World Radiocommunication Conference

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German stamp, World Radiocommunication Conference 1979 in Geneva

World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is organized by ITU to review and as necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite 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 next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) will take place from 28 October to 22 November 2019.[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)

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