For the 2nd time in 20 months, Australia asks ITU for a favor — same network, but now with EchoStar as owner

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Who knew it would be so difficult to build a constellation of S-band IoT satellites in low Earth orbit, and that a single satellite network could report failures on four successive cubesats, launched at four different times and built by two different manufacturers?

EchoStar Corp. is now finding out, as did Helios Wire beforehand and Sirion Global before that, all the way back to 2012.

In July 2019, the Australian telecoms regulator asked the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for . . .

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