The ITU and Managing Satellite Orbital and Spectrum Resources in the 21st Century
Access to satellite orbits and spectrum is managed by the ITU, a United Nations body that strives to extend the benefits of new technologies to the world, while ensuring equitable access to these resources. This book explores how the ITU approaches these dual missions in light of the increasing saturation of the geostationary orbit by a vibrant global satellite industry and the rising interests of developing countries in accessing these limited resources. These issues were the subject of debate at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference. This book describes and assesses various regulatory approaches undertaken to manage the increasing requests for access to space and especially access to spectrum and orbital locations in the geosynchronous or 'The Clarke' orbit. Audrey L. Allison is the director of Frequency Management Services, for the Boeing Company. In this role, she leads Boeing's domestic and international spectrum management in support of Boeing products, testing and operations - including licensing, compliance, and strategic regulatory planning and policy development. She also represents Boeing on a broad range of industry telecommunication policy and spectrum advocacy before the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), and U.S. government agencies, such as the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). In 2012, Allison was reelected by the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly to serve as a vice-chair of the ITU's Radiocommunication Advisory Group in Geneva, Switzerland, for a second 4-year term. She also serves as a Board Member of the United States ITU Association and as an Alternate Board Member of the Satellite Industry Association. She is the Chair of the FCC's World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee Working Group on Aeronautical, Maritime, and Radar issues. She previously chaired the FCC Advisory Committee's Regulatory Working Group for the three previous World Radio Conferences. Allison also serves as a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Allison is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France and lectures on satellite regulatory issues to McGill University's Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal. Before coming to Boeing, Allison held legal positions with the FCC, Iridium LLC and law firms in Washington, D.C. She also was a consultant on international communication policy and regulatory issues to the U.S. Department of Defense. Allison has a Master of Business Administration, cum laude, from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France; a Master of Law in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; a Juris Doctor in Communications Law Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Pennsylvania State University.
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