FCC to satellite LEO broadband constellations: Keep ’em coming!

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is increasing its Satellite Division staff by 38% to handle the increased number and complexity of satellite network license applications and is determined to open higher-frequency radio spectrum for satellite broadband use, a senior FCC official said March 23.

Umair Javed, chief counsel to FFC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, said the agency’s V-band processing round for non-geostationary-orbit (NGSO) networks, launched in August, has received applications for “more than 38,000 satellites that will offer global broadband.”

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