Sunday, December 06, 2009

With no ITU registration border FM radio at risk

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The government´s failure to maintain trans-border coordination while ssuing radio frequency licenses in the bordering Tarai districts has placed the investment in FM adio stations at risk. The failure of trans-border coordination has not only led to the problem of requency overlapping, but also left the FM radio frequencies insecure, with the prospect of having to shut down promptly if International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regulations are nything to go by. Trans-border coordination in radio frequencies is effected at the government level through ITU, a specialized agency of the United Nations that looks after the management of radio and telecom frequencies.

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