Reprieved: Australia’s Sirion S-band IoT startup wins regulatory deadline extension to April 2021

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — International regulators gave Australia’s S-band satellite-IoT startup, Sirion Global Pty. Ltd., a new lease on life by agreeing to maintain Sirion’s  spectrum reservation for two years, to April 10, 2021, beyond the now-expired deadline.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board dismissed objections by the government of Papua New Guinea, which argued that the multiple misfortunes of Sirion do not constitute “force majeure,” as Australia maintained.

“The difficulties encountered in bringing into use the Sirion-1 filing do . . .

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