Arabsat-Avanti Ka-band interference dispute still unresolved despite imminent launch of Avanti’s Hylas 3

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operators Avanti Communications of Britain and the 21-nation Arabsat organization of Saudi Arabia have so far been unable to resolve a Ka-band interference dispute that, if unresolved, threatens to undermine both companies’ business plans.

With less than a month to go before the launch of Avanti’s Hylas 3 satellite, the two operators, backed by their respective governments, continue to argue over who has rights to Ka-band transmissions from the region around 31 degrees east in geostationary orbit.

Arabsat . . .

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