ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 28 October to 22 November 2019.
“Key decisions will be taken at the upcoming ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 28 October to 22 November 2019, which affect the connectivity of people and things. Such connectivity is one of the main vectors of the digital transformation the world is going through,” said Mario Maniewicz, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.
The ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) plays a vital role in the global management of these limited natural resources, which enable the development of the digital economy. A key component of international frequency management is the Radio Regulations, the binding international treaty that determines how the radio-frequency spectrum is shared between different services, including space services.
The work of ITU in ensuring that harmonized radio-frequency spectrum and common transmission standards are available for a wide range of radio services such as digital broadcasting and mobile phones is of fundamental importance.
Radiocommunication is also a key element underpinning the information and communication technologies (ICTs) that power our digital economy. Technological and societal trends show that radio continues to be one of the most dynamic, reactive, pervasive and engaging forms of media, offering new ways to interact and participate, made possible through a universal wireless ecosystem connected by ITU.
“The world is undergoing a technological transformation that has the potential to improve people’s lives at a pace and scale not seen before and ITU is at the forefront of that digital revolution,” said Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU.