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Agenda for WRC-15 and Global Flight Tracking

Agenda for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference


  1. on the basis of proposals from administrations, taking account of the results of WRC 12 and the Report of the Conference Preparatory Meeting, and with due regard to the requirements of existing and future services in the bands under consideration, to consider and take appropriate action in respect of the following items:
    1. 1.1 
      to consider additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service on a primary basis and identification of additional frequency bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and related regulatory provisions, to facilitate the development of terrestrial mobile broadband applications, in accordance with Resolution 233 (WRC 12);
    2. 1.2 
      to examine the results of ITU R studies, in accordance with Resolution 232 (WRC 12), on the use of the frequency band 694-790 MHz by the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service in Region 1 and take the appropriate measures;
    3. 1.3 
      to review and revise Resolution 646 (Rev.WRC 12) for broadband public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), in accordance with Resolution 648 (WRC 12);
    4. 1.4 
      to consider possible new allocation to the amateur service on a secondary basis within the band 5 250-5 450 kHz in accordance with Resolution 649 (WRC 12);
    5. 1.5 
      to consider the use of frequency bands allocated to the fixed-satellite service not subject to Appendices 30, 30A and 30B for the control and non-payload communications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in non-segregated airspaces, in accordance with Resolution 153 (WRC 12);
    6. 1.6 
      to consider possible additional primary allocations:
      1. 1.6.1 
        to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth) of 250 MHz in the range between 10 GHz and 17 GHz in Region 1;
      2. 1.6.2 
        to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) of 250 MHz in Region 2 and 300 MHz in Region 3 within the range 13-17 GHz; and review the regulatory provisions on the current allocations to the fixed-satellite service within each range, taking into account the results of ITU R studies, in accordance with Resolutions 151 (WRC 12) and 152 (WRC 12), respectively;
    7. 1.7 to review the use of the band 5 091-5 150 MHz by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) (limited to feeder links of the non-geostationary mobile-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service) in accordance with Resolution 114 (Rev.WRC 12);
    8. 1.8 to review the provisions relating to earth stations located on board vessels (ESVs), based on studies conducted in accordance with Resolution 909 (WRC 12);
    9. 1.9 
      to consider, in accordance with Resolution 758 (WRC 12):
      1. 1.9.1 
        possible new allocations to the fixed-satellite service in the frequency bands 7 150-7 250 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 8 400-8 500 MHz (Earth-to-space), subject to appropriate sharing conditions;
      2. 1.9.2 
        the possibility of allocating the bands 7 375-7 750 MHz and 8 025-8 400 MHz to the maritime-mobile satellite service and additional regulatory measures, depending on the results of appropriate studies;
    10. 1.10 
      to consider spectrum requirements and possible additional spectrum allocations for the mobile-satellite service in the Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth directions, including the satellite component for broadband applications, including International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), within the frequency range from 22 GHz to 26 GHz, in accordance with Resolution 234 (WRC 12);
    11. 1.11 
      to consider a primary allocation for the Earth exploration-satellite service (Earth-to-space) in the 7-8 GHz range, in accordance with Resolution 650 (WRC 12);
    12. 1.12 
      to consider an extension of the current worldwide allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite (active) service in the frequency band 9 300-9 900 MHz by up to 600 MHz within the frequency bands 8 700-9 300 MHz and/or 9 900-10 500 MHz, in accordance with Resolution 651 (WRC 12);
    13. 1.13 
      to review No. 5.268 with a view to examining the possibility for increasing the 5 km distance limitation and allowing space research service (space-to-space) use for proximity operations by space vehicles communicating with an orbiting manned space vehicle, in accordance with Resolution 652 (WRC 12);
    14. 1.14 to consider the feasibility of achieving a continuous reference time-scale, whether by the modification of coordinated universal time (UTC) or some other method, and take appropriate action, in accordance with Resolution 653 (WRC 12);
    15. 1.15 to consider spectrum demands for on-board communication stations in the maritime mobile service in accordance with Resolution 358 (WRC 12);
    16. 1.16 to consider regulatory provisions and spectrum allocations to enable possible new Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology applications and possible new applications to improve maritime radiocommunication in accordance with Resolution 360 (WRC 12);
    17. 1.17 to consider possible spectrum requirements and regulatory actions, including appropriate aeronautical allocations, to support wireless avionics intra-communications (WAIC), in accordance with Resolution 423 (WRC 12);
    18. 1.18 to consider a primary allocation to the radiolocation service for automotive applications in the 77.5-78.0 GHz frequency band in accordance with Resolution 654 (WRC 12);
  2. to examine the revised ITU R Recommendations incorporated by reference in the Radio Regulations communicated by the Radiocommunication Assembly, in accordance with Resolution 28 (Rev.WRC 03), and to decide whether or not to update the corresponding references in the Radio Regulations, in accordance with the principles contained in Annex 1 to Resolution 27 (Rev.WRC 12);
  3. to consider such consequential changes and amendments to the Radio Regulations as may be necessitated by the decisions of the Conference;
  4. in accordance with Resolution 95 (Rev.WRC 07), to review the resolutions and recommendations of previous conferences with a view to their possible revision, replacement or abrogation;
  5. to review, and take appropriate action on, the Report from the Radiocommunication Assembly submitted in accordance with Nos. 135 and 136 of the Convention;
  6. to identify those items requiring urgent action by the Radiocommunication Study Groups in preparation for the next world radiocommunication conference;
  7. to consider possible changes, and other options, in response to Resolution 86 (Rev. Marrakesh, 2002) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, an advance publication, coordination, notification and recording procedures for frequency assignments pertaining to satellite networks, in accordance with Resolution 86 (Rev.WRC 07) to facilitate rational, efficient, and economical use of radio frequencies and any associated orbits, including the geostationary satellite orbit;
  8. to consider and take appropriate action on requests from administrations to delete their country footnotes or to have their country name deleted from footnotes, if no longer required, taking into account Resolution 26 (Rev.WRC 07);
  9. to consider and approve the Report of the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention: 9.1 on the activities of the Radiocommunication Sector since WRC 12; 9.2 on any difficulties or inconsistencies encountered in the application of the Radio Regulations; and 9.3 on action in response to Resolution 80 (Rev.WRC 07);
  10. to recommend to the Council items for inclusion in the agenda for the next WRC, and to give its views on the preliminary agenda for the subsequent conference and on possible agenda items for future conferences, in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention,

Global flight tracking for civil aviation

(Resolution 185(PP-14))

to instruct WRC-15, pursuant to No. 119 of the ITU Convention, to include in its agenda, as a matter of urgency, the consideration of global flight tracking, including, if appropriate, and consistent with ITU practices, various aspects of the matter, taking into account ITU-R studies,
instructs the Secretary-General
to bring this resolution to the attention of WRC-15 and ICAO,
instructs the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau
to prepare a specific report on the matter as referred to in resolves above for consideration by WRC-15."
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