Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
29.5 - 30 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)


U.S. Federal Government Allocations
27.5 - 30 GHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
29.5 - 29.9 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.539
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541
Mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space)


ITU Region 2 Allocations
29.5 - 29.9 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.539
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541


ITU Region 3 Allocations
29.5 - 29.9 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.539
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541
Mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space)


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Footnotes


5.484A The use of the bands 10.95-11.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 2, 12.2-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 3, 12.5-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1, 13.75-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 17.8-18.6 GHz (space-to-Earth), 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 27.5-28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), 29.5-30 GHz (Earth-to-space) by a non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated.

5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service:

17.3-17.7 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
18.3-19.3 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
19.7-20.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
39.5-40 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
40-40.5 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
40.5-42 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
47.5-47.9 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
48.2-48.54 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
49.44-50.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
and
27.5-27.82 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 1,
28.35-28.45 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
28.45-28.94 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
28.94-29.1 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2 and 3,
29.25-29.46 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
29.46-30 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
48.2-50.2 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2.

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (WRC-03).

5.525 In order to facilitate interregional coordination between networks in the mobile-satellite and fixed-satellite services, carriers in the mobile-satellite service that are most susceptible to interference shall, to the extent practicable, be located in the higher parts of the bands 19.7-20.2 GHz and 29.5-30 GHz.

5.526 In the bands 19.7-20.2 GHz and 29.5-30 GHz in Region 2, and in the bands 20.1-20.2 GHz and 29.9-30 GHz in Regions 1 and 3, networks which are both in the fixed-satellite service and in the mobile-satellite service may include links between earth stations at specified or unspecified points or while in motion, through one or more satellites for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications.

5.527 In the bands 19.7-20.2 GHz and 29.5-30 GHz, the provisions of No. 4.10 do not apply with respect to the mobile-satellite service.

5.529 The use of the bands 19.7-20.1 GHz and 29.5-29.9 GHz by the mobile-satellite service in Region 2 is limited to satellite networks which are both in the fixed-satellite service and in the mobile-satellite service as described in No. 5.526.

5.539 The band 27.5-30 GHz may be used by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) for the provision of feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service.

5.540 Additional allocation: the band 27.501-29.999 GHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis for beacon transmissions intended for up-link power control.

5.541 In the band 28.5-30 GHz, the earth exploration-satellite service is limited to the transfer of data between stations and not to the primary collection of information by means of active or passive sensors.

5.542 Additional allocation: in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Chad, the band 29.5-31 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. The power limits specified in Nos. 21.3 and 21.5 shall apply. (WRC-07)

5.543 The band 29.95-30 GHz may be used for space-to-space links in the Earth exploration-satellite service for telemetry, tracking, and control purposes, on a secondary basis.


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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 27.5 GHz 28.75 GHz 30 GHz
Wavelength 1.1 cm 1.0 cm 10.0 mm
Band designator(s) SHF; Ka-band (IEEE) SHF; Ka-band (IEEE) EHF (millimeter wave); Ka-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 9.5 mm2 8.7 mm2 7.9 mm2
Free space loss (1 m) 61.8 dB 61.6 dB 62.0 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 121.8 dB 121.6 dB 122.0 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 141.8 dB 141.6 dB 142.0 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 161.8 dB 161.6 dB 162.0 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 181.8 dB 181.6 dB 182.0 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
212.9 dB 212.7 dB 213.0 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 233.4 dB 233.2 dB 233.5 dB