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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:

Digital Television Signals: Coding and Interfacing within Studios, Edition of 2010

This Handbook gives a summary of the background to what has been agreed so far in ITU-R, based largely on work already reported within Reports but also including references to published material outside of the ITU.




DVD-ROM ITU-R Recommendations and Reports, Edition of 2010

This disk contains all the ITU-R Recommendations and Reports in force and available at the publication date.

Edition 1 expected availability: 1st quarter 2010
Edition 2 expected availability: 3rd quarter 2010


ITU News:

  • ITU Statshot - Issue 3: June 2010  

  • Mobile Broadband  


FUTURE publications:

  • Handbook - Earth-exploration-satellites

  • Handbook - Spectrum Monitoring (new edition by 2011 will comprise a complete revision of Edition 2002 and it's Supplement, Edition 2008)


ITU-R Handbooks recently Published:

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.

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

Update 1 and 2 to the Rules of Procedure, Edition of 2009

WRC-07 Final Acts




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