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“A Meaningful Journey” Arunas Slekys

I am honoured to have served as Chairman of the GVF for the past 15 years, a brief moment in cosmic time – yet a significant period during which the satellite industry became a mainstream part of the exploding consumer internet marketplace. Indeed, in the mid-2000’s broadband satellite technology was still in its infancy and the business case for consumer services was considered by many to be highly risky if not downright foolish.

“Happy Birthday, GVF” David Hartshorn

Many great things start small, like a spark… like GVF. The fire broke out during a conference session where the talk turned to how difficult regulatory conditions were for VSAT service providers. Long-time industry player Jack Buechler had heard enough. He raised his hand and challenged those in attendance to form an association to advocate together for improved conditions. Strength in numbers!

Royal Media and GVF Announce Content Partnership

Royal Media, a leading global information provider, and GVF, the global non-profit association of the satellite industry, have formed a content partnership that will deliver crucial analysis and insight on satellite industry trends. The partnership will include the participation of Royal Media’s industry-leading brands in a series of webinars hosted by GVF.

“As I recall…” Jack Buechler

I am incredibly proud of all that been achieved since those early days 25+ years ago, and immensely honoured to have had the opportunity to make a modest contribution to that success.

2021… A Year of Progress

This year, and most of 2020, were hardly typical for GVF. Just as everywhere and for everyone, the nature of many of the association’s activities were limited and restricted by the impact of pandemic but, like all other organisations, the association adapted as necessary. This overview focuses upon GVF activities during the last year.

10,000 VIEWERS AND COUNTING

Thank You To Our Diverse Global Audience ‌In 2020, pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions necessitated that the satellite industry community gather virtually. Meeting industry colleagues, partners, and customers had to be online and this was when GVF, the only global association of the industry, forged new, regular and frequent connections in the Zoom ecosphere. The […]

UK Space Agency – Space Sector Skills Survey report

The UK Space Agency’s Space Sector Skills Survey, based on a quantitative survey of 96 companies and qualitative in-depth interviews with 21 during autumn 2020 reflecting on late 2019 and early 2020, has been published. It provides some important new data, particularly regarding training. In brief summary: • Most space companies are looking to recruit. […]