U.S. Proposals

The Department of State approves U.S. proposals based on advice from the FCC and NTIA, and represents the proposals internationally.  Each proposal represents the U.S. position on specific changes to the Radio Regulations for WRC agenda items. These proposals may vary from the U.S. preliminary views based on international and domestic studies and multilateral discussions.

Agenda Item 1.1 – Mobile Broadband / International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

  • Band - 420-450 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              2013-09-24     .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 470-698 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-03-10      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 1164-1610 MHz 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-19     .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 1300-1400 MHz *NEW*
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-13      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 1435-1535 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-13      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 1695-1710 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 2025-2110 MHz & 2200-2290 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-20      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 2700-2900 MHz *NEW*
    • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 3400-4200 MHz *NEW*
    • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-10      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 4400-4990 MHz *NEW*
    • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06      .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 5000-5030 MHz 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12     .pdf     .doc
  • Band - 5725-5850 MHz
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.2 – Region 1 Digital Dividend (IMT)

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.3 – Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) (Res. 646) *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-01-09   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.4 – Secondary Amateur High Frequency (HF) Allocations

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.5 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)  *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-20      .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.6.1 – Region 1 Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) uplink/downlink at 10-17 GHz

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.6.2 – Region 2&3 FSS uplink at 13-17 GHz

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.7 – Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) Feeder Links 

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-20      .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.8 – Earth Stations onboard Vessels (ESV) 

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-20      .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.9.1 – FSS uplink/downlink in the 7/8 GHz range  *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-11-21   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.9.2 – Maritime Mobile-Satellite Service (MMSS) uplink/downlink in the 7/8 GHz range 

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-20     .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.10 – MSS uplink/downlink in the 22-26 GHz range 

  • U.S. Proposal              2013-09-26   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.11 – Earth Exploration Satellite Service (EESS) uplink in the 7-8 GHz range 

  • U.S. Proposal              2013-09-24   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.12 – EESS (active) +600 MHz in the 8-10 GHz range *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.13 – Space Research Service (SRS) (space-to-space) at 410-420 MHz

  • U.S. Proposal              2013-03-20   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.14 – Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)

  • U.S. Proposal              2014-02-20     .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.15 – Maritime Mobile onboard Communications at UHF

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.16 – Automatic Identification System (AIS) enhancement *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-01-14     .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.17 – Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC)

  • U.S. Proposal             2014-02-20     .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.18 – Automotive Radiolocation at 77.5-78.0 GHz *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 2 – Incorporation By Reference (IBR) Review

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 4 – Resolutions & Recommendations Review

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 7 – Resolution 86 – Satellite Regulatory Procedures

  •  Issue A – Informing BR of a suspension under RR No. 11.49 beyond six months
    • U.S. Proposal              2013-09-24     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue B – Publication of information on BIU of satellite networks at the ITU website
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue C – Review or possible cancellation of the advance publication mechanism for satellite networks subject to coordination under section II of Article 9 of the Radio Regulations 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue D – General use of modern electronic means of communications and notification procedures
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue E – Failure of a satellite during the 90-day bringing into use period *NEW*  
    • U.S. Proposal              2015-01-08     .pdf    .doc
  • Issue F – Modifications to RR Appendix 30B in relation to the suspension of use of a frequency assignment recorded in the MIFR 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue G – Clarification of bringing into use information provided under RR Nos. 11.44/11.44B
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue H – Using one space station to bring frequency assignments into use at different orbital locations with a short period of time
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue I – Possible methods to mitigate excessive satellite network filings
    • U.S. Proposal              Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue J – Review of the orbital position limitations in paragraph A1 and A2 of Annex 7 to RR Appendix 30 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12     .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 8 – Country Footnotes

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 9 – Director’s Report to consider and approve the Report of the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention:

  • 5.443C
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12       .pdf     .doc 
  • ESIMS
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-12       .pdf     .doc 

Agenda Item 9.1 – Activities of the Radiocommunication Sector since WRC-12

Issue 9.1.1 – Protection of the MSS in the band 406-406.1 MHz

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.2 – Coordination Arc Reduction *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.3 – Use of the satellite orbits and spectrum for developing countries

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.4 – Updating and rearrangement of the Radio Regulations

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.5 – Protection of FSS for aeronautical use in Region 1

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.6 – Studies towards review of the definitions of fixed service, fixed station, and mobile station

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.7 – Spectrum management guidelines for emergency and disaster relief radiocommunications

  • U.S. Proposal              Release Date   .pdf     .doc

Issue 9.1.8 – Regulatory Aspects for nano- and picosatellites *NEW*

  • U.S. Proposal              2015-01-22   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 9.2 Difficulties or inconsistences with application of the Radio Regulations

  • U.S. Proposal              2013-09-24   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 10 – Future Conference Agenda Items

  • Agenda Item 10.a – 460-470 MHz Meteorological-Satellite Service *NEW*
    • U.S. Proposal              2015-02-06       .pdf     .doc
  • Agenda Item 10.b – 5350-5470 MHz RLANs 
    • U.S. Proposal              2014-09-15       .pdf     .doc