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U.S., Mexico Agree On Frequency Coordination For S-band

U.S., Mexico Agree On Frequency Coordination For S-band

Good news for the companies developing satellite-delivered digital audio broadcasting. After two years of talks, the U.S. and Canada now agree on what frequencies to use for satellite-DAB and wireless communications services. The frequency coordination agreement covers 2310-2360 MHz in the S-band.
The U.S. and Canada have a similar pact. Both documents establish protections to and from terrestrial users within the designated satellite bands, vital for potential subscribers to Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio to hear the systems without interference in border areas.
Officials for the FCC and the U.S. Department of State said the agreement is a big step toward establishing long-term stability for satellite-DAB, WCS and other terrestrial systems operating in the border areas.
Leslie Stimson