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“GVF – The Bridge Connecting Our Industry” Joakim Espeland

I am grateful to have collaborated with GVF in different roles throughout my professional career in my company, INTEGRASYS. I have worked with GVF not only in contributing to conferences and securing other opportunities for enhancing company visibility, but also in connection with the training offered by the GVF. Within the 25-years of the association, I have been in growing with GVF for more than a decade.
GVF’s representative role includes the Ground Segment of the SatCom industry, giving support to development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, businesses, and governments around the world by operators, producers, service providers, and other elements of the satellite ecosystem.

“An Unconditional Support for the VSAT Industry” Alvaro Sanchez

I am grateful to have collaborated with GVF in different roles throughout my professional career in my company, INTEGRASYS. I have worked with GVF not only in contributing to conferences and securing other opportunities for enhancing company visibility, but also in connection with the training offered by the GVF. Within the 25-years of the association, I have been in growing with GVF for more than a decade.
GVF’s representative role includes the Ground Segment of the SatCom industry, giving support to development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, businesses, and governments around the world by operators, producers, service providers, and other elements of the satellite ecosystem.

“GVF’s Unique Approach for Raising Awareness” Alexandre Vallet

In this time of celebration of the 25th anniversary of GVF, I want to highlight first and foremost the unique approach of GVF for raising awareness of the various benefits brought by satellite systems in our daily lives. Where other organizations essentially focuses on disseminating information about satellite applications, GVF aims at spreading knowledge, building capacity and facilitating access to satellite-based solutions, notably through its well-known set of training and certification programs that have become over the years references across the entire satellite ecosystem.

“Securing Space Sustainability with Commercial Best Practice” Krystal Azelton

The space domain is currently experiencing a rapid diversification and increase in the number of actors involved in space activities. More than 70 states, commercial companies, and international organisations currently operate just over 6900 satellites in Earth orbit.

The increased availability of space technology and capabilities has both advantages and disadvantages. It has spurred innovation, lowering of costs, and greater access to capabilities and services available from satellites for all. However, the growth in space activities and the influx of new actors also has the potential to exacerbate many of the current threats to the long-term sustainable use of space, such as on-orbit crowding, radio-frequency interference, the proliferation of space debris, and the chances of an incident in space sparking or escalating geopolitical tensions on Earth.

“Advancing the Interests of the Global VSAT Industry” Bruce Olcott

I have had the honour of serving as the GVF’s outside counsel since shortly after its founding more than two decades ago and as the chair of its Regulatory Working Group from 2012 through 2015. What always excited me about GVF is its driving terrestrial purpose.

As highlighted in the GVF Constitution, GVF’s mission is not only focused on satellites in the sky, but on advancing the interests of the global VSAT industry on the ground. GVF’s terrestrial focus originally sought to labour on the extremely difficult task of securing ‘open skies’ market access in every country on the planet. To do this, GVF partnered with and championed the interests of service providers, system installers and integrators, equipment manufacturers and distributors in just about every country and region in the world. Thus, although GVF is proud to represent the interests of major satellite operators, the overwhelming majority of GVF’s members have never launched anything into space, working instead to deploy the ubiquitous networks of fixed and mobile ground stations that are necessary for satellite systems to fulfill the connectivity needs of industry, governments and consumers.