APSCC members include government bodies, public and private organizations, associations and corporations, involved in satellite services, broadcasting, manufacturing, launch service, risk management and associate fields or other outer space related activities with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region.
KT, Korea’s top integrated wired/wireless communications service provider, has been in the lead in the development of the information & communications business for the last 27 years. With the commercial launch of the world’s first wireless broadband service (WiBro), KT is paving the way for U-Korea with ubiquitous infrastructure through which people can share information wherever they are.
On 30 December 2010, KT launched Olleh1 and initiated the commercial service at the end of January 2011. Olleh1 replaced KOREASAT 3 and provides in-orbit backup capacity for the entire KOREASAT fleet. KT also has the capacity with KOREASAT 7(CONDOSAT) to provide a service to neighboring countries outside the Korean Peninsula, covering Asia, Middle East and Africa.
KT currently operates 3 satellites – KOREASAT5, Olleh1 and KOREASAT 7 for DBS and FSS. In July 2010, KT also made an agreement with ABS to build KOREASAT 8 (CONDOSAT) and the spacecraft is under the construction. When launched in 2013, KOREASAT 8 will provide the commercial service over Korea, East Asia, South Africa and South East Asia.
SK Telecom is Korea’s leading mobile communications company with more than 25 million subscribers. SK Telecom has made a number of historical breakthroughs in the Korean telecommunications industry since it has been established on 29 March 1984. Our history has evolved from a first generation analogue cellular system, to the world’s first second generation CDMA, then to the world’s first third generation synchronized IMT-2000 cellular system. We also became the world’s first to commercialize HSPA in May 2006 and open the way for the age of video calling.
In 2004, SK Telecom successfully launched “Hanbyul,” the world’s first DMB satellite, to presage the age of “TV in my palm” and lead the world in the infusion of telecommunications and broadcasting.
Based on these advanced mobile communications technologies, SK Telecom has become a pioneer in clearing the path into a next generation network arena that includes the development of the 4th and 5th generation mobile communication technology.
ABS is one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world. ABS serves a global customer base with representatives in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. ABS offers a complete range of end-to-end solutions, including direct-to-home, cable TV distribution cellular backhaul, VSAT, and Internet backbone services with diverse IP transit through its European and Asian Internet gateways. ABS hosts over 175 TV channels making it one of the fastest growing and top satellite distribution platforms and broadcasters of TV channels in the Asia Pacific.
ABS is rapidly expanding its satellite fleet and business worldwide through the recent acquisitions of ABS- 7 (formerly Koreasat 3), ABS-1A and ABS-5. ABS has also completed a strategic cooperation with Eutelsat for the ABS-1B/W75 satellite at 75°E. ABS is planning the launch of a new state-of-the-art high powered satellite, ABS-2, scheduled in 2013. ABS-2 will be located at the 75° East Longitude, ABS’ prime orbital location covering four-fifths of the world’s population across the Indian Ocean region.
As one of the three divisions of the Airbus Group, Airbus Defence and Space is Europe’s No.1 defence and space company. Worldwide, it ranks second for space and is among the top ten defence companies, with revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
Composed of four business lines – Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Communication, Intelligence & Security (CIS) and Electronics – Airbus Defence and Space brings together a wide portfolio to continue to meet the complex needs of its customers, contribute to nations’ defence and security, and secure Europe’s sovereign and independent access to space.
Airbus Defence and Space provides a total satellite communications system capability in-house, from spacecraft and payload design, manufacture, test, launch and operations, to the complete communications system infrastructure.
Arianespace is the world’s commercial launch services leader, Arianespace has launched over 50 percent of the commercial satellites in service. Utilizing the Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega family of launchers, Arianespace delivers a wide range of satellites to their desired orbits.
Arianespace’s Soyuz and Ariane launch vehicles allow operators to choose from the most reliable family of launchers. The independent heritage of Ariane 5, Soyuz, and Alliance vehicles guarantees the best schedule assurance solutions for our customers. Any difficulties with one of these vehicles will not impact the launch schedule of any of the other vehicles.
A single launch contract with Arianespace allows to a multitude of launcher options. Arianespace provides launch solutions for satellites of all sizes.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Hughes owns and operates service businesses in the U.S., Europe, India, and Brazil, delivering continent-wide Hughes broadband satellite and terrestrial connectivity and an ever growing range of applications – such as high-speed Internet/Intranet access, distance learning, business TV, digital signage, and VoIP. Major enterprise customers include many of the Fortune 1000 companies in virtually every vertical sector. HughesNet consumer/SMB subscribers now number over 640,000, making Hughes the largest provider of high-speed satellite Internet access in the U.S.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
International Launch Services (ILS) is a global leader in providing commercial launch services for satellite operators worldwide offering a complete array of services and support, from contract signing through mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS has exclusive rights to market the Proton and future Angara vehicles, has launched most commercial satellite platforms and worked with all major satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, Va., near Washington, D.C.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, which holds the majority interest in ILS, is one of the cornerstones of the Russian space industry. Khrunichev manufactures the Proton system and is developing the next generation Angara launch system. The heritage Proton vehicle launches from facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has a heritage of over 360 missions since 1965 and the highest launch rate of any single launch system in the industry.
The JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems“ is Russia’s leading space enterprise specializing in the design, development and manufacture of high performance spacecraft and satellite systems. The company owns the latest technology to perform a complete satellite manufacturing cycle, including mission-critical satellite testing and qualification as well as satellite-in-orbit control and support. ISS-Reshetnev’s solid expertise, highly-qualified personnel, advanced technologies and reliable partnership relations are the company’s most important assets and the major source of its competitive advantage allowing the enterprise to maintain its leading position on the highly competitive satellite market.
For 30 years, customers have turned to Kratos to solve their complex ground system needs. Kratos and its affiliates provide product-based solutions and systems that cost-effectively address the ground system needs of our commercial and government customers in the aerospace and communications arena. Kratos is also the developer of the EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (EPOCH IPS), which is the most widely used command and control system on the market.
Leveraging our system engineering expertise, we provide innovative, commercial product-based solutions tailored to meet the needs of our global customer base, with a breadth of capabilities that no other ground system provider can match:
– Satellite control systems
– Payload/management systems
– Antenna and RF system design, installation and integration for TT&C, communication
and broadcast applications
– Managed SATCOM network operations
– Complete turnkey ground systems
– Terrestrial spectrum monitoring and direction finding systems
– Satellite communication monitoring, planning and
– interference detection and geolocation systems and services
– Network technology consulting and services
Known for its global business ethnics and integrity, cost-effective solutions, proven capabilities, highly flexible and open products are just a few reasons why Kratos has the largest customer base in the industry, many of whom are repeat customers, which speaks to the quality of our solutions and our ability to deliver on our commitments to our customers.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
For the space business, MELCO has been a leading manufacturer contributing to space development in Japan, participating in more than 440 domestic and international satellites as prime contractor and major subcontractor.
In the commercial arena, MELCO has developed high reliable standardized platform named DS2000 and the total number of DS2000 has reached 10 spacecrafts by our recent win of the Turksat 4A and 4B for Turksat Satellite Communication and Cable TV Operation AS, which cover Turkey, as well as in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Since its foundation in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has sought to pioneer new approaches to manufacturing, and has built the foundations for the development of the entire industry. MHI manufactures 700 items in a very broad range of fields, including aerospace rockets, power-generation facilities, ships, industrial equipment, and home air conditioners. With energy and environmental issues becoming challenges shared by the entire planet, we are contributing to society through our operations.
As a manufacturing company that supports the sustainability of the Earth and its people, MHI is committed to sustainable growth and to taking on new challenges.
MHI has played an important role in the space development in Japan. from the beginning of the N-I rocket to the current launch vehicle, H-IIA and H-IIB. MHI began activities to provide launch services with the H-IIA for both commercial and government missions in 2007. We have successfully achieved the launch of first-ever foreign costumer satellite in 2012, and will continue to be strongly involved in commercial launch services and leading development in the space industry.
Newtec is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.
Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.
Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) is Russia’s national satellite communications operator. Established in 1967, RSCC operates satellites that support global coverage, and its orbit/frequency assets make it one of the ten largest satellite operators in the world. RSCC is registered with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and is a full-fledged member of the Asian-Pacific Satellite Communications Council and the World Teleport Association. Today RSCC’s services are available in 35 countries.
RSCC owns Russia’s largest communications and broadcast satellite constellation, five teleports in both the European and Asian parts of the continent and its own optical fiber infrastructure. RSCC offers a full range of telecommunications services, including TV and radio broadcasting, data transmission, telephony, multimedia and others.
Among RSCC customers are the largest TV and radio companies and broadcast networks, telecommunications companies, mobile and fixed-line telephony, Internet and VSAT providers, government agencies and state-owned enterprises, transnational corporations, business entities and financial institutions.
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 46 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, business and governmental organisations worldwide. The SES’ global satellite fleet is complemented by a network of teleports allowing customers to reach 99% of the world’s population.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks.
SKY Perfect JSAT is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications. With a fleet of 16 satellites, the company offers a wide range of services including video distribution/contribution and data communication as well as unrivaled back-up capability in the Asia-Pacific.
SKY Perfect JSAT has successfully launched JCSAT-13 (JCSAT-4B) in May 2012 which carries 44 Ku transponders. With Japan beam, Indonesia beam, and two steerable beams, JCSAT-13 will meet the demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
SKY Perfect JSAT is also the largest Direct-to-Home satellite broadcast service operator in Japan. The company provides Pay-TV service (“SKY Perfect TV!”) of over 350 TV channels to more than 3.8 million households using three orbital slots and FTTH.
SpaceX develops, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The Falcon 9 delivered back-to-back successes with its first three debut launches. All three flights achieved 100% of mission objectives and the third flight made history, making SpaceX the first commercial company in history to visit the International Space Station With over 40 launches on manifest representing nearly $4B in revenues, SpaceX is the world’s fastest growing launch services provider, with commercial launches representing over 60% of upcoming missions.
Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, SpaceX is a privately owned company with over 1,800 employees in California, Texas and Florida.
Located in Palo Alto, California, SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. The company designs and builds some of the world’s largest and most powerful commercial satellites and has more GEO commercial capacity on orbit than any other satellite manufacturer. SSL works closely with satellite operators and service providers to deliver spacecraft for direct-to-home television, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, digital multimedia broadcasting, and a variety of other services. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL satellites every day.
Thaicom Public Company Limited is a leading Asian satellite operator and was established in 1991. The company provides integrated satellite communications solutions and value-added services for the broadcast, media, and telecom industries. Thaicom was the first to launch a broadband satellite in the world. Since its establishment the company has launched 8 satellites. Thaicom satellites board more than 1,100 TV channels both in SD and HD formats. Thaicom-8, the company’s latest satellite, was launched in May 2016 to expand the company’s servicing capacity and footprint in Asia and Africa. Thaicom is traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) under the trade symbol “THCOM”.
Thales Alenia Space (TAS) is a world’s leader in satellite manufacturing with annual revenues of approximately 2 billion euros. TAS serves all the industry’s market segments, such as telecommunications, science, earth observations, navigation and human space flight. Its customer base includes civil and defense governments, agencies and institutions, as well as commercial satellite operators. TAS’ business portfolio is well balanced among those segments and customers, which enables TAS to secure stability and complementary growth, not too directly affected by environment change of each market. TAS has facilities and subsidiaries in 6 countries with main locations of satellite and payload system integrations in France and Italy. TAS also specializes in end-to-end system solutions and capabilities for telecommunications and navigation programs. TAS is a joint venture between Thales of France and Finmeccanica of Italy. Together with its sister firm, Telespazio, also invested by Thales and Finmeccanica, TAS can address larger scale turnkey projects that includes system and satellite operations, services, etc.
Aetheric Engineering Ltd is an independent consultancy, specializing in all aspects of Satellite Communications. Our expertise and experience cover both space and ground segments (including satellites, control centers, TT&C ground stations, IOT facilities, communications earth stations and VSAT networks) and we can provide advice and support throughout the project cycle from design & feasibility studies, through procurement, project management, implementation, testing, commissioning and operation. Our spacecraft support includes In-Orbit testing.
APT Satellite (listed company in The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Stock Code: 1045) was founded and commenced its operation in 1992. APT Satellite currently owns and operates APSTAR in-orbit satellites covering regions in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific -accounting for 75% of the world’s population, and provides excellent quality “one-stop-shop” transponder, satellite telecommunications and satellite TV broadcasting and transmission services to broadcasting and telecommunication customers.
AsiaSat offers reliable satellite connectivity and media solutions to clients in the broadcast and telecom sectors through its fleet of seven satellites including AsiaSat 3S, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, focusing on enhancing the end-user experience with groundbreaking solutions. From traditional content distribution to headends, telcos, DTH, DTT platforms; Occasional Use (OU); to new IP-based, hybrid OTT service, cutting edge VSAT solutions serving aviation, maritime, mobile backhaul, AsiaSat helps bridge the digital divide, aiming to be the foremost satellite solutions provider and the instinctive and desired partner of choice in Asia Pacific. AsiaSat is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1135).
Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) is a unique operator of broadcasting satellites in 12GHz BSS band in Japan. The company was established in April 1993 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, B-SAT has worked toward providing stable satellite operations and continuity of broadcast services. B-SAT currently owns and manages five satellites: BSAT-3a, BSAT-3b and BSAT-3c for digital broadcast services, BSAT-2a and BSAT-2c for backup satellites. In addition, B-SAT provides Japanese broadcasters with uplink services for conveying digital broadcast programs to satellites.
Blue Origin is empowered by a vision where millions of people are living and working in space. To achieve our vision, we are developing reusable rocket engines and launch vehicles that will dramatically lower the cost of access to space.
Driven by our motto, Gradatim Ferociter or “step by step, ferociously,” our incremental approach builds upon each success as we develop ground-breaking spaceflight systems. We don’t just build rockets—we build a culture around methodical innovation and exploration.
Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) is the world’s leading manufacturer of geostationary satellites for commercial and government use. Boeing manufactures the Boeing 601 satellite; two versions of the Boeing 702HP, the world’s most powerful communications satellite, with the flexibility to provide mobile communications; the Boeing 702MP, an evolution of the 702HP that operates in the mid-power ranges of 6 to 12 kilowatts; and a series of weather satellites and navigation and communication systems. At any given time more than two dozen of these powerful spacecraft are in varying stages of production at the company’s El Segundo-California satellite factory, the largest in the world.
Established in 1980, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) is the sole commercial organization authorized by the Chinese government to provide satellites, commercial launch services and to carry out international space cooperation.
As the professional company promoting international cooperation for China’s space industry, CGWIC is devoted to the internationalized development of China’s space industry. CGWIC has developed into a system integrator for space products and services. It can meet customers’ multi-directional needs by providing comprehensive solutions for commercial launch services, satellite export, satellite ground tracking and control station construction, satellite applications, project financing, project insurance and technical training, etc.
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) completed its corporatization on 1 July 1996 under the direction of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications according to the Telecommunication Act and Memorandum of Chunghwa Telecom Corporation. Incorporated with a registered capital at NT$96.477 billion, CHT chiefly provides telecommunication and information-related services. Its scope of services covers city call, long-distance calls, international calls, GSM, data communication, Internet services, broadband networking, satellite communication, intelligent network, mobile data and multimedia broadband. As the most experienced and largest integrated telecommunication operator in Taiwan, CHT is one of the most important partners for international telecommunication cooperation, with distinctive achievements in promoting global real-time communication, improvement social life, and enhancing economic efficiency.
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM’s products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.
Comtech EF Data is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, WAN Optimization, Managed Bandwidth and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications.
Euroconsult is the leading international consulting and analyst firm specializing in satellite applications, communications, and digital broadcasting. Euroconsult provides strategic consulting and analysis, develops comprehensive research reports and forecasts, and organizes events including the annual World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s leading executive-level gathering.
With 25 years of experience Euroconsult has over 560 clients in 50 countries, including leaders throughout the satellite industry: satellite operators and service providers; government agencies; satellite manufacturers and launch service providers; equipment providers and integrators; media and broadcasting companies; and banks and investors. Euroconsult is based in Paris with offices in Montreal and Washington, DC.
Eutelsat S.A. is the leading European satellite operator and one of the three top operators in the world for the supply of fixed satellite services. Millions of homes benefit already from Eutelsat’s services, truly global basis. In the space of just 10 years, the number of television channels broadcast via the Group’s satellites has increased from 500 to more than 3,700. Due to its wide range of services for interconnecting and securing networks and broadcasting data, Eutelsat has become an essential source of high performance and flexibility for telecommunications operators and companies in more than 150 countries. Service quality is guaranteed by implementing a highly active strategy in terms of managing the fleet of 27 satellites, as well Eutelsat operates 20 positions on the geostationary satellite orbit, covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa and a large part of Asia and the Americas.
The Group is based in Paris and employs a workforce representing 28 different nationalities.
GapSat provides satellite operators an entire commercial geostationary communications satellite at their orbital slot, when they need it, for as long as they need it, and move it away afterwards. Applications include meeting surge capacity requirements, seeding business at a new orbital slot, recovery from launch or in-orbit failure and protection of slot filings. Typical missions last from 3 months, for regulatory purposes, to up to three years, while a new satellite is being built and launched.
Our basic offering is the lease of traditional in-orbit geostationary satellites. However, through partnerships, are able to offer small satellites with payloads of around 6 transponders as well as life extension services for operators that wish to continue to use their own satellites when their fuel is running out but have electronics are still healthy. We use propellant gauging to independently determine the remaining fuel with higher reliability than traditional fuel bookkeeping. Then we can either extend the life with the remaining fuel or provide a servicing mission using a small satellite that attaches to the operator’s host satellite to provide a range of services including: life-extension, relocation, deorbiting and orbit and inclination correction manoeuvres using a non-intrusive universal docking system.
GMV provides engineering, software development and turnkey systems integration since 1984 for eight different markets worldwide: Space, Aeronautics, Defense, Security, Telecommunications, Transport, Healthcare and IT.
Throughout these years, GMV has provided the Space market with consultancy, specification, design, implementation, deployment, maintenance and operations of systems in the areas of satellite control, flight dynamics, mission data processing, mission analysis, mission planning, and navigation systems and applications.
GMV is a trusted partner of Space Agencies, prime satellite manufacturers and leading satellite operators worldwide, and our systems are installed in five continents.
GMV’s portfolio for satellite control includes a full range of multi-mission, multi-satellite products for satellite operations: hifly® for real-time satellite monitoring and control, focusSuite for flight dynamics operations, smartrings for telecommunications satellite payload management and reconfiguration, and flexplan for mission planning.
Leading satellite operators and space agencies worldwide use GMV technology operationally in more than 292 satellites from seven different manufacturers.
With outstanding creativity and dynamic driving force, Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. is taking the leading position in the insurance industry in Korea. With dedication to customer satisfaction as our philosophy, Hyundai Marine is contributing to the development of a flourishing society and economic growth by providing the best risk solutions to every field in the Korean economy.
Most of all, space programs, which are the most important projects to make Korea a technological leader of the future, require insurers who can provide substantial reliance and financial risk solutions. Our work with the KT series, Kompsat series and SKT satellite shows that we have provided excellent service and proved that we can faithfully meet the expectations of our clients better than any other competitor. Hyundai Marine is committed to offer what’s best for our clients at any time.
Inmarsat is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, with a portfolio of voice and broadband data services for users on land, at sea and in the air.
Inmarsat operates a constellation of 11 geostationary L-band satellites. The Inmarsat-4 satellites extend the capabilities of 3G technology to areas with unreliable, insecure or non-existent telecoms infrastructures. Inmarsat is the only operator with a fully-funded next-generation satellite network in place and offering an assured service to 2023 and beyond.
Users of Inmarsat services include governments, international aid agencies, and a wide range of commercial sectors.
Established on November 15, 1971 currently Intersputnik unites 25 Member States located in practically all parts of the world. Intersputnik’s core business is providing satellite capacity to telecommunications operators, broadcasters, corporate customers and to offer value-added services via its subsidiary.
Intersputnik offers the capacity of telecommunications satellites located in the geostationary orbital arc from 14 degrees West to 166 degrees East. One of Intersputnik’s key partners is Russia’s domestic operator – the Russian Satellite Communications Company. Also, Intersputnik legally distributes the satellite resource of international operators via the global systems of Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, Telesat. Intersputnik has long-lasting partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite and cooperates with other regional and domestic satellite operators.
Intersputnik’s principal assets namely the long-standing experience and availability of its own orbit and spectrum resource allow implementing projects aimed at procuring and deploying spacecraft in Intersputnik’s orbital positions to provide service in the rapidly developing regions with growing demand for satellite telecommunications services.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), since its establishment in 1989, has been the driving force behind aerospace research and development in Korea as the leading national R&D institute in this field.
KARI’s R&D areas include state-of-the-art aircraft development, satellite development and space launch vehicle development. KARI is also responsible for the quality certification of aircraft and space equipment, mandated by the government.
In the area of space technology, KARI successfully launched COMS (Communication, Oceanography and Meteorology Satellite) in June of 2010 and KARI will launch of KOMPSAT-5 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-5) in 2011, and KOMPSAT-3 in 2012.
KARI will strive to continue in its ongoing mission to develop and use space technology for the benefit of humanity with future plans to expand its search for knowledge to the Moon, the Solar System and beyond.
Marsh established the first specialist space insurance broking company in 1977. The company has invested in resourcing a highly experienced multi-disciplined team of 40 employees. The experience, continuity and strength of the team is fundamental to our ability to deliver cost-effective solutions to our customers.
Our specialist space offices are located in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore. The Space Projects representative office in Singapore acts as the focal point for all of our customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Its existence combined with the Marsh Asia-Pacific network of offices enhances the level of service we can provide to our customers in the region. We have a history of delivering competitive pricing, bespoke coverage and exemplary claims settlements. With an ability to provide a first-class service and identify/and solve problems, Marsh’s Space Projects team has built a substantial client base. Marsh is the broker of choice for majority of the leading satellite operators worldwide.
MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across five (5) communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.
The MEASAT satellite fleet includes the state-of-the-art MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites co-located at 91.5°E, supporting Asia’s premium DTH and video distribution neighbourhood; and, MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E serving the broadband needs in Malaysia. In Africa, the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E provides satellite capacity across the African continent with connectivity to Europe, Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore.
Working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include UHD, HD and SD video play-out, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP termination services. For more information, please visit www.measat.com.
With over three decades of experience, ND SatCom is the premier supplier of and integrator for innovative satellite communication equipment systems and solutions to support customers with critical operations anywhere in the world. Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SatCom as a trusted and reliable source of high-quality and secure turnkey and custom system-engineered communication solutions. The company’s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments. ND SatCom’s flagship product, the SKYWAN platform, enables international users to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.
The National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is a government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Papua New Guinea.
NICTA was established on the 29th of October, 2010, as the sole converged regulator and licensing authority of the ICT industry in PNG. This followed the adoption by the PNG Parliament in November 2009 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the NICT Act) an subsequent creation of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority or NICTA.
The aim of the Act is to ensure the ICT industry contributes meaningfully to the long-term economic and social development of PNG in line with national goals and directive principles and the basic social obligations of the constitution.
NSR is a leading international telecom market research and consulting firm with a mission to provide unique insights & assist organizations in strategic decision making. Founded in 2000, NSR specializes in analysis of growth opportunities across four core satellite industry sectors:
Hybrid & Emerging Applications
Broadcasting & Digital Media
With a senior level group of analysts located in all regions, NSR is a premier global market research and consulting company. NSR clients range from start-ups to market leaders in various sectors of the telecommunications industry. The common theme across our clientele is the requirement for unbiased, actionable analysis that provides each company with the intelligence it cannot find elsewhere. It is this approach that has enabled NSR to stay ahead of the curve across all industries covered.
OneWeb’s is a global communications company with mission to enable affordable Internet access for everyone – connecting every school on Earth and bridging the digital divide by 2027. OneWeb is building a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low latency, high-speed broadband to billions of people around the world. With more than 8 terabits per second of new capacity, it will transparently extend the networks of mobile operators and ISPs to serve new coverage areas, bringing voice and data access to consumers, businesses, schools, healthcare institutions and other end users. In 2018, OneWeb will launch its first satellites, and our capacity, coupled with our low cost and easily deployed user terminals, OneWeb will offer ubiquitous connectivity across the globe.
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (TELKOM) is the largest telecommunication and network services provider in Indonesia which now is transferring to TIME (Telecommunication, Information, Media and Edutainment) businesses. TELKOM and its subsidiary are serving fixed wireline and fixed wireless telephone, mobile cellular, data and internet, and network and interconnection services, satellites and DTH PayTV through its subsidiaries.
TELKOM is operating 2 satellites, namely TELKOM-1 and TELKOM-2 with 60 transponders and TELKOM will launch a new satellite, TELKOM-3 at the end of 2011. TELKOM also has subsidiaries which are running DTH PayTV business, namely PT Indonusa Telemedia and satellite communication services via satellite, namely PT Multimedia Nusantara.
Satellite Evolution Asia is one of the region’s leading satellite magazines with a reputation second to none. Delivering timely information in an informative and easy to read fashion, Satellite Evolution Asia is a must read for executives involved in the fast-changing satellite industry. The magazine is part of the Satellite Evolution Group portfolio that includes: Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Global Military Communications.
The SingTel Group is Asia’s leading communications group, providing a diverse range of communication services and solutions, including fixed, mobile, data, Internet, info-communications technology, satellite and pay TV.
With more than 30 years of experience in fixed satellite services and over 20 years of experience in mobile satellite services, SingTel Satellite is a leading provider of customized satellite solutions for corporate customers in various industries, such as banking and finance, transportation and logistics, maritime, broadcast, government agencies and NGOs. SingTel launched ST-2, its second commercial satellite, in May 2011. ST-2 has a footprint of C-band and Ku-band coverage that will cover the Middle East, Central Asia, Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and the Mediterranean Sea, with built-in switching capabilities among different regions.
With the launch of ST-2, SingTel is ever more ready to support increasing customer demand for fixed and mobile satellite services.
SpeedCast is a leading satellite service provider operating in over 35 countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Based in Hong Kong and backed by Asia’s largest satellite operator, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), SpeedCast provides reliable and proven satellite solutions ranging from broadband Internet to managed bandwidth to a global maritime network. With 10 international points-of-presence and 10-teleport-operations, it boasts a unique infrastructure to serve corporate and carriers’ requirements.
Operating on many different satellites in both C-band and Ku-band, and partnering with Tier 1 carriers for its fiber requirements, SpeedCast Ltd and its 150 partners worldwide provide world-class services and 24/7 technical support.
SpeedCast has taken leadership positions in the provision of reliable and efficient network services to key industries like Maritime, Cellular, Banking and Oil & Gas. SpeedCast also pioneered the delivery of digital media content and turnkey video platforms to Service Providers and Media Broadcasters.
Via Satellite is the leading global satellite magazine, providing expert business analysis and technical insights into the satellite, telecom, wireless and space industries. The readers of Via Satellite are provided with timely and valuable editorial, essential in remaining competitive and profitable in the global satellite marketplace. Coverage includes current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, business and regulatory developments worldwide.
Via Satellite is the flagship publication of the Access Intelligence Satellite Group. Other products include SatelliteTODAY.com, Satellite News, Satellite Industry Directory, SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, Satellite Today Daily News Feed, Satellite Transponder Guide, Strategic Planning & Resource Guide, Focus on Asia Supplement Military Supplements, E-newsletters, Webinars, Custom Publishing and more.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s corporate blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
Vietnam Telecom International (VTI) was founded on 31 March 1990. VTI is an exclusive 100 percent state-owned subsidiary company of Vietnam Post and Telecommunications. VTI was formed to implement the following principle activities:
To organize, build, manage, operate and exploit the international telecommunications network
To provide international telecommunications services
To consult, survey, design and construct in telecommunications
To export, import, trade and maintain telecommunications facilities and equipment
The advanced telecommunications infrastructure exploited by VTI has achieved tremendous development over the past fifteen years. At present our digital network covers the whole country and allows automatic international access to any country all over the world.
Our philosophy is to supply the world with the most effective international telecommunications services. Therefore, we will seek international cooperation with overseas carriers and other organizations, contributing to our development in the first decades of 21st century.
Zodiac Data Systems is a leading provider in the fields of telecommunications, telemetry and high data rate transmissions applications. For space industry, Zodiac Data Systems designs, supplies and integrates complete ground stations for satellites communications, for satellite Tracking Telecommand and Control (TT&C) and for Remote Sensing. Zodiac Data Systems is the world leader in the field of TT&C (Cortex CRT) and remote sensing (Cortex HDR) equipment. For satellite communications, Zodiac Data Systems provides all-inclusive solutions to display, analyze, monitor and locate carriers and interferences in order to improve the Quality of Service of your transmission.
ASSI (Asosiasi Satelit Indonesia) or the Indonesian Satellite Association is an inclusive non-profit organization, based in Bandung, established in 1998, to promote and encourage the satellite industry, including the satellite community development in Indonesia, through national-international multi discipline collaboration; and to address wide range satellite related issues. ASSI was established in 1998 by 5 satellite operators (PT TELEKOMUNIKASI INDONESIA Tbk, PT INDOSAT Tbk, PT PASIFIC SATELIT NUSANTARA, PT MEDIA CITRA INDOSTAR and PT SATELINDO (merge with PT INDOSAT). Now, the member is more than 10 companies in satellite industries.
The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry. AVIA evolved from Casbaa in 2018.
The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) is an intergovernmental organization with the mission to ensure that Intelsat Ltd. provides public telecommunications services on a global and non-discriminatory basis; ensure the performance of Core Principles for the provision of international public telecommunications services, with high reliability and quality; and promote international telecommunications services to meet the needs of the information and communication society. Headquartered in Washington D.C., ITSO has 150 member countries.
The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit association created for, and dedicated to, promoting and safeguarding the interests of users of mobile satellite communications worldwide. While other associations and trade groups may promote the interests of spacecraft suppliers, equipment vendors, and the like, MSUA is focused specifically on representing the interests of users. MSUA performs its functions on behalf of its members by fostering greater communications and information exchange among and between mobile satellite system users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of MSS satellite systems, financial markets, and various government entities. In addition, MSUA provides a means of assembling the views of MSS users on system and service issues and for conveying their concerns to the appropriate authorities.
Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is a non-profit organisation formed to represent the small islands from the Pacific in the field of telecommunications, and to providing opportunities for members to enhance, develop their telecommunications services.
Satellites provide crucial services to the Pacific, with 20 of its small islands and developing states having their islands spread over the ocean, the size of one third of the earth. International and domestic connectivity for most of these islands rely on satellite services. Other satellite services that would be important to the Pacific include disaster management applications, alert, monitoring, and in remote sensing applications.
PITA has over 50 members who are telecommunication entities registered in the Pacific Islands. Other members include over 90 suppliers for various aspects of telecommunications and ICT from developed countries.
PITA has its major meeting, the AGM Conference and Tradeshow held every April. Technical meetings, workshops and training on specific topics and themes are held in other times during the year.
The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is an international community of members from more than 60 nations, with the common vision of promoting the development and use of telecommunications and ICT to enhance the lives of people living in the Pacific hemisphere.
Its acclaimed annual conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii every January is the pre-eminent meeting place for ICF and telecom industry senior-level executives, professionals and many others to do business together, and to share the latest knowledge about communication technology, services and best practices.
The satellite industry loses millions of dollars per year down to cases of interference and a great deal of manpower has to be given over to discovering its causes. RF interference is caused by human error, bad installation, lack of training, poor equipment or system design and a lack of adherence to industry standards and guidelines. Occasionally, interference may be malicious, but this is rare and the main issues of interference lie largely within the heart of the satellite industry itself. The orbital spacing of satellites is being reduced and the fill rate is getting higher. It is getting crowded up there, leading to increased interference. The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG) is aiming to turn this around.
sIRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises three main working groups, covering video, data, and VSAT. Each group is chaired by a key industry expert, charged with the task of ensuring progress in each of those areas, both in establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. SIA is the unified voice of the satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the commercial satellite industry including spectrum, regulatory, telecom, international trade, export controls, government procurement, national defense, homeland security and industry trends. SIA represents its members’ common interests to domestic and international government officials, the press, the public, and other industries. SIA’s work on issues undertaken by international bodies and various foreign governments creates opportunities to weigh in on global policy matters. SIA provides a forum to discuss issues, to develop consensus-based industry positions, and to engage key government decision makers. SIA strives to promote the benefits and uses of commercial satellite technology and its role in the national and global communications infrastructure and economy.
Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) is Singapore’s trade association focused on developing Singapore’s space technology industry. We act as a neutral platform to facilitate information and communication for government, industry and academia. SSTA spearheads major trade and business-focused initiatives with the aim of advancing Singapore’s space ecosystem, thus catalysing Singapore’s drive as a regional space hub. On the domestic front, we drive educational and outreach programmes to encourage STEM careers in the expanding space and related technology industries.
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.