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SES vs Intelsat back in court

January 31, 2023

The long-running legal action between SES and Intelsat is back in court on January 31st. The hearing is focussed on the SES claim that Intelsat pay what SES says is its share of the costs associated with the C-Band Alliance (CBA).

The CBA failed in its plan to create a private auction of C-band satellite frequencies for associated use for terrestrial 5G use. Instead the FCC handled the auction of the satellite frequencies.

However, it looks as if the two litigants have reached – at least – partial agreements on the SES claims. A statement filed with the court on January 27th said: “The Reorganized Debtors and SES have reached a resolution in principle […] subject to documentation. The Reorganized Debtors hope to present an agreed stipulation prior to the hearing.”

SES is claiming some $12 million from Intelsat as its share of the CBA costs.

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