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August 29th, 2012

IRG, Newtec And GVF At IBC...No Interference Allowed At These Meetings (Event)

[SatNews] ...”improvements have been made, but more work still needs to be done and we need to involve the entire industry...”

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and Global VSAT Forum (GVF), and Newtec today announced a number of meetings and initiatives relating to satellite interference at IBC.

On Thursday September 6th, IRG and GVF are organizing a Eutelsat-sponsored meeting to discuss value-added services, that may be enabled by the Space Data Association. The meeting will be hosted in the Holiday Inn, Amsterdam from 1-5pm.

  IRG and GVF will also be talking on a satellite interference panel, hosted by Newtec on Saturday 8th September at 3pm in room D203, Elicium building, 2nd floor. The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) works to reduce satellite frequency interference, and comprises of three main working groups, covering video, data, and VSAT. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations interested and invested in combating radio frequency interference.

More information and registration click on the graphic on the right.

Global VSAT Forum (GVF), a not-for-profit association of the global satellite communications industry, represents more than 200 member companies, including fixed and mobile communication system and service providers. The Forum’s objective is to facilitate the delivery of training, intelligence, improved regulations and policies, standards, type approvals, and heightened awareness of the operational advantages afforded by satellite communications working with public and private sectors.

On Tuesday 11th September, IRG and GVF are organizing a SES-sponsored Interference Prevention Summit in Hall 1 Balcony Suite: BM10/BM11.

IRG will also be hosting a series of workshops to discuss interference. To register your interest please click on SIRG graphic above.

“We have made a number of great advancements in the fight against interference, however more work still needs to be done and we need to involve the entire industry,” commented David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF. “These meetings will help us determine the next steps and communicate those to the industry.”

“We are keen to work together with GVF to further the fight against the costly problem of satellite interference,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “We believe the workshops will give people an additional channel to come and talk to us and find out more about how they can prevent interference.”