ITU, FCC: Satellite constellation surge requires new rules

by Peter B. de Selding

The ITU's Yvon Henri said the agency would closely examine any mega-constellation of satellites that attempts to claims to have brought its service into use by launching only a couple of cubesats. Credit: ITU


WASHINGTON — The U.S. and international agencies responsible for satellite orbital slot and frequency allocations said they may need to adapt their licensing procedures given the flood of proposals for mega-constellations for broadband internet delivery.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sit at opposite ends of the scale in terms of satellite network . . .

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