International Telecommunications Association
|International Telecommunications Association|
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|Specialized Agency headquartered in Drabantia|
|Address|| Cibulkova 16|
The International Telecommunications Association (ITA), is a specialized agency of the Assembly of Nations (AN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The ITA coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and assists in the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards. The ITA is active in areas including broadband Internet, latest-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology, convergence in fixed-mobile phone, Internet access, data, voice, TV broadcasting, and next-generation networks. The ITA also manages broadcast call signs through its International Broadcast Regulator (IBR).
ITA also organizes worldwide and regional exhibitions and forums, such as ITA Global Telecom Congress, bringing together representatives of government and the telecommunications and ICT industry to exchange ideas, knowledge and technology. It has been an intergovernmental public-private partnership organization since its inception. Its membership includes Member States and around 600 public and private sector companies as well as international and regional telecommunication entities, known as Sector Members and Associates, which undertake most of the work of each Sector.