Briefing groups (international)


Ofcom has briefing groups related to its international work in organisations such as CEPT and ITU. Whilst most of the briefing is coordinated electronically, there are some meetings which require face-to-face stakeholder engagement. These groups are open to all stakeholders with a relevant interest in these areas.

The following groups meet at Riverside House 2-3 times per year:

The International Spectrum Stakeholder Briefing (ISSB) has been created to provide stakeholders with up-to-date information on developments in the CEPT, ITU and standards bodies such as ETSI and IEEE. This is the top-level spectrum briefing meeting providing a platform for Ofcom and its stakeholders to discuss a range of international spectrum issues. Contact international.spectrum@ofcom.org.uk for further information and future meeting dates.

The International Frequency Planning Group (IFPG) and its Working Groups are open to UK stakeholders. These Groups work closely with the Government’s Spectrum Implementation Group (SIG) which reports to the Government’s Spectrum Board (SB). The IFPG has the principal role of managing the UK preparations for ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs). Membership of the IFPG covers Government departments (in addition to  relevant statutory regulators), major operators of services using spectrum, broadcasters, communications industry representatives and others with relevant interests. Much of the work related to these UK’s preparations for World Radiocommunication Conferences is via participation in the IFPG Working Groups.

Contact international.spectrum@ofcom.org.uk for further information.

ISSB and IFPG 19-3, May 2017 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

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