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International Spectrum Protectors Report Progress

International Spectrum Protectors Report Progress

The FCC’s International Bureau reported to the commission on the results of the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference. The WRC-03 established voluntary guidelines for countries implementing public safety, a regulatory approach for the U.S. Global Positioning System and other new systems, as well as protections to military radar.
The WRC made spectrum allocations and decisions regarding various new satellite and terrestrial wireless services, including Wi-Fi, which allows wireless communication within a short range, and broadband in-flight, which provides high-speed Internet access to airline passengers.
FCC Chairman Michael Powell said at a recent demonstration of the in-flight high-speed Internet access, he took part in a video-conference from Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia to Boeing in Seattle.
He said the decisions made at WRC-03 will “further advance the digital migration to new spectrum-based technology platforms and further protect homeland security.”
The international delegates made more than 40 recommendations, contained in a report available from the FCC at