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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Radio: CTO applauds ITU @110th anniversary

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has joined the international community in congratulating the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the Radio Regulations, reports ITRealms.

The Radio Regulations are the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.

Wireless communications systems play a crucial role in bridging the digital divide and helping the world communicate and, like the ITU, the CTO works with member countries to promote affordable, universal and high-quality broadband connectivity and considers the effective use of radio communications resources as critical to achieving universal and affordable broadband access.

“The Radio Regulations represent a remarkable success story of cooperation among the international telecommunication sector and have, for the past 110 years, efficiently governed the technical standards of the international community’s wireless communications,” said Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the CTO.

The CTO devotes considerable resources to radio communications related programmes. Every year, over 35% of the CTO’s technical capacity development programmes aimed at public and private sector stakeholders in member countries focus on radio communications networks, compared with 10% for fixed networks.


“As a past chairman of the Radio Regulations Board, and a member for eight years, I am proud to have contributed to the work of the Board in coordinating the regulations. Congratulations to the ITU on this significant achievement,” Taylor said.

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