Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

International Affairs

Radio spectrum waves can not be bounded by national borders. Neighboring countries therefore have to agree on various technical issues to ensure there is not interference. Also, international harmonization of spectrum utilization is also an important issue as users for various purposes, are increasingly enjoying roaming facilities. ITU is responsible for spectrum governance in the international scope. The ITU Radio communication sector (ITU-R) is the responsible for this purpose. 

India: International Regulatory Aspects of Radio Spectrum Management paper highlights the implications for countries such as India when ITU international regulations are followed. Since these countries are generally not able to fully and effectively participate in the ITU decision- making, they remain deprived of the equitably shared use of an international natural resource (i. e. radio frequency spectrum), which is indispensable for the provision of effective and efficient telecommunications services.

Country Studies

Africa Set to deploy Digital Television – Frequency coordination negotiations have succeeded in setting up the mechanism to deploy digital television in 47 Sub-Saharan African countries.


International Affairs – International harmonization of spectrum utilization is important for many applications because of roaming users e.g., maritime, aeronautical, mobile telephony, etc. This link gives an introduction to International Affairs related to Radio Spectrum Management

ITU Radiocommunication Sector – The Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits that ensure safety of life on land, at sea and in the skies



African Telecommunications Union – Founded in Kinshasa in 1977 as a specialized agency of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU) in the field of telecommunications, 

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity – The APT is an Intergovernmental Organization operates in conjunction with telecom service providers, manufacturers of communications equipment, and research and development organizations active in the field of communication, information and innovation technologies.

ITU radio regulation – The Radio Regulations, Edition of 2008, contains the complete texts of the Radio Regulations as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95) and subsequently revised and adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1997) (WRC-97), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Istanbul, 2000) (WRC-2000), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2003) (WRC-03), and the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07).

 The Top Five Cyber Policy Developments of 2014: The IANA Transition – One of the biggest cyber policy developments of the year 2014 is undoubtedly the U.S. government’s announcement to transition certain critical administrative functions that keep the Internet running, known collectively as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, to the multistakeholder community. 

Multistakeholderism unmasked: How the NetMundial Initiative shifts battlegrounds in internet governance  The year 2014 was a historic year in internet governance: From the announcement of the IANA transition process to the NetMundial meeting and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, the procedures and policies regarding the coordination of the internet seem to be more than ever a central topic of global governance.