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ITU-R Publications constitute an essential reference source for all those wishing to remain abreast of the rapid and complex changes occurring in the world of international radiocommunications, such as government agencies, public and private telecommunication operators, manufacturers, scientific or industrial bodies, international organizations, consultancies, universities, technical institutions, etc.

RECENT ITU-R Publications:

Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services, Edition of 2009

This new edition of the Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services reflects the regulatory provisions and the latest decisions concerning those services by ITU conferences (including relevant decisions pertaining to the introduction of new systems and techniques). As prescribed in Appendix 16 of the Radio Regulations, the Manual is required to be carried by stations on board ships.

Rules of Procedure, Edition of 2009

The Rules of Procedure were adopted by the Radio Regulations Board on the basis of proposals submitted by the Radiocommunication Bureau in accordance with No.95 of the Constitution and No. 168 of the Convention of the ITU.


Visit the ITU-R database Terms and Definitions providing access to the radiocommunication vocabulary contained in ITU-R Publications.

The Prototype of the integrated Database ITU Terms and Definitions is an online database providing access to all the abbreviations and acronyms, terms and definitions contained in the ITU Publications. The aim of this integrated Database is to provide the following functionalities:

1. Correspondence between the six languages of a term.
2. Definition of a term or abbreviation.
3. Reference to all ITU Publications (Recommendations, Regulatory, etc.).

ITU-R Handbooks recently Published:

Handbook - Radiowave Propagation Information for Designing Terrestrial Point-to-Point Links

The ITU-R Handbook - Radiowave propagation information for designing terrestrial point-to-point links supplies background and supplementary information on radiowave propagation effects, and serves as a companion volume and guide to the ITU-R Recommendations that have been developed by Radiocommunication Study Group 3 to assist in the design of terrestrial communication systems.


Radio Regulations, Edition of 2008


Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services, Edition of 2009


Handbook WMO/ITU on the Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology: Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction, Edition of 2008

CD-ROM ITU-R Recommendations and Reports, Edition of 2009

Update 1 to the Rules of Procedure, Edition of 2009

WRC-07 Final Acts



Future publications:

  • Handbook - Earth-exploration-satellites

  • Handbook - Spectrum Monitoring (new edition by 2011)


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