Intelsat lays out C-band sharing case to skeptical Asian satellite operators

by Peter B. de Selding

TOKYO — Intelsat on Oct. 12 gave a detailed defense of its proposed surrender of C-band spectrum rights in selected U.S. metropolitan areas to terrestrial mobile operators in return for a “cost-plus” payment.

It was an uphill battle here at the APSCC conference, where Asian fleet operators gave a thumbs-down response to Intelsat’s joint proposal with Intelsat and now before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

These satellite operators are concerned that Intelsat’s move will trigger similar actions around the world and undermine . . .

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