Press Releases

C-Band Alliance Issues Response to Eutelsat Decision to Withdraw from Alliance

C-Band Alliance (“CBA”) members Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) and Telesat are fully committed to the market-based approach for clearing C-band spectrum in the U.S. Washington, D.C., September 3, 2019 – The C-Band Alliance notes the statement of Eutelsat issued today to withdra...

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C-Band Alliance Increases to 200 MHz Its FCC Proposal for Spectrum Repurposing in the U.S. to Support Nationwide 5G Deployment

Assuming full adoption of the Alliance’s FCC proposal, spectrum could be cleared within 18 to 36 months of a final FCC order C-Band Alliance members Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG), Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telesat engaged in transition planning with customers to ensure ex...

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Eutelsat partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band Spectrum Proposal

Agreement furthers the U.S.-specific proposal which would protect C-band video and data transmissions and support accelerated 5G rollout by mobile operators Luxembourg and Paris, 12 July 2018 – Leading global satellite operators Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) and Eutelsat...

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How to Register C-band Downlinks at the FCC

Registering C-band downlinks at the FCC? Reference our “How To” guide on registering receive-only antennas. Click here to download ...

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SES and Intelsat move to protect C-band with joint plan

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat have teamed up to propose the joint use of C-band capacity by satellite and terrestrial mobile operators in the US to the FCC.  Read the full article here.    ...

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Satellite players back spectrum proposal to speed 5G

SES joined fellow satellite provider Intelsat in backing a proposal to allow mobile operators to use C-band spectrum, in a move designed to spur investment and accelerate 5G rollout in the US. Read the full article here.  ...

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SES, Intelsat join in the US to liberate C-band spectrum and push 5G deployment

SES and Intelsat have agreed to team up in the US and liberate some spectrum in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band, in line with a proposal for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put forth in October 2017. Read the full article here. ...

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SES allies with Intelsat, Intel on revised US C-band proposal

Satellite fleet operator SES has agreed to join Intelsat on an amended proposal to let 5G networks use some of the satellite industry’s coveted C-band spectrum for next-generation cellular systems in the United States. Read the full article here.  ...

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SES rallies to Intelsat’s C-band 5G sharing cause, presenting united front to FCC

In a major victory for Intelsat, rival SES has agreed to a joint proposal to U.S. regulators to permit sharing C-band spectrum with terrestrial mobile network operators in selected areas of the United States. Read the full article here.  ...

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Intelsat, SES and Intel’s C-band Proposal Fact Sheet

Intelsat, SES and Intel’s C-band Proposal Fact Sheet  Click to download Click to download ...

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Intelsat and SES Propose Joint-Use of C-band

Intelsat and SES Propose Joint Use of C-band by Satellite and Terrestrial Mobile Operators in the U.S. U.S.-specific proposal would protect C-band video and data transmissions and support accelerated 5G rollout by mobile operators Luxembourg/Washington, 9 February 2018 – Leading satellit...

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Satellite Operators Pitch Plan to Share Airwaves

Two top commercial satellite operators agreed to team up on a plan to clear some of their wireless spectrum for use by other companies, a move they say will spur new telecom investment. Read the full article here.  ...

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Made for America

Why our market-based C-band proposal is impractical for other parts of the world By Hazem Moakkit, Intelsat’s Vice President of Spectrum Strategy For at least the past decade, Intelsat and other satellite operators have been urging regulators to protect C-band from encroachment by mobile network...

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Three Things on Which We’ll Never Compromise

By Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing In the few weeks since we announced that we partnered with Intel Corporation to submit a creative, market-based, joint-use C-band proposal to the FCC, we have had many discussions with our broadcast customers regarding our ...

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Getting Ahead of the Change

Protecting satellite C-band spectrum and accelerating 5G growth Imagine the chaos that would ensue if airlines suddenly had to share the same airport gates with buses. Neither mode of transportation would be able to function properly, leading to unacceptable service to customers of both transports. ...

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Charter, ACA to FCC: Cable needs C-band for satellite backhaul

Intelsat and Intel have proposed that C-band be accessible to wireless operators to “help accelerate the introduction of 5G services, benefitting American consumers”. Read the full article here.  ...

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Intelsat, with Intel, Proposes Way for 5G to Use Satellite’s C-band Spectrum

Global satellite operator Intelsat has teamed up with tech giant Intel to urge the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to let terrestrial communications companies make use of satellite-controlled C-band spectrum for future 5G networks on satellite-industry terms. Read the full article here...

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Intelsat, allied with Intel, proposes to cede ground on C-band in return for terrestrial operator payment

Satellite fleet operator Intelsat, transforming a spectrum threat into a revenue opportunity, has joined with Intel to ask U.S. regulators to permit Intelsat and other satellite operators to cede the use of C-band spectrum to terrestrial wireless operators in specific geographic areas of the...

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Intelsat, Intel Propose C-Band 5G Solution

Intelsat and Intel are teaming up on a marketplace-based proposal to allow for joint- use of parts of the C-band spectrum (3700-4200) for 5G wireless, with satellite operators giving up spectrum in metro markets for a price set by the marketplace. That is the spectrum broadc...

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