European satellite operators welcome ITU WRC 2012 initiatives

By Telecom Lead Team: The European Satellite Operators
Association (ESOA)  announced that it applauds the modifications agreed at
the WRC to improve regulatory procedure for satellite co
and notification.

At the completion of World Radio Conference (WRC)
in Geneva, the association said that it recognizes the positive efforts of
delegates to ensure continuing global co-ordination of satellite services.


“As always the WRC represents a major challenge to
ESOA members and to the continued operation of satellite delivered services
around the globe. I am delighted to say that European satellite industry
interests have been well-served by this important conference and on behalf of
ESOA members I thank the Delegates to the WRC 2012 for their efforts,” said
Eric Béranger, chairman of ESOA.


ESOA notes that great effort was placed in co-ordinating
spectrum. In the L-band, a compromise solution was agreed at item 1.7 to
clarify the procedures necessary to ensure that aviation safety systems have access
to spectrum in a transparent manner.


The association added that its agenda objectives were
also met with regard to harmonizing spectrum for the terrestrial and satellite
components of unmanned aircraft to permit seamless operation in non-segregated


Above all, it added that the WRC agreed to further study
the satellite component by adding an agenda item to the next WRC in 2015 to
study the possibility of using FSS frequency bands for UAS control links.

Agenda item 1.2 was a satisfactory result for members
with minor changes and a Resolution to study further terrestrial service


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