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13 For the purpose of these Regulations, the following definitions shall apply. These terms and definitions do not, however, necessarily apply for other purposes.


14 2.1 Telecommunication: Any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.

15 2.2 International telecommunication service: The offering of a tele­communication capability between telecommunication offices or stations of any nature that are in or belong to different countries.

16 2.3 Government telecommunications: Atelecommunications origina­ting with any: Head of aState; Head of a government or members of a government; Commanders-in-Chief of military forces, land, sea or air; diplomatic or consular agents; the Secretary-General of the United Nations; Heads of the principal organs of the United Nations; the International Court of Justice, or replyies to agovernment telegram. telecommunications mentioned above.

17 2.4 Service telecommunication

A telecommunication that relates to public international telecom­munications and that is exchanged among the following:

– administrations;

– Member States;

recognized private authorized operating agencies,

– and the Chairman of the Administrative Council, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the Directors of the International Consultative Committees Bureaux, the members of the International Frequency Registration Radio Regulations Board, and other representatives or authorized officials of the Union, including those working on official matters outside the seat of the Union.

18 2.5 Privilege telecommunication

19 2.5.1 A telecommunication that may be exchanged during:

– sessions of the ITU Administrative Council,

– conferences and meetings of the ITU

between, on the one hand, representatives of Members of the Administrative Council, members of delegations, senior officials of the permanent organs of the Union and their authorized colleagues attending conferences and meetings of the ITU and, on the other, their adminis­trations or recognized private operating agency or the ITU,

and relating either to matters under discussion by the Administrative Council, conferences and meetings of the ITU or to public international telecommunications.

20 2.5.2 A private telecommunication that may be exchanged during sessions of the ITU Administrative Council and conferences and meetings of the ITU by representatives of Members of the Adminis­tra­tive Council, members of delegations, senior officials of the permanent organs of the Union attending ITU conferences and meetings, and the staff of the Secretariat of the Union seconded to ITU conferences and meetings, to enable them to communicate with their country of residence.

21 2.65 International route: Technical facilities and installations located in different countries and used for telecommunication traffic between two international telecommunication terminal exchanges or offices.

22 2.76 Relation: Exchange of traffic between two terminal countries, always referring to a specific service if there is between their adminis­trations* authorized operating agencies:

23 a) a means for the exchange of traffic in that specific service:

– over direct circuits (direct relation), or

– via a point of transit in a third country (indirect relation), and

24 b) normally, the settlement of accounts.

25 2.87 Accounting rate: The rate agreed between administrations* authorized operating agencies in a given relation that is used for the establishment of international accounts.

26 2.98 Collection charge: The charge established and collected by an administration* authorized operating agencies from its customers for the use of an international tele­communication service.




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