About Mining Solutions

As demand for minerals increases, mining companies are exploring ever more remote deposits around the world... often far from landline communications networks. Today’s mining companies centralize many of their analytical and scientific functions at headquarters – requiring the transmission of vast amounts of scientific, operational and financial data. The satellite industry plays a critical role in ensuring that mining companies have access to high-quality fixed and mobile communications worldwide, regardless of geographic location.  

Mining companies and their contractors require reliable communications not only for their operations, but as a vital lifeline in remote locations.  Voice, video-conferencing, corporate networking and Internet access all enable companies to address daily requirements and provides an important link for their employees with family and friends back home.

The mining sector has traditionally depended upon satellite communications to support its operations and, with the advent of new technology, commercial models, regulatory approaches, training, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and other satcom-related advances, this relationship is constantly being expanded and refined. To more effectively facilitate the realization of this trend, GVF provides a wide range of services, which are coordinated through the Mining Communications Forum.


GVF Full Members

  • Arabsat - Arab Satellite Communications Organisation
  • Eutelsat Communications
  • Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd.
  • Hughes Network Systems LLC
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • SES
  • Emerging Markets Communications, Inc (EMC)
  • Orange Business Services
  • COBHAM
  • iDirect
  • Event Management Partners
  • Harris CapRock
  • Inmarsat
  • NEWCOM INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • Intelsat
  • O3b Networks Ltd