Project Management Bandwidth for the C-Band Migration

Great responsibilities come with managing large broadcast and satellite projects, especially when there are wholesale changes to the technical infrastructure. We all know that these systems must be built to exacting technical specifications, with technologies that optimize reliability, performance and ROI. These three pillars matter most once the systems are commissioned and operational.

Still, our project management responsibilities extend far beyond technical considerations. There are budgets, deadlines and crews to manage. Falling short in one area will affect the others, especially if the project spans across many sites, many regions and many years.

The FCC’s “5G FAST Plan” represents all of these traits, and is right in USSI Global’s wheelhouse. The 5G FAST Plan will clear 300MHz of the C-Band for 5G mobile services over the next five years. The TV and radio broadcasters, cable networks and universities that operate within that 300MHz must move to the remaining 200MHz. These transitions will require complex technical changes made more challenging through intensive labor and time-sensitive deadlines.

USSI Global developed its C-Band Interference Mitigation service to navigate our customers through the entire process. Starting with complete site audits and evaluations, USSI Global will procure all equipment, assign dedicated RF field engineers, and manage all installation and commissioning phases, with options for continuing maintenance plans and managed services. Most of all, we will ensure your operation is in compliance and optimized for performance.

With the C-Band Auction now in motion, Intelsat and Sinclair Broadcast Group have contracted USSI Global to to meet its FCC’s December 2023 Phase II deadline. And just like the C-Band, we have plenty of remaining capacity for your transitions. Learn about the benefits of our C-Band Interference Mitigation service here, and contact us to learn how USSI Global and our unrivaled project management experience can service your C-Band migration mandate.