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EUTELSAT

 

EUTELSAT

EUTELSAT
Eutelsat-IGO (Inter-governmental-Organization) is the intergovernmental Organisation that maintains the rights to use the radiofrequencies and orbital locations that were collectively assigned to the Member States by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and which, in 2001, were placed at the disposal of Eutelsat SA - a France-based company, which was created that same year for the purpose of operating communication satellites on those frequencies.
Eutelsat-IGO comprises 49 Member States, including Italy. It monitors the work of Eutelsat SA, namely in order to ensure that the latter abides by the Basic Principles of the Convention that regulates the relationship between the two parties. These principles refer, synthetically, to the commitment for universal public service, for pan-European coverage and for a non-discriminatory and fairly-competitive access to its services.
Eutelsat-IGO’s highest decision-making body is the Assembly of Parties (AP), which takes place every two years with the representatives of its 49 Member States. Every 6 months, there is a meeting of the Consulting Committee (CC), a closer group of countries that are elected at every session of the AP.
Every 4 years the Assembly of Parties elects an Executive Secretary who is responsible for managing Eutelsat-IGO’s work upon mandate by the AP and who is its legal Representative. For further information on Eutelsat-IGO, including the list of its Member States, you may visit the Organization’s website. http://www.eutelsatigo.int/en/.


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