This year’s award categories and winners are:
- Global Satellite Operator of the Year—SES
- Strategic Transaction of the Year—EMC
- Regional FSS Operator of the Year—RSCC
- Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year—Arsat
“These companies, through their innovation, strategic leadership and performance have all had an exemplary impact on the satellite industry over the past year,” said Pacôme Révillon, CEO of Euroconsult. “Euroconsult and our fellow jurists find it to be very gratifying to be able to honor their achievements during the World Satellite Business Week.”The distinguished winners share their thoughts:
Global Satellite Operator of the Year— SES, Karim Michel Sabbagh, President & CEO: "On behalf of my colleagues and SES, we are honored to be awarded 'Operator of the year', by Euroconsult. At SES, my colleagues and myself are relentlessly working towards our vision to be the foremost worldwide provider of satellite enabled communication services and an indispensable contributor to global digitalization.
Thanks to the essential advantage of the GEO and MEO satellite constellations of SES and O3b, we are able to offer an entirely scalable, versatile and hyper efficient network topology to our customers worldwide."
Strategic Transaction of the Year—EMC, Abel Avellan, CEO: “The EMC team is thrilled to receive the award for Strategic Transaction of the Year,” said Abel Avellan, founder and CEO, EMC. “Through our acquisition of MTN, we are proud to now own and operate the most advanced global mobility platform in the world. This transaction brought the industry’s leaders together to deliver an exciting offering exceeding the needs of our expanded, diverse customer base as a result of the transaction.”
Regional FSS Operator of the Year—RSCC, Yuri Prokhorov, Director General: "For RSCC, and for me personally, this award is a great honor. Over the last three years our company has been busy replenishing our satellite fleet, with five new satellites in service and another scheduled to be launched. We have also worked hard on developing infrastructure and enhancing services. We are committed to our fundamental principle that relations with satellite operators and our customers should be built on a mutually beneficial partnership. And that is what accounts for our good revenue dynamics in 2014.”
Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year—Arsat, Matías Bianchi, President: “We are proud to receive this award on behalf of all the Argentinians. It´s an honor for all us at ARSAT, to have this kind of consideration by the industry, which in addition to the launch of ARSAT-2 by the end of this month, confirms that we are on the right path and that a promising future is ahead of us. We thank Euroconsult very much, as well as SpaceNews and Satellite Finance, for their recognition as well as the rest of the industry that have supported our technical development in the last years.”
1 Innovation, strategic decisions, impact.
2 Financial performance indicators, such as EBITDA and revenue growth or subscriber growth.