Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam has been active at the recently concluded World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing three proposals to the event.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai, also joined other Asian-Pacific countries in 12 other proposals submitted to the conference.

The proposals are aimed at ensuring harmony in the use of radio frequencies between Vietnam and other countries in the world while protecting the national interests in the use of radio frequencies and satellite orbits, particularly frequency bands used for its VINASAT satellite system

The WRC-15, wrapping up on November 27, approved a resolution on maintaining the current Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time scale with leap seconds until the WRC in 2023.

A suggestion on abolishing the leap seconds surfaced in 2000 but countries around the world have contradictory viewpoints on this issue due to their specific conditions in technological infrastructure, history and communication.

If the adding of the leap second is stopped, the gap between UTC and the Earth’s rotation speed will be about 30 minutes by the year 2700.

The WRC-15, held by the International Telecommunication Union from November 2, also made decisions about the use of radio frequencies in the world. Outcomes of the event are said to directly affect the development of the radiocommunication application in the future.-VNA