GVF White Paper on Licensing Satellites in Ka Band
The demand for spectrum never abates. Over the years satellite systems have responded to this increasing demand by developing ever-more efficient and powerful space and ground segments. Now the satellite market has responded to the demand for spectrum by developing brand-new state-of-the-art systems that can use the Ka band. The rapidly increasing use of the Ka band for these new satellites, services and applications, may require a review of the allocations and authorisation conditions applied by various National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs). This paper aims to anticipate concerns, answer questions, and supply strong arguments in favor of open market access to this spectrum for satellite systems.