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Regulatory Publications

The legal framework of ITU comprises the basic instruments of the Union, which have treaty status and are binding on ITU Member States. These instruments are the Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union and the Administrative Regulations, which complement the Constitution and the Convention.

The Radio Regulations (RR) form an integral part of the Administrative Regulations.

The Rules of Procedure are approved by the Radio Regulations Board (RRB). They complement the RR by providing clarification of the application of particular Regulations or establishing the necessary practical procedures that may not be provided for in the current Regulatory Procedures

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  • Radio Regulations
    The Radio Regulations incorporates the decisions of the World Radiocommunication Conferences, including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference.  The 2016 edition is now available.
  • RR Navigation Tool .
    The ITU Radio Regulations Navigation Tool offers a pure PDF viewing solution, running on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, that enables users to navigate current editions of the Radio Regulations and Rules of Procedures, the cited but not incorporated Recommendations and the ITU Constitution and Convention requiring any further download.  The 2016 version was launched in June 2017, incorporating the Radio Regulations 2016 edition. (This edition will be in English only; future editions expected to expand to other ITU languages). 
  • RR5 Table of Frequency Allocations 
    The ITU RR5 Table of Frequency Allocations Software (aka RR5 Software) is a stand-alone application that runs on individual user's PC and requires neither network nor Internet connection.   It provides a mechanism to electronically use, query and analyze the Table of Frequency Allocations and its associated footnotes, as they appear in the Article 5 of Radio Regulations.  The 2018 version  launched in May 2018, incorporating the Radio Regulations 2016 edition.


  • Rules of Procedure
    The Rules of Procedure were adopted by the Radio Regulations Board on the basis of proposals submitted by the Radiocommunication Bureau in accordance with No.95 of the Constitution and No. 168 of the Convention of the ITU.


  • High Frequency Broadcasting Schedule
    This publication on CD-ROM contains the up-to-date High-Frequency Broadcasting Schedule notified to ITU and propagation data for interference analysis, together with the calculation software.