With customers like these… U.S. C-band Earth station operators ill-suited for battle to protect their spectrum

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — They couldn’t identify the actual C-band frequencies they’re using, or enter the correct GPS coordinates of their facilities. They undercounted the number of antennas at a given site, even when the total number a less-than-daunting number, like seven.

Calling operators of C-band Earth stations the gang that can’t shoot straight is probably over-generous. At least the original gang was armed.

It has been known at least since 2007 that the commercial satellite telecommunications industry was its own worst enemy when . . .

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