Part A Actions to Ensure Pro-Competitive Privatization
Part B Federal Communications Commission Licensing Criteria: Privatization Criteria
Part C Deregulation and Other Statutory Changes
Part D Negotiations to Pursue Privatization
Part E Definitions

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 47 > Chapter 6 > Subchapter VI - Communications Competition and Privatization

  • additional services: means --

    (A) for Inmarsat, those non-maritime or non-aeronautical mobile services in the 1. See 47 USC 769

  • Administration: means the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See 47 USC 702
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Commission: means the Federal Communications Commission. See 47 USC 769
  • COMSAT: means the corporation established pursuant to subchapter III of this chapter, or the successor in interest to such corporation. See 47 USC 769
  • corporation: means the corporation authorized by subchapter III of this chapter. See 47 USC 702
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • GMDSS: means the automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system which uses satellite and advanced terrestrial systems for international distress communications and promoting maritime safety in general. See 47 USC 769
  • Headquarters Agreement: means the International Telecommunication 1 Satellite Organization Headquarters Agreement (November 24, 1976) (TIAS 8542, 28 UST 2248). See 47 USC 769
  • ICO: means the company known, as of March 17, 2000, as ICO Global Communications, Inc. See 47 USC 769
  • Inmarsat: means the International Mobile Satellite Organization established pursuant to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization. See 47 USC 769
  • Inmarsat Convention: means the Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat) (TIAS 9605, 31 UST 1). See 47 USC 769
  • INTELSAT: means the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization established pursuant to the Agreement Relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT). See 47 USC 769
  • INTELSAT Agreement: means the Agreement Relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization ("INTELSAT"), including all its annexes (TIAS 7532, 23 UST 3813). See 47 USC 769
  • International Telecommunication Union: means the intergovernmental organization that is a specialized agency of the United Nations in which member countries cooperate for the development of telecommunications, including adoption of international regulations governing terrestrial and space uses of the frequency spectrum as well as use of the geostationary satellite orbit. See 47 USC 769
  • national security agency: means the National Security Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Coast Guard. See 47 USC 769
  • non-core services: means , with respect to INTELSAT provision, services other than public-switched network voice telephony and occasional-use television, and with respect to Inmarsat provision, services other than global maritime distress and safety services or other existing maritime or aeronautical services for which there are not alternative providers. See 47 USC 769
  • Operating Agreement: means --

    (A) in the case of INTELSAT, the agreement, including its annex but excluding all titles of articles, opened for signature at Washington on August 20, 1971, by Governments or telecommunications entities designated by Governments in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement. See 47 USC 769

  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • separated entity: means a privatized entity to whom a portion of the assets owned by INTELSAT or Inmarsat are transferred prior to full privatization of INTELSAT or Inmarsat, including in particular the entity whose structure was under discussion by INTELSAT as of March 25, 1998, but excluding ICO. See 47 USC 769
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • space segment: means the satellites, and the tracking, telemetry, command, control, monitoring and related facilities and equipment used to support the operation of satellites owned or leased by INTELSAT, Inmarsat, or a separated entity or successor entity. See 47 USC 769
  • telecommunication: means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems. See 47 USC 702
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See 1 USC 3