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.
GVF has announced that the following individuals have been elected to a two-year term to serve as members of GVF’s Board of Directors: Arunas Slekys of Hughes, Yasir Hassan of Arabsat, Peter B. Davidson of Intelsat and David Bertollotti of Eutelsat. They join Nancy Eskenazi of SES and Julie Zoller as members of GVF’s Board which is responsible for managing the business of GVF.