Satellite communications are everywhere but all too often remain invisible to the general public, which is both an indication of their successful integration into the overall telecommunication market, and sometimes an obstacle to a proper understanding of their vital importance for an interconnected world.
This year, more than 3000 delegates representing most of ITU’s 193 Member States, along with representatives from among ITU’s 800+ private- sector members, and international organizations, will gather in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh at the kind invitation of the Government of Egypt, for the World Radiocommunication Conference.
This edition of the ITU News Magazine presents the variety of applications and services provided by today’s communication satellites. Satellite technologies are more and more diverse and pervasive but they all rely on the same core.
element: the availability of radio frequencies that
can be operated free from harmful interference.