Earth stations in motion in Ku band
Consultation closes: 26 April 2019
While earth stations in the fixed-satellite service (as the name suggests) are intended to be at fixed locations, there is increasing global interest for earth stations in motion (ESIM) to be used to allow planes, ships and land vehicles to connect to internet services via satellite.
This paper provided a summary of the current national arrangements in the Ku band covering spectrum allocations, services supported and licensing options for satellite services, including for the use of ESIM. Licence assessment procedures were reviewed for clarity of requirements for Ku band ESIM in the
11.7–12.75 GHz and 14–14.5 GHz bands.
Comment was sought on the resulting proposed additional provisions for inclusion in the ACMA’s Business operating procedure—Submission and processing of applications for space and space receive apparatus licences.
Issue for comment
The ACMA invited comments on the issues set out in this consultation paper. Specifically, comment was sought on draft additional provisions for inclusion in the Business operating procedure—Submission and processing of applications for space and space receive apparatus licences
, to address the operation of ESIM in the 11.7–12.75 GHz and 14–14.5 GHz bands in the future.