UN agencies to WRC-23 telecom delegations: Please don’t reduce 10-GHz spectrum allocation for radar satellites

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — Two United Nations agencies appealed to international telecommunications regulators to block attempts by terrestrial mobile interests to get access to spectrum used by high-resolution radar satellites to assess climate change.

The Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are among the 200-plus agencies and companies attending the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) that runs Nov. 20-Dec. 15 in Dubai.

The debate over the 10 . . .

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