Successful conclusion of ITU/CTU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for the Americas

Jul 27, 2016 | News Releases

Trinidad and Tobago Forum examined upcoming challenges
and opportunities in spectrum usage

Geneva, 25 July 2016 – The Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas Region (RRS-16 Americas) jointly organized by ITU and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, ended with a renewed commitment to collaboration and capacity-building programs among all stakeholders. Over 35 participants from 14 countries, representing a wide range of stakeholders from the Caribbean and Latin American countries, attended the seminar.

“The Regional Radiocommunication Seminar in Trinidad and Tobago marks an important step in preparing key future spectrum management decisions and coordinating the operation of terrestrial and earth-station satellite assignments in the region,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

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