CASBAA Urges Australia To Avoid C-band for Mobile Broadband; Warns of International Repercussions

In a submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), CASBAA pointed out that decisions by national regulatory bodies can have serious repercussions for the commercial viability of international services.  This is especially true of frequency allocations affecting international satellite services, and CASBAA expressed “deep concern” at ACMA consideration of licensing standard C-band frequencies for mobile broadband services.  CASBAA’s bottom line:  “We urge ACMA not to further consider using these frequencies for mobile broadband services, as to do so will contribute to jeopardizing essential C-band communication services across a wide swathe of Australia’s neighbouring countries.”