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Thousands of NGSO satellites cleared by ITU for mobile broadband

Just a week after Faultline criticized operators for sidelining their commitments to connecting the other 50% of the world’s population in favor of gigabit launch parties, the ITU has swung a new scheme into action. Realistically, this responsibility was always going to fall to the satellite sector, clearing the way for cablecos to continue pioneering the path to gigabit speeds and beyond in developed regions. It’s certainly about time the satellite industry received a bit of good news after last week’s crushing C-Band public auction decision from the FCC. Yet the task of recouping the $billions from C-Band spectrum from the business of delivering low-cost broadband services to developing regions will be a slog. Spectrum regulators at the World Radiocommunication…

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