By Chisomo Phiri

On Tuesday, experts from government implementing agencies, telecommunication and broadcasting sector held a meeting in Lilongwe in preparation for the World Radio Conference (WRC23).

The committee which is spearheaded by Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) was aimed at formulating national positions on the use of frequencies in preparation for the World Radio Conference (WRC).

Speaking at the meeting, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Deputy Director of Spectrum Mr. Patrick Musiyapo said the committee is being orientated on the process and being introduced to WCR 23 frequency issues and that the meeting was part of the first orientation phase.

Musiyapo said MACRA has formulated the national committee in order to include more experts in the process in readiness of WRC 2023 as this will lead to the revision of the county’s National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP).

“Considering the importance of ICT in our nation, MACRA has thought of changing the preparations are made to these conferences. It has therefore, thought of including a bigger group of experts which include engineers and experts to formulate national positions as these have the potential to affect the lives of our people and the nation at large” , said Musiyapo.

World Radio Conference (WRC) is a global event organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)  and is held every four ( 4 ) years  with the aim of reviewing and revising Radio Regulations, international treaties and governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum.

 

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