SOURCE: Office of Communications

February 27, 2009 05:53 ET

Ofcom decides on cancellation of ICO-P assignments

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 27, 2009) -


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OFCOM DECIDES ON CANCELLATION OF ICO-P ASSIGNMENTS.

27 February 2009

Ofcom represents the UK Government in the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) and acts as the UK notifying
administration under ITU procedures in relation to the international
management of spectrum and orbit resources.

Following a review of the status of the deployment of the ICO-P mobile
satellite system conducted over a three year period involving extensive
consultation with ICO Global Communications (ICO), and having carefully
considered the representations made by ICO, Ofcom has taken a decision
that it will write to the ITU on 17 March to instruct that the ICO-P
assignments currently recorded in the ITU Master Register be cancelled.

NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the
   UK communications industries, with responsibilities across
   television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications
   services.

2. For further information about Ofcom please visit: www.ofcom.org.uk.
   Ofcom's news releases can be found at: www.ofcom.org.uk/media/

CONTACT

Meleri Thomas
Media & Corporate Relations
Ofcom
ofcomnews@ofcom.org.uk
(+44) (0)300 123 4000
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