A microwave frequency band used for satellite communication and broadcasting, using frequencies of about 12 gigahertz for terrestrial reception and 14 gigahertz for transmission.
- Hitherto, Ku-band frequencies were not permitted to be used by private telecom operators.
- The satellite carries four C-band transponders, two Ku-band transponders and a Mobile Satellite Service payload.
- It offers a much higher bandwidth than that found at Ku-band.
1990s: from Ku (arbitrary serial designation) + band1.
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