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FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

There wasn’t much ‘white smoke’ from the FCC’s chairman Ajit Pai in his statement on December 10th as regards to the upcoming C-Band auction. But the Senate Commerce Committee met…

More details to emerge on C-band from FCC?

On December 10th in Washington DC the chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, was due to deliver a speech at the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and observers were expecting…

Verizon and AT&T want early CBA action

Preston Padden, the first head of advocacy at the C-Band Alliance (he stepped down in March, and had been EVP of Government Relations at Disney) issued a slice of advice…

Report: Mobile video experience improves in 59 countries

Report: Mobile video experience improves in 59 countries

Opensignal, the mobile analytics company, has published its latest global State of Mobile Video Experience report. In one year, Mobile Video Experience has significantly improved in 59 per cent of…

Mobile tech & services adding $191bn a year to MENA economy

The GSMA has released two new reports at the annual GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA event currently taking place in Dubai. These reports highlight the positive economic impact of the…

Thaicom opens up to satellite competition

Thailand’s Thaicom has confirmed it is to free up its C-band spectrum (3400-3700 MHz range) and to allow the bandwidth to be auctioned for use by the country’s 5G networks.…

CBA: FCC adds detail to its thinking

Last week, Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer met with the FCC’s Chairman Ajit Pai. Belmer said that satellite operators should receive an upfront ‘stage’ payment for handing over their spectrum. A…

FCC: “Intelsat & SES will be paid for C-band spectrum”

FCC: “Intelsat & SES will be paid for C-band spectrum”

An FCC commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, has confirmed that Intelsat and SES (and by implication Telesat of Canada and Eutelsat) will be compensated for releasing their C-band spectrum to auction. “They’re…

GSMA welcomes WRC spectrum treaty

The GSMA – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – has welcomed the international spectrum treaty adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), which it says will…

ITU adopts new regulations for LEO satellites

ITU adopts new regulations for LEO satellites

If Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have their way the planet’s heavens will soon be populated with tens of thousands of new Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. Musk is due…

Report: US market “starved” of 5G bandwidth

Analysts at research firm MoffettNathanson, in a note that uses this week’s news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has refused the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) scheme to sell off some…

FCC “influenced” by minority players in CBA debacle

Giles Thorne, an equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, says that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in deciding to favour an in-house FCC controlled auction of 300 MHz of satellite…

FCC goes for ‘public’ C-Band auction

FCC goes for ‘public’ C-Band auction

The months of extensive lobbying in favour of a privately-held C-band spectrum auction came to naught when FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in a Tweet on November 18th said: “After much…

CBA suggests major voluntary payments to US Treasury

Most analysts had expected the C-Band Alliance of satellite operators to volunteer 25 per cent of their anticipated revenues in a ‘windfall’ tax paid to the US Treasury. But in…

Eutelsat explains C-Band strategy

There have been many formal filings to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Eutelsat, explaining their strategy as far as the proposed reallocation of C-band is over the US. Inside…

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