ABS, Eutelsat, Hispasat ask FCC to consider effect of proposed C-band payout on global satcom market

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operators ABS, Hispasat and Eutelsat asked U.S. regulators to consider the effect on the global satellite telecommunications market of a multibillion-dollar payout to their competitors, Intelsat and SES, even though it would have little bearing on the U.S. market.

Eutelsat, openly declaring what it had been implying since it left the C-Band Alliance of Intelsat, SES and Telesat, said the Federal Communications Commission's Feb. 7 order would “fundamentally alter the competitive . . .

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