International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

Organisation Internationale des Télécommunications par Satellites
Organización Internacional de Telecomunicaciones por Satélite

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History

20 Aug 1964, Washington DC (USA), as International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (INTELSAT), by adoption of interim arrangements for a global commercial communications satellite system. First satellite 'Early Bird' launched in 1965. The Consortium was superseded by an organization with the listed title on entry into force, 12 Feb 1973, of definitive agreements: 'the Agreement' (concluded among governments), and 'the Operating Agreement' (concluded among governments or their designated public or private communications entities). Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/19677'. Intergovernmental organization restructured whereby certain assets, including satellites and orbital filings were transferred to Intelsat Ltd, a commercial company, 18 July 2001.

Aims

Act as the supervisory authority of Intelsat Ltd; ensure the performance of Core Principles for provision of international public telecommunications services by satellite, with high reliability and quality; promote international public telecommunications services by satellite to meet the needs of the information and communication society.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 20 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 149 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Satellites
    • Telecommunications

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

B2627

Last News Received

13. Sep 2016
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