ITU wants more information before extending deadline for Indonesia’s $1.44-billion Satria broadband satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) rejected Indonesia’s request for a 14-month extension of the regulatory deadline to launch its Satria Ka-band broadband satellite, saying Indonesian authorities had provided insufficient proof that Covid was the sole cause of the delay.

The Indonesian government must now provide detailed documentation or face an ITU refusal.

Indonesia is one of a half-dozen governments petitioning the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (RRB) for a declaration of force majeure with respect to Covid, a . . .

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