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Op-Ed | Time to Work on the WRC Process

Last month, the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) successfully finalized its work. Now, as we prepare for the next WRC in 2023, member states...

International weather agencies object to 5G spectrum decision

SAN FRANCISCO – A decision made at the recent World Radiocommunication Conference could undermine the accuracy of weather forecasts by interfering with meteorological satellite...

ITU sets milestones for megaconstellations

BREMEN, Germany — The International Telecommunication Union on Nov. 20 said the world’s spectrum regulators had reached consensus on milestones for constellations of satellites outside...

LeoSat, absent investors, shuts down

WASHINGTON — LeoSat, a company that was seeking to operate a constellation of 78 to 108 satellites for high-speed internet, has suspended operations due to...

4.1 billion people online • Iridium completes $1.45 billion refinancing • SES...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES An estimated 53.6% of the world’s population now has...

Megaconstellation milestones high on U.S. WRC-19 priority list 

WASHINGTON — Finding international consensus on deployment milestones for constellations of non-geosynchronous satellites is a top space-related priority for the U.S. delegation attending the...

WRC-19 begins • Hiber buys green thrusters • Ariane 6 facility...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference began this week in...

Traction building to add C-band to next World Radiocommunication Conference agenda

WASHINGTON — Spectrum regulators around the world want to see more C-band spectrum purposed for 5G cellular services instead of satellite communications, and could...

Satellite industry prepares for WRC-19 on multiple fronts

This article originally appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Four years ago, when regulators gathered for the World Radiocommunication Conference, the...

ITU wants megaconstellations to meet tougher launch milestones

This article originally appeared in the May 6, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The International Telecommunication Union aims to introduce more stringent rules this fall...

OneWeb, Intellian partner on terminals • Telesat demos LEO backhaul •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. OneWeb has partnered with antenna maker Intellian to provide communications...

Satellite operators worried about losing Ka-band spectrum

WASHINGTON — As the next World Radiocommunication Conference looms larger, satellite operators are growing concerned that they have not made sufficient defense of Ka-band...

Commerce Dept. sends White House 13 space-focused spectrum recommendations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department on March 26 sent a report to the White House declaring sufficient access to radio frequency spectrum critical for...

What the satellite industry needs to know about where 5G stands

This article originally appeared in the Aug. 27, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. As governments, companies and everyone in between prepare to trade out 4G...

GVF appoints former Intelsat, Red Cross exec to succeed Hartshorn

WASHINGTON — The Global VSAT Forum, an association of satellite communications companies that addresses spectrum, cyber, signal interference and other challenges, announced David Meltzer...

National Space Council officials to attend WRC-19 spectrum conference

WASHINGTON — Every three to four years, spectrum regulators convene to set rules on the use of the world’s limited radio frequency resources at an...

Op-ed | Balancing terrestrial & satellite 5G needs for international spectrum...

This op-ed originally appeared in the March 12, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. We are in an exciting time for telecommunications services. 5G, or fifth-generation...

Op-Ed | Intelsat’s Myopia on C-band

The recent proposal made by Intelsat and Intel in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) request for proposals on how the satellite industry...

ITU: mobile networks want some C- and Ka-band spectrum for 5G

PARIS — The mobile network operators that strove with limited success to obtain large chunks of C-band spectrum two years ago in Geneva will...

Tori Spelling Criticizes The Oscars For Ommiting Luke Perry And Her...

Just like many others, Tori Spelling was really disappointed and upset that Luke Perry, a well as her late dad, Aaron Spelling, were not...
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