ITU gives Viasat until July 29, 2023, to start service on Viasat-3 EMEA satellite using Israel-registered spectrum

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regulators accepted a renewed appeal by Israel’s Ministry of Communications to extend the in-service deadline for the Viasat-3 EMEA satellite, which will be using an orbital slot and frequencies previously assigned to Israel-based Spacecom’s Amos 17 satellite.

Viasat Inc. plans to use the 13.8 degrees east position for the second of three planned Viasat-3 high-throughput Ka-band broadband-delivery satellites. The company has been unable to meet the May 16, 2022, deadline . . .

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