ATDI increases ITU involvement

Posted by: In: Press releases 04 Jun 2018


ATDI’s contribution to world radiocommunication regulations and green standards has been stepped up with the company’s new membership of ITU-T.

ITU-T is working on global coordination and ATDI’s membership will give the company greater influence over ITU-T policy, scope of study groups and the appointment of officers.

Spearheading ATDI’s involvement will be company spectrum and licensing specialist Dr. Haim Mazar. He comments: “ATDI has long played a role in the work of the ITU and this new involvement not only enhances that but is a great honour for us. I can guarantee we will use our voice in the most positive and constructive manner for the whole telecommunications industry.”

Membership of ITU-T comes on the back of ATDI’s 20-year association with ITU-R which deals with issues such as spectrum management, cognitive radio, and propagation. ATDI is also a member of ITU-D which works to advance radio systems in the developing world.

Haim’s personal involvement is even more long-standing, and his quarter-century of work with the ITU includes authoring more than 240 contributions to ITU-R working parties, mainly on regulations, spectrum management, monitoring handbooks, short range devices, spurious emissions, review software, economic aspects of the spectrum, assistance to developing countries, and RF coexistence. He has also addressed Wi-Fi, antenna patterns, broadcasting and satellite communications. Active across all ITU sectors, he currently serves as vice chair ITU-Radio SG5 (terrestrial services) and leads ITU activities on EMF.

“Radio communication has been a passion since completing engineering school 1971,” Haim says. “It is both my pleasure and my privilege to work in administration and the industry and to make such contribution as I can, to live in a better world.”

ATDI’s newly enhanced role with the ITU sits alongside a more personal involvement for Haim as he is the organiser of the football matches between ITU staff and ITU meetings’ delegates.

“Everybody needs a break from their desk,” he comments. “I can’t think of a better way of doing that than getting everybody on a football pitch. It’s great fun for all involved with a really interesting mix of rivalry and camaraderie.”

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