94. In the Notice, we discussed the possibility of satellite DARS providers offering non-DARS, or ancillary, services. We sought comment on what restrictions, if any, should apply to such services and on how to monitor compliance with any restrictions.
The applicants have proposed a mix of ancillary services. We agree with the commenters who argue that allowing flexibility consistent with the allocation will allow providers to tailor service offerings to meet consumer needs. Because the United States successfully obtained an international allocation for satellite DARS at WARC-92, we would be concerned about any use of the spectrum that is inconsistent with the international allocation.
Mobile ~ Mobile-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service: • between mobile earth stations and one or more space stations, or between space stations used by this service; or • between mobile earth stations by means of one or more space stations. This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.
Radio-Location ~ Radiolocation Service: A radiodetermination service for the purpose of radiolocation
Fixed ~ Fixed-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service between earth stations at given positions when one or more satellites are used; the given position may be a specified fixed point or any fixed point within specified areas; in some cases this service includes satellite-to-satellite links, which may also be operated in the inter-satellite service, the fixed-satellite service may also include feeder links for other space radiocommunication services.
Broadcast-Satellite ~ Broadcasting-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service in which signals transmitted or retransmitted by space stations are intended for direct reception by the general public. In the broadcasting-satellite service, the term “direct reception” shall encompass both individual reception and community reception.
Broadcasting Service: A radiocommunication service in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public. This service may include sound transmissions, television transmissions or other types of transmissions.