Technology Won’t Decide the Ka-band vs. Ku-band HTS Battle

Technology Won’t Decide the Ka-band vs. Ku-band Battle for HTS Satellites The current debate about the advantages of Ka-band vs. Ku-band for next generation High Throughput Satellites (HTS) misses the point. Endless pages have been written about Ka-band advantages of higher theoretical throughput vs. Ku-bands superiority in sub-optimal weather vs. the costs of end user […]

ITAR Restrictions on US Satellite Exports to be Loosened

Under the 2013 Defense Authorization bill approved by both houses and awaiting President Obama’s expected signature, the highly controversial restrictions on US satellite exports under the International Traffic and Arms Regulation (known as ITAR) are set to be loosened. Specifically, the bill allows the president to remove commercial satellites and satellite components from the U.S. munitions […]

Takeaways from Reverse Incentive Auction Webinar

Takeaways from Reverse Incentive Auction Webinar The reverse incentive auction webinar took place at Pillsbury Winthrup’s Washington DC offices yesterday December 19th.  A replay is available at  (note: paid registration required, CLE credits may be available). In addition to the opening remarks, there were three panels – Legal, Valuation and Policy. The key takeaways […]

Discount Code for Reverse Incentive Auction Webinar

A previous post (see: describes an upcoming 3-hour webinar on the reverse incentive auction. If you enter the code: AMWEB, you will get a 36% discount on the $150 price, bringing it to $95. The webinar is about the FCC TV Incentive Auction (Spectrum Act 2012). We have Coleman Bazelon, The Brattle Group; Barlow Keener, Keener Law; Mark Fratrik, […]

Reverse Incentive Auction Webinar – December 19th

I’ll be moderating a valuation panel discussion as part of a three hour webinar on the FCC’s Reverse Incentive Auction process. Here is a link to the site describing the event: : Incentive Auctions: What Broadcasters Need to Know A 3 Hr. a Video Virtual Event (Webinar). December 19th starting at 8:45 AM EST The discussion […]