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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. […]

GVF signs 2020 G20 Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade

Following an invitation to sign the multiassociation Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade of the G20 nations, in advance of the meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, GVF is now a signatory to the Recommendations. The Recommendations relate to the role of digital technologies in promoting economic growth through cross-border innovation […]

Satellite Industry Response to COVID-19

As an integral part of the world’s critical infrastructure, the communications satellite industry has responded to the stresses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting its employees, assisting customers and suppliers, and helping medical personnel and other essential personnel directly impacted by COVID-19.

WRC 2019: Enabling 5G Connectivity

Listen to the latest episode in the series, discussing the role of satellites in 5G networks, broadband connectivity, and digital inclusion, featuring speakers Jennifer Manner from Echostar, Suzanne Malloy from SES, and Wiley associate Madi Lottenbach.

Defining New Cyber-Security and Network Threat Ecosystem

“Defining New Cyber-Security and Network Threat Ecosystem” panel session organised by GVF had to be cancelled during #SATELLITE2020. Now, Jeffrey Hill of Access Intelligence introduced the online panel session moderated by David Meltzer. Our panellists Jennifer Manner of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., Victoria Samson of Secure World Foundation and Frank Backes of Kratos Defense and […]


GVF is exploring the expansion our digital services for members to provide additional platforms for promoting their services and equipment and learning of the latest developments affecting their business.

SatTV talks to GVF

Richard Hooper talks to David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF at SATELLITE 2020 about the direction the organization is moving towards and its introduction of a new membership category.

GVF Training Introduces New Certifications

Field Technician and Field Engineer Certifications Available Fully Online LONDON and WASHINGTON D.C. – GVF, the global trade association for the satellite industry which is the accepted global standard for certifications, has announced two new certifications for satcom technicians and engineers. The new GVF Field Technician Certification recognizes that the holder has received thorough simulator-based […]