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U.S. Looks To Make Concrete Gains At WRC, Ambassador Says

By | June 18, 2003

      At the International Telecommunication Union‘s World Radiocommunication Conference now underway in Geneva, the U.S. government is looking for concrete action on a number of spectrum-related issues, U.S. Ambassador Janice Obuchowski told SATELLITE TODAY. These key issues include: the ability of the Connexion by Boeing aviation broadband service to go forward; an allocation for Wi-Fi technology; the ability to upgrade GPS without any unnecessary regulatory impediments; and protection of U.S. military radars from small-aperture FSS terminals in the 13.75 GHz to 14 GHz band.

      “Our objective at this conference is to try to avoid linkage [of major issues], to work the process, to get items wrapped up [and not to hold things up for] a big comprehensive deal at the end,” she said.

      The full text of this exclusive interview can be found in the June 23 issue of SATELLITE NEWS. For information about subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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