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NSR Launches Critical Report on U.S. C-band Spectrum Sharing for 5G

812 Days ago

Report Analyzes FCC Decision, Multi-Billion Dollar Potential from Spectrum Sharing, and Industry Impacts over Next Decade

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NSR’s U.S. C-Band Spectrum Repurposing for 5G: Impacts and Analysis report, released today, provides a critical assessment of the potential for C-band repurposing, including the revenue and industry impacts of any FCC decision on spectrum sharing. Leveraging NSR’s extensive library covering each relevant segment, NSR’s U.S. C-Band Spectrum Repurposing for 5G: Impacts and Analysis builds on over 19 years of NSR reporting and forecasting for U.S. C-Band markets providing a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. C-Band spectrum repurposing process.

While initial requests call for 200 MHz of C-band reallocation in the U.S., NSR estimates that spectrum repurposed could go beyond this amount, generating a large windfall for the C-band Alliance (CBA) in the next 10 years. Given the current legal framework, the urgent need for spectrum, and the detailed implementation plan protecting current C-Band users, it’s highly probable that the FCC will adopt the CBA’s proposal, at least along the main lines.

“While upgrading the C-band Ground Segment will be very complex and presents risks of delays, the biggest cost associated with spectrum repurposing will be for the Space Segment,” states Lluc Palerm, NSR Senior Analyst and report co-author.

NSR Senior Analyst and report co-author Gagan Agrawal adds “when the dust has settled, the proceeds from spectrum repurposing will certainly boost the coffers of CBA members, specifically Intelsat and SES - Given both companies high market share in leased C-band capacity.”

While repurposing of mid-band spectrum has created uncertainty for the satellite Industry in the U.S. and elsewhere, NSR’s U.S. C-Band Spectrum Repurposing for 5G: Impacts and Analysis, report assesses all the key elements behind the spectrum reallocation process.  Providing clarity on the most probable outcomes for this process in North America and the risk for contagion globally. It is a “must have” report for anyone seeking bottom line data and analysis on the urgent need to repurpose C-Band spectrum, the most probable future line of events and the impact on the satellite industry.

About the Report
NSR’s U.S. C-Band Repurposing for 5G: Impacts and Analysis report is the most comprehensive and complete analysis for the U.S. C-Band Spectrum repurposing process. Building on over 19 years of regular NSR reporting and in-depth data gathering and forecasting for U.S. C-Band markets, the report assesses all the key elements behind the spectrum reallocation process: regulatory background, the need to clear spectrum, sharing proposals and precedents, probability of occurrence, market dynamics including detailed supply-demand analysis and market share, actions required to free up spectrum and the associated costs, and spectrum valuation and impact on Satellite Operator’s financials.  

For additional information on this report, including a full table of content, list of exhibits, and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at +1-617-674-7743.

About NSR
NSR is the leading global market research and consulting firm focused on the satellite and space sectors. NSR’s global team, unparalleled coverage and anticipation of trends with a higher degree of confidence and precision than the competition is the cornerstone of all NSR offerings.  First to market coverage and a transparent, dependable approach sets NSR apart as the key provider of critical insight to the satellite and space industries.  Contact us at info@nsr.com to discuss how we can assist your business.

Companies and Organizations Mentioned in the Report
Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, Telesat, C-Band Alliance, FCC, Hispasat, StarOne, ABS.

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