ICT-related issues will be discussed and decided by member countries at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) held in Busan from Oct. 20 to Nov. 7. Participants will introduce resolutions for the distribution of frequencies used for aviation using a satellite tracking method, the realization of convergence by using ICT apps, and the promotion of Internet of Things (IoT) use. The distribution of aircraft frequencies came to the fore by the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on Sept. 24, ITU member countries in the Asia-Pacific Region are going to bring up a bill calling for the distribution of frequencies aimed at tracking aircrafts in real time at the PP-14. Once these kinds of resolutions are adopted, they will be accepted at the next World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC). And the distribution of related frequencies will be implemented right away.
Resolutions that urge the realization of convergence by using ICT apps and IoT use are also going to be proposed. These issues were brought up by Korea. The introduction of the related agenda makes people realize that Korea, which was marginal in ICT issues, becomes a leading country based on technological achievements.
As for the West European region, a bill aimed at making discussions about public policies on the Internet, open to not only member countries, but also members by category, associate members, and student members, is going to be proposed. A resolution that calls for a measure to prevent mutual interference between satellites operated by Western European and Arab countries is planning to be introduced as well.
Member countries in Africa established a measure to close the gap between developed and advanced countries in digital standardization, while those in the Arab region created a way to strengthen the role of ITU in issues related to the Internet and cyber-security. Member countries in the Americas prepared for an agenda that supervises activities of the head of the organization by member nations, and strengthens the role of the deputy head. Members in Eastern Europe did not disclose the related documents or information in advance.