Regulators give Iran 3 more years to launch its national satellite, agree Covid-19 is a force majeure event

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — International satellite frequency regulators agreed to give Iran another three years to try complete a long-wanted national telecommunications satellite, this time as a cooperative program with Russia.

The decision by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board (RRB) was one of several in which national governments had said the Covid-19 pandemic should be considered a “force majeure” event.

Other nations with similar requests included Indonesia and India.

Germany had asked the RRB to make a . . .

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