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Australia to host major regional spectrum summit

More than 250 radiocommunication leaders from the across the Asia-Pacific region will be in Brisbane from 9-13 June for the third Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Preparatory Group summit—for the lead-up to the next International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference in 2015 (WRC-15).

World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years to review and revise the ITU Radio Regulations. This treaty-level document governs the use of radiofrequency spectrum across the globe, including by means of geo-stationary and non-geostationary satellites.

The Asia-Pacific Preparatory Group summit for the WRC is the most significant activity undertaken by the APT. The event has only been held in Australia once before—in 1999.

The APT Preparatory Group summits are held five times before each WRC, primarily to develop ‘APT Common Proposals’ on all WRC-15 Agenda items.

At a WRC, regional proposals carry much more influence than a single country proposal, making the APG an essential platform for supporting Australia’s positions at the conference.

The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Preparatory Group summit is being hosted by the ACMA with the assistance of the Department of Communications.

More information about the event is available here.

WRC-15 is scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 2-27 November 2015.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake Murdoch, on (02) 9334 7817, 0434 567 063 or media@acma.gov.au

Media release 15/2014 - 18 March

Last updated: 05 June 2014