Maritime and aeronautical markets, needing connectivity to range where terrestrial networks do not exist, bring significant demand for satellite services and terminal equipment. Whilst satellite’s prospects in these markets were negatively impacted by the pandemic, more recent indications are that… Read More
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With this issue of ‘GVF FOCUS’, we end the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of GVF’s establishment. Earlier contributors to this column noted that GVF – or the Global VSAT Forum as it was first known – was established in a much different era in the satellite communications industry. In 1997, GVF was one of a few industry trade associations and the industry was still dominated by the intergovernmental organizations enjoying privileges and immunities that extended to exclusive supplier relationships with the world’s largest PTTs.