The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) has been moved from 2011 to January 2012, says a spokesperson for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The international conference is a meeting held every two-to-three years by the ITU to review and revise the United Nations Radio Regulations, an international treaty governing the use of radio spectrum and geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. ITU media relations official Sarah Parkes told The Wire Report in an email that the meeting was moved due to “availability of venue, ITU support staff and other logistics.” She said the 2011 date had been tentative. The conference agenda has yet to be finalized, but it is likely to include cognitive radio, spectrum regulation, the introduction of new aeronautical mobile services, and the effect of emissions from short-range devices on radiocommunication services. The conference is now scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from Jan. 17 to Feb 17. Industry Canada will be sending a delegation. BCE Inc., Telus Communications Company and Rogers Communications Inc. have yet to confirm whether they will be sending delegates. Industry Canada Communications Research Centre president Veena Rawat is putting forward her candidacy for election as radiocommunication director at the ITU. The election will be held during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference from Oct. 4 to 22 in Veracruz, Mexico.