The market for satellite services in Latin America is growing at a steady rate. The potential for high growth has recently increased because of higher available capacity. Operators currently compete in the C, X, Ku-and Ka- bands, with a focus on broadband services.
Regulators in most countries in the Americas require satellite service providers to obtain a licence and/or register prior to the provision of services.
Internet service providers and mobile network operators employ satellites to provide broadband service. While satellites are mainly employed as the “middle-mile” or as a backbone solution, in some regions they also provide the full solution for broadband connectivity in rural areas.
According to Cullen International’s new research, some countries in the region are implementing initiatives on satellite services. Mexico and Argentina are holding public consultations on general rules for satellite communications, while the Canadian regulator is consulting on proposals to relocate satellite services.
In Canada, ISED consulted on using the 3.5–4.2 GHz band to support 5G services, proposing different options and one specific allocation for satellite-dependent regions, as well as a proposal to reorganise the band in the secondary market. The Brazilian government granted four new satellite licences to operate in the country.
In March 2020, the US regulator FCC made the 3700–4000 MHz band available for flexible use. In June 2020, the FCC announced that the incumbent satellite operators in the 3700–3980 MHz band committed to clear the spectrum on an accelerated timeline
Our new benchmark highlights any initiatives in place in the Americas and covers general regulations on satellite services, including the spectrum bands used, and whether operators require licences or registration before providing satellite services.
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18 January 21
AVMS Directive Transposition Progress Report January 2021 – Finland and France have also transposed the directive
Cullen International has just published two new benchmarks tracking the progress in the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive across 14 European countries and the most interesting proposals under discussion.
12 January 21
New benchmark on 5G networks, deployment and spectrum in the Middle East and North Africa
Cullen International’s new benchmark on 5G in the Middle East and North Africa shows that six of the 13 studied countries have already launched commercial 5G networks. The report provides details on the future plans for 5G, coverage, quality of service obligations, and the spectrum used.
21 December 20
Latest 5G initiatives in the Americas
Our newly designed Americas Spectrum benchmark shows whether there is any regulation, policy proposal or specific target for the deployment of 5G networks in the Americas; the identification and availability of 5G pioneer spectrum bands; and gives examples of 5G trials and commercial deployments.