or hard-copy purchase as of mid-May 2017.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2012   Edition of 2005   Edition of 2002   Edition of 2009  
 
Earthing and Bonding
2003   Publication Notice with Order Form

This ITU-T Handbook on Earthing and Bonding is for use by engineers designing telecommunication systems, especially those concerned with applying protective measures. It aims to give the user a background to various terms used within the telecommunication and power industry regarding earthing and bonding of equipment and structures (Chapter 1) in various parts of the world. The concepts of earthing and bonding are described (Chapter 2) together with how to implement such methods (Chapters 3 and 4), detailing why these are necessary and what the results may be if they are not performed correctly. The final section of the handbook shows how to evaluate and maintain the effectiveness/quality of the earthing systems and bonding networks thus created.
Available inpaper   electronic file