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Our SWANsat Magna Carta
0. Due Diligence Materials
1. Executive Summary
2. Technical Documents
3. Ex-Im Bank Funding Guarantee
4. Information Memorandums
5. Funding & Investments
6. Marketing Structure
7. FERA and Senate Bill 2433
8. Backhaul Tower Support
9. South Sudan Proposals
10. Host Country Documents
11. ITU Filings
12. mySWANbank
13. Reports to Friends of SWANsat
14. Bio for Dr. William P. Welty
15. Conferences Addressed
16. Landing Rights Issues
17. United Nations Responses
18. Islamic Banking Issues
19. World Bank and ODA
20. Links that Mention SWANsat
21. The LIBERTY™ Suite
22. SWANsat Aerospace, Our Vendor
23. Relations with the African Union
26. Milestones: Progress to Date
24. The NEPAD Council
25. AUric/Global Settlement Foundation
27. Press Reports about SWANsat
28. Press Images and Logos
29. Mauritius Documents
30. On Visionaries...

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Section XI: SWANsat ITU Filings


SWANsat filed Advanced Publication Information (API) documents at the International Telecommunication Union in November 2007 for the first three of twelve operational spacecraft in the SWANsat constellation. API filings for the remaining nine operational and two on-orbit spares will be made as we approach the time schedule for building those spacecraft. The ITU released copies of our filings for SWANsat 1A, 2A, and 3A  on 15 May 200, 27 January 2009, and 13 November 2009, respectively.

Our API for SWANsat's first 3 spacecraft:

SWANsat 1A API filing dated 15 November 2007

SWANsat 2A API filing dated 15 November 2007

SWANsat 3A API filing dated 15 November 2007

ITU Public Filings for SWANsat's first 3 spacecraft:

SWANsat 1A filing dated 15 May 2008

SWANsat 2A filing dated 27 January 2009

SWANsat 3A filing dated 13 November 2009

Correspondence

On 8 December 2007 we wrote to ITU Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré with an innovative proposal regarding SWANsat.

Download a PDF copy of our letter to Dr. Touré.

Our correspondence was based on our meeting on 30 October 2007 with Dr. Touré's daughter Fatima at the Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Ms. Touré recommended that we contact Dr. Touré with our proposal.


Introducing Our SWANsat

Magna Carta* for the Information Age

*[1] The “great charter” of English liberties, forced from King John by the English barons and sealed at Runnymede, June 15, 1215. [2] Any fundamental constitution or law guaranteeing rights and liberties; cf. Dictionary.com, "Magna Carta".


On 15 February 2010, SWANsat Holdings filed a Notice of Claim of Exemption based on provisions contained in the Republic of Germany's regulations concerning Section 58 exemptions for operations in never-before-assigned electromagnetic frequencies such as the W-band. Copies of the Notice of Claim of Exemption were simultaneously served on the ITU and other international and national regulatory agencies. The SWANsat Magna Carta for the Information Age is a seminal statement and declaration concerning human rights and the Internet. It consists of a formal demarche and manifesto††, based on five separate authorities, that the SWANsat System's planned Networked Information Communication Technology System (NICT System) is exempt from landing rights and operational licenses on the grounds that access to Internet Portals and Information Freedom are both inalienable human rights, as defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I.e., a formal appeal or statement presented to public officials or authorities by a private interest group; cf. Dictionary.com, "demarche".

††I.e. a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization. Dictionary.com, "manifesto".


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Download our Notice of Claim of Exemption

Official, complete, digitally signed edition of our Notice of Claim of Exemption as filed, including all Exhibits to the Notice of Exemption.

Copy of the text-only edition, of our Notice of Claim of Exemption as filed. Identical in content to the above document, but omitting the Exhibits. This text-only edition is not digitally signed and is therefore not an official edition of our Notice of Claim of Exemption. However, unlike the official, complete edition, this text-only edition is only 46 pages long. Download this text-only edition if you want the "short" version without the supporting documents.


Download our Exhibits as separate files
None of these file are digitally signed and therefore they are not official copies of the exhibits to our Notice of Claim of Exemption.

Complete copy of all Exhibits A-H to our Notice of Claim of Exemption, as filed, but omitting the actual text of the Notice.

Complete copy of Exhibit A:

INFORMATION REQUESTED IN Application for Frequency Assignments for Earth Stations for Satellite Services (Antrag auf Zuteilung von Frequenzen für Erdfunkstellen für Satellitenfunk) PUBLISHED BY THE BUNDESNETZAGENTUR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

Complete copy of Exhibit B:

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Complete copy of Exhibit C:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE SWANSAT SYSTEM

Complete copy of Exhibit D:

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SWANSAT SYSTEM: INEXPENSIVE ICT:
THE GOLDEN KEY TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

Complete copy of Exhibit E:
TECHNOLOGY READINESS ASSESSMENT FOR THE SWANSAT SYSTEM

Complete copy of Exhibit F:

DRAFT NOTE VERBALE AND MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RECOGNIZING NOTICE OF CLAIM OF EXEMPTION OF SWANSAT SYSTEM UNDER SECTION FIFTY-EIGHT

Microsoft Word DOC file copy of this exhibit for filing by sovereign nation states with SWANsat Holdings. This file is intended to be edited by the telecommunication ministries of nations that are eligible to receive reduced rates for their citizens who wish to access the Internet through the SWANsat System portal.

Complete copy of Exhibit G:

WHY THE INTERNET MUST BE OPEN, GLOBAL, AND MULTILINGUAL OPENING SPEECH AT THE INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM, SHARM EL SHEIKH, 15 NOVEMBER 2009

Complete copy of Exhibit H:

UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION 66/90 DATED 6 JANUARY 2006 AND CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE UNITED NATIONS REGARDING SWANSAT


ITU Stocktaking Database

On 5 November 2007, the ITU published an updated statement in its Stocktaking Database regarding the SWANsat Project. The Stocktaking Database provides a global platform for the presentation, exchange and dissemination of information on activities promoting the development of the Information Society at the local, national, regional and global level. The ITU Stocktaking Database entry for SWANsat provides an up-to-date description on progress regarding our project.

Supplemental Documentation in RE Registration Notification for SWANsat filed at ITU on 1 May 2004

We filed this redaction of our Application for Assignment that we filed with the Republic of Nauru in order to provide an informal public statement to the ITU about what the SWANsat system is all about.

Addendum to Supplemental Documentation

Contains the Scope of Work and Flight Assurance Program Plan for the SWANsat system.


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ITU Summit Golden Book

The Golden Book was published in early 2006 by the ITU as a permanent record of the new commitments and resources pledged by stakeholders during the Tunis Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). All WSIS stakeholders at the Summit were invited to submit an online questionnaire with details of their activities announced during the Tunis Phase. These activities have been planned or are already being undertaken to implement the WSIS Plan of Action. The Golden Book also serves as a tool helping to coordinate the action taken to implement the 11 Action lines and avoid duplication. More than 375 submissions were made to the Golden Book by governments, international organizations, NGOs, companies and individuals, describing their work towards promoting ICT activities. ITU estimates that the activities announced during the Tunis Phase to promote WSIS goals represented a total value of at least  € 3.2 billion (US$ 3.9 billion) (not counting the cost of SWANsat).

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