ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

From NENA Knowledge Base

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the telecommunications agency of the United Nations established to provide worldwide standard communications practices and procedures.

Related Terms:

ITU-D (International Telecommunication Union – Development) (Sector)

Responsible for creating policies, regulation and providing training programs and financial strategies in developing countries. The mission of the ITU-D is to facilitate and enhance telecommunication development worldwide by offering, organizing and coordinating technical cooperation and assistance activities.

ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union – Radiocommunication) (Sector)

Plays a vital role in the management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, finite natural resources which are increasingly in demand from a large number of services such as fixed, mobile, broadcasting, amateur, space research, meteorology, global positioning systems, environmental monitoring and, last but not least, those communication services that ensure safety of life at sea and in the skies.

ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union – Telecom) (Sector)

International standards body for all communications services.

Relevant NENA Documents


NENA 08-504, VoIP Standards Development Organizations – NENA Technical Information Document (TID)

External References



ITU website