to consider and take appropriate action on requests from administrations to delete their country footnotes or to have their country name deleted from footnotes, if no longer required, taking into account Resolution 26 (Rev.WRC-19)
- Issue A – Deletion of country footnotes or country names from footnotes
APT Members support the principles and intent of Resolution 26 (Rev.WRC-19) and the WRC standing agenda item for administrations to remove their country footnotes or their country names associated with specific footnotes of the Table of Frequency Allocations in Article 5 of the Radio Regulations when no longer required.
- Issue B – Addition of country names into existing footnotes
The addition of country names to existing footnotes during the conference can carry with it considerable impact to existing allocations and the management of spectrum in other (often neighbouring) countries.
APT Members are of the view that this standing agenda item is not intended for adding country names into existing footnotes. WRCs may continue to deal with requests to add country names to the existing footnotes on a case-by-case basis, subject to the principle that there are no objections from the affected countries (See Annex 1 A) i) to Resolution 26 (Rev.WRC-19)).
- Issue C – Addition of new country footnotes
Previous conferences have considered proposals for addition of new country footnotes under this agenda item and determined the following principle: “Proposals for the addition of new country footnotes which are not related to agenda items of the Conference should not be considered”.
APT Members are of the view that the standing agenda item for deletion of country names from footnotes is not intended for the addition of new country footnotes and therefore proposals for the addition of new country footnotes which are not related to agenda items of the Conference should not be considered (See Annex 1 A) iv) to Resolution 26 (Rev.WRC 19)).
- Issue D – Availability of proposals under WRC standing Agenda Item 8
APT Members are of the view that the proposals under this WRC standing agenda item, should be available in a timely and efficient manner before a conference for due consideration of administrations.
- Issue E – Possible revision of Resolution 26 (Rev. WRC-19)
APT Members agreed to revisions of Resolution 26 as contained in the ACP.
APT Common Proposal: Doc. WRC-23/62 (Add.23)
Mr. Neil Meaney (Australia)