Next-gen Antennas: Multi-orbit, Multi-network – Defining New Standards

Following the impactful roundtable discussion organised by SIG and GSOA at SATELLITE 2024, the conversation on the future of Flat Panel Antennas (FPAs) gains further momentum. We are bringing the dialogue to a virtual environment and wider audience, to…

The Way Forward: Satellite and Cellular Convergence

The telecommunications industry is undergoing a seismic shift with the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks, marking a significant milestone in 3GPP 5G standardisation. This fusion isn't just about technological progress but a game-changer…

Satellite Industry🛰 Adapting to Market Dynamics

The satellite industry is experiencing significant shifts due to evolving market dynamics and emerging technologies. As market demands evolve, satellite service providers face the challenge of navigating this transformative period. One key strategy…

Satellite🛰 A Key Part of the Equation to Bridge the Digital Divide

In the previous two decades, there has been significant progress in getting the world online. This was highlighted during the pandemic, when we all discovered that without internet, we could not access healthcare, education, financial services, or even…

Talent Acquisition Strategy: Why it Matters and How to Succeed

The webinar prompted fascinating discussion and insight into how some of the world’s leading space & satellite industry companies, SES, Spire, Intelsat and Astroscale, attract talent to their organisations. Companies are exploring innovative…

Interoperable Digital Standard: Is It Time?

Standards are critical to the telecom sector and have driven expansion in both the mobile and telecommunications sectors, including satellite, where we have interoperability between gateways and satellites using standards such as DVB and 3GPP. The…

Industrial IoT: The New Satellite Dynamic

The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ is mostly associated with the connected devices in the home and smart city street sensors. However, in combination with 5G, many more opportunities are created for businesses to leverage the internet of things (IoT) - there…

Connecting Antennas and Satellites: The Critical Link?

This final event of the GVF-CBN webinar series under the GVF banner saw David Meltzer taking the helm as moderator in conversation with representatives of Orange Business, Talia, Oasis Networks, and SpaceBridge. With satellite communications fulfilling…

How to Access Capital in 2023

Panellists from investment institutions, an established LEO satellite operator and a New Space start-up undertook a detailed examination of space sector investment. Moderated by a partner at an international law firm with decades of experience in the…

Antenna Innovations: The Next Generation

The expertise of Ryan Stevenson (Kymeta), Lukas Nyström (Satcube), Gavin Cox (Global Invacom), and Todd Brown (AvL Technologies) – bringing perspectives from across the parabolic antenna and flat panel antenna design and manufacturing segment - was ably…

Mobility: Smooth Sailing and Taking Off?

Having five industry experts covering the satellite operator, service provider, and equipment OEM segments from the satellite mobility sector in the same (virtual) “room” was bound to be a great opportunity for an online audience to ask their penetrating…

LEO Terminals – Pointing the Way Forward

There was a certain buzz created in the build-up to the latest event in the long-running GVF series, presented in partnership with Connectivity Business News, with almost 500 individuals from 87 countries registered. It surely has lived up to expectations…

5G and Satellites: Hope or Reality?

This final webinar of the GVF-CBN series for 2022 attracted a lot of attention with 400 people registered. An hour of energetic, moderated, dialogue between two panellists from the space segment - the satellite operators Eutelsat and Intelsat - and two…

Space Sustainability: Is it Too Late?

The panel discussion focused on examining the many dimensions of space sustainability and the possibility that the world may soon pass the point where space sustainability is seriously threatened. Moderated by Victoria Samson of the Secure World…

New Space: Will the Bubble Burst?

Panel discussion focused on examining the risks and returns of NewSpace which has attracted many millions of dollars of investment premised on the belief that companies starting in the segment will ultimately generate profits, attracted a diverse…

Satellite and Cloud Computing

Today’s webinar, a lively and informative 70-minutes of moderated dialogue, began with an overview of the factors contributing to the satellite industry’s drive to catch-up with other telecoms segments in its cloud adoption, together with an exploration…

GVF Excellence Award Finalists: Celebrating 25 years of progress and contribution to society

The GVF Quarter Century of Excellence Award finalists have been chosen… and now they have spoken. The executives with the five finalists selected for their 25-years of contributions to the industry and the world, all of them recognised as industry…

Innovation and the Ground Segment

GVF and Connectivity Business News presented ‘Innovation and the Ground Segment’, an hour of wide-ranging, free- and fast-flowing interaction between moderator and our panellists from across the satellite ground segment. As moderator, Tim Farrar set the…

New Technologies, New Services

By bringing together companies like Astranis, which builds and operates small, low-cost telecommunications satellites with a bandwidth-as-a-service model to unlock previously unreachable markets; like Avealto, which connects unserved and underserved…

Satellites and Mobile Communications

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated just how critical, and yet vulnerable, is the global supply chain infrastructure of planes, trains, trucks and ships. It has further illustrated the imperatives of establishing, maintaining, and…

NGSOs: Not Just for New Entrants

This rescheduled webinar opened with a tribute to the late Simon Gray, whose sudden and tragic passing away on 24 February 2022 was marked by the decision to postpone the event from 24 February to today, 10 March. David Meltzer, GVF Secretary General,…

Spectrum Regulation and Business

With an expert line-up comprising Jennifer Manner of EchoStar, Alex Epshteyn of Amazon, Mohaned Juwad of INTELSAT, and Daniel Mah of SES, this webinar was bound to attract considerable interest in the subject matter of how decisions made on global…

Satellite Industry Trends: A Year to Remember, A Year Ahead

Joining us for the reflections and expectations of ‘Satellite Industry Trends: A Year to Remember, A Year Ahead’ were experts from a diverse group of industry members from Kymeta, OneWeb, Speedcast, and ST Engineering iDirect. Our panellists’ analyses and…

Ground Segment: All Change for a New Satcoms Era

In this latest event in the programme of GVF webinars we continued our long-standing series examination of the satellite communications ground segment. Anyone who views the ground segment as the less interesting twin to the satellites was disabused by the…

The UK Space Landscape: A Force for Disruptive Change

In discussing the UK space landscape this moderator-led discussion was advantaged in featuring contributing panellists who are all for different reasons at the cutting-edge of the country’s accelerating space industry advances. A UK Member of the United…

Connectivity Demands: Satellite & the Middle East

Following on from the 'Connecting Africa: Overcoming Barriers Via Satellite Roundtable' of 16 September 2021, 'Connectivity Demands: Satellite & the Middle East' brought a new region into fine microscopic focus. Again moderated by David Meltzer of…

Connecting Africa: Overcoming Barriers Via Satellite

A webinar which brings together a highly innovative leading satellite operator, a satellite service provider operating across Africa, and one of the same continent’s leading MNOs, you’re guaranteed a great discussion. In Connecting Africa: Overcoming…

Preparing for, and Responding to, the Inevitable Disaster: Satellite

What is the role played by communications satellites following disasters and the often-under-appreciated role played by satellite networks in preparing for disasters? In a moderator-led dialogue, panellists representing Inmarsat, Arabsat, Eutelsat, and…

Planes, Trains, Automobiles & Ships: Satcoms-on-the-Move

This Euroconsult-moderated panel discussion examining potential exponential growth in a new era of satellite communications which emphasises unrestricted mobility over transportation networks whilst the user navigates the digital world, brought together…

Bridging the Divide: Enabling Affordable Business & Community Digital Connectivity

The panel features panellists from Kacific, Gilat Satellite Networks, SES Networks, and Optus in a moderator-led discussion exploring the digital divide as the product of many factors, two of particular significance being Connectivity and Affordability.…

Antenna Innovations: Keeping Up With The Rest of the Industry?

The latest webinar in the GVF-SEG series begins with this very important question, one based on a very important premise – that the transformation of the commercial exploitation of space and rapid progression from “Space 2.0” to “Space 3.0” (exemplified…

Connectivity in Latin America: The Satellite Solution

The background to this latest webinar in the GVF-SEG series are the millions of small, medium, and large enterprises, and an even larger number of individuals, lacking needed internet connectivity across Latin America. To paraphrase one of today’s…

Satellite Solutions for Enterprises in EMEA

Satellite services are increasingly deployed across key enterprise sectors like oil & gas, maritime, mobile backhauling, and disaster response/NGOs to provide an expanding range of corporate networking and business continuity applications. Today’s…

Partnerships for connectivity enable a brighter tomorrow in Africa

As host for this more than two-hour event GVF introduced welcoming remarks from Intelsat and a keynote address from Liquid Satellite, following which three expert panellists contributed to the moderated discussion, Enabling a Brighter Tomorrow in Africa.…

Terminal Innovation: Leveraging Satellite’s Mobility Sweetspot

On-the-Move (OTM) and mobile applications are a market sweet spot for Satellite communications (SATCOM). While ships, planes, trains, and tactical platforms are sometimes able to connect to high-speed terrestrial services, SATCOM connections are critical…

Enable High-performance Network Coverage in Europe & MENA

As host for this two-hour event GVF introduced welcoming remarks and a keynote address from Intelsat, following which three expert panellists contributed to the moderated discussion, Enterprise Networking: Meeting the Challenges of Growing Complexity,…

Connecting Africa to Broadband – Where You Need It, When You Need It

In this two-hour webinar, the programme opened with an introduction from the host, GVF, followed by Intelsat welcoming remarks and keynote address. A panel discussion session followed, Connecting Africa to Broadband: A Roadmap for Inclusive Growth, which…

Satellite Networks Solutions: Development & Evolution of Capability & Performance

Satellite technologies are evolving to provide solutions for an ever widening range of applications, from cellular backhaul, consumer broadband, disaster response, enterprise, the Internet of Things, managed services, rural connectivity,…

Satellite Systems Optimization: The Next Frontier in Size, Weight, and Power

Innovation in electronics manufacturing means that satellite system engineers leverage a wide range of tools to apply to the design and development of highly advanced systems, achieving reduced ground segment form-factors, and reduced space segment launch…

Trends and Innovations in Transportable SATCOM Ground Terminals

This Mission Microwave supported Roundtable in the GVF-Satellite Evolution Group (GVF-SEG) online event series brought together some of the satellite industry’s globally recognised leaders in the design, build and deployment of transportable SATCOM ground…

Beyond 2020: New Applications, New Growth

Opening the GVF-Satellite Evolution 2021 Series, the fundamental and underpinning question for this webinar panel was “What can the satellite industry offer to ensure a better prepared world?” Discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects and consequences…

Building NewSpace: Enterprise & Application in a Rapid Growth Ecosystem

With this webinar this year’s GVF-Satellite Evolution Webinar Series came to a close. With almost 200 attendees registered, and a 150-strong audience spanning 43 countries, a notable year came to a notable end, with an analysis of NewSpace, or Space 2.0…

Satellite’s Resilience Evolution | Challenging Markets, Robust Connections

In this second panel discussion, Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys; Jack Buechler, VP Business Development & Product Management, Talia; and Nicholas “Donnie” Laughton, Manager Systems Operations LEO, Telesat; with GVF moderator David Meltzer, explored…

Satellite’s Disruptive Evolution | In Orbit, On Earth

In the first of two panel sessions, the focus was be on satellite's disruptive evolutionary trends on the space segment and ground segment. Featuring David Meltzer as moderator, the panel will comprise Dave Rehbehn, VP International Division, Hughes…

In Conversation with ITU: The GVF Asks…

In the first of three parts to the GVF Virtual Summit GVF Secretary General, David Meltzer, was in conversation with a representative of the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Bureau: Mehtap Dufour, Senior Radiocommunication Engineer…

Airborne Again? The Future Post-Pandemic Mobility Horizon

The backdrop to this latest key themed exploration in the GVF-Satellite Evolution Webinar Series are two surveys related to the aero and inflight connectivity market. One survey, conducted in October 2020, offers us various important insights on the…

Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response: The Evolving Role of Satellites in Disaster Response

GVF’s long-standing engagement in, and commitment to, the Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response (HADR) environment can be illustrated in several examples. These examples include: [1] Its contribution to the development of the United Nations…

The Regional Satellite Operators’ Voice

Discussion of many of the pivotal transitionary trends comprising the continuing evolution of the space segment – HTS as the key enabler for long-term data-centric business growth; improved service provision for new market growth segments such as inflight…

GVF @ ConnecTechAsia – The Role of Satellite in 5G

Whilst the 3GPP 5G Standard Release 17 has been delayed it nevertheless will provide the confirmation of the setting of the stage for the development and deployment of a truly ubiquitous “network of networks” across the world, including in Asia-Pacific,…

GVF @ ConnecTechAsia – C-band: Today & Tomorrow

Produced for original broadcast within ConnecTechAsia’s online virtual event platform on 30 September 2020, the video recording of this webinar is available here for your further consideration of the prospects of 5G technology – the economics, prosperity,…

Global Transitions: Digital Economy, Digital Infrastructure, Connected Communities, Digital Planet

Like the many others who dialled-in to the live discussion which comprised this, the tenth, webinar in the GVF-Satellite Evolution Series , you can enjoy the rare experience of listening to a profoundly important dialogue between representatives of the…

A Regional Perspective on C-Band – The Next Battleground?

The “hot topic” of the use of C-Band spectrum was greatly aided by having a moderator who is a senior regulator of a major satellite market of the Americas and panellists representing satellite operators prominent globally and regionally, along with two…

GEO / MEO / LEO – Satellite in the Finance Markets

What better combination of talents to discuss a range of strategic trends and finely nuanced issues pertaining to the financing of satellite and space business than a space sector analyst dedicated to research, strategy, investment banking, M&A, and…

Serving Underserved Communities

Two elements underpinned the rationale behind this webinar discussion of ‘Serving Underserved Communities’. The first element, the continuing existence of the digital divide between developed nations with advanced communications infrastructures and…

Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas I – End of the Parabolic Paradigm?

Thursday, 30 July, saw the continuation of the GVF Webinar Series – the sixth event, produced in association with the Satellite Evolution Group, discussing Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas I – End of the Parabolic Paradigm?. With registrations…

5G & Satellite: Driving Forward the ‘Network of Networks’

Featuring panellists from varied GVF member organisations – Norsat International (a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, with products and…

The Satellite Integral Factor II: Will Working from Home Render the Cloud a Different Animal?

In asking the question, “Will Working from Home Render the Cloud a Different Animal?” this latest in the series of GVF Webinars was concerned with two essential issues. One, understanding how the satellite industry’s fundamental recognition of the value…

The Satellite Industry’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

GVF Webinar Series in Association with Satellite Evolution Discussion during the first of a series of GVF webinars in association with Satellite Evolution, and joined by an audience located on all continents, focused on various facets of the satellite…

WRC-23: Spectrum Dialogues in a Post-pandemic World

Confidence and caution were two key features of the discussion during the latest of the GVF Webinar Series produced in association with Satellite Evolution Group. In assessing the nature and magnitude of any significant impact from COVID-19-related travel…

Space Segment Disruptive Evolution: GEO, MEO & LEO – Does a Global Crisis Make a Difference?

The term “disruptive evolution” had already established its place in satellite industry dialogues before the current public health crisis, and as a result the orbital environment had become subject of much analysis exploring potential impact scenarios of…

Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas II – Will terminals realise the promised LEO Connectivity Revolution?

Part 2 of the GVF Webinar Series focus on ‘Transformational Antennas’ followed on from the Part 1 consideration of the question “End of the Parabolic Paradigm?”, and produced another energised dialogue that took the conversation on the LEO connectivity…