The politics of low earth space orbits and specific spectrum bands for internet services are starting to heat up. The 5G for 12 GHz Coalition has accused SpaceX of running a public misinformation campaign.
The lobbying group consists of 35 5G companies that operate in the United States and includes Dish Network.
The issue surrounds using the 12 GHz band, which both Starlink and 5G companies are looking to use.
The coalition put out a press release earlier this week entitled: “5G for 12 GHz Coalition sets the record straight on Starlink’s misinformation campaign on 12 GHz”.
As well it continues on and states:
…Starlink has initiated a public misinformation campaign by falsely telling customers and the public that coexistence is not possible in the band among Starlink and 5G services – despite nationwide data proving otherwise. (via ScreenRant)
This fight has been going on for more than a year.
At least to say this is going to be a long fight between SpaceX and the 5G for 12 GHz Coalition members with no end in sight.