ITU sets future direction for wireless communications

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By ADEDEJI FAKOREDE

THE ITU Radio communication Assembly has given new directions on radio communications system.
Held every three to four years, the Radio communication Assembly deliberated the future direction of radio communications and reached significant decisions that will influence the future development of radio communications worldwide in an increasingly wireless environment.

The Radio communication Assembly (RA-15) was chaired by Mr Akira Hashimoto (Japan). Around 460 participants from 97 countries attended the Assembly.

“The ITU Radio communication Sector plays a central role in the technological progress of telecommunications and information and communication technologies,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, noting that issues facing the ICT sector have become increasingly diverse and complex.

“At a time when technical solutions require greater innovation and skill, this Radio communication Assembly addressed the rapid changes underway in the global telecommunications environment in a manner commensurate with its future needs,” said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radio communication Bureau.

RA-15 set future work programmes on many technical issues in the field of radio communications and approved worldwide radiocommunication standards (ITU-R Recommendations). Resolutions were approved to focus future studies and new radiocommunication techniques and applications while also agreeing on changes to streamline the working methods of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R).

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