30/10/20201 Minute

In Conversation with ITU: The GVF Asks…

In the first of three parts to the GVF Virtual Summit GVF Secretary General, David Meltzer, was in conversation with a representative of the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Bureau: Mehtap Dufour, Senior Radiocommunication Engineer with the Satellite Systems Coordination Division of the Space Services Department.

Questions revolved around how WRC-19 satellite-related outcomes of particular interest for the MENA region have played out over the last 12 months and looking ahead to WRC-23 at key and pivotal satellite-related agenda items; the commercial satellite communications industry’s focus on frequency bands beyond the established use of C-, Ku- and Ka-band; how the pandemic has effected the work of the ITU; and other key issues.