Union (PATU) / African Telecommunications Union
HISTORY AND PRESENT STATUS
PATU was established as a specialised agency of
the OAU on 7 December 1977 in order to harmonize
and co-ordinate the development of telecommunications
networks and services in Africa.
At the 4th Extraordinary Session of the Conference
of Plenipotentiaries of PATU on 7 December 1999,
in Cape Town, the ATU was established as successor
to the PATU. South Africa signed the Constitution
and Convention of the ATU at that time.
OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND COOPERATING ORGANISATIONS
Department of Communications