Effective regulation of the satellite communications industry is essential to Asian consumers’ ability to receive the thousands of television streams that make up the Asian pay-TV industry.
In recent years, CASBAA and its Satellite Industry Committee have been active, with other international satellite industry associations, in urging national and international regulatory bodies not to make frequency assignments that will result in fatal interference with TV broadcasts. (Several governments have assigned broadband wireless systems such as WiMax into C-band frequencies, ending the locals’ ability to receive broadcasts on those frequencies – used for five decades by the satellite and television industries.)
CASBAA has formed a Wireless Action Group to monitor Asian developments on this key issue, and energetically defend these key frequencies for the Asian television industry.
A joint industry submission to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), commenting on the MIC’s open notice on 5G communications systems and their spectrum in the Millimeter-Wave bands. The submission highlights the important role satellite technologies will play in the future 5G ecosystem, and recommends that the MIC consider spectrum requirements for all parts of the future…
CASBAA’s response to a consultation issued by the Office of Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong, concerning the proposed re-allocation of 3.4-3.7 GHz band from fixed satellite service to mobile service. In the response, CASBAA outlines its concerns and opposition to the proposed re-allocation. Download
8 August, 2017China 5G mmWave Consultation
In June, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) solicited feedback regarding the planning and use of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum for the development of 5G networks from members of the satellite industry in Asia. Together, CASBAA, the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) submitted the following comments…
A submission in response to the IMDA’s Consultation on 5G Mobile Services and Networks on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Communications Council, CASBAA, the Global VSAT Forum, and the EMEA Satellite Operators Association. Please download the pdf here.
28 April, 2017Update on Satellite Spectrum and the Road to WRC-19
At a recent Satellite Connectivity Workshop organized in Fiji by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, Intelsat VP for Spectrum Strategy Hazem Moakkit offered an interesting and important take on issues that were resolved at the ITU’s 2015 WRC conference – and the ones that are looming for the next WRC in 2019. Everyone with a stake in the Asian broadcasting industry should…
CASBAA joined its member companies and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific satellite industry in organizing a Satellite Connectivity Workshop in Fiji on April 24, 2017 in conjunction with the Policy and Regulatory Forum for the Pacific (PRFP), arranged by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity. APT members and friends spent a day discussing important issues affecting the communications industries in the Pacific Islands,…
1 April, 2015Broadcasters brief on spectrum protection
Broadcast industry brief on the importance of protecting spectrum access for satellite services. Paul Brown-Kenyon, CEO, MEASAT
11 December, 2014Indonesian Satellite List
Indonesian Satellite List Thursday, 11 December 2014 List of Foreign Satellites Which Can Be Used In Indonesia (Meet the "Landing Rights" Requirements) Full Article
21 October, 2014Satellite C-Band Frequencies are Essential to Indian Consumers
In a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), CASBAA pointed out that satellite C-band frequencies support television services to 149 million Indian homes, as well as VSAT networks and other critical communications services. Said CASBAA: "the wide use currently being made of this spectrum for the benefit of the Indian population is a convincing reason for the Indian government to oppose "harmonized" designation of the C-band frequencies for IMT." The submission rebutted "fallacies and misinformation" provided to the TRAI in a submission by the mobile industry, some parts of which were "manifestly untrue." The mobile industry is seeking to have the ITU's next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) divert C-band frequencies for mobile use. This strategy, said the CASBAA submission, seeks to lower mobile investment costs by acquiring additional spectrum which is providing television and other services to Indian consumers. "The cheapest option that allows this wealthy industry to avoid investing money into their networks is to ask for more spectrum. Taking spectrum used by other industries such as satellite costs mobile operators nothing but has a massive knock-on cost to society in terms of services lost."