The World Radiocommunication Conference ( WRC ) took place from 28 October to 22 November 2019 in Charm-el-Sheikh (Egypt).

The agenda for WRC-19 was set by WRC-15. It covers a wide range of applications and economic sectors: electronic communications (5G, WiFi, Internet of Things), transport (maritime, air, rail), scientific applications, the space sector and high-altitude platforms (HAPS).

Some items on the agenda

Item 1.1: Assignment of all or part of the 50-54 MHz band to the amateur service in Region 1 

Item 1.2: Limitation of earth station transmitting power in the 399.9-400.05 MHz and 401-403 MHz bands 

Item 1.3: Securing the regulatory status of beacon control links for data collection systems in the 460-470MHz band 

Item 1.4: Increasing orbital resources for satellite broadcasting 

Item 1.5: WiFi connectivity on board aircraft and ships 

Item 1.6: Regulatory framework for constellations in the 40/50 GHz bands (Q/V bands) 

Item 1.7: What frequencies are needed to facilitate the deployment of nano-satellites? 

Item 1.8: Iridium satellite constellation recognised as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) 

Item 1.9: Autonomous maritime radio communication equipment and the satellite component for the new VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) 

Item 1.10: The Global Aviation Distress and Safety System (GADSS) 

Items 1.11 and 1.12: Harmonisation of frequencies for rail transport and connected vehicles 

Item 1.13: Harmonisation of millimetre bands for 5G 

Item 1.14: High altitude platforms (HAPS) 

Item 1.15: Frequency bands between 275 and 450 GHz for static and mobile services 

Item 1.16: Access to the 5 GHz band for WiFi