In major victory for ITU, Avanti and Arabsat settle Ka-band interference dispute

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operators Avanti and Arabsat have concluded an agreement that ends the Ka-band interference threatening both companies’ business in Africa and the Middle East by agreeing to a division of coverage satisfactory to both.

The agreement, which comes after months of negotiations — — constitutes a rare victory for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a mediator of disputes involving two powerful members — in this case, Britain and Saudi Arabia — and two satellite fleet operators . . .

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