In order to ensure a certain homogeneity in the management of frequencies, major decisions are taken at the global level. In 2023, the future of several bands will be discussed. The arrival of Wi-Fi 7 and 6G must be combined with existing needs (satellites, surveillance, telecommunications, etc.).
World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) are unmissable events for everything related to frequency management at the global level. This is particularly the case with mobile telephony, of course, but the topics covered are much broader. They take place every three to four years. The last was in 2019, the next will be in 2023, hence its name: WRC-23.
These conferences “have the task of examining and, if necessary, revising the Radio Regulations, an international treaty governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum and the orbits of geostationary and non-geostationary satellites”, explains the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The functioning of these meetings is marked out, with long preparatory sessions beforehand: “The modifications to the Regulations are made according to the agenda adopted by the ITU Council, taking into account the recommendations made by the world conferences. previous radiocommunications ”.
In France, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) is responsible for managing the frequency spectrum, so it is heavily involved in world radiocommunications conferences. In order to prepare the ground, ANFR proposes an analysis of certain points which will be officially addressed in two years.