Thursday, November 15, 2012

European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) 26.9.1966

Iceland issued these stamps and cover on 26.9.1966. The cover depicts an old Viking ship. The stamps depict a symbolic ship, representing CEPT, making steady progress on a Calm Sea. Designed by German brothers Josef and Gregor Bender. Thank you Maria for this nice FDC.
The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) was established on June 26, 1959, as a coordinating body for Europa state telecommunications and  postal organisations. The acronym comes from the  French  version of its name Conférence européenne des administrations des postes et des télécommunications.
CEPT was responsible for the creation of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in 1988.
CEPT is organised into three main components:
§  Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) - responsible for radiocommunications and telecommunications matters and formed by the merger of ECTRA and ERC (European Radiocommunications Committee) in September 2001.
§  The permanent secretariat of the ECC is the European Communications Office (ECO)
§  European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP, after the French "Comité européen des régulateurs postaux") - responsible for postal matters
§  The Committee for ITU Policy (Com-ITU) is responsible for organising the co-ordination of CEPT actions for the preparation for and during the course of the ITU activities meetings of the Council, Plenipotentiary Conferences, World Telecommunication Development Conferences, World Telecommunication Standardisation Assemblies.

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