This page provides information on applications filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed Martin”), COMSAT Corporation, and COMSAT Digital Teleport, Inc. (collectively “COMSAT” or “Assignor”), together with Intelsat, Ltd., Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd., Intelsat LLC, and Intelsat USA License Corp. (collectively “Intelsat” or “Assignee”) (jointly “Applicants”) pursuant to sections 214, 308, 310(b)(4) and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to assign common carrier and non-common carrier earth station licenses, private land mobile radio (PLMR) licenses, and international section 214 authorizations from COMSAT to Intelsat. These assignments are filed in connection with Intelsat’s proposed acquisition of the assets of a Lockheed Martin business unit known as COMSAT World Systems (“CWS”) and the assets of associated COMSAT business enterprises COMSAT Digital Teleport, Inc. (“CDTI”) and COMSAT General Corporation, both subsidiaries of COMSAT Corporation. COMSAT additionally filed applications seeking to modify the common carrier status of certain earth station facilities that it proposes to assign to Intelsat. In these modification applications, COMSAT seeks to modify the current licenses to permit the facilities to be used to provide service on both a common carrier and non-common carrier basis.
Applicants also request that grant of the assignment applications include authority to assign to Intelsat: (1) additional authorizations issued to COMSAT/CWS during the pendency of the Commission’s consideration of the assignment applications or during the period required for consummation of the assignment following approval; and (2) applications that will have been filed by COMSAT/CWS and are pending at the time of consummation of the proposed assignment, including requests for special temporary authority concerning a new or existing facility associated with the transaction.
These applications have been consolidated under IB Docket No. 02-87, and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System. Copies of documents in the record may also be obtained for a fee from FCC's duplicating contractor Qualex International, or may be viewed and/or copied at the FCC Reference Center.
FCC Letter Stops the Clock
Letters Exchanged Between COMSAT Corporation and Intelsat Global Service Corporation and Between DOJ and FBI filed by Federal Bureau of Investigation
AT&T Petition To Deny
Letter submitting decision of the Federal Trade Commission re: early termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period filed by Intelsat, Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, and COMSAT Corporation
Notice, filed on behalf of Intelsat USA License Corp. notifying the Commission that the company has adopted all relevant tariffs of COMSAT Corporation.
Public Notice Erratum
Lockheed Martin/COMSAT And Intelsat Seek FCC Consent To Assign Licenses And Section 214 Authorizations - Pleading Cycle Established, IB Docket No. 02-87, DA 02-951 (IB) [Acrobat | Word | Text]
Foreign Ownership Submission Pursuant to Section 310(b)(4):
Earth Station Assignment And Modification Applications:
The Lead File Number for the Earth Station Assignment Applications is SES-ASG-20020405-00552. The Lead File Number for the Earth Station Assignment Modification Applications is SES-MOD-20020405-00568.
Private Land Mobile Radio Assignment Application:
Section 214 Assignment Application:
According to Applicants, Intelsat LLC is the proposed Title III licensee and Intelsat USA License Corp. is the proposed holder of the international section 214 authorizations. Intelsat LLC, a Delaware company, is wholly owned and controlled by Intelsat Holdings LLC, also a Delaware company, which in turn is wholly owned by Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda. Intelsat USA License Corp., a Delaware corporation, is wholly owned and controlled by Intelsat USA Sales Corporation, also a Delaware corporation, which in turn is wholly owned by Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, which itself is wholly owned by Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, Ltd., also a company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda. Intelsat, Ltd. is owned by more than 220 entities, representing 145 nations. Lockheed Martin will continue to hold approximately 24.05 percent of Intelsat, Ltd.’s shares through COMSAT Corporation and related COMSAT business entities.
Intelsat owns and operates a global satellite system that provides space segment capacity. Intelsat’s customers include distributors such as COMSAT that resell capacity, as well as customers that purchase capacity for their own use. Applicants state that grant of the applications would allow Intelsat to combine the COMSAT/CWS downstream distribution infrastructure with the existing Intelsat space segment capacity.
Day 1 was on: 4/24/02
This information was last updated on: 10/30/02
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