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SES vs Intelsat nears summary judgement

SES has filed various Motions in front of Intelsat’s bankruptcy court ahead of a planned hearing on the SES application for a summary judgement in its case for a 50/50 split of the FCC’s incentive payments. The FCC payments are in respect of the C-band reallocation over the US. Some of the key elements in […]

July 19, 2021

Intelsat bankruptcy exit plan adjourned

Intelsat, currently trading as a Debtor in Possession under Chapter 11 rules, has asked its bankruptcy court to start hearing its Disclosure Statement on August 11th. The original wish was for the hearing to take place on July 27th, but that now looks likely to be postponed until August 11th, given that 28 says notice […]

July 12, 2021

SES: “Phase 1 of C-band changes near-completion”

SES has filed its quarterly status report to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) saying that it has completed “nearly all” of the Phase 1 satellite transitions, and will complete the task by August 31st 2021. Moreover, SES says it has installed approximately 60 per cent of the antenna filters associated with its Phase 1 transition […]

June 30, 2021

Telesat testimony could be vital to SES

SES, in its assorted legal filings with Intelsat’s bankruptcy court, insists that it has sufficient proofs of Intelsat’s deliberate duplicity in how the end-game in the C-band allocation of the FCC’s $9.7 billion payments was managed. SES is asking the court for a Summary Judgement of its claim and the court has scheduled August 19th […]

June 21, 2021

ICASA licenses 5G spectrum to newcomers

South Africa’s spectrum regulator, ICASA, has awarded spectrum licences to a cluster of smaller operators but not to the nation’s established players. The new bandwidth is likely to be used for 5G services. Newcomers Comsol Networks, Nthinte Communications, Real Time Communications, Marion Technology and One Telecom have reportedly been granted 60 MHz of bandwidth each […]

May 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Telesat wants speedy C-band decision

Ottawa-based Telesat is sitting on some valuable C-band spectrum, and completely favours selling off some of that spectrum itself. The sale of 200 MHz of capacity would generate cash to help pay for its fleet of Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, called Lightspeed. Telesat’s CEO Dan Goldberg told analysts that it would like to handle […]

May 17, 2021

SES share buy-back boosts shares

The first-quarter results from satellite operator SES were buoyant, and helped by a commitment to buy in €100 millions-worth of its own shares for cancellation helped boost SES’s share price by almost 10 percent. At the end of the day the shares were up 9.3 per cent to – a still miserable in some eyes […]

May 7, 2021

SES vs Intelsat C-band trial delayed

The Court handling Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction has agreed to delay the trial between SES and Intelsat and the SES claim over how the FCC’s C-band incentive payments are apportioned. SES is claiming that it is entitled to a greater share of the FCC payment and in addition is alleging that Intelsat is deliberately […]

May 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Bank revises expectations for SES

Satellite operator SES has been re-examined by investment bank Jefferies based on its most recent financials and guidance for the rest of this year. The result can best be described as “mixed”. SES has guided that overall revenues will slip back for this next couple of years and these forecasts are reflected in the bank’s […]

March 29, 2021

Judge says “no” to Intelsat stockholders

A hearing on March 17th before Judge Keith Phillips at his Intelsat bankruptcy court decided to deny certain stockholders any official voice in the upcoming Intelsat financial restructuring. The ad hoc group also wanted the court to determine which of the dozens of Intelsat businesses should receive the FCC’s C-band incentive payments. The group of […]

March 19, 2021By Chris Forrester