Link: FCC, Wireless Industry Take Aim At C Band Satellite Spectrum for 5G (1 Viewer)

Andyboy90

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If the 5G guys win which I hope they don’t why cannot the NA broadcast satellites shift to 4.2 Ghz - 4.7 Ghz spectrum? They will have to only provide new LNBs to earth stations and everyone lives peacefully.
 

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This wouldn't even be necessary if they had just let T-Mobile/Sprint merge without conditions.

That stupid Dish Network wireless provider is completely unnecessary and when you have four different companies fighting each other for wireless spectrum it results in tons of wasted spectrum. We don't need four wireless companies.
 
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Charlie is a stubborn guy, but not a very consistent one. He wont follow the world when it comes to an ota broadcast standard, but he is willing to take bandwith away from American broadcasters to follow the rest of the world.
 

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A dumb question just occurred to me - how the hell is the FCC going to shut down all or part C-band given that the United States isn't the only country in the world that uses it? What if Canada and Mexico, both of which make use of C-band, refuse to go along? Isn't that band allocation an international treaty, and if so, can the FCC unilaterally change it without the cooperation of all the other countries in the hemisphere? Most of those countries don't have nationwide fiber networks that could be used to deliver programming to broadcasters. I'm not even sure parts of Alaska have fiber to all communities, same goes for the northernmost parts of Canada. And the Mexicans probably have no desire to make any concessions to the Trump administration, even if they do have nationwide fiber.

Seems like maybe this could throw a big old monkey wrench into Pai's spectrum grab... or am I missing something?
 
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If you have been following this saga up to this point, it is unlikely that the complete 3.7 - 4.2GHz range will be up for grabs. The largest stakeholder, Eutelsat left the consortium last week protect their shareholders interest.

The majority of support is behind the proposal of 3.7 - 3.9GHz to be shared or repurposed for terrestrial use and the remaining 3.9 -4.2 GHz portion to remain exclusive to FSS.
 

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Thats good to hear. I was a little skeptical when I was putting up my new dish about the whole C Band spectrum grab. Titanium can you elaborate on why Eutelsat leaving the alliance is a good thing.
 

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Eutelsat dies not agree with the alliance proposal for the amount of spectrum for reallocation. Eutelsat is the largest financial stakeholder with their licenses and hardware investments. They don't believe that the ROI on the reduced spectrum and buyout would be equitable for stockholders.

Eutelsat is now supporting the reduced 200MHz (3700 - 3900) limit.
 
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A dumb question just occurred to me - how the hell is the FCC going to shut down all or part C-band given that the United States isn't the only country in the world that uses it? What if Canada and Mexico, both of which make use of C-band, refuse to go along? Isn't that band allocation an international treaty, and if so, can the FCC unilaterally change it without the cooperation of all the other countries in the hemisphere? Most of those countries don't have nationwide fiber networks that could be used to deliver programming to broadcasters. I'm not even sure parts of Alaska have fiber to all communities, same goes for the northernmost parts of Canada. And the Mexicans probably have no desire to make any concessions to the Trump administration, even if they do have nationwide fiber.

Seems like maybe this could throw a big old monkey wrench into Pai's spectrum grab... or am I missing something?

We have an exemption in Alaska for C band operations, it will not affect us.
 
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907TECH

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Not much has changed in Alaska since the early C band days, most villages still rely on C band for critical telecommunications. Yes there is fiber along the highway system, SW Alaska, and the Coast from Nome north to Prudhoe Bay, but that's it. C band will continue to operate here unchanged.
 
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Alaska- where you still need to decide if it’s worth the cost to have indoor plumbing. Or if it’s even possible.


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