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Satellite industry faces spectrum shortage, but will have to share with MNOs

Tensions between the satellite and terrestrial wireless communities have been rising for years as mobile operators (often backed by their governments) have tried to muscle into satellite spectrum. They have often argued that satellite spectrum is underused, while MNOs face a shortage of airwaves, but as the 5G era approaches, satellite is actually enhancing its role in the patchwork of broadband delivery, and there is a rising need for both sides to drop hostilities and work together in many areas of 5G, from spectrum sharing to combined access and backhaul solutions for connecting the underserved. Many of these arguments are rehearsed first in the US, and at the FCC’s next meeting on November 16, some of the key issues will…

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