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Spectrum

 

Proceedings and Initiatives


Earth Stations on Vessels
In November 2003, the Commission, through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking began a proceeding in which it sought comment on a regulatory framework for licensing the operation of Earth Stations onboard Vessels (ESVs) in Fixed-Satellite Services (FSS) networks in the C-Band and Ku-Band frequencies. ESV can be used to provide broadband services on passenger, government, cargo and large recreational vessels. The Commission's goal in this proceeding is to promote more efficient use of the spectrum while protecting and providing regulatory certainty to the existing primary allocations, including the FSS operators, the fixed service (FS) and protection to stations of the secondary government space research (SRS) and radio astronomy (RAS) operations in these frequency bands.

Releases

1/6/2005
REPORT AND ORDER
Procedures to Govern the Use of Satellite Earth Stations on Board Vessels in the 5925-6425 MHz, 3700-4200MHz Bands and the 14.0-14.5 GHZ, 11.7-12.2 GHz Bands. This Report and Order Establishes Licensing and Service Rules for Earth Stations on Vessels.
12/15/2004
NEWS RELEASE AND STATEMENT:
Commission Promotes Deployments of Broadband Communication on Vessels.
3/1/2004
ORDER EXTENDING COMMENT PERIOD
Grant of the Request by Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc. to Extend the Deadline for Reply Comments in this Proceeding.
11/24/2003
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Procedures to Govern the Use of Satellite Earth Stations on Board Vessels in the 5925-6425 MHz/3700-4200 MHz Bands and 14.0-14.5 GHz/11.7-12.2 GHz Bands. Proposed and Seek Comment on a Regulatory Framework for Licensing the Operation of ESVs in Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) Networks in the 5925-6425 MHz/3700-4200 MHz (C-Band) and 14.0-14.5 GHz/11.7-12.2 GHz (Ku-Band) Frequencies.
2/4/2002
NOTICE OF INQUIRY
The FCC Solicits Comments on a Variety of Issues Related to the Authorization of Satellite Earth Stations on Board Vessels.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008