Wednesday, 30 September 2020
8:30 am UK time / 3:30 am US Eastern time
There is no doubt that 5G is a technology that promises to revolutionize the way we communicate. The satellite industry is excited about the prospects of this technology may bring in terms of economics, prosperity, and increased demand for telecommunication services. However, with this comes the inevitable question about spectrum allocation and compatibility. C-band is now in the eye of the storm, more than ever as evident by two WRC-23 agenda items, not to mention countless consultations about mid-band spectrum around the world.
Additionally, the ongoing efforts within the United States to re-allocate a portion of the C-band spectrum in order to promote the development of 5G services brought the regulatory, technical and economic issues associated with C-band to the forefront, and is receiving increased attention in many regions of the world. Many millions of dollars have been invested in C-band infrastructure to deliver video and business services, including mission-critical services to aeronautical systems, emergency responders, and medical professionals. Many countries invested massively in ground infrastructure that relies on C-band satellites in many facets of their telecommunications infrastructure. These investments and communications services are at risk whenever initiatives are launched to consider identifying portions of the C-band to other services. Such an initiative has been launched in the EMEA and Americas regions as studies will be conducted prior to WRC-23 to consider identifying portions of the C-band for mobile services on a primary basis.
This webinar will explore the many uses of C-band capacity in today’s world and the regulatory, technical and economic issues that will shape the future of C-band communications.