Ibadan, 11 April 2023. – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States have approved a major report on the technical, operational, and regulatory materials for preparing the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). The report summarizes and analyses the results of extensive technical studies which members of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector conducted.
Furthermore, it includes possible solutions to satisfy WRC-23 agenda items. The report consequently underwent approval after the 2nd session of the Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM23-2), held from 27 March to 6 April 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
“The global management of radio frequency spectrum and associated satellite orbits is at the heart of ITU’s strategic goals to achieve universal connectivity and sustainable digital transformation,” said ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin. “With the uptake of innovative digital services accelerating worldwide, it is critical that we ensure they are secure, reliable, affordable, and accessible, especially to the 2.7 billion people worldwide who remain offline.”
Over 1,900 participants from 125 ITU Member States attended CPM23-2. Also in attendance were representatives from ITU Radiocommunication Sector Members and delegates from various United Nations agencies and international organizations. The CPM Report represents a major step in preparing for WRC-23, which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 20 November to 15 December 2023.
“The discussions and consensus achieved during CPM23-2 will pave the way to a successful world radiocommunication conference,” said Mario Maniewicz, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau. “The outcomes of WRC-23 will have a tremendous impact on the development of innovative, futuristic radiocommunication services that enable secure, faster, and seamless global communications for all.”