Awards & Winners


The ITU Radiocommunication Sector is one of the three sectors of the International Telecommunication Union and is responsible for radio communication. Its role is to manage the international radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbit resources and to develop standards for radiocommunication systems with the objective of ensuring the effective use of the spectrum. ITU is required, according to its Constitution, to allocate spectrum and register frequency allocation, orbital positions and other parameters of satellites, “in order to avoid harmful interference between radio stations of different countries”. The international spectrum management system is therefore based on regulatory procedures for frequency coordination, notification and registration. ITU-R has a permanent secretariat, the Radiocommunication Bureau, based at the ITU HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. The elected Director of the Bureau is Mr. François Rancy of France. First elected by the ITU Membership to the Directorship in 2010.

Awards by ITU-R

Check all the awards nominated and won by ITU-R.


Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical/Engineering Development
(For providing the international forum to achieve a compromise of national committee positions on a digital video studio standard and to achieve agreement within the 1978-82 period)