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Intelsat starts clearing C-band, making way for 5G

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | 09:07 CET | News
Intelsat said it has filed a written commitment with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will participate in the accelerated clearing of the C-band, needed for 5G. The FCC hopes to hold an auction for the spectrum later this year. The commission wants to clear the lower 280 MHz of the 3.7-4.2 GHz C-band spectrum, plus a 20 MHz guard band, by relocating existing satellite services to the upper part of the band. SES has also committed to clearing the band.

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