Rf Regulatory Issues

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ASSIST THE CUSTOMER TO OBTAIN THE EARTH STATION LICENSE, BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS AND TO GUIDE CUSTOMER THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS INHERENT TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES INVOLVED.

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Rf Regulatory Issues

  1. 1. SALES MEETING SEPTEMBER 1998 ORLANDO MORENO Space Segment, Regulatory Issues and GDSS Orlando Moreno [email_address] 408.656.2498
  2. 2. Space Segment: Overview <ul><li>Vitacom has capacity on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Panamsat-1, North Beam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidaridad-2, R1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidaridad-2, R2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidaridad-2, R3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total holdings: approximately 25MHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Vitacom runs a few circuits on PAS1-Latin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plus PAS3, contracted on a case by case basis. </li></ul></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  3. 3. Panamsat 1 <ul><li>North Beam covers Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Caribbean and Miami (teleport only!) </li></ul><ul><li>PAS1-R new satellite to replace PAS1 next summer. Our contract transfers over. Better footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Currently being used mostly for Colombia domestic nets </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  4. 4. Space Segment Management <ul><li>Centralized in Mountain View </li></ul><ul><li>Solidaridad transmission plan updated by Monica </li></ul><ul><li>PAS plan updated by Gustavo Duay </li></ul><ul><li>New capacity assigned after SOM release only! Careful with “special favors” </li></ul><ul><li>Recently implemented a circuit cancellation procedure (anti-SOM), which involves contract review and balance due calculations (Beti) </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  5. 5. Future Plans <ul><li>In conversations with Satmex for capacity on Satmex 5 </li></ul><ul><li>PAS expected not to grow much </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Soli/Satmex5 in Colombia/Venezuela/Ecuador : watch out! Need to involve Andesat! </li></ul><ul><li>Other options: Nahuel, Orion, Brasilsat, and ….ah…yes…Intelsat </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  6. 6. Regulatory Issues: earth station licensing <ul><li>Please Note: with very few exceptions, our responsibility is : </li></ul><ul><li>TO ASSIST THE CUSTOMER TO OBTAIN THE EARTH STATION LICENSE, BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS AND TO GUIDE CUSTOMER THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS INHERENT TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES INVOLVED . </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: we don’t have control of the authorities nor of the timing involved. We rely on customer to provide company related documents to assist with the filing. We charge $2,500 for this type of effort. </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  7. 7. Regulatory Issues: exceptions? <ul><li>We may assume the overall licensing responsibility only in those cases where Vitacom holds a carrier license to operate services </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically: we have a permit in Mexico which is operational. GDSS/DDSS </li></ul><ul><li>We have a concession in Venezuela, still to be activated. </li></ul><ul><li>PERIOD </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  8. 8. Updates on GDSS <ul><li>Concept: point to point circuit between a customer location and a Vitacom Teleport </li></ul><ul><li>We provide equipment, install, space segment, maintenance, NOC: all for a monthly fee (3yr) plus connect fee </li></ul><ul><li>Note that earth station licensing issue still applies: station is licensed as a private earth station and licensee is the customer! </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  9. 9. Teleport Capabilities: USA <ul><li>Mtn View 1: Solidaridad 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mtn View 2: Solidaridad 2 ---> Satmex 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Homestead: PAS1, PAS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Napa: PAS5 plus Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Miami-Intelsat: Americatel </li></ul><ul><li>Miami-CSC: Solidaridad2 plus others </li></ul><ul><li>Miami-Telpan: Solidaridad2 certain tpdrs. </li></ul>[email_address] 408.656.2498
  10. 10. Questions Orlando Moreno [email_address] 408.656.2498 408.656.2498 [email_address]

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