Principal Sponsor

 Hospitality Sponsor

 Associate Sponsors



 Free of Charge Admission


End-User Sectors;


Oil & Gas, Maritime & Offshore, NGOs/Disaster Recovery,

GSM, Broadcast, Military/Defense, Civil Aviation




Integrators/Re-Sellers/VARs of Satellite Services & Equipment

 Registered Organisations

(sIRG) Satellite Interference Reduction Group
Access Partnership
AIS Engineering
American Red Cross
Astrium Govt. Services
Boeing Commercial Satellite Services
Childrens National Health Centre
Comtech EF Data
DOD Executive Space Staff
Driscoll Children's Centre
Encompass Government Solutions
Eutelsat America
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) 130 Communications Branch
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Futron Corp.
Galaxy Broadband Communications
Gilat Satellite Networks
Global Telemedicine Group
Harris CapRock
Health Channel USA
Huchworthy Inc.
Hughes Network Systems
 - Government
 - Defense & Intelligence
 - Consumer
 - Engineering
 - Global Services
 - Global Xpress


Intelsat General
JSAT International Inc.
Knight Sky, LLC - Solutions & Strategies  
Medweb Government & International
 - Government Services
 - Satellite Communications
O3b Networks
Orbital Sciences Corp.
SES Government Solutions
SIA (Satellite Industry Association)
Space Foundation
Space Systems Loral
Spectrum Integrated Solutions
Squire Sanders
Telemedicine & eHealth Training Centre
Telstra Global
UltiSat Inc.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OVHA)
US Agency for International Development
US International Broadcasting Bureau
Via Satellite
Warren Communications News
World Broadcast Unions

 GVF Mission Statement


David Hartshorn, Secretary General



In association with


"an assembly where parties meet on equal terms for discussion"

(10th revised edition, Oxford Dictionary).

Make no mistake, satellite broadband has arrived. From Bangkok to Lagos and from Moscow to Chicago, high-capacity satellite communications are being delivered today to millions of users at subscription rates that transform the broadband value proposition... as well as the business plan.


On planes, trains and ships, and in cities, villages and living rooms, the full spectrum of enterprises – and now consumers – are taking advantage of 30-100 Gbps connectivity and applications that require new definitions of "access":


Broadcasters - have seen the price of a satellite newsgathering terminal plummet from more than $100,000 to less than $20,000.


First responders & humanitarian organizations - have been astounded by rapidly deployable "consumer-class" terminals that provide orders-of-magnitude greater throughput than their enterprise predecessors.


War fighters - are leveraging access to unprecedented transmission speeds to enhance their operational effectiveness, while UAV connectivity helps to redraw military strategy. 


Wireless operators - are tapping markets that were previously unreachable through satellite backhaul of not only GSM, but also LTE, WiMAX, WiFi, Pico and Femtocell solutions.


Consumers regardless of their proximity to major population centers and whether they reside in a Developed or Developing Country – affordable broadband connectivity is at hand. 


Governments - have begun rewriting their national broadband plans to include high-capacity satellite services that offer higher standards of health and education, and build bridges that span the fabled "digital divide'.

The scale and scope of change can't be over-stated. A mere 10 years ago, a good year for the satellite communications industry was 80,000 terminals deployed. Worldwide. Today, in one country, one service provider is installing 30,000 terminals per month.

Not surprisingly, questions abound. What are the new pricing metrics? Have service level agreements changed fundamentally and, if so, how? What about reliability? How high is "high capacity"? New value-added resellers are entering the market; who are they (and do they know what they're doing?)?

And high-capacity throughput technology poses its own questions: What are the relative merits of C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band? Is one application delivered as effectively as another? What about mobility? What are the implications for different user groups? And what is the truth about Ka-band rain attenuation?

Answers are forthcoming. They draw upon the recent track record of a growing list of industry leaders, including Eutelsat and Avanti in Europe, Yahsat and Arabsat in Africa and the Middle East, IPStar in Asia, and Hughes and Viasat in the Americas. Added to their experience are the innovation and short-term plans of competitors such as Inmarsat's Global Xpress service, Intelsat's EPIC offering, O3B's mid-earth orbit solution, and more than a dozen other launches.

Indeed, more than half of the world's dozens of satellite operators have either ordered or plan to order high-capacity satellites and 14 million households and 50% of enterprise terminals are predicted to be using high-capacity platforms by 2020.

The GVF High-Capacity Satellite Conference will serve as a forum where these trends, these companies – and their customers – will provide insights into how this exciting new chapter in satellite communications is rewriting the way that applications are delivered in the world today.

Why you should attend


High-capacity satellite services are changing the face of the industry and demand is set to grow.


It is the only economically feasible method providing broadband service to households in more rural areas as required by national broadband plans. It's changing the economics of the industry generating revenues an order of magnitude larger per MHz than Ku-Band.It is impacting every part of the value chain: manufacturers, operators, equipment providers, service providers, trainers, distributors and end users.