Regulatory Process for Communications Satellite Frequency Allocations
J.N. Pelton, S. Madry, S. Camacho-Lara (eds.), Handbook of Satellite Applications, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7671-0_14, Springer Science+Business Media New York
23 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2013
Ready access to radio frequencies with limited interference and appropriate orbital positions are indispensable and highly valuable tools for all satellite communications. However, radio frequencies are limited, natural, and international resources. Furthermore, the global demand for radio spectrum has been increasing exponentially. Acting primarily through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the international community has developed a very complex regulatory regime that provides detailed rules and processes that govern the international allocation and allotment of radio frequencies and orbital positions. This chapter briefly describes those regulatory processes as well as the manner in which they are created as part of the functioning of the ITU.
Keywords: Coordination and registration processes, Frequency allocations, Frequency allotments, Geostationary or geosynchronous Orbit, International telecommunication union, ITU administrative regulations, ITU constitution, ITU convention, Master international frequency register, National frequency a
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