Press release: 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference opens

Treaty-making Conference to allocate spectrum for rapidly evolving ICTs

Geneva, 2 November 2015 – The World Radiocommunication Conference, the international treaty-making Conference, opened in Geneva today. In session from 2 to 27 November, the Conference will review the international regulatory framework for radiocommunications – the Radio Regulations – and revise them as needed. This process will take into account the rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT), ensuring the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, and enabling people to live and travel safely while enjoying high performance radiocommunications. Over 3000 participants, representing more than 160 out of ITU’s 193 Member States are expected to attend the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). About 100 observers from among ITU’s 700 private sector members along with international organizations will also attend the conference.

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