EU Commission, desperate to find radio spectrum for its constellation, looks at Ku network coveted by Chinese

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission, with no easy radio frequency options for its planned secure connectivity constellation of satellites, appears ready to share the use of a Ku-band network registered in France but with operational rights subsequently negotiated with China, government and industry officials said.

If this decision is final, the Commission will have the difficult job of explaining why cooperation with the United States, in SpaceX’s Starlink or Amazon’s Kuiper projects; or with Canada, in Telesat’s Lightspeed; or with the Britain . . .

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