Geneva, 1988 (WARC Orb-88)
The World Administrative Radio Conference, Geneva, 1979, resolved in its Resolution 3 that a World Administrative Radio Conference be convened, in two sessions to guarantee in practice for all countries equitable access to the geostationary-satellite orbit and the frequency bands allocated to space services.
The Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982), in its Resolution 1, included such a conference in the Union's calendar of conferences. In its Resolution 8, it also instructed the Administrative Council to consider the inclusion, in the agenda of the First Session, of the question of the planning of the bands allocated to the fixed-satellite service and reserved exclusively for feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service.
The Administrative Council, at its 38th Session (1983), following consultations with the Members of the Union, adopted Resolution 895, by which it took the necessary steps to convene the First Session of this World Administrative Radio Conference, to be held in Geneva for a duration of five and a half weeks.
Accordingly, the First Session of the World Administrative Radio Conference on the Use of the Geostationary-Satellite Orbit and the Planning of the Space Services Utilizing It, (WARC Orb-85), was held in Geneva from 8 August to 15 September 1985 and adopted a Report to the Second Session. This Report included the principles and methods to guarantee in practice for all countries equitable access to the geostationary orbit and frequency bands allocated to space services as well as the technical parameters to be used for planning. It also contained guidelines for the work to be carried out by the permanent organs of the Union in preparation for the Second Session of the Conference.
At its 41st session (1986), the Administrative Council, by its Resolution 953, established the agenda for the Second Session of the Conference. At its 42nd session (1987), the Administrative Council, considering the results of consultations with the Members concerning the establishment of this agenda, resolved that the Second Session be convened in Geneva for five weeks and three days commencing on Monday, 29 August 1988.
Accordingly, the Second Session of the Conference (WARC Orb-88) met in Geneva for the stipulated period; it considered and, in conformity with its agenda, adopted a partial revision of the Radio Regulations and Appendices thereto, as contained in the present Final Acts and concerning the following:
| ARTICLE 1 || Terms and definitions |
| ARTICLE 8 || Frequency Allocations |
| ARTICLE 11 || Coordination of Frequency Assignments to Stations in a Space Radiocommunication Service Except Stations in the Broadcasting-Satellite Service and to Appropriate Terrestrial Stations |
| ARTICLE 12 || Notification and Recording in the Master International Frequency Register of Frequency Assignments to Terrestrial Radiocommunication Stations |
| ARTICLE 13 || Notification and Recording in the Master International Frequency Register of Frequency Assignments to Radio Astronomy and Space Radiocommunication Stations Except Stations in the Broadcasting-Satellite Service |
| ARTICLE 14 || Supplementary Procedure to Be Applied in Cases Where a Footnote in the Table of Frequency Allocations Requires an Agreement with an Administration |
| ARTICLE 15A || Coordination, Notification and Recording of Frequency Assignments to Stations in the Fixes-Satellite Service (Earth-to-space) in the Frequency Bands 14.5-14.8 GHz (in Regions 1 and 3), 17.3-18.1 GHz (in Regions 1 and 3) and 17.3 - 17.8 GHz (in Region 2) Providing Feeder Links for the Broadcasting-Satellite Service and also to Stations of Other Services to Which these Bands are Allocated, so far as their Relationship to the Fixed-Statellite Service (Earth-to-space) in these Bands is Concerned |
| ARTICLE 27 || Terrestrial Radiocommunication Services Sharing Frequency Bands with Space Radiocommunication Services above 1 GHZ |
| ARTICLE 28 || Space Radiocommunication Service Sharing Frequency Bands with Terrestrial Radiocommunication Services above I GHz |
| ARTICLE 29 || Special Rules Relating to Space Radiocommunication Services |
| ARTICLE 69 || Entry into Force of the Radio Regulations |
| APPENDIX 3 || Notices Relating to Space Radiocommunication and Radio Astronomy Stations |
| APPENDIX 4 || Advance Publication Information to Be Furnished for a Satellite Network |
| APPENDIX 28 || Method for the Determination of the Coordination Area Around and Earth Station in Frequency Bands Between 1 GHz and 40GHz Shared Between Space and Terrestrial Radiocommunication Services |
| APPENDIX 29 || Method of Calculation for Determining if Coordination is Required Between Geostationary-Satellite Networks Sharing the Same Frequency Bands |
| APPENDIX 30A (Orb-88) || Provisions and Associated Plans for Feeder Links for the Broadcasting-Satellite Service (11.7-12.5 GHz in Region I, 12.2 - 12.7 GHz in Region 2 and 11.7 - 12.2 GHz in Region 3) in the Frequency Bands 14.5 - 14.8 GHz and 17.3 - 18.1 GHz in Regions 1 and 3, and 17.3 - 17.8 GHz in Region 2 (Articles, Plans and Annexes) |
| FA APPENDIX 30b || Provisions and Associated Plan for the Fixed-Satellite Service in the Frequency Bands 4 500 - 4 800 MHz, 6 725 - 7 025 MHz, 10.70- 10.95 GHz, 11.20- 11.45 GHz and 12.75 - 13.25 GHz (Articles, Plan and Annexes) |
In accordance with its agenda, the Conference took other decisions considered necessary or appropriate, including the review and revision of existing Resolutions and Recommendations and the adoption of various new Resolutions and Recommendations as contained in the present Final Acts.
The partial revision of the Radio Regulations, as referred to in this Preamble, shall form an integral part of the Radio Regulations and shall enter into force on 16 March 1990 at 0001 hours UTC except for such elements of the partial revision for which a different date of entry into force is specifically stipulated therein.
The delegates signing the partial revision of the Radio Regulations, contained in the present Final Acts, which is subject to approval by their competent authorities, declare that, should an administration make reservations concerning the application of one or more of the provisions of the revised Radio Regulations, no other administration shall be obliged to observe that provision or those provisions in its relations with that particular administration.
Members of the Union shall inform the Secretary-General of their approval of this partial revision of the Radio Regulations. The Secretary-General shall inform Members promptly of the receipt of such notifications of approval.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the delegates of the Members of the International Telecommunication Union named below have, on behalf of their respective competent authorities, signed one copy of the present Final Acts in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages. In case of dispute, the French text shall prevail. This copy shall remain deposited in the archives of the Union. The Secretary-General shall forward one certified true copy to each Member of the International Telecommunication Union.
DONE at Geneva, 6 October 1988