EU looks to talk to ITU with one voice (sometimes) and will defend 28-GHz satellite position at WRC-19

by Peter B. de Selding

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission is maintaining its position that the 28-GHz spectrum band be maintained for satellite uses and not be ceded to terrestrial networks even if the issue comes up for debate at November’s global frequency-allocation conference.

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) scheduled for November as yet does not have 28-GHz on its formal agenda. But as has been shown at previous WRCs, issues nowhere to be found on the agenda can surface with the determination of a few delegations.

Satellite industry . . .

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