Authorisation of terrestrial mobile networks complementary to 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Statement on the technical conditions and fees for 2 GHz MSS Complementary Ground Component (CGC) for aeronautical use

  • Start: 22 February 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 April 2016

This document sets out the technical conditions and fees that will apply to the authorisation of terrestrial base stations (CGC base stations) that, in combination with a satellite, will provide broadband services to aircraft, following our earlier consultation in 2016 and our recent decision to authorise this use.

It also includes, for information, the technical conditions that will be included in any Notice of Variation of the Aircraft Radio Equipment licence needed to permit the installation and use of CGC-facing terminals on the aircraft that communicate with these CGC base stations.

This work follows plans by Inmarsat to use spectrum in the 2 GHz band to provide broadband services to passengers on aircraft. The company plans to do this through a combination of satellite and ground-based communication links to aircraft.


Main documents

Example 2 GHz Licences
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Responses

Responder name Type
BT_plc_and_EE_Ltd.pdf (PDF File, 123.9 KB) Individual
Deutsche_Telekom_AG.pdf (PDF File, 14.8 KB) Individual
EchoStar_Mobile_Limited.pdf (PDF File, 273.3 KB) Individual
Inmarsat.pdf (PDF File, 115.5 KB) Individual
MOD.pdf (PDF File, 66.3 KB) Individual
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