ITU moves to pierce invisibility cloak of “military” satellite networks that may or may not be military, or even exist

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The increased use of satellite networks for commercial and non-commercial applications may have the salutary effect of forcing the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to put teeth into its regulations.

The ITU’s Radio Regulations Board has already shown signs that it can and will push back on some of the most egregious dodges its member nations use to flout the rules.

The most recent example: The infamous Article 48 of the ITU Constitution, which is designed to preserve maximum freedom for . . .

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