Shure, a global manufacturer of audio equipment, has recently joined the International Telecommunication Union and the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board in order to “further expand [its] leadership in the spectrum policy space.”
Prakash Moorut, global head of spectrum and regulatory affairs at Shure, said, “we continue to take a more aggressive role to help with overall collaboration with regulators and other stakeholders around the world on spectrum and regulatory policy. In particular, by joining the ITU, Shure will have a direct voice in important regulatory decisions impacting our business and industry globally.”
According to its website, the International Telecommunication Union is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, its the oldest UN agency. Its membership is comprised of 193 countries as well as some 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.
“We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect and strive to improve access to communications technologies for underserved communities worldwide,” said the ITU.
“ITU is committed to connecting all the world’s people – wherever they live and whatever their means.”
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In addition to the ITU, Shure also joined the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, which is described at the cross-industry ‘sounding board’ on future policy and approaches on spectrum. The forum’s mission is to promote and maximize the benefits of radio spectrum for the UK, said Shure.
“The audio industry plays an essential role in, but not limited to, business communications, live entertainment, sports, film and television, journalism, and the arts – each of which depend upon wireless audio products and reliable RF spectrum,” said Peter James, vice president of global sales, pro audio, at Shure.