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“Bring Into Use”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Iranian delegation has a point: the ITU system of satellite registry could use some revision.

The point was made at WRC-12 in Geneva last week. The bottom line is satellite operators do need to trust each other…

Arasteh said the issue of trust among nations using satellite frequencies is indispensable to the smooth development of satellite telecommunications, whose importance can be measured by the number of nations — even among the least developed — that have launched their own satellites in recent years.

“This trust has been eroded in recent years because of the excessive competition in the use of satellites and the consequent warehousing of slots,” he said. “What we are saying is that we should go much beyond the procedural approach we have taken up to now.”

However, with so much money at stake, the “trust” among operators loses out to “competition.”