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    ITU World Radiocommunication Conference Opens Its Doors End of January

    Date published: 15 January 2012

    Source : International Telecommunication Union –ITU

    The World Radiocommunication Conference takes place in Geneva during the period of 23 January - 17 February 2012.

    The international treaty-making Conference will conduct its activities over four weeks to address the changes required to the regulation of orbit/spectrum resources in the interest of the users of these scarce resources, with global implications for both policy-makers and regulators.

    The World Radiocommunication Conference will review the international regulatory framework for radiocommunications to take into account the rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT). The conference mandate is to ensure that reliable radio services are available everywhere and at every moment, enabling people to live and travel safely and enjoy high performance radiocommunications.

    The 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference will focus on the management of scarce radio-frequency spectrum to provide new opportunities for radiocommunication services, including those for maritime and aeronautical transport as well as for scientific purposes related to the environment, meteorology and climatology, disaster prediction, mitigation and relief.

    The WRC 2012 also discusses the management of satellite orbital slots and associated spectrum resources, and tackles the introduction of mobile broadband and other advanced technologies, the use of digital dividend resulting from the switch over to digital TV, and the development of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV).
    On top of the participants to this event come the ITU Member States and observers from other international organizations and the private sector.

    Before the World Radiocommunication Conference, the Radiocommunication Assembly will take place during the period of 16-20 January 2012. The Assembly is responsible for setting future work programmes on many technical issues of a worldwide character in the field of radiocommunications and for approving worldwide radiocommunication standards (ITU-R Recommendations), such as IMT – International Mobile Telecommunications.

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