Wednesday, February 21, 2007

World Radiocommunication Conference preparatory meeting opens in Geneva

Chairman of the Preparatory Meeting, Mr Kavouss Arasteh noted that the CPM Report will be an indispensable reference for each Member State to prepare itself for the World Radiocommunication Conference.

He outlined the following areas of priority:

the search for additional spectrum for future mobile communications, particularly for broadband multimedia applications

the protection of frequencies used by services and systems for the detection and mitigation of natural disasters, in order to streamline emergency communications

spectrum requirements and associated regulatory issues for advanced aeronautical communication requirements

operational procedures and requirements for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

spectrum requirements for global broadband satellite systems, with the aim of bringing internet access to remote and underserved areas