August 4th, 2015

CTO announces WRC preparatory meeting for Commonwealth countries

LONDON, 4 AUGUST 2015 – Commonwealth countries will be meeting in London on 7 – 9 October 2015, ahead of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), to discuss regional resolutions ahead the global event to take place in Geneva.

“Like the rest of the international community, our member countries usually meet at regional preparatory meetings where they discuss key issues in advance of WRC, and the implications for their region.

“Over the years, the CTO has also hosted a Commonwealth pre-WRC meeting which has helped ensure greater shared understanding among members from different regions, and often also adopt common positions on divisive issues. The planned London meeting is consistent with this approach.” said the CTO’s Head of Membership and Communications Marcel Belingue.

WRCs are held every three to four years. Their role is to review and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary and non-geostationary satellite orbits. Revisions are made on the basis of an agenda determined by the ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous world radio communication conferences.

Further Information:

For more information on the programme please contact:
Osman Siddiqui, Communications Officer
44 (0) 208 600 3800
44 (0) 208 600 3819