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Why The Military Should Be Detecting CID

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MilsatMagazine | May 2016 | Why The Military Should Be Detecting CID |  By Roger Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal

The lead up to the Carrier ID mandate has created quite a buzz in the broadcasting industry and I’m certain many readers have seen articles in MilsatMagazine discussing this most important topic.

Published in May 2013 as the ETSI TS 103 129 Standard and adopted industry-wide in January 2015, Carrier ID is a long-awaited solution to a long-standing problem and thankfully groups such as the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) have successfully lobbied to make Carrier ID a standard across equipment.

Once Carrier ID is in place, cases of carrier interference will be quickly identified and easily resolved. The equipment is ready, the database is all but finalized and the rubber meets the road on January 2018, when the FCC will begin to require that satellite signals contain Carrier ID information.

So, why are we still talking about Carrier ID? Why does carrier interference remain an issue? Why hasn’t this mandate completely resolved all of the problems that are related to carrier interference? Well, unfortunately, this great resource is being implemented far too slowly.

The two main reasons for such slow implementations are….