FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly at Hudson Institute in 2014 (Wikicommons).
Asia Satellite Broadcast CEO Thomas Choi speaking at Satellite 2017. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Planet Labs Flock 1 satellites
Francois Rancy, director of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, said at a Nov. 27 news conference that the added push for terrestrial networks in the 3.4-3.6-gigahertz bands in the Americas, Europe and Africa, plus individual Asia-Pacific nations’ statements, added up to a “nearly global allocation” for terrestrial networks. Credit: ITU/D. Woldu
Tom Wheeler, 31st chairman of the FCC
Francois Rancy, director of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, said at a Nov. 27 news conference that the added push for terrestrial networks in the 3.4-3.6-gigahertz bands in the Americas, Europe and Africa, plus individual Asia-Pacific nations’ statements, added up to a “nearly global allocation” for terrestrial networks. Credit: ITU/D. Woldu
WRC-15 spectrum
WRC-15 spectrum
Several officials attending the Global Space and Satellite Forum  May 26-27 in Abu Dhabi,  said the Arab Spectrum Management Group's willingness to cede  some satellite spectrum to terrestrial operators appears to be part of a larger trend. Credit: Global Space and Satellite Forum
​World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. WRC-15 will be held in Geneva Nov. 2-27. Credit: WRC

WSBR Lunch on Preserving C-Band Spectrum for Satellite Operators

by

The Washington Space Business Roundtable is hosting panel discussion on what satellite operators and users are doing to protect part of the C-band spectrum from being taken away for use by wireless networks. In 2007, at the World Radiocommunicati…

Satellite TelecomSpectrum

Iran Decision, British About-face Among Surprises at Radio Frequency Conclave

by

PARIS — International radio frequency and orbital slot regulators have agreed to allow Iran access to an orbital slot for its planned Zohreh-1 telecommunications satellite despite the fact that Iran missed repeated deadlines for putting the satellite into use, according to a decision of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).

Policy & Politics IranSatellite TelecomSpectrum

FCC FCC Halts Rural Broadband Service’s Use of Globalstar Radio Spectrum

by

LONDON — U.S regulators on Sept. 15 ordered mobile satellite services operator Globalstar to stop using its satellite frequencies in ground-based communications mode until the company’s satellite constellation reaches minimum service levels.

broadbandGlobalstarSatellite TelecomSpectrum

New Technology To Expand Radio Spectrum for Troops

by

BOSTON -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) and an industry partner are preparing for what is being touted as the largest test yet of technology that would greatly expand the radio spectrum available to military users by rapidly identifying and switching to temporarily idle frequencies.

Spectrum

New Technology To Expand Radio Spectrum for Troops

by

BOSTON -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) and an industry partner are preparing for what is being touted as the largest test yet of technology that would greatly expand the radio spectrum available to military users by rapidly identifying and switching to temporarily idle frequencies.

Spectrum