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On 16 January 2012 in Geneva (Switzerland) the Radiocommunication Assembly 2012 (RA-12) has started its work.


Delegations of six Communications Administrations of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications: Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Federation, Republic of Uzbekistan as well as the RCC Executive Committee are taking part at the Assembly work.
The total number of the delegates is about 700 from more than 100 countries, as well as about 60 observers from more than 30 different international and regional organizations, agencies, industrial, standardizational and scientific organizations as well as radiocommunication operators.

The Assembly was opened by the Dean of the Heads of Delegation.
During the first Plenary meeting the Chairman of the Radiocommunication Assembly 2012 Dr. Alan R. Jamieson (New Zealand) was appointed. One of the Vice-chairmen of the Assembly the Chairman of the RCC Commission on regulation of use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, Director General of the FSUE NIIR Mr. Valery V. Butenko (Russia) was appointed.
One of the Vice-Chairmen of the Committee 3 (Editorial) the Senior technical specialist of the OJSC MTS Ms. Olga M. Lavrentyeva (Russian) and one of the Vice-chairmen of the Committee 5 (Working methods of the Study groups) the Chief specialist of the radiofrequency spectrum Division of the National Communication Agency under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Almaz K. Tilenbaev were appointed.
The Assembly will define the composition and structure of ITU-R Study groups for the next study period up to 2015. During the RA-12 the Chairmen and Vice-chairmen of the Conference Preparatory Meeting, ITU-R Study groups, Coordination Committee for Vocabulary and Radiocommunication Advisory group will be elected.
Besides, the Assembly will define the work program of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector for the period up to 2015 and approve appropriate ITU-R study questions.
During the Assembly will be also approved the Recommendations which were worked out by the appropriate Study groups and which will lay into the base of the World Radiocommunication Conference decisions, which will start its work on 23 January 2012.
The work of the Radiocommunication Assembly will last till 20 January 2012 and will be carrying out in parallel in 5 Committees.