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Intelsat Joins SES in Committing to C-Band Auction of Airwaves

May 26, 2020, 9:21 PM

Intelsat SA said it filed a commitment with the Federal Communications Commission to give up airwaves that are to be auctioned for use by mobile broadband, preserving its positioning for a payout from the sale.

The action follows a similar commitment earlier Tuesday by fellow satellite communications provider SES SA, the other major holder of rights to the so-called C-band airwaves that are to be sold as the FCC pushes for more frequencies for fast 5G networks.

The satellite companies will retain some airwaves to serve current customers. The companies are in line for a share of as much ...