• Satellite Broadband Operators Recommend Plan for 47 GHz and 50 GHz Bands
  • May 2, 2017 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Inmarsat, Inc., Intelsat Corporation, and WorldVu Satellites Ltd. d/b/a OneWeb submitted an ex parte filing, which set forth a consensus plan for the 47 GHz and the 50 GHz bands. The plan divides the spectrum into four sub-bands, intending to balance the needs of Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS). UMFUS will have primary designation in bands 47.2-48.2 GHz, 50.4-51.4 GHz, and 51.4-54 GHz, and will not use 48.2-50.2 GHz. FSS will have primary designation in 48.2-50.2 and conditional operation in the other three bands. For more information, please contact Greg Kunkle ([email protected]; 202.434.4178).