French regulator OKs SpaceX Starlink operations after getting an earful from Eutelsat, Orange, Inmarsat, CNES, Viasat

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — France's radio frequency regulator affirmed its earlier decision to award SpaceX Starlink a license to operate in France after a month-long public-comment period that had been ordered by France’s administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat.

In awarding the 10-year license, France’s Arcep agency dismissed appeals by other satellite operators, mobile network operator Orange and the French space agency, CNES,  that Arcep conduct a deeper analysis of Starlink’s effect on geostationary-orbit satellite networks, the . . .

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