Shure Joins International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UK Spectrum Policy Forum
NILES, Ill., May 25, 2022 — In order to further expand Shure’s leadership in the spectrum policy space, the Company has recently joined the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board.
“Shure has been a leader in advocating for regulations impacting the audio industry,” said Prakash Moorut, Global Head of Spectrum and Regulatory Affairs at Shure. “And we continue to take a more aggressive role to help with overall collaboration with regulators and other stakeholders around the world on spectrum and regulatory policy. In particular, by joining the ITU, Shure will have a direct voice in important regulatory decisions impacting our business and industry globally.”
The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, the organization allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to communications technologies for underserved communities worldwide.
ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means.
Shure joins a global membership group which includes 193 countries as well as some 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations. ITU is a unique platform for global public-private partnerships which features a community of more than 20,000 professionals.
Within ITU, Shure will work together with other members to help shape the future communication technologies policy and regulatory environment, global standards, and best practices.
The UK Spectrum Policy Forumis the cross-industry ‘sounding board’ on future policy and approaches on spectrum. The forum’s mission is to promote and maximize the benefits of radio spectrum for the UK. It is part of TechUK, the trade association which brings together people, companies, and organizations to realize the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.
“The audio industry plays an essential role in, but not limited to, business communications, live entertainment, sports, film and television, journalism, and the arts – each of which depend upon wireless audio products and reliable RF spectrum,” said Peter James, Vice President of Global Sales, Pro Audio, at Shure. “We’re proud to be joining these two organizations as we continue to advocate for our customers and their needs with evolving technologies and policies.”