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 ABU Technology Department Activity Reports

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The Technology Department of the ABU undertakes wide range of activities addressing the current needs of the members. These activities are implemented by the Secretariat’s Technology Department. 

Technical Committee

All policy matters are decided by the Technical Committee, which comprises all ABU members. Representatives of the technical departments of ABU members meet annually prior to the General Assembly. The TC reviews the studies and activities and addresses administrative matters.

Technical Bureau

The Technical Bureau, which comprises 18 members representing all categories of member broadcasters in the region. The annual meeting takes place in conjunction with the TC. The bureau assesses activities proposed for the ensuing year, in terms of relevance to members and the industry as a whole.

Technical Advisory Service (TAS)

Administered by the Technology Department this service provides the developing broadcasters among ABU members with the help they need in improving their standards of service and equip staff with skills needed to perform their responsibilities and planning new projects. It brings in experts from other ABU members for short-term consultancies at no cost to the member.

Study Topic Areas

The Chairmen of Study Topic Areas coordinate research and study a range of technological developments. The purpose of such studies includes addressing new technologies and the harmonization of technical standards and operational practices in the region. These activities are becoming increasingly important because of the rapid changes in the field of broadcasting technology.

Information and Publications

Providing technical information to the members is a main activity of the Technology Department. The activity takes various forms including the publications of ABU Technical Review and regular distribution of clippings containing a selection of the most useful papers published in technical journals worldwide. The ABU also publishes monographs and manuals from time to time on subjects that are of particular importance to ABU members.

Events and Activities

For all the activities from 2009 to coming years, Please visit Technical Events Calendar.


The ABU Technology Department continues to work closely with the WBU Technical Committee WBU-TC and WBU-ISOG group. Currently the major issues are spectrum, Integrated Broadband Broadcast, net neutrality, and the future of broadcasting. ABU Technology is working on the Digital Radio Handbook for WBU-TC.