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Splintered C-Band Alliance could benefit without Eutelsat

The letter C in C-Band could stand for any one of Chaos, Calamity or Confusion, helped no-end by the continuous chipping in of companies with supposedly better ideas for how to reallocate the lucrative slice of US wireless spectrum. Eventually, it has all proved too much for satellite fleet operator Eutelsat which this week threw in its C-Band Alliance membership towel. We wonder if Eutelsat is a unique case or if many more will follow? When the C-Band Alliance was formed in October 2018 by SES, Eutelsat, Intelsat and Telesat, Faultline Online Reporter published the skeptical sentiment “we have our reservations that the process will be quite so simple” – which 11 months later sounds like a gross understatement. This…

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