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Mandatory sale of C-band licenses in US revolutionizes satellite world with new fleets and launches

The decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US regulator, to release spectrum in the 3.7-4 GHz band for use in mobile services will entail concrete and costly changes for the industry, because it forces five central players to reassembly their fleets, and even launch new satellites. There will be changes in the Intelsat fleet with tread in Latin America.

The FCC tailoring process - which entails compensations for Intelsat, Star One, Eutelsat, SES and Telesat for US$9.7 billion - will generate a new fleet scheme in the next three years, with changes also for footprints in Latin America in the case of Intelsat.

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