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Flash report on the phone call with the European Satellite Operators
Association, 4 July 2016
Today the European Satellite Operators Association (art 4(1)(b) ) called me with regard to landing
rights for satellite operators in Indonesia. The association's operators provide capacity from the space to
service providers (telecom, broadcasters).
art 4(1)(b) explained that in Indonesia satellite operators are subjected to heavy specific requirements,
despite the fact that these are already regulated at international level (ITU). Indonesia requires that
satellite operators co-ordinate their activities with Indonesia's satellite companies, with a view to protect
their domestic players, and has set out specific provisions in this regard.
art 4(1)(b) intends to convey this issue to the Commission in a written form and in view of forthcoming
negotiations for an EU-Indonesia FTA.
Unit C2 “South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand”