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Eutelsat has withdrawn from the C-Band Alliance (CBA), an organisation tasked with the clearing and repurposing of C-band spectrum to make a portion of this band available for 5G services in the US.

eutelsat 4 sept 2019The CBA’s only members are Intelsat, SES and Telesat. It was established to implement a market-based proposal to clear spectrum, while protecting the quality and reliability of existing C-band services.

Eutelsat said that it “wishes to take a direct active part in the discussions on C-band clearing and repurposing,” but didn’t clarify what that would look like going forward.

For its part, “the CBA remains committed to delivering its expeditious, market-based proposal and the departure of Eutelsat does not impact the CBA’s ability to do so,” the organisation said in a statement.

“The remaining members of the CBA, which represent approximately 95% of the affected revenues of the US C-band market, are aligned and committed to the process of engaging with the FCC on the proposal of rapidly clearing C-band spectrum to support the deployment of 5G services in the US.”