By Emeka Ejere
Preparation is on top gear for the World Radiocommunication Conference, WRC, 2019, holding at Sharm el-Shiekh, Egypt, from October 28, to November 22, the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, has said.
According to ITU, world radiocommunication conferences, held every three to four years, are mandated to review and, where necessary, revise the ITU radio regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum as well as satellite orbits.
The ITU is a specialised agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.
At WRC-19, all the ITU member states will discuss a range of issues, such as the allocation of new frequency bands for 5G (IMT-2020) and high-altitude platform stations, HAPS.
They will also discuss regulatory actions to support the use of new and enhanced technologies in satellite applications, maritime and aeronautical services, as well as for intelligent transport systems.
To help prepare for the forthcoming WRC-19 the, the second session of the conference preparatory meeting, CPM19-2, has been meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 28 February to collate the technical studies related to each WRC-19 agenda item and clarify the various options for WRC-19 to consider.
– Feb. 26, 2019 @ 05:20 GMT |