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.
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.
For 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 80 Availability Zones (AZs) within 25 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain, and Switzerland. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS for Aerospace and Satellite (A&S) Solutions, visit https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/aerospace-and-satellite/
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.
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.
Astroscale offers governments, satellite operators and launch service providers choices and flexibility across the spectrum of on-orbit servicing (OOS) menus including end-of-life(EOL), active debris removal(ADR), space situational awareness(ISSA) and life extension(LEX), while creating a sustainable foundation for the growth of the space economy in such services. Astroscale is at the cusp of an emerging market that will revolutionize the future of space. Astroscale is organized under Astroscale Holdings in Tokyo, Japan, and has four business entities under Astroscale Holdings – Astroscale Japan, Astroscale US, Astroscale UK and Astrospace Israel.
Avealto Ltd. is a UK company that is in the final stage of development of a High Altitude Platform (HAP) vehicle optimized to provide Wireless infrastructure services to unserved or underserved regions of the world.
Recent improvements in the efficiency of batteries and solar cells have made it possible to create a fleet of commercially viable HAP vehicles.
Avealto has identified a number regions in world where it can become the optimum provider of cost effective and high quality infrastructure services to existing regional telecom operators
Avealto plans to begin commercial operations in June of 2022.
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.
Comtech Satellite Network Technologies 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.
CONTEC, founded in 2015, is a leading space company dedicated to evolutionizing satellite operations through its global network of ground stations. With a primary focus on providing ground station services, CONTEC aims to ensure seamless communication between satellites and ground-based systems. Since the official launch of its services in 2019, marked by the installation of Korea’s first commercial ground station in Jeju, CONTEC has rapidly gained recognition as a trusted partner for major satellite operators.
Driven by a commitment to excellence, CONTEC continues to expand its global footprint, extending its services to clients across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. By strategically positioning its ground stations worldwide, CONTEC offers enhanced coverage and accessibility to satellite operators, enabling them to optimize their missions and effectively manage their satellite fleets. Moreover, CONTEC advanced technologies process and analyze raw satellite data, delivering high-quality processing services and valuable insights for various industries, empowering informed decision-making.
Datacom is a Hong Kong based international company with 30 year experiences in supplying satellite communication equipment, broadcast equipment, TV studio, headend equipment and system integration service in various countries. The company has certified in-house GD/Vertex antenna supervisors who are capable of building large size antennas and installing 950/980/990 series ACU, and providing complete turnkey solutions worldwide. Moreover, with experienced engineering staffs, the company is able to perform challenging R&D projects, custom designs, and network implementation. Datacom is a customer focused, results-oriented and market leader in the Broadcast & Satellite communication industry.
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.
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.
Integrasys is a privately owned company specialized on engineering and manufacturing Satellite Spectrum Monitoring systems, broadcasting and VSAT telecommunications markets.
Integrasys was founded in 1990 by Hewlett-Packard engineers´ experts on Automated RF & Microwaves Test Systems and Software and the Marquess of Antella. Since then, Integrasys has evolved towards today’s company, offering a wide range of Carrier Monitoring Systems and VSAT Commissioning Tools.
Our mission is to provide the industry the best quality and fastest satcoms technology available in CMS & VSATs, with the customer service and care that our customers deserve.
Intellian is driven by a passion for innovation and an agile responsiveness to customer needs. As the crucial link between satellite networks and millions of people on Earth, Intellian’s leading technology and antennas empower global connectivity across oceans and continents, organizations and communities. Strategic thinking, an obsession with quality and a proven ability to deliver enables Intellian to invent for the future, creating mutual success for partners and customers as the world’s connectivity needs evolve. For more information, follow @Intellian and visit intelliantech.com.
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.
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.
Providing complete satellite and terrestrial ground segment solutions for satellites, signals and networks for more than 30 years.
Kratos is the leader in advanced solutions across the space ground segment with products and services that manage and optimize satellites, signals and networks. Kratos solutions are used by 80% of global satellite operators and support more than 90% of U.S. government space missions. As the space industry evolves, Kratos’ advanced technologies are addressing the needs on the ground resulting from HTS satellites, smallsat constellations and other new space architectures, as well as protecting communications in an increasingly competitive and contested space environment. Kratos is at the forefront of enabling the movement of ground systems to the cloud including digital IF as an on ramp to the cloud, virtualized transport solutions and multi-domain management.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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.
Located in Palo Alto, California, MAXAR 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. MAXAR 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 MAXAR satellites every day.
MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators, with a footprint covering 130 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.
MEASAT is recognised as the key Rural Broadband Service Provider in Malaysia, through its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service – a high-speed WiFi Hotspot service best suited for public use in the underserved or unserved areas in Malaysia. CONNECTme NOW enables users to access the internet by purchasing competitively priced Prepaid Access Codes (PAC) in small packages that meet their needs, improving affordability by removing long contracts and high upfront fees.
For more information, please visit www.measat.com/connectmenow.my/.
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.
NeXat is the world’s first managed satellite service aggregator and a zero CAPEX OSS/BSS. It is an innovative & revolutionary platform that helps every player in the satellite services value chain (teleport/hub operator, ISP and reseller) to generate new revenue without upfront costs and to monetise their investment faster.
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.
NT Satellite Solutions is a business unit of National Telecom PLC., focused on satellite technology and business. Our mission is to enhance the efficiency of telecommunication and digital infrastructure to support government policies and driven ecosystem growth through profitable operations in competitive markets. NT Satellite Solutions offers comprehensive communication services aimed at promoting sustainable development of the digital economy and society. Visit ntsatellite.net for more information.
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.
Safran Data Systems, a Safran Electronics & Defense’s subsidiary, is a world leader in equipment, solutions and services in telemetry, flight test instrumentation and space communication for civil and defense markets. For over 50 years, from acquisition to processing, transmission to reception and recording, Safran Data Systems provides an optimal solution to the ever more demanding requirements of its customers around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) providing technology and solutions that enable its customers to expand their business, differentiate their services and optimize their satcom networks. Through the merger with Newtec, a recognized industry pioneer, the combined business unites over 35 years of innovation focused on solving satellite’s most critical economic and technology challenges, and expands a shared commitment to shaping the future of how the world connects.
The product portfolio, branded under the names iDirect and Newtec, represents the highest standards in performance, efficiency and reliability, making it possible for its customers to deliver the best satcom connectivity experience anywhere in the world.
ST Engineering iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including broadcast, mobility and military/government.
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.
Ubiqconn is a leading provider of rugged mobile solution focus on key industries, such as SATCOM, Agriculture, Logistics, Maritime, Transportation and Government. We aim to provide a value-added ODM/OEM services for key players and start-ups in different vertical markets, as well as rugged solutions for its own brand RuggON. Our mission starts with understanding customer’s perspective and expectations to develop solutions that solve customer’s pain points. We’re continuing to uphold our vision of “ubiquitous connection” by connecting with industries, people, things, supply chains and ecosystem, while being agile fully implement the zero-to-market business model to realize the customer’s vision.
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.
VNPT focuses on developing three main product and service portfolios: Telecommunications Services; Digital Services; Other Products and Services. We own a state of the art and nationwide coverage to the telecommunication infrastructure including terrestrial and marine optical fiber cable network, VINASAT 1&2 satellite creating directly to more than 240 countries in the world. Such infrastructure enables VNPT to meet the highest requirements for the information security of a nation. VNPT is maintaining cooperative relationships with more than 200 telecommunications and ICT partners all over the world. Currently, VNPT is the second most valuable brand in Vietnam awarded by Brand Finance and Forbes. And in the top of 150 at the world’s most valuable brand name carriers.
Waldo System is a System Integration company founded in 2004 in South Korea and its headquarter is located in Seoul. We provide a wide range of professional satellite communication system and related solution to various customers including military, government, large enterprises and overseas. We also provide One-stop service, from a design of system and construction to maintenance. Our R&D department develops and supplies core and additional solutions of satellite network in order to provide the best service to our customers. Waldo has a branch office also, located in Busan, which provides maritime service to major global service providers.
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 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.
Established in 2007, Singapore Space and Technology Ltd (SSTL) is Asia Pacific’s leading pioneer space organisation, harnessing and advancing space technologies to benefit people, enterprises and the planet. SSTL connects the different players in the region’s growing space sector to government agencies in the region, B2B and B2C technology companies and non-government organisations. The focus is to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of space-related innovations, and to cultivate space talent ahead of the curve.
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.