Tag Archives: WRC

Radio Regulations: The foundation of the mobile world

This month, ITU is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the ITU Radio Regulations, the essential international treaty for governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits for ubiquitous wireless communications. The following article by GSMA Director General Mats Granryd was published in the latest edition of ITU News Magazine, which is dedicated to celebrating […]

ITU Radio Regulations — 110 years of success

Digital transformation has become the engine of world economic and social development, and radiocommunications are the vector by which most of this transformation is taking place. They contribute directly, or as enablers, to each and every one of the Sustainable Development goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as part of its 2030 Agenda for sustainable […]

Allocating spectrum for a changing world: #WRC15 in review

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (#WRC-15) concluded last week, paving the way for the future of radiocommunications. The decisions made at WRC-15 enable the smooth development of all radiocommunications services including mobile broadband, satellite delivery, television broadcasting, scientific services and emergency services. The conference will permit the deployment of new technologies, helping to deliver cheaper […]

Why #WRC15 is Important

As we pass the mid-way point of the World Radiocommunication Conference #WRC15, François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunications, talks about the importance of the conference and some of the key issues already addressed by delegates. Radiocommunications play a key role in most of today’s technology. When you use your mobile phone or smartphone to connect to the Internet […]

Connecting the World from 20,000 meters

In 1997, when the ITU-R first began studying the spectrum identifications for High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS)1, the notion that you could one day use them for broadband mobile Internet access would have been far-fetched and speculative. Not only was there no technology that could keep a solar-powered aircraft aloft to deliver sustained access to the […]

The Future of Digital Television

On 16 June 2006, a treaty agreement was signed at the ITU Regional Radiocommunication Conference (RRC-06) in Geneva, setting a target date of 17 June 2015 for the digitalization of broadcasting in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia (known as Region 1 in ITU). The change from analogue to digital television broadcasting brings opportunities […]

#WorldRadioDay – The Future of Radio is Here

Internet did not kill the radio star! Twenty years after the birth of Internet Radio in 1995 seemed to predict radio broadcasting’s demise, yet it is more widely used than ever. We listen to it in the car, on our phones and mobile devices, at work, in the gym – despite Television and the Internet, […]