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DRM Hopes for WRC-07

The DRM Consortium hopes to resolve several questions about frequency congestion during the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07).
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The DRM Consortium hopes to resolve several questions about frequency congestion during the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07).

WRC-07 began on 22 October and runs until 16 November at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The DRM delegates have a specific common interest in resolving an agenda item dealing with the additional allocation of HF spectrum to the broadcasting service. Currently, because of congestion in the 4 MHz to 10 MHz broadcasting bands, the reception of both analog and digital transmissions is suffering.

"WRC-07 is the best opportunity for DRM to communicate what has happened in the last three years," said DRM chairman Peter Senger. Since June 2003, said Senger, the DRM system has been ready — developed and standardized.

Organized quadrennial by the ITU, the WRC brings together industry and government representatives as well as observers from various international organizations.

The conference has the task of reviewing and, if necessary, revising international regulations that govern the use of the radio frequency spectrum and telecommunication satellite orbital slots and frequency allocations.

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