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Licensing framework for the Complimentary Ground Component (CGC) of the 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)


From: Ministry for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy​​
​Published: ​18 August 2016
Running till: ​23 September 2016
​Last Updated: ​21 August 2017
The following is the Outcome Report with reference to this Public Consultation:
1.        Background
The MCA is publishing for consultation its proposed licensing framework to facilitate the deployment of Complimentary Ground Components (CGCs) of the 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Service in accordance with EU legislation. The satellite component of the MSS and the CGC share the same 2 GHz frequency bands, i.e. from 1980 to 2010 MHz for earth-to-space communications, and from 2170 to 2200 MHz for space-to-earth communications.
2..        Documents
3.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By filling the online form.
By post:          
Chief of Spectrum Management and Technology
Licensing framework for the Complimentary Ground Component (CGC) of the 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)
Malta Communications Authority
Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf,
Floriana FRN1913
Submissions were received by no later than 12.00hrs. CET on 23 September 2016.
We thank you for your input.
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