Satellite C-Band Alliance, cracked by Eutelsat, bursts apart with Intelsat demand for larger share of payments

by Peter B. de Selding

LUXEMBOURG — The divergent interests of the members of the C-Band Alliance of satellite operators negotiating with U.S. authorities on clearing C-band for terrestrial 5G networks appear to have finally forced the alliance’s collapse with Intelsat’s Feb. 19 decision to hive off from alliance members SES and Telesat.

In an ex parte filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Intelsat rejected the FCC’s proposed division of $9.7 billion of incentive payments available to satellite operators that . . .

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