FCC’s O’Rielly cheers C-Band Coalition, stresses that ‘at least 200-300 MHz’ needs to be ceded by satellite sector

by Peter B. de Selding

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) official applauded the creation of a satellite C-band consortium and said “at least 200 to 300 MHz” of C-band spectrum must be ceded by satellite service providers to make their market-based approach worthwhile for terrestrial wireless operators.

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who has been the most outspoken of the FCC’s commissioners in applauding the C-band proposal by satellite fleet operators Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat Canada, gave a further indication Oct. 2 that he is still a supporter . . .

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