March 1, 2021 |Federal Communications Commission | Source
“In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or we) streamlines its rules governing satellite services by creating an optional framework for the authorization of blanket-licensed earth stations and space stations in a satellite system through a unified license. The Commission also aligns the build-out requirements for earth stations and space stations and eliminates unnecessary reporting rules.”
[excerpts from document below]
“Non-U.S.-Licensed Satellites. We will allow non-U.S.-licensed satellite operators to obtain market access through a unified authorization. Structurally, the unified authorization will consist of an earth station license and a grant of market access for the space station.”
“Blanket-Licensed Earth Stations. Including blanket-licensed earth stations within a unified license would streamline the authorization of these earth stations without raising potential site-specific concerns, because the Commission has already determined that such earth stations may be deployed ubiquitously, without other operators knowing their precise locations. The unified license will merely capture this existing authority in a different type of license, without allowing any earth station operations that would be prohibited under the existing method of a blanket earth station license. Therefore, no other services will be affected by permitting such operations under a blanket license. Accordingly, we will allow any type of earth station operation eligible for blanket licensing to be included in a unified license.”
“For example, a lowered antenna may be more likely to radiate higher side lobes into an UMFUS station or may bring the antenna closer to some local metallic object, creating induced spurious effects on the resultant radiation pattern that create higher interference levels in certain directions.”
“Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) is the collective term the FCC uses for innovative fixed, temporary fixed, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) terrestrial wireless services using bandwidth that is sufficient for the provision of a variety of applications, including those using voice and data (such as Internet browsing, message services, and full-motion video) content.”]
“The Order creates a new, streamlined license for both space stations and earth stations and adopts other streamlining measures for the authorization of earth stations.”
“In this Order, the Commission creates a new, optional, streamlined licensing procedure for both space stations and earth stations in a satellite system designed to eliminate redundancies and reduce regulatory burdens. The Commission also adopts a certification option for earth station applicants to eliminate duplicative or unnecessary information filed with the Commission. In addition, the Commission repeals certain other requirements with the aim of streamlining requirements. Overall, the actions in this document will reduce burdens on the affected licenses, including small entities.”
“In this present document, we have assessed the effects of requiring some earth station licensees to re-coordinate with Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licensees under 47 CFR 25.136, and find that it may increase coordination costs for some businesses with fewer than 25 employees.”
§ 25.118 Modifications not requiring prior authorization.
(4) An earth station licensee may additionally:
(i) Decrease antenna height
(b) Earth station modifications, notification not required.
§ 25.124 Unified space station and earth station authorization.
(a) A single authorization may be issued for the operations of a GSO space station or NGSO space station(s) and the blanket-licensed earth stations that will operate within that satellite system, excluding GSO FSS and NGSO FSS satellite systems operating in bands below 10 GHz and bands subject to § 25.136. The available frequency bands are:
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