An Introduction to the WRC process

An Introduction to the WRC process

February 24, 2017

This booklet helps people with no previous knowledge understand the WRC (World Radio Conference) process. How to influence and get involved in the very important preparatory work. As well as how to make the most of attending the conference.

WRCs take place every three or four years. They decide what and how spectrum can be used by all radiocommunication services, including mobile networks.

Favourable decisions regarding access to spectrum for mobile services lay the groundwork for higher speeds and improved coverage. Because the impact is so big, getting the right results is of utmost importance.

For example, WRC-15 decided to make 700 MHz a globally harmonised band. A key step in making mobile broadband available to millions more. The next conference, WRC-19, will be vital to realise the ultra-high-speed vision for 5G with low cost devices.

WRC-19 takes place between October 28 and November 22, 2019. The preparation work is taking place right now, at meetings all over the world.

Download the booklet here.