ITU, facing intractable issues between France and Greece, Britain and Saudia Arabia, delays satellite interference decisions

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — International satellite regulators asked for additional time to address separate conflicts between satellite operators in France and Greece on the one hand, and Britain and Saudi Arabia.

Faced with a potentially explosive frequency-interference issue from satellites about to the placed into service, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board on March 22 did the only thing it could: ask the parties to continue talking to find a solution, and set up committees to look into the matter.

As a result, Arabsat . . .

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