SSWG joins Global Satellite Coalition

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

SSWG joins Global Satellite Coalition

The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC) has recently welcomed the Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) of Communications Alliance.

The move was announced at the Satellite Next-Gen Focus event in Sydney by SSWG Chair and Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton and GSC Representative Bob Horton.

The GSC was created in 2017 and membership of its associations spans the globe, reflecting the total coverage of satellite through the combined support of hundreds of member companies based in every world region.

The founding partners of the GSC include Abrasat (Brazil); APSCC (Asia Pacific); AVIA (Asia Pacific) — former CASBAA; ESOA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, CIS); SIA (USA); and GVF (global).

The GSC’s priority is to advocate the role of satellite in achieving complete connectivity from contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Broadband Commission’s connectivity objectives to realising the Network of Networks required for 5G. In addition, it works to ensure that satellite services are an essential element of national broadband strategies, universal service programs and disaster preparedness efforts.

The SSWG is a group of 19 satellite services-focused companies active in the Australian market.

Horton said that the inclusion of the SSWG would enable the GSC to leverage the local resources and expertise present in companies based in or serving Australia and its neighbouring countries.

Stanton welcomed the move, which he said would help keep satellite players in touch with global counterparts and in tune with fast-paced developments occurring in many different markets around the world.

“Given the new challenges faced by our industry today, we are delighted to be part of the GSC to work together towards common objectives,” Stanton said.

Image credit: © Crockett

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