Intelsat Files C-band Spectrum Transition Plan with FCC to Accelerate America’s 5G Buildout
Filing encapsulates two years of detailed and proactive planning to expedite America’s C-band transition – while preserving quality service to Intelsat’s broadcast, cable, religious and government customers, and the 100+ million
“Intelsat is filing its comprehensive transition plan after having spent more than two years proactively working with the
Earlier this week, Intelsat announced that it has selected
In addition to articulating the company’s strategy to procure, design, build and launch seven satellites, Intelsat’s transition plan details how the company will:
- Migrate 80-plus broadcast, cable, radio, religious and government customers to the upper 200 megahertz (MHz) of the C-band, including the corresponding changes required at 3,500 cable head-ends and 13,500 affiliate earth stations
Install 60,000 5G signal-blocking filters across the
U.S.in order to mitigate post-transition interference
Consolidate multiple telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C)/
Gatewayantennas into two locations on the East and West Coasts of the U.S.
U.S.-based companies USSI Global, WESCO, ATCi and Convergent to perform aspects of the transition and installation work required on the ground at thousands of earth stations and cable television head-ends throughout the U.S.
Intelsat and other satellite operators participating in the FCC’s accelerated C-band clearing plan are responsible for incurring the upfront costs associated with clearing 300 MHz of the spectrum and moving their existing services to the upper portion of the band. Intelsat estimates these upfront investments will cost the company
In addition to receiving reimbursement for reasonable upfront costs associated with clearing the spectrum and transitioning incumbent services to the upper portion of the band, Intelsat is eligible to receive up to
Intelsat was launched with President
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses, and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is uniquely positioned to help our customers turn possibilities into reality – transformation happens when businesses, governments, and communities use Intelsat’s next-generation global network and managed services to build their connected future. Learn more at Intelsat.com.