SES is urging its C-band clients in the US to ensure that their receiving dishes are properly licensed with the FCC.
A White Paper, originally written back in April, is being re-publicised with the headline “urgent attention required” because any unregistered C-band antennas must be notified to the FCC by October 17th in order to receive future FCC consideration.
The actions are needed so that the FCC (and SES and consortium partner Intelsat) have some sort of idea s to the costs and impact of their joint C-band proposals to the FCC for restructuring of C-band satellite frequencies over the US.
SES is making the process as easy as possible, with on-line access to the FCC’s form-filling requirements. It even reminds Earth station owners that they might be eligible for reimbursement of the C-band registration fees by SES.
Operators with large dish farms (more than 25 dispersed sites) can batch file with the FCC.
SES reminds owners that portable and mobile C-band stations must also be registered.