As U.S. C-band auction proposal nears home stretch, Eutelsat proposes new formula for dividing the proceeds

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Eutelsat told U.S. regulators that the proposed auction of satellite C-band spectrum should return “up to 50%” of its proceeds to the U.S. Treasury, with the rest being distributed to the C-band satellite operators based on a formula that has been rejected by the C-Band Alliance.

Instead of dividing the proceeds based on 2017 C-band revenue in the United States, as the CBA has proposed, Eutelsat would employ a more complex formula that takes into account the amount of capacity each operator . . .

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