Satellite: Land Mobile, Marine and Aero

The CommLaw Group represents a broad array of companies operating in the domestic and international fixed and mobile satellite services industry. Our clients include providers of various technologies used in the provision of satellite-based communications and broadband services for numerous applications, including land mobile, marine and aircraft. We are experienced with VSAT, BGAN, other services carried over and serviced by the Inmarsat and Iridium I-3 and I-4 networks, as well as other satellite technologies.

The CommLaw Group assists satellite operators with a broad swath of legal matters, including:

  • Licensing and regulatory matters, such as:
    • International 214 authorizations
    • Satellite and earth station licensing
    • Regulatory fees and reporting requirements
  • Drafting, negotiation of commercial contracts
  • Provision of services, implementation and convergence issues in all areas of information technology, telecommunications and the Internet
  • Transponder leases
  • Mergers & Acquisitions of telecommunications companies
  • Regulatory issues with regard to the acquisition of space and telecommunications companies including reviews by the
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Antitrust Reviews and U.S. State
  • Department investigations (Visit The CommLaw Group’s International Telecommunications practice for more information.)

Visit The CommLaw Group’s International Telecommunications practice for more information.

The Ad Hoc Coalition

In 2009, our firm organized The Ad Hoc Coalition of International Telecommunications Companies (“Ad Hoc Coalition”). The Ad Hoc Coalition is a grassroots organization comprised of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies, including a variety of international communications, traditional and IP transport carriers, prepaid service providers and numbering providers. The goal of the Coalition is to bring equitable relief to international telecommunications service providers offering services in the United States. The Ad Hoc Coalition is not beholden to the interests of any single member or group, but by the common cause shared by all members. The Ad Hoc Coalition represents a clear, unified voice for international telecommunications service providers ready to fight for fair and equitable treatment under the law.