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FREQUENCY, SPECTRUM / SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

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Definition:
The spectrum or range of radio frequencies available for communication, industrial, and other uses.

Context:
Frequency bands or segments are assigned to various categories of users for specific purposes, such as commercial radio and television, terrestrial microwave links, satellites, and police.

At the international level this is done by the International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Individual national regulatory agencies monitor the occupancy of the radio spectrum and allocate frequencies to individual users or a groups of users so as to enable a large number of services to operate within specified limits of interference.

Source Publication:
Telecommunications services: Glossary of terms – World Trade Organisation.

Hyperlink:
http://www.wto.org/wto/english/tratop_e/serv_e/telecom_e/tel12_e.htm

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003