FCC C-band clearing payments unlocked after SES and Intelsat commit to the accelerated process

by | May 28, 2020 | Finance, Seradata News

Not to be out-done by fellow satellite operator SES, Intelsat also submitted their commitment to the accelerated C-band clearing process to the FCC on 26 May 2020, (before the 29 May deadline). With the confirmation that both SES and Intelsat (accounting for 91 per cent of the incentive payments) will be taking part, the FCC-managed incentive process can begin.

 

This incentive process is intended to act as part compensation, and part incentive, for the satellite operators. Both companies have stated that they expect the cost of vacating the 300 Mhz of C-band spectrum over the USA, and installation of spectrum filters on customers C-band antennas to cost in the region of US$1.6 billion. The first deadline for the clearing process is December 2023, followed by the final date of December 2025.

The amount of incentive payments expected by the affected companies ranges from: US$4.87 billion for Intelsat; US$3.97 billion for SES; US$507 million for Eutelsat; US$344 million for Telesat; and US$15 million for Star One.

 

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

SES orders four more O3b mPOWER sats from Boeing, also adjusts mPOWER launch schedule (Updated)

Continuing a recent spate of orders for the industry, SES has expanded its O3b mPOWER order with Boeing. The Europe-based Read more

SES orders its 5th and 6th C-band replacement satellites from European manufacturer Thales Alenia Space

SES has selected European manufacturer Thales Alenia Space (TAS), to build two satellites for its American, C-band clearing efforts. These Read more

SES is first to announce launch contracts for its C-band clearance satellites choosing all-American launch providers ULA & SpaceX

SES, the Europe-based operator of a global satellite fleet, has selected two American launch companies to fly its C-band replacement Read more

Bumper crop for US satellite manufacturers with six Intelsat orders and four from SES as other nations also see GEO upturn

Intelsat, the global satellite operator undergoing Chapter 11 proceedings in the USA, confirmed on 15 June that it had ordered Read more

SATELLITE 2020: In the future satellite operators may think twice about ordering a launch from soon to be competitor SpaceX

The reduced-scope Tuesday opening session at SATELLITE 2020, saw the Presidents / CEOs of SES and EchoStar - Hughes speak Read more

First seven O3b mPower satellites will be launched on two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets

SpaceX has received a two-launch launch order from SES to launch the first seven of the SES O3b mPower series Read more

SpaceX launches heavy “all-electric” SES-12 to GTO on a mixed Block Falcon 9

Lifting-off from Cape Canaveral, in the US at 0445 GMT on 4 June, a hybrid SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried Read more

SES’s O3b MEO sat constellation gets US$517 million under five-year deal for US Military communications

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded the government communications arm of SES a communications contract to use the Read more

Cookies & Privacy

Click here to read about use of cookies on the website

Categories

Archives