Originally posted by KB4IFS
Kilowatt, Bolivia, Quatro, Italia, Francia, Santiago...for those trying to contact over 1/3 of the world that speak Spanish
Even the Spanish speaking world uses the official ICAO phonetic alphabet. It is not mandated by the FCC, but both the FCC and ITU encourage its use worldwide, and the ICAO does, indeed, mandate its use.
Remember, English is the official international telecommunications language, just like French is the international postal language.
I did quite a bit of research on this years ago, and was amazed to find out that English is used in telecommunications around the planet.