Details of the UAE’s hosting of the World Radiocommunication Conference “WRC 23”


22/07 17:17

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) The next Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 20 November to 15 December 2023.

The mission of the next quadrennial World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is to update the Radio Regulations, the only international treaty that regulates the use of the radio frequency spectrum and the geostationary and non-geostationary satellite orbits.

“I am very pleased with the decision to organize the next World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates,” said Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union. He added, “The world has fought the COVID-19 pandemic by relying on digital technologies and services like never before. The conference gives us the opportunity every four years to update the radio regulations, the sustainable development of ensure information and communication technology (ICT) for all, and develop a coordinated roadmap.” to expand radio communication services.

WRC-23 will bring together national government authorities and telecommunications regulators with representatives of major users and providers of radiocommunication services for critical technical policy and regulatory discussions at the global level.

English Majed Sultan Al-Mismar, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Digital Government of the United Arab Emirates, said: “The UAE is pleased to warmly welcome the members of the Union to Dubai to hold the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023. The UAE, as an important center and a global leader, is keen In the field of the digital economy, ITU supports the essential task of allocating global resources such as radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbit locations in order to create a fluid, reliable and innovative global communication system. “

Ongoing international cooperation during the conference’s four-year cycle supports the availability of, and future investment in, interference-free radiocommunications services.

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“The World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 will play a major role in shaping the future technical and regulatory framework for the provision of radiocommunication services in all countries,” said Mario Manevich, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau. “The economic opportunities that technology brings should not only be available to some of us, but to all. I am pleased to see that ITU members are making steady progress to ensure a successful conference next year,” he said. added.

Delegates to the conference – a direct governing body of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) – are expected to consider the results of technical studies on specific issues on the agenda, and revise the Radio Regulations accordingly. The revisions will expand access to radio frequencies of various services and applications, including broadcasting, emergency telecommunications, satellite and space services, where necessary around the world.

It will be held before the Radiocommunication Assembly Leading Conference (RA-23) at the same location, from 13-17 November 2023.

More than 4,000 delegates from the 193 member states of the Union are expected to attend the Conference and Assembly. In addition, representatives of the 278 members of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector, representing various stakeholders, including equipment manufacturers, telecommunications companies, network operators, international organizations and industry forums, as well as representatives of sister United Nations agencies of the Union, regional telecommunications organizations, will attend as observers, and intergovernmental organizations operating satellite systems, and academia.

The preparation process for WRCs includes extensive studies and technical discussions between governments, regulators, network operators and equipment suppliers, as well as industry forums and spectrum users at national, regional and global levels.

The multi-stakeholder approach allows for consensus building, which is necessary to ensure that each WRC promotes a stable, predictable and globally applicable regulatory environment.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations agency specializing in information and communication technology (ICT), driving innovation in the field of information and communication technology with 193 member states and a membership of nearly 900 corporate entities, universities and international and regional organizations. Established more than 150 years ago, ITU is the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio frequency spectrum, promoting international cooperation in the allocation of satellite orbits, improving communications infrastructure in the developing world , and setting global standards to ensure the seamless. interconnection of a wide range of communication systems. ITU is committed to connecting the world: from broadband networks to the latest wireless technologies, from aeronautical and marine navigation to radio astronomy and Earth observation through oceanographic satellites and radars as well as the convergence of fixed and mobile services, Internet and radio technology. For more information, visit www.itu.int

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