Publications

Indonesian Satellite List

CASBAA
11 December 2014

List of foreign satellites which can be used in Indonesia (meet the “Landing Rights” requirements).

Hundreds of Millions Rely on C-Band

Euroconsult
10 June 2014

A detailed study to examine the situation on-the-ground in three markets representative of the diverse economies of southern Asia and the Pacific.

Presentations

2017

Update on Satellite Spectrum and the Road to WRC-19

CASBAA
April 2017

At a recent Satellite Connectivity Workshop organised in Fiji by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, Intelsat VP for Spectrum Strategy Hazem Moakkit offered an interesting and important take on issues that were resolved at the ITU’s 2015 WRC conference – and the ones that are looming for the next WRC in 2019. Everyone with a stake in the Asian broadcasting industry should download Hazem’s presentation.

Update on Satellite Spectrum and the Road to WRC-19

CASBAA
April 2017

CASBAA joined its member companies and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific satellite industry in organising a Satellite Connectivity Workshop in Fiji on 24 April 2017 in conjunction with the Policy and Regulatory Forum for the Pacific (PRFP), arranged by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity. APT members and friends spent a day discussing important issues affecting the communications industries in the Pacific Islands, including:

Session 1: Satellites – Providing Essential Connectivity in the Pacific

  • Satellite Systems and their benefit in the Pacific (Vanuatu Experience)
  • Satellite Broadband as a Key Contributor to USO Programmes in the Pacific
  • Satellite Capacity for Redundancy Planning and Emergencies

Session 2: Innovation – New Satellite Technologies and Services in the Pacific

  • Innovations in satellite technology – more cost-effective, better quality and better performance
  • Next Generation Satellites the Path for the Pacific Islands
  • O3b’s New Satellite Technology and Services in the Pacific
  • The Role of Satellite in 5G
    New Inmarsat satellites and the need for harmonised licensing of satellite terminals
  • Satellite Service provision in the Pacific; Regulatory consideration

Session 3: Satellite Spectrum Issues at the World Radio Conference

  • WRC-15, WRC-19
    WRC-15 Outcome? Some decisions related to Space services
  • WRC-15 and the road to WRC-19
  • Earth Stations in Motion (ESIM) Studies in the Ka-Band (WRC-19 A.I. 1.5) and other ITU-R relevant issues
2014

ITU International Satellite Symposium

Bangkok
September 2014

Satellite Broadband Spectrum: Connectivity Needs & WRC Agenda Item 1.1.

ITU International Satellite Symposium

Bangkok
September 2014

Safeguarding C-band.

CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2014

Singapore
16 June 2014

Assessment of C-Band Usage in Asian Countries.

ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2014 for Asia Region Countries

Hanoi, Vietnam
26-30 May 2014

The Importance of C-band and the Threat of IMT in this Band.

Joint Workshop on Policy & Regulation of the Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association (PITA) and the Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Center

Port Vila, Vanuatu 
11 April 2014

The Future of C-band in Asia Pacific.

Joint Workshop on Policy & Regulation of the Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association (PITA) and the Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Center

Port Vila, Vanuatu 
11 April 2014

C Band Developments & International Processes.

Satellite 2014 Conference

Washington, D.C.
March 2014

Analysis of the ITU-R Model for Forecasting IMT Spectrum Demand

Papers & Submissions

2018

World Broadcasting Unions Position on C-Band

World Broadcasting Unions
June 2018

The World Broadcasting Unions International Media Connectivity Group (WBU-IMCG) has reaffirmed the importance of C-band for satellite transmission of broadcasters’ content. WBU is the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent Free-to-Air broadcaster networks across the globe. Their leadership approved a proposed position “calling on satellite service providers and government regulators to protect the availability of the upper part of the C-Band spectrum, where the band has been allocated to satellite services and is currently used to provide many broadcasting services, enabling broadcasters around the world to continue to provide vital broadcasting services to billions of people across the world”.

CASBAA Response to Consultation Paper on Arrangements for Assignment of the Spectrum in the 3.4-3.6 GHz Band for the Provision of Public Mobile Services and the Related Spectrum Utilisation Fee

CASBAA
June 2018

CASBAA’s response to the Hong Kong Communications Authority regarding the Consultation Paper on Arrangements for Assignment of the Spectrum in the 3.4 – 3.6 GHz Band.

Joint Response of APSCC, CASBAA, ESOA, and GVF to Draft of National Digital Communications Policy 2018

CASBAA
June 2018

A joint response from the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Draft of National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) released by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications (MoC), and the Government of India (GoI).

Joint Response of APSCC, CASBAA, ESOA and GVF to the Consultation on Spectrum Sharing Framework issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

CASBAA
May 2018

A joint response from the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) to the Consultation on Spectrum Sharing Framework issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. This submission addresses the associations’ support of the of the regulator in securing the long-term optimal use of spectrum.

Response to Preparing for 5G in New Zealand (Radio Spectrum Management, New Zealand)

CASBAA
April 2018

Comments by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Government of New Zealand – Radio Spectrum Management’s technical consultation Preparing for 5G in New Zealand.

Response to Consultation on Uplinking and Downlinking of Television Channels in India (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)

CASBAA
February 2018

Comments by the CASBAA on behalf of its members to the Consultation Paper issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s on uplinking and downlinking of television channels in India.

Response to Inputs for Formulation of National Telecom Policy – 2018 (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)

CASBAA
January 2018

Comments by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) call for inputs for the formulation of its National Telecom Policy 2018.

Response to Invitation of Expression of Interest in Using the Spectrum in 26GHz and 28GHz Bands for the Provision of 5th Generation Mobile Services (Communications Authority of Hong Kong)

CASBAA
January 2018

Comments by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), CASBAA, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Communication Authority of Hong Kong’s call for expression of interest on using the spectrum in 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands for the provision of 5th generation mobile services.

2017

CASBAA response to Plum Consulting’s Consultancy Study on Future Supply of and Demand for Telecommunications Infrastructure Capacity in Hong Kong for OFCA on satellite capacity covering Hong Kong, satellite technology developments and trends and satellite support of 5G and Smart Cities

CASBAA
November 2017

CASBAA response to Plum Consulting’s Consultancy Study on Future Supply of and Demand for Telecommunications Infrastructure Capacity in Hong Kong. On behalf of international satellite and broadcasting industries, this response answers a selection of questions provided by Plum Consulting.

Submission – TRAI consultation paper – 3400-3600 MHz band

CASBAA
October 2017

A submission in response to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation on the plan to auction Satellite Spectrum on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Communications Council, CASBAA, the Global VSAT Forum, and the EMEA Satellite Operators Association.

Comments on MIC’s Concept for 5G Systems and Spectrum in the Millimeter-Wave Bands

CASBAA
May 2017

A joint industry submission to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), commenting on the MIC’s open notice on 5G communications systems and their spectrum in the Millimeter-Wave bands. The submission highlights the important role satellite technologies will play in the future 5G ecosystem, and recommends that the MIC consider spectrum requirements for all parts of the future 5G ecosystem, not just the needs of the terrestrial mobile sector.

CASBAA Submission to OFCA’s Consultation on Proposed Change in the Allocation of 3.4-3.7 GHz Band from Fixed Satellite Service to Mobile Service

CASBAA
September 2017

CASBAA’s response to a consultation issued by the Office of Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong, concerning the proposed re-allocation of 3.4-3.7 GHz band from fixed satellite service to mobile service. In the response, CASBAA outlines its concerns and opposition to the proposed re-allocation.

China 5G mmWave Consultation

CASBAA
August 2017

In June, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) solicited feedback regarding the planning and use of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum for the development of 5G networks from members of the satellite industry in Asia. Together, CASBAA, the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) submitted the following comments on 5G communications systems in mmWave bands. Ultimately, they recommended that the MIIT should prioritise high mmWave bands for the accommodation of future 5G/IMT-2020 type services.

IMDA Consultation Paper on 5G Mobile Services and Networks

CASBAA
July 2017

A submission in response to the IMDA’s Consultation on 5G Mobile Services and Networks on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Communications Council, CASBAA, the Global VSAT Forum, and the EMEA Satellite Operators Association.

2015

Broadcasters’ brief on spectrum protection

CASBAA
April 2015

Broadcast industry brief on the importance of protecting spectrum access for satellite services.

2014

Satellite C-band Frequencies are Essential to Indian Consumers

CASBAA
October 2014

In a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), CASBAA pointed out that satellite C-band frequencies support television services to 149 million Indian homes, as well as VSAT networks and other critical communications services. Said CASBAA: “the wide use currently being made of this spectrum for the benefit of the Indian population is a convincing reason for the Indian government to oppose “harmonised” designation of the C-band frequencies for IMT”.

  1. CASBAA submission
  2. Latest ITU report on non-compatibility (Appendix 1)
  3. Analysis of Worldwide Licensing and Usage of IMT Spectrum (Appendix 2)
  4. Comparison of Indian Spectrum Projections (Appendix 3)
  5. Review of the “Speculator” Model Used by a Mobile-Industry-Led ITU Study Group (Appendix 4)

Hundreds of Millions Rely on C-band: Euroconsult’s Authoritative Assessment of Usage

CASBAA
October 2014

CASBAA commissioned a detailed study by Paris-based technology consultancy Euroconsult, to examine the situation on-the-ground in three markets representative of the diverse economies of southern Asia and the Pacific. The study found that, in addition to the hundreds of millions of consumers who rely on C-band television streams, the banking and finance, energy production, and government sectors were particularly dependent on satellite networks using C-band spectrum, which is prized for its reliability and scope of coverage.

Satellite C-band Frequencies are Essential to Indian Consumers

CASBAA
October 2014

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“In-Home” use of C-band not a practical solution

CASBAA
May 2014

Singapore’s IDA had asked in a public consultation if C-band frequencies should be allocated purely for indoor use. Citing ITU reports and other studies, CASBAA took the position that such use would still create unacceptable interference with satellite signals.

Around 100 million C-band TV Dishes in Use

CASBAA
May 2014

Available data on C-band TV dishes (TVROs) around the world was examined. The numbers of such dishes in use are regularly wildly underestimated, but our estimates show upwards of 100 million such dishes in active use.

“In-Home” use of C-band not a practical solution

CASBAA
May 2014

Singapore’s IDA had asked in a public consultation if C-band frequencies should be allocated purely for indoor use. Citing ITU reports and other studies, CASBAA took the position that such use would still create unacceptable interference with satellite signals.

Mobile Industry’s Demand Methodology Challenged

ITU
March 2014

Satellite industry advocates filed with the ITU a detailed objection to plans for assessing likely mobile demand. The proposed methodology produces wildly inaccurate results in many cases, the paper said.

Media

Geneva, 5 November 2015

New Study Finds Benefits of Transferring C-band Spectrum from Satellite to Terrestrial Wireless Grossly Exaggerated