Final FCC C-band order means SES, Eutelsat, Telesat & Star One payments hinge on Intelsat decision – by May 29

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Intelsat, which is weighing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing now that a huge C-band windfall is beyond reach, must commit, by May 29, to clearing its share of C-band spectrum or forfeit — for both itself and fellow satellite operators SES, Eutelsat, Telesat and Star One — up to $9.7 billion in C-band clearing incentives proposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The FCC’s final C-band order, published March 3, treats the five operators with C-band business . . .

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