Ready or not: ITU WRC-23 is in five months, with quite an agenda for satellite spectrum and orbits

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Some 190 nations will meet in November to spend four weeks discussing rules on access to radio spectrum, the lifeblood of the space and terrestrial wireless industries, and to consider making it more difficult for national governments to lie about what they’re doing in orbit.

The quadrennial World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member nations always resembles a track-and-field competition. Multiple sports are occurring in a single stadium at the same time -- rules for amateur radio communications from or near the . . .

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