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September 30, 2019

FCC commissioner defends C-Band Alliance but renews call for more 5G spectrum

By Caleb Henry, 25 September 2019, Space News WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission’s most vocal official on C-band spectrum rebuffed critics of a satellite industry proposal to repurpose some of the spectrum for cellular 5G through a private auction. FCC Commissioner Michael ...

September 30, 2019

Favourable C-band decision seems certain

By Chris Forrester, 26 September 2019, Advanced Television Comments from investment bank Exane/BNPP are very specific in stating that the long-awaited C-Band Alliances scheme to auction some of its C-band spectrum for 5G deployment over the US looks like being decided on a highly favourable basis...

September 19, 2019

Intelsat CEO: Eutelsat CBA Withdrawal Not Impacting Timing

By Paul Kirby, 18 September 2019, TR Daily Intelsat S.A. Chief Executive Officer Stephen Spengler said today that the withdrawal of Eutelsat Communications S.A. from the C-Band Alliance hasn’t seemed to impact FCC consideration of the CBA’s proposal for repurposing spectrum from the band, inc...

September 19, 2019

Fiber-for-C-Band Raises Ongoing Cost, Timing Concerns

By Matt Daneman, 19 September 2019, Communications Daily With rival estimates of cost and feasibility of fiber distribution to replace satellite C-band use before the FCC, experts told us there are issues about how fast such fiber could go up and about ongoing expenses. Being switched to fiber co...

June 18, 2019

How Government Can Get Brave About Spectrum

By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal — Decades ago the U.S. government doled out free rights to the "public" airwaves to various broadcasters and other businesses. Since then, investors have paid billions for these embedded rights when buying companies that originally acquired thei...

June 13, 2019

No Commitments, But U.S. Senate FCC Hearing Plays On C-Band Satellite Alliance’s Court

By Peter B. de Selding 13 June 2019 Space Intel Report PARIS — A U.S. Senate committee spent a full morning grilling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its practices but the only comments on C-band spectrum clearing centered on how fast it could be done. In the latest illustratio...

June 11, 2019

CBA Proposes Fast, Fair and Flexible Commercial Auction Process with FCC Oversight to Offer C-Band Spectrum for 5G

The CBA has presented to the FCC a fast, flexible, and fair commercial auction process with FCC oversight to offer C-band spectrum to bidders. Read More

June 10, 2019

Mobile 5G carriers need more spectrum — let the C-Band Alliance sell them some

By Liam Sigaud, Opinion Contributor- 06/07/19 1:30 PM As next-generation 5G technology becomes more widely available, global mobile data traffic is expected to grow to 77 exabytes per month by 2022, a seven-fold increase over 2017. To meet this surging demand, U.S. wireless carriers are scramblin...

March 29, 2019

Implement 5G as Soon as Possible

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the importance of implementing 5G as soon as possible in the United States. How we get there is currently the topic of much debate. Up to twenty times faster than 4G, this next-generation mobile communications system is expected to bring $2.7 tri...

March 26, 2019

C-Band Alliance Appoints Peter Pitsch to Lead Advocacy and Government Affairs

Pitsch brings over 30 years of experience as a Capitol Hill and FCC advocate for 5G and other technology policies C-Band Alliance and members Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG), Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telesat welcome Pitsch to coalition Washington, D.C. – March 26, 20...

February 4, 2019

Padden Op-Ed: 5G For All Americans – NOW

The race to 5G is on, but the U.S. needs mid-band spectrum to winThe right spectrum for the job is already licensed to satellite operators The satellite operators have volunteered a solution to the FCC to clear a portion for 5G Opposition to the plan is rooted in uncompetitive self-interests, thwa...

October 8, 2018

C-Band Alliance Increases to 200 MHz Its FCC Proposal for Spectrum Repurposing in the U.S. to Support Nationwide 5G Deployment

Assuming full adoption of the Alliance’s FCC proposal, spectrum could be cleared within 18 to 36 months of a final FCC order C-Band Alliance members Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG), Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telesat engaged in transition planning with customers to ensure...

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