Obituary Notice

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform our members of the death of Mitsutoshi Akao, who passed away on the 11th of October 2023.   Akao had been a member of the APSCC Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020, and his support of APSCC was always incredibly strong.   We…

APSCC Appoints Membership Sales Representative

8 May 2023, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced the appointment of Vishaal Mathur as membership sales representative, augmenting its reach to the space and satellite industry in South Asia. The appointment is part of the organization’s initiative to substantially expand its membership and to strengthen representation in the region. Vishaal brings with…

Terry Bleakley Appointed as APSCC President

2 May 2023, Seoul, Korea – In an election taking place over in April, the membership of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) has appointed Terry Bleakley as APSCC President. The appointment takes effect immediately and continues through the end of April 2025. Bleakley assumes the leadership of APSCC, succeeding Gregg Daffner in the position.…

APSCC Welcomes Astroscale as Newest Member

3 January 2022, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced that on-orbit servicing (OOS) company, Astroscale has joined the trade group, augmenting its already-broad reach in the space and satellite industry across the Asia Pacific region. “APSCC is delighted to welcome Astroscale as our newest member,” said APSCC President Gregg Daffner. “Their…

APSCC Welcomes SatADSL as Newest Member

14 February 2022, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced that SatADSL has joined the Organization, continuing to grow the organization’s reach for the space and satellite industry. “As the voice representing the satellite and space industry, APSCC is excited to welcome SatADSL. In this challenging time, the industry needs to work…

The Global Satellite Industry and COVID19

While the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed society and life as we knew it, the satellite industry ensured broad connectivity and service continuity for public and private users alike, connecting and empowering them to strengthen critical networks while also providing valuable insight into environmental, social and economic changes in society. Numerous examples in this article show how…

APSCC Looks for New Senior Executive

Seong Joong Kim Retires as Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council after Serving Eight Years in Leadership Post   Wednesday, 5 December 2018, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) has announced that Seong Joong Kim, who has led the Organization for 8 years, will retire in early 2019 and the…

APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition: Final Report

21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition 4 – 6 October 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia     SUMMARY Event: 21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition (APSCC 2018) Date: October 4 – 6, 2018 Venue: Shangri-La hotel Jakarta Theme: #SATECHconnect   The 21st Asia-Pacific…

‘Global Satellite Coalition’ welcomes the Communications Alliance of Australia

29 October 2018, Sydney, Australia – The “Global Satellite Coalition” (GSC), established by six of the worlds leading satellite industry associations today announced that the Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) of the Communications Alliance of Australia, a group of satellite services-focused companies active in the Australian market, has joined the Coalition. Including the Australian group…

‘Global Satellite Coalition’ Launched by the Industry’s Leading Trade Associations

‘Global Satellite Coalition’ Launched by the Industry’s Leading Trade Associations Satellite Spectrum Advocacy and Promotion of Industry Value Proposition Affirmed as Coalition’s First Priorities 13 March 2018, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six of the world’s leading satellite industry associations have established the “Global Satellite Coalition” (GSC), an international group through which targeted initiatives will be coordinated…

APSCC Supports Community Connect Initiative

APSCC supports a new initiative (click here for full Community Connect Paper) aimed at facilitating global broadband with satellite’s role highlighted. The goals of Community Connect are: Enabling 100% availability of broadband communications services, everywhere Providing consumers, business, governments, hospitals, schools and others access to broadband services, wherever they are locate Stimulating the development of…

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Four Available Online

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Four IN-FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY A Soaring IFC Landscape for Airlines and Service Providers Florent Rizzo, Euroconsult IFC | HTS Is In-Flight Connectivity Ready to Take Off Doreen Oren, Gilat Satellite Networks IFC | HTS In-flight Connectivity – Meeting Forecast Demand and User Expectations Dave Rehbehn, Peter Pardee, Hughes Network Systems IFC…

APSCC Announces Finalists for its First Young Talent Award

APSCC Announces Finalists for its First Young Talent Award Recognizing the Best and Brightest Young Talent in the APAC Satellite Industry Seoul, Korea, 14 September 2017: The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced the finalists for its first Young Talent Award. The Award is the latest initiative of APSCC to ensure a healthy future…

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Three Available Online

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Three SATELLITE BROADCASTIN IN ASIA-PACIFIC Trends & Forecasts for Video Services in the Asia Pacific Region Dimitri Buchs, Euroconsult DTH / UHD Video in Asia – Today and into the Future Deepak Mathur, SES Video DTH / UHD Reaching More Homes and New Audiences via Satellite Markus Fritz, Eutelsat DTH…

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Two Available Online

APSCC Quarterly Newsletter: 2017 Issue Two LEO Satellite Constellations Broadband Satellite Communications Now Also Available With Constellations Rachel Villain, Euroconsult LEO CONSTELLATION / BROADBAND Low Earth Orbit – A New Communications Paradigm Mark Rigolle, LeoSat Enterprises LEO CONSTELLATION / BIG DATA AxelGlobe – The Microsatellite Constellation in the New Space Era Yuya Nakamura, Axelspace Corporation…