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Media registration open for the online World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-20)

Initial week of webinars open to non-ITU members for the first time

Geneva, 23 November 2020
​​​​​The World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-20) will take place virtually from 30 November to 11 December 2020 with the initial week of free learning-oriented webinars open to non-ITU members for the first time ever
WRS-20 will cover topics related to spectrum management at national, regional, and global levels. Participants will get an overview of the ITU Radio Regulations as updated by WRC-19, better understand the regulatory framework for terrestrial and space radiocommunication services including frequency allocations, software and tools, and receive an update on the current activities and hot topics being undertaken by ​ITU Radiocomm​​unication Study Groups

For more than a century, the Radio Regulations have served as the international treaty governing the global use of radio-frequency spectrum, which has included associated satellite orbits for over fifty years. Understanding how to implement these regulations at the national level is critical to building robust digital ecosystems that promote access to affordable universal next-generation technologies.

The media is invited to register via Zoom to participate in the WRS-20 Plenary Session webinars which will run from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December. Daily sessions of 3 hours will be held twice a day to accommodate participants located in various time zones.

What:  World Radiocommunication Seminar (Week 1 Plenary Sessions) 

When: 30 November – 4 December2020 

Where: Online 

Why: WRS-20 is an opportunity to learn about the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the satellite orbits, as well as the application of the provisions of the ITU Radio Regulations.              

Who: Seminar participants are drawn from ITU Member States and Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) members from industry and academia. For the first time, Plenary Session webinars will be open to non-members of ITU-R. Many are individuals and organizations working in the radiocommunications field interested in learning more about the work of the Radiocommunication Bureau including the ITU-R Study Groups.