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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.

Note: The contents of this page should be viewed as archival.  WRC-15 concluded on 27 November 2015

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

Band - 420-450 MHz

  • U.S. Proposal         2013-09-24     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Band - 470-698 MHz

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-03-10      .pdf     .doc

Band - 1164-1610 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-09-19     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Band - 1300-1400 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-02-13      .pdf     .doc

Band - 1435-1535 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-02-13      .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Band - 1518 - 1535 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01      .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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  • U.S. Proposal         2014-02-20      .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Band - 2700-2900 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-02-06      .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Band - 3300-3400 MHz

  • U.S. Proposal        2015-10-09       .pdf     .doc

Band - 3400-4200 MHz 

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-02-10      .pdf     .doc

Band - 4400-4500, 4800-4990 MHz 

  • 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)

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-01-09   .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-10-05   .pdf     .doc

Agenda Item 1.5 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01      .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-02-20      .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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 

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-11-21   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2013-09-26   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-02-06   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2013-03-20   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Agenda Item 1.14 – Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)

  • U.S. Proposal         2014-02-20     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

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

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

  • U.S. Proposal        2015-08-01     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Agenda Item 1.18 – Automotive Radiolocation at 77.5-78.0 GHz

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-02-06   .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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         2015-07-01     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Issue E – Failure of a satellite during the 90-day bringing into use period
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-01-08     .pdf    .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • 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  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Issue G – Clarification of bringing into use information provided under RR Nos. 11.44/11.44B 
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01     .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • 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         2015-08-01     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue I – Possible methods to mitigate excessive satellite network filings 
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue J – Removal of the link between the date of receipt of the notification information and the date of bringing into use in RR No. 11.44B 
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue K – Addition of a regulatory provision in Article 11 for the case of launch failure
    • U.S. Proposal         Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue L – Modification of certain provisions of Article 4 of RR Appendices 30 and 30A for Regions 1 and 3
    • U.S. Proposal         Release Date     .pdf     .doc
  • Issue XX –  Coordination distance between space research earth stations and mobile (aircraft) stations in the 2 200-2 290 MHz band 
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01     .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  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP (ESOMPS proposal)
  • Global Flight Tracking (GFT)  
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-07-15       .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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  See CITEL IAP

Issue 9.1.2 – Coordination Arc Reduction

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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  See CITEL IAP

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

  • U.S. Proposal         2015-01-22   .pdf     .doc   Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

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

  • Different Category of Service
    • U.S. Proposal         2013-09-24   .pdf     .doc
  • Issue 9.2.2 –  Clarification of Deep Space 
    • U.S. Proposal         2015-08-01   .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP

Agenda Item 10 – Future Conference Agenda Items

  • 460-470 MHz Meteorological-Satellite Service 
    • U.S. Proposal      2015-02-06       .pdf     .doc Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • 5350-5470 MHz RLANs 
    • U.S. Proposal      2014-09-15       .pdf     .doc Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)
    • U.S. Proposal      2015-07-15      .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • EESS (active) for spaceborne radar sounders in the 40-50 MHz frequency range (for WRC-23) 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Appendix 30 update 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Earth stations on aircraft in the 12.75-13.25 GHz band 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Service (GMDSS) modernization 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Broadband applications delivered from High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • IMT above 6 GHz 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Non-geostationary Satellites (NGSOs) in the V band
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Recognition  and Protection  of  Space  Weather  Sensors (for WRC-23)
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP
  • Additional FSS spectrum 
    • U.S. Proposal     2015-08-01       .pdf     .doc  Note: Superceded by CITEL IAP