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Hughes’ plan to use Canadian satellite spectrum comes under harsh criticism

News | 12/11/2001 5:00 am EST

Hughes Network Systems’ proposed plan to use Canadian satellite spectrum as part of a constellation of communications satellites has come under harsh criticism from Canadian industry observers who say the plan is without merit. Sources question Hughes’ willingness to develop the Ka-band in the 107.3 degrees West orbital slot before the deadline of April 25, 2004 when the company already has several slots that it has yet to develop (RoW, Nov. 27/01).

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