KAMPALA —Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) is set to represent Uganda at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19).
The top conference is slated for October 28 to November 22 in Sharma el-Sheikh, Egypt
Held every three to four years since 1992, the WRC is one of the most important international forums organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to review, and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.
The agenda for the WRC is usually finalised by the ITU Council well in advance of the conferences ,with its scope established from four to six years before the next WRC.
During WRC 2019, heads of regulatory agencies worldwide and industry leaders in the telecommunications sector and spectrum management circle will dialogue on rising trends and developments in wireless communications, the mobile phone industry, digital broadcasting and the satellite industry.
The highlight of the Conference will include the endorsement of the international agreement on wireless communications by ITU member states.
Also, during the conference the ITU will allocate a spectrum for 5G mobile technology, laying the foundation for the spread of 5G services globally and enabling the growth potentials of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, big data and geospatial analytics.
About 3,500 industry experts, governments officials and academics are expected to attend WRC ’19 and RA ’19, including representatives from the 193 ITU member States, as well as 267 members of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) representing international organisations, equipment manufacturers, telecommunications companies, network operators and industry forums, who attend as observers.
As the host country, Egypt will chair the conference activities, which further reiterates the country’s role in fostering international cooperation in rapidly evolving technology sectors such as satellite broadband, wireless communication system, digital broadcasting systems and other emerging technologies.