January 1974 | Other OT Report 74-26

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements Pertaining to Telecommunications

Sara A. Bobroff

Abstract: Telecommunications has had and increasingly continues to have a very significant and pervasive impact upon the international relations between the United States and other countries throughout the world. Probably the most important measure of this impact are the ever-growing number of treaties and agreements related to telecommunications which have been carefully negotiated and concluded. This document constitutes a compilation, classification, summarization and synthesis of all the international bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements as of January 1, 1973, to which the United States was a party and which pertain to telecommunications. It encompasses a total of 342 treaties and agreements, 317 of which are bilateral and 25 of which are multilateral. This publication is the first part of the International Telecommuni­cations Documentation Project which will bring together in one reference volume the very diverse but complementary body of material which integrates the work and activities of various agencies of the Federal Government, particularly, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of State, and which forms the basis for current and future international telecommunications policy.

Keywords: satellite communications; satellite; ITU; European Space Research Organization; Internation­al Telecommunication Union; International Treaties and Agreements; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Radar and LORAN Stations; Radio Regulations; Telegraph Regulations; Tracking Stations; Weather Stations; International Telecommunications

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Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572
LSegre@ntia.gov

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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