WRC-12: U.S. Priorities and the Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation     Print Email
Thursday, 20 October 2011

On October 20, 2011, S. Decker Anstrom, Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference, which will be held early next year in Geneva stressed that the greatest priority for the U.S. and the conference as a whole would be spectrum allocation, which both the US and Europe consider key to stimulating sustainable economic growth. Mr. Anstrom also detailed additional U.S. priorities, while emphasizing the importance of transatlantic cooperation and the significant presence of shared interests between the U.S. and the EU.

 
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