World Radiocommunication Conference

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German stamp, World Radiocommunication Conference 1979 in Geneva

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is a conference organized by the ITU to review and, as necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum as well as geostationary and non-geostationary satellite orbits. It is held every three to four years. Prior to 1993, it was called the World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC); in 1992, at an Additional Plenipotentiary Conference in Geneva, the ITU was restructured, and later conferences became the WRC.[1]

At the 2015 conference (WRC-15), the ITU deferred their decision on whether to abolish the leap second to 2023.[2]

The last World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) took place from 28 October to 22 November 2019 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.[3]

Conferences list[edit]

  • World Radiocommunication Conference 1993 (Geneva, Switzerland, November 1993)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 1995 (Geneva, Switzerland, 23 October – 17 November 1995)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 1997 (Geneva, Switzerland, 27 October – 21 November 1997)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2000 (Istanbul, Turkey 8 May – 2 June 2000)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (Geneva, Switzerland, 9 June – 4 July 2003)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (Geneva, Switzerland, 22 October – 16 November 2007)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland, 23 January – 17 February 2012)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (Geneva, Switzerland, 2–27 November 2015)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 28 October – 22 November 2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITU Landmark Dates". 2020-12-08.
  2. ^ "Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to retain 'leap second'". International Telecommunications Union. 2015-11-19. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/conferences/wrc/2019/Pages/default.aspx

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