WRC-19 sets milestones for the deployment of NGSO satellites

WRC-19 sets milestones for the deployment of NGSO satellites

On 20. November 2019, the delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on a new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services.

The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of NGSO satellites, including mega-constellations in low-Earth orbit.

Under the newly adopted regulatory procedures, these systems will have to deploy 10% of their constellation within 2 years after the end of the current regulatory period for bringing into use, 50% within 5 years and complete the deployment within 7 years.

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See also the Provisional Final Acts of WRC-19