Egypt wins 2nd ITU extension for Ka-band military telecom satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Egyptian government, which in 2016 won an extraordinary deadline extension from international regulators to field a Ka-band military satellite after pleading “force majeure” because of political upheaval, has won a second extension, this time because of launch delay.

The extension granted by the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) came despite a protest from the government of Papua New Guinea that the ITU has never before granted a second extension.

The decision, taken at the RRB’s Nov. 26-30 meeting at . . .

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