Topic: satellite operators
While the C-Band Alliance proposal for the 3.7-4.2 GHz band remains in the lead, other proposals for this important midband spectrum could catch up.
While Intelsat has been in the news a lot for its role in the C-Band Alliance, the satellite operator has other intentions in mind while making the rounds at Mobile World Congress 2019.
The C-Band Alliance responded to a number of critics of its proposal to make 200 megahertz of 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum available for 5G.
Here are some other stories we’re following today.
Google and Charter say a plan by satellite operators to sell C-band spectrum for 5G would lead to lawsuits and delay the availability of the spectrum.
T-Mobile has filed a letter with the FCC outlining the problems it sees with the C-Band Alliance’s proposal to release more midband spectrum for 5G.
Two members of Congress are calling on the FCC to proceed with caution as it considers permitting new wireless services and shared use in the C-band.
C-band spectrum may now be the highest priority for the FCC, putting at stake the future success of mobile broadband in the United States.
Iridium launched its Certus broadband service, the first based on the company’s new $3 billion Iridium NEXT satellite replacement program.
Aviation officials want to make sure aviation systems in the 4.2-4.4 GHz band are not adversely affected by changes to the 3.7-4.2 GHz band.