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An ITU-R Handbook is a text which provides a statement of the current knowledge, the present position of studies, or of good operating or technical practice, in certain aspects of radiocommunications, which should be addressed to a radio engineer, system planner or operating official who plans, designs or uses radio services or systems, paying particular attention to the requirements of developing countries. It should be self-contained, require no familiarity with other ITU Radiocommunication texts or procedures, but should not duplicate the scope and content of publications readily available outside the ITU.
SG00ITU-R Special Supplements
SG01Spectrum Management
SG03Radiowave Propagation
SG04Satellite Services
SG05Terrestrial Services
  • Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 1: Fixed Wireless Access
    The purpose of this Handbook is to assist in the decision making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of wireless access based land mobile systems, especially in the developing countries. It should also provide adequate information that will assist in training engineers and planners in regulating, planning, engineering, and deployment aspects of these systems.

  • Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 2: Principles and Approaches on Evolution to IMT-2000/FPLMTS
    This Volume of the Handbook provides an overview of principles and approaches to be considered in the evolution of existing and emerging systems towards IMT-2000. IMT-2000 are third generation mobile systems which are scheduled to start service around the year 2000, subject to market considerations.

  • Frequency adaptive communication systems and networks in the MF/HF bands
    This Handbook is published to assist planners and decision-makers in the deployment of adaptive MF/HF systems in the fixed service, for both commercial and government users in developed and particularly developing countries. It provides material on current present technological capabilities in the field of adaptive MF/HF communications.

  • Digital Radio-Relay Systems
    This Handbook represents a comprehensive summary of basic principles, design parameters and current practices for the design and engineering of digital radio-relay systems.

  • Amateur and amateur-satellite services
    This Handbook provides general information about amateur and amateur-satellite services. It also includes a compendium of existing ITU texts of relevance to amateur and amateur-satellite services. This Handbook is intended to present, in one document, information about amateur services for administrations and amateur radio organizations.

  • Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 5: Deployment of Broadband Wireless Access Systems
    The overall purpose of the Handbook is to assist in the decision-making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of wireless-based land mobile systems, especially in developing countries. It also provides information that will assist in training engineers and planners in the regulating, planning, engineering and deployment aspects of these systems.

  • Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 4: Intelligent Transport Systems
    Volume 4 of the ITU-R Handbook on Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) provides a summary of the use of wireless communications in intelligent transport systems (ITS), current and under development, around the globe, including architecture, systems, and applications. This is a rapidly developing sector, which is still partly in its infancy.

  • Migration to IMT-2000 Systems - Supplement 1 (Revision 1) of the Handbook on Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems
    This revised Supplement expands on the first edition of the ITU Handbook - Deployment of IMT- 2000 Systems and updates much of the work that has occurred since the release of the Handbook. It addresses the subject of evolution and migration from current mobile systems towards IMT-2000. ITU-R has developed this work in response to ongoing liaison and interaction with the ITU-D and ITU-T Sectors and sees this material as the natural extension of the information presented in the Handbook.

  • Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 3: Dispatch and Advanced Messaging Systems
    The purpose of the Land Mobile Handbook is to assist in the decision-making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of land mobile systems, especially in the developing countries. It should also provide adequate information to assist in training engineers and planners in regulating, planning, engineering and deployment aspects of these systems. Volume 3 on Dispatch and Advanced Messaging Systems provides information on state-of-the-art technology in terrestrial land mobile paging and advanced messaging and dispatch as well as descriptions of typical systems. The technical content is intended for use by administrations and operators in both developing and developed countries.

  • IMT-2000: Special Edition
    This CD-ROM is of particular interest to experts involved in IMT-2000 radio and network standards development and also to all those interested in a deeper understanding of the global scene of personal mobile communications. It contains a complete set of ITU texts on IMT-2000 and other related topics and includes Recommendation ITU-R M.1457 which describes the detailed specifications of the radio interfaces of IMT-2000.

  • Handbook on International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)
    This Handbook explains International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and provides general information on the evolution of IMT and the introduction of the IMT-2000, IMT-Advanced and IMT-2020 networks.

  • A tutorial on frequency adaptive communication systems in the HF bands
    Frequency adaptive communication systems (also known as "HF adaptive Systems") first appeared in the 1980s and have been developed because of the unique characteristics of HF communications and its increasing requirement for stable and reliable communication. This Handbook is a tutorial that explains the development and deployment of HF adaptive systems, describes the essential parts of an adaptive network, and addresses relevant regulatory and operational considerations from today.

  • Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems
    This Handbook addresses a variety of issues related to the deployment of IMT-2000 systems, to inform and guide key decision-makers on critical aspects concerning third-generation mobile communication systems, to facilitate decisions on the selection of options and strategies for the introduction of their IMT-2000 networks.

  • Guidance for bilateral/multilateral discussions on the use of frequency range 1 350 MHz - 43.5 GHz by fixed service systems
    This Handbook summarizes the existing technical approaches to resolve compatibility and sharing issues
    within fixed service stations. The objective is to provide a guide addressing best practices from those
    administrations already having knowledge and experience in developing such agreements. Examples are provided to facilitate the sharing of fixed service deployed in the neighbouring countries.


SG06Broadcasting Service
SG07Science Services