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Radio communications

Radiocommunications are regulated by law NO 20-04 of March 30th, 2020 related to radiocommunications. The role of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications consists in:

In this framework, the services of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications are in charge of:

  • Monitoring and preparing the management of the national radio frequency band allocation plan, jointly with the National Agency of Frequencies;
  • Monitoring the projects of radio frequency spectrum reorganization mainly the release of frequency band to deploy new technologies like 5G and IoT;
  • Monitoring requests and requirements of mobile telephony operators in terms of radio spectrum;
  • Contributing to the rational management of frequency spectrum and radio sites, jointly with the stakeholders,
  • Tracking the interference problem of EGSM jointly with the concerned organizations,
  • Handling the requests concerning the use of high points and radioelectric servitudes.

The radiocommunications sector plays an important role in the management of frequency spectrum and satellites orbits, as well as the development of harmonized regulations and standards worldwide, which are fundamental for ensuring affordable telecommunications for all.

For more information about the ITU-R, click here (ITU-R)


The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is held approximately every four years based on an agenda decided by the previous WRC. Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), its main goal is to revise the radio regulations (RR), an international treaty between ITU member States designed to facilitate equitable access to the radio frequency spectrum. These regulations also deal with satellite orbits (geostationary or not) and the prevention of interference between countries. The latest revision of the RR came into force on January 1st, 2021, following WRC-19.The Conference preparatory Meeting establishes a synthesis report to facilitate the conferences work on regulatory, technical, operational and procedural matters, based on the contributions submitted by the administrations of ITU member States, the radiocommunication study groups and the six (6) regional groups.The WRC is in charge of adopting reviews of the radio regulations in the form of final acts of the conference. If each of the 193 ITU members has one vote, in practice, the final acts are adopted by consensus.

For more information about the WRC functioning and organization, see the link (ITU-R).

1. World Radiocommunications Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

Only a few days after the close of WRC-19, preparatory work for WRC-23 began within ITU-R and the regional groups. This work continues for four years, until the end of 2023. WRC-23 took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 20th to December 15th, 2023, preceded by the Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-23) which was convened in November 13-17, 2023.RA-23 is in charge of the structure, program and approval procedures for radiocommunication studies, as well as of proposing topics to be included in the agendas of future WRCs.

WRC-23 agenda items concern a wide range of services, such as IMT, transport, satellites and scientific uses.

2. Preparation for the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23)

ITU-R preparations

  • Two conference preparatory meetings (CPMs), CPM1 was held after the close of the previous WRC in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 25-26, 2019 and CPM2 was convened in Geneva from March 27 to April 6th, 2023 (6 to 8 months before the WRC);
  • Three inter-regional workshops in Geneva to discuss the outcomes of the works of the six regional groups and, to discuss the outcomes of the ITU-R preparatory studies in progress.


Regional preparation

  •  Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) ;
  • African Telecommunications Union (ATU);
  • European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT);
  • Pacific Telecommunity (APT);
  • Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL);
  • Regional Communications Community (RCC).


ITU-R study group preparations for WRC-23

Our administration partakes actively in the work of the ITU-R study groups, particularly through:


Participation in RA-23, WRC-23 and CPM 27-1

The Algerian Administration partook in the Radiocommunication Assembly (RA23), the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) as well as the 1st preparatory meeting for WRC27 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 13-17, 2023, December 15-20 and December 18-19, 2023 respectively, with an Algerian delegation including the various members of the multisectoral commission.

Participation in ATU working groups, mainly through:

  • Working group on emerging technologies;
  • Working group on radio frequency spectrum recommendations;
  • Working group on satellite resources.

For more details about the works of these working groups, click on (UAT)


The IMO is the UN specialized institution in charge of ensuring safety and security of shipping and preventing maritime and atmospheric pollution from ships. Its work supports the UN SDGs.

It sets international standards to ensure the safety, security and environmental performance of shipping. IMO’s main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally applied. Please see the website: click here (IMO)


The IMSO is an intergovernmental organization created in 1976 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. It contributes to the safety and security of seafarers and passengers worldwide by monitoring the satellite providers of the Global Maritime Distress And Safety System (GMDSS) and as coordinator for Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), both entities are established by IMO within the framework of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). See this website: (IMSO)


ITSO is an intergovernmental organization in charge of ensuring that INTELSAT fulfills the obligations of its public service telecommunications. This body has been operational since July 18th, 2001, the date of the restructuring. Previously, both entities were one, the Intelsat organization, which had been responsible for the supply of commercial satellite services and the monitoring of compliance with obligations since 1971. Based in Washington D.C. (USA), ITSO currently has 149 member countries, including Algeria since 1971. ITSO is structured, according to its constitutive treaty, into three entities: the Assembly of Parties; the Executive Body; and the Advisory Commission.

Algeria was elected to the ITSO Advisory Commission (IAC) for the period 2016-2018, and in view of its effective contribution, was re-elected, at the 38th session of the Assembly of Parties to the Advisory Commission, for a new term 2018-2020.

Algeria took part remotely in the 40th session of the ITSO Assembly of Parties (June 28-30, 2022) and was elected Vice-President of the Assembly’s African region, hence giving our country the essential role of regional coordinator for a two-year period until next Assembly in 2024.

Our Administration has participated online in ITSO technical working groups 1 and 2, the first group concerns the future of ITSO, and the second is related to the common heritage (orbital position of geostationary satellites, and the frequency bands associated with satellites).The twenty-fifth meeting of the ITSO Advisory Committee (IAC-25) will be held on March 21-22, 2024 at the American University Washington College of Law, at which ITSO Working Groups 1 and 2 (WG1 and WG2) will submit their reports. see (ITSO)