Tag: S-band
New WRC-19 report: areas of agreement and unresolved issues
Jul 04, 2019
by Martin Sims

With four months to go until WRC-19, what agreements have been reached and what proposals are facing the most opposition? The answers are in PolicyTracker's new WRC-19 Briefing. The ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences are very important, setting the pattern for how spectrum will be used globally. National representatives have been in continual… Read more...

Future Brazilian consultation on S-Band
Apr 26, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Brazilian regulator, Anatel, has agreed to issue a consultation on spectrum policy with respect to the S-Band. The consultation, which will be open for 30 days, concerns the 1980 - 2010 MHz and 2170 - 2200 MHz ranges (S-Band) that are usable mobile and satellite services. Read more...

UK tribunal rejects ViaSat’s challenge to Inmarsat’s 2 GHz aircraft broadband service
Dec 12, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has rejected an appeal by satellite operator ViaSat against a decision by the regulator Ofcom to authorise a rival firm, Inmarsat, to use the 2 GHz band to provide broadband services to air passengers. ViaSat may still press on with similar challenges in other… Read more...

Brazil: S-Band Consultation
Oct 20, 2017
by Patrick Gahan

Brazil's National Telecommunication Agency (ANTEl)has informed PolicyTracker that the regulator plans to hold a public consultation using frequencies in the S Band for IMT by the Global Mobile Satellite System. To this end ANTEL is planning to review regulations covering frequencies between 1980-2025 MHz and 2160-2200 MHz bands. ANTEL intends to… Read more...

Hungarian regulator in dispute with Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom over in-flight broadband fees
Apr 04, 2016
by Kane Mumford

Hungary's National Media and Infocommunications Authority says pan-European spectrum regulation in the 2 GHz band only provides for the ground component of "aero CGC" services, meaning it will need to revise its fees to include satellite. Inmarsat says the regulator is seeking to “charge mobile prices for satellite technology”. Read more...

In-flight Wi-Fi rivals to form European Aviation Network
Oct 05, 2015
by Toby Youell

Satellite operator Inmarsat and German telco Deutsche Telekom have put aside their differences and agreed to work together to develop a "European Aviation Network" (EAN). Read more...

European Commission delays DA2GC decision
Jul 30, 2015
by Toby Youell

A decision that would have obliged EU member states to make the 1900–1920 MHz band available for Direct Air to Ground Communications (DA2GC) has been delayed by a further six months due to ongoing uncertainty about the system’s commercial viability. Read more...