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    ITU-RRB Meeting to Hold

    Date published: 16 February 2017

    The International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) will hold the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) meeting on February 20-24 at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Board, in general, approves rules of procedure, used by the Radiocommunication Bureau in applying the provisions of the Radio Regulations and registering frequency assignments made by the Member States. It also addresses matters referred by the Bureau which cannot be resolved through application of the Radio Regulations and Rules of Procedure. Furthermore, the Board considers reports of unresolved interference investigations carried out by the Bureau at the request of one or more administrations and formulates Recommendations.

    In addition, the Board provides advice to Radiocommunication Conferences and the Radiocommunication Assemblies; considers appeals against decisions made by the Radiocommunication Bureau regarding frequency assignments; and performs any additional duties prescribed by a competent conference or by the Council.

    The twelve members of the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) are elected at the Plenipotentiary Conference. They perform their duties independently and on a part-time basis, normally meeting up to four times a year, in Geneva. The Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau is the Executive Secretary of the Radio Regulations Board.

    Based in Geneva, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies with 191 member states and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT. In addition, ITU organizes international telecom events like WSIS and Telecom Africa.

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