By R Hariharan — Col.
Intelsat in turn has vowed to put a stop to it. Eutelsat competes with Intelsat in most regions of the world but in this case is a customer on the beam in question. Concerns that piracy and jamming threaten the credibility of commercial satellites among some potential users, especially military customers, have been raised repeatedly in recent years.
In an April 12 interview, Fatig said the technology has been well-proven aboard military satellites and that the only debate is whether satellite operators can justify the cost by the potential savings. What is the impact of these losses on overall revenues, and on the credibility of the service to customers?
The technology has been supported in Europe with research investment money from the European Space Agency. For Intelsat, the signal hijacking by a group backing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of Sri Lanka did not result in the loss of revenues because the group, which has been waging a war against the Sri Lankan government for years, did not deprive a legitimate customer from making broadcasts.
Instead, the group — based at one or more areas in which their satellite Earth station could remain operational without fear of government discovery — used a vacant Ku-band transponder on the Intelsat 12 satellite, located at 45 degrees east longitude over the Indian Ocean.
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Intelsat Chief Counsel Phillip L. Spector said that to his knowledge it is the first time an organization that has never been a customer of Intelsat has conducted such an operation. They have never been authorized to use our satellite. Spector said that in mid-March, Intelsat received a letter from the Sri Lankan government seeking an explanation of the Tamil Tiger broadcasts.
He also declined to say whether Intelsat has identified the geographic location of the Earth station being used. But one industry official said Intelsat has decided to transfer existing customers using the beam to another beam or another satellite with similar coverage, and then to aim the beam elsewhere so that it does not cover Sri Lanka.
But Intelsat in this case has sought permission to make the switch immediately.
One of the two customers on the beam has agreed. Sri Lankan authorities in the past have said the Tigers find much of their outside support in Tamil Nadu, as well as in the Tamil diaspora in Asia, Europe and North America.The term "piracy" has been used to refer to the unauthorized copying, distribution and selling of works in copyright.
The practice of labelling the infringement of exclusive rights in creative works as "piracy" predates statutory copyright law. India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives signed a landmark agreement on July 8, on coordinated handling of maritime security threats such as piracy, gunrunning and terrorism and presumably human trafficking in the Indian Ocean.
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