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ITU Satellite Webinars 2020

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for all matters related to information and communication technologies. Established in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, it is one of the oldest international organizations in operation. The ITU promotes the shared global use of the radio spectrum, facilitates international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, assists in developing and coordinating worldwide technical standards, and works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world. 

The ITU recently held a series of Satellite Webinars to share the current technical and regulatory situation, evolution, and trends in the field of satellite communications. They featured discussions and contributions from well-known experts from the satellite and space industries and were open to ITU members and non-members alike!

Part 1 - ​Interference to Satellite Systems: preventing or protecting?: From cases affecting scientific measu​​rements​, denying delivery of broadcasting contents, unauthorized use of satellite transponders, interrupting mobile or fixed services, to altering the satellite radionavigation information. Watch what the experts say and how the harmful interference can impact the space ecosystem. Understand ITU and every space stakeholders' role to prevent and mitigate interference. This took place on 16  September 2020

Speakers​​​​​:

  • ​Jorge Ciccorossi ( Moderator ), Senior Radiocommunications Engineer, Space Services Department, ITU
  • ​Glenn Feldhake, International Spectrum Program Manager, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • ​Elena ​Daganzo-Eusebio​, ​Frequency Management and Technology Eng Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA
  • Ethan Lavan, Director of Orbital Resources, Eutelsat
  • Gerhard Berz, Senior Expert Navigation Systems, Radio Spectrum C​oordination, Eurocontrol

Video recording on YouTube

All shared presentations in ZIP format


Part 2 - Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems​​: entering into the era of broadband service d​​elivery​: Since the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019 took place in Sharm el Sheik, less than a year has passed overcoming turbulences and challenging circumstances. An overview of  WRC-19 decisions followed by presentations from  NGSO Operators will update us on the new regulatory framework and the current situation of these exciting projects, providing clarity on the direction towards WRC-23 and the benefits that  these systems will bring to the society in a near future. This took place on 07  October  2020

Speakers​​​​​:

  • Alexandre Vallet (Moderator), Chief, Space Services Department, ITU
  • Patricia Cooper, Vice President, Satellite Government Affairs, SpaceX
  • Julie Zoller, ​Head of Global Regulatory Affairs,​ Project Kui​per, Amazon
  • Mario Neri, Director, International Coordination, Telesat
  • Ruth Pritchard-Kelly, ​Vice President,  Regulatory Affairs, OneWeb
  • Suzanne Malloy, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, O3b

Video recording on YouTube

All shared presentations in ZIP format

Part 3 - Geostationary Satellite Systems: a world of innovations 36000 km high: WRC-19 has allocated new frequency bands and updated regulatory procedures where GSO Satellite Networks are concerned. The presentations will provide not only an overview of this decisions and the path forward to WRC-23 but also update the audience on the innovations and priorities that GSO operators are envisaging in the current changing context and for the years to come.​ This took place on 11 November 2020

Speakers​​​​​:

  • Nelson Malaguti ( Moderator ), ​​Counsellor, ITU-R Study Group 4, Satellite Services, ITU
  • ​Daryl Hunter, Chief Technology Officer, Viasat​
  • Kimberly Baum, ​Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Echostar
  • Jonas Eneberg, V​ice President of Regulatory Engineering​, Inmarsat
  • Hazem Moakkit, ​Vice-President, Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

Video recording on YouTube

All shared presentations in ZIP format

The video of all the 3 webinars are embedded below

More details are available on ITU page here.

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