October 2nd, 2015

WRC-15 Chairman-designate Festus Daudu to address Commonwealth pre-WRC-15 meeting in London

LONDON, 02 OCTOBER 2015 – Festus Daudu, Chairman-designate of the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) to take place on 2 – 27 November 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland will address Commonwealth country representatives meeting in London on 7 – 9 October 2015, ahead of the treaty conference organised under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union.

It is good to see that whilst there have been WRC preparatory events held in each region, the CTO is also enabling consultations to take place across regions by holding a Commonwealth preparation event. This will no doubt contribute to securing greater consensus on contentious issues when the international community meets in Geneva,” Mr Daudu said.

Secretary-General Shola Taylor welcomed Mr Daudu’s planned contribution to the London meeting: “Seeking as much consensus among Commonwealth countries from different regions ahead of WRC-15 is part of a greater coordination effort by the CTO to ensure views and concerns from different regions are better understood and more effectively addressed, and we are particularly honoured that Mr Daudu will join our discussions next week.”

Also confirmed at the London event is Aboubakar Zourmba who chaired the WRC Conference Preparatory Meeting over the past four years.

Hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the three-day London event will address a wide range of issues across a number of sector interests. Key areas of the WRC-15 include future availability of spectrum for mobile broadband including the second digital dividend; the use of fixed-satellite services for the control of unmanned aircraft; global flight tracking; earth stations on mobile platforms; and other satellite regulatory issues.

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Further Information:

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