Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) is a body of the Organization of American States. It was initially constructed by the Inter-American Electrical Communication Commission in 1923. CITEL has technical autonomy to perform its functions within the boundaries prescribed by the OAS Charter. It has 35 Member States. It has been delegated by the Heads of State at the Summits of the Americas with explicit orders. Its aim incorporates working with and promoting the continuous improvement of telecommunications.