Regulatory Services

RKF advocates for the acquisition and protection of spectrum on behalf of clients, both commercial and governmental, around the world.

Our wide range of spectrum management and regulatory services are designed to help clients overcome spectrum and regulatory challenges while maximizing opportunities.

Market Access

We work with wireless system operators who provide service in domestic and foreign markets. We help achieve market access through filings, authorizations, landing rights, negotiating market access requirements, and developing relevant legislation.


We advocate for the acquisition and protection of spectrum on behalf of clients both corporate and governmental around the world. These efforts occur at the national, regional, and global levels, culminating in the World Radio Conference (WRC), where the international rules for spectrum use are set.

Technical & Regulatory Studies

We conduct studies on technical and regulatory aspects of telecom networks and systems. Our regulatory support papers have been cited by regulators, including the FCC, in highly visible Report & Orders, corporations as part of policy advocacy in the regulatory arena, and in world spectrum regulation and harmonization.


We make technical regulatory filings of in-orbit space networks and systems, terrestrial spectrum access, temporary authorizations and orbital slot identification, acquisition, and defense.

Industry Groups & Standards

We are active participants in key industry groups and agencies to promote both domestic and international standards of spectrum sharing and system coexistence.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

RKF The Spectrum Shop

Technical & Regulatory Studies

RKF conducts studies on technical and regulatory aspects of telecommunications networks and systems.

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Spectrum Sharing

RKF performs satellite and radio communications network spectrum sharing and interference analyses and studies, including the production of appropriate modeling software and tools. This includes advanced analyses among Geostationary, Non-Geostationary satellites, High Altitude Platforms (HAPS), and terrestrial systems. For example, on behalf of a coalition of notable technology and communications companies, RKF has performed a multi-year study on Frequency Sharing for Radio Local Area Networks in the 6 GHz Band.

ITU Satellite Network Slot Identification and Regulatory Filing

RKF supports its clients by performing analysis & studies in order to identify of orbital slots and orbits for new satellite networks. In addition, RKF prepares the associated regulatory documentation for filing of those satellite networks under ITU Radio Regulations Articles 9 and 11 and under official procedures contained in Appendix 30, 30A, and 30B. The procedures RKF performs include, but are not limited to, the preparation of Advance Publication, Coordination Request, Notification and Due Diligence filings.

Satellite Network Frequency Coordination & Slot Protection

RKF supports its clients in all aspects of frequency and orbit coordination of satellite networks, under ITU Radio Regulations Articles 9 and 11 and under Appendix 30, 30A, and 30B procedures. RKF handles the preparation and execution of technical analyses and strategies for frequency coordination meetings and provides negotiation and client support during those meetings. Post-filing, RKF manages the ongoing protection of filed satellite slot assets through regular review and processing of publications in the ITU’s International Frequency Information Circular.