Baku mulls issues of coordination of satellite communication and broadcasting systems
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 24 / Trend H.Valiyev /
The Satellite Commission of the Regional Commonwealth of Communications (RCC) deemed it appropriate to consider the feasibility of satellite communication and broadcasting systems in the Ka band for the CIS countries.
The 43rd session of the RCC Communication Administrations Heads' Council held in Baku on Nov.23 addressed this issue.
It was noted that a positive solution of this question will arise a need to proceed to notification and coordination of such systems.
The International Organization of Space Communications (IOSC) Intersputnik stated and is coordinating the orbital and frequency resources at positions 16 degrees west longitude and 78 degrees east longitude.
Conditions for participation in the creation and rental of containers of this system are quite diverse. The Commission considers that this proposal may be considered by the RCC administrations.
Today, a resource of traditional frequency bands C and Ku is available only in Russia. But, all CIS countries have the orbital-frequency resource in the planned frequency bands registered in the International Telecommunications Union. But its use is limited only by the national territories and a number of technical parameters.
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus have already applied to the ITU and engaged in their coordination.
Ukraine has applied for a preliminary publication in the Ka band and is considering the possibility of additional application of the Ka band in the 38.2 degrees east longitude position to create interactive broadband access systems, transmission of television and direct satellite broadcast.
Kazakhstan has already filed 11 applications and is coordinating eight orbital positions in all frequency bands. But due to congestion of the geostationary orbit in the most convenient C and Ku band, it is almost impossible to coordinate new system on these bands. The same applies to the application of additional systems planned frequency bands.
In this situation, the Commonwealth gives priority to get the orbital frequency resource registered with the ITU and protected from interference.
In this regard, one of the first activities of the RCC Commission is to find ways to facilitate access to the orbital and frequency resources.
In some cases, the difficulty of obtaining the orbital-frequency resource is determined by the existing procedures of international regulation on the use of frequency resources. Therefore, the RCC Commission on Satellite Communications is working on preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012.
To receive access to the orbital frequency resource for the broadcasting-satellite service in the range of 21 GHz, the RCC countries offered the ITU procedures to give priority in the passage of proposals for the countries not having an assignment in a given band of frequencies for specific services.
In 2011, the commission is scheduled to consider the feasibility of satellite systems in Ka band and to proceed to the coordination of such systems if a positive decision is achieved.
The commission also planned to continue finding ways to facilitate access to the orbital frequency resource, including the possibility of creating joint systems for the RCC in 2011. The Commission will also clarify the position of the RCC on the World Radiocommunication Conference of satellite services and protect it in the course of international events in preparation for the conferences, etc.