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International Telecommunications Union

The International Telecommunications Union is an agency of the United Nations. The ITU coordinates the use of global telecommunication networks and services.

    The mission of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector is to:

  • Help prepare radio regulations
  • Allocate the radio frequency spectrum
  • Register radio frequency and geostationary earth orbit slots
  • Coordinate efforts to eliminate radio interference
  • Assist developing countries in use of the electromagnetic spectrum
The ITU allocates the radio frequency spectrum on a first come first serve basis. In America, companies first have to lobby the FCC who then petition the ITU.

The ITU conducts World Radio Conferences and Radiocommunication assemblies every two years. These conferences help to decide the way radio spectrum and space is allocated.

Link to the ITU site:
ITU

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