International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB)

Comité international d'enregistrement des fréquences
Junta Internacional de Registro de Frecuencias

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1947, Atlantic City NJ (USA). Legal status: Article 10 of International Telecommunication Convention, 1982, signed 6 Nov 1982, and entered into force 1 Jan 1984, superseding International Telecommunication Convention, 1973, signed 25 Oct 1973, Malaga-Torremolinos (Spain), entered into force 1 Jan 1975, and Chapter IV of Radio Regulations, signed 1979, Geneva (Switzerland), superseding Chapter III, signed 21 Dec 1959, Geneva. Ceased to exist, 1 Mar 1993, when merged with International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) to create 'Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)' of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), administered by ITU Radiocommunication Bureau (BR).


Effect an orderly recording and registration of frequency assignments made by different countries in accordance with procedures provided for in the Radio Regulations, and with any decision which may be taken by competent conferences of the Union, with a view to ensuring formal international recognition thereof; effect, under the same conditions and for the same purposes, an orderly recording of positions assigned by countries to geostationary satellites; furnish advice to members of ITU with a view to the operation of the maximum practicable number of radio channels in those portions of the spectrum where harmful interference may occur and to the equitable, effective and economical use of geostationary satellite orbit; provide technical assistance in preparation for and organizing radio conferences of the Union and also provide assistance to developing countries in their preparations for these conferences.

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Maintains 'Master International Frequency Register', 'International Frequency List' and related service documents. Examines frequency assignment notices submitted by administrations and publishes special sections documents under types of applications of Radio Regulations or Regional Agreements. Prepares Tentative High Frequency Broadcasting Schedules. Follows up decisions of relevant ITU conferences. Provides special assistance to administrations in frequency planning matters, deals with cases of harmful interference and issues summaries of monitoring information. Organizes Regional Frequency Management Seminars (with BDT). Receives officials from administrations for training.


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  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Radiation
    • Light
  • Astronomy
    • Astronomy
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Satellites
    • Telecommunications
    • Radio
  • Research, Standards
    • Registry

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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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