Leading satellite companies SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) have announced alignment on a proposal to the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which seeks to protect the wide array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial mobile use, the companies said.
The joint proposal, which was developed in response to the unique US telecommunications environment, aims to protect the quality and reliability of the extensive services provided by satellite operators in C-band to US broadcasters, media and data companies. The proposal ensures the continued seamless distribution of video and audio programming to more than 100 million US households, and the reliable provision of critical data connectivity in rural areas and emergency situations, as well as services delivered to the US government.
SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Further information available at: www.ses.com
Intelsat operates the world´s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat´s Globalized Network combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.