Satellite Issues

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.

For over a decade, 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 C-band frequencies to broadband wireless systems, greatly impeding the locals’ ability to receive broadcasts on those frequencies – used for five decades by the satellite and television industries)

Casbaa’s Wireless Action Group monitors Asian developments on this key issue, and energetically defends these key frequencies for the Asian television industry.

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Comments by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) call for inputs for the formulation of its National Telecom Policy 2018. Download

Comments by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Communication Authority of Hong Kong’s call for expression of interest on using the spectrum in 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands for the provision of 5th generation mobile services. Download

“A submission in response to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation on the plan to auction Satellite Spectrum on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Communications Council, CASBAA, the Global VSAT Forum, and the EMEA Satellite Operators Association.” Download

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

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.

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,…

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