Opening of the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) opened on 2 November 2015.

Taking place in Geneva until 27 November 2015, the Conference is being held to update the ITU Radio Regulations, the international treaty which governs use of the radio spectrum and satellite orbits.

Opening the conference, ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said, "WRC-15 will define new and better ways to regulate radio services and applications. In a world where radiocommunications play an increasingly important role in connecting people, I am convinced that the outcome of the conference will contribute towards making the world a better place for all".

On the first day of proceedings, the conference appointed the Chairman of WRC-15 (Festus Daudu, Nigeria), and six Vice-Chairmen: A. Mr A. Jamieson (New Zealand), Mr Y. Al-Bulushi (Oman), Mr D. Obam (Kenya), Ms D. Tomimura (Brazil), Mr A. Kühn (Germany), and Mr N. Nikiforov (Russian Federation).

There are about 3800 registered delegates at the Conference representing more than 160 of the ITU's 193 member states. About 100 observers from among the ITU's 700 private sector members along with international organisations will also attend the conference.

More than 2700 proposals addressing the various points on the WRC-15 agenda will be discussed at the Conference, covering almost all radiocommunications and applications services. This large number of contributions illustrates the importance of the Conference for its members.


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