Indonesia, which squandered its L-band rights, asks regulators for mercy with a new satellite proposal

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The government of Indonesia, which in 2017 stopped rental payments on an L-band satellite it had leased to preserve an Indonesian orbital position for a government connectivity project that was then canceled, wants another chance to fill the orbital slot.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Informatics is asking the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board to extend by four years, to November 2024, the deadline needed to fill the slot at 123 degrees East.

The board is expected to review the . . .

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