Third time’s the charm for Intelsat/Papua New Guinea: ITU OKs deadline extension to put Ka-band at 50W slot

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Intelsat and Papua New Guinea (PNG) have given the satellite industry a master class in how a player with a weak hand can work the international regulatory system to its advantage.

Persistence helps. So does a willingness to flood the zone with window-dressing-level details even if what you’re selling has not changed. Sometimes that’s all regulators need to get to “yes.”

The result: The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board approved Intelsat/PNG’s request for a . . .

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