Eutelsat boss wants C-band status quo

  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

Michel de Rosen, CEO at Eutelsat, but speaking as Chairman of the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), has heavily criticised the plan to permit terrestrial cellular operators access to C-band frequencies.

de Rosen told delegates to a conference in Abuja, Nigeria on January 28, that the proposed changes to the usage rules would have “a permanent and irreversible impact on the [African] continent”. He said that safe cellular and WiFi use of C-band was a “mirage”.

He stressed the existing safety and security needs for aircraft, police and government services as well as satellite-based C-band communications which all depend on C-band connectivity.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

You must be logged in to post a comment Login