SES: Intelsat likely to join C-band clearing, even if in Chapter 11; co. silent on trends since Covid-19

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— Satellite fleet operator SES said a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by competitor Intelsat before a May 29 U.S. regulatory deadline would be unlikely to alter the two companies’ shared interest in doing what’s needed to collect on a multibillion-dollar payout.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a May 29 deadline for eligible satellite operators to declare their intention to seek acceleration payments for quickly clearing their U.S. C-band operations from 300 MHz of spectrum. The spectrum is to . . .

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