ABRASAT, the Satellite Communications Brazilian National Association, is an organization that represents the Brazilian satellite operators as well as the foreign satellite operators serving Brazil, the satellite telecommunications services providers and the satellite equipment manufacturing industry with representation in Brazil. As its main mission, ABRASAT aims the promotion of satellite applications and solutions in Brazil, acting before both governmental and non-governmental national and international forums, always working as a permanent support of the satellite industry interests in Brazil. ABRASAT also works in cooperation with other associations and international entities.
APSCC is a non-profit international association representing all sectors of satellite and/or space-related industries, including private and public companies, government ministries and agencies, and academic and research entities. The overall objective of APSCC is to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia-Pacific for the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of the region.
APSCC brings individuals in the industry together to work as a powerful collective voice for the Asia-Pacific. APSCC also works to develop, expedite and broaden the distribution of new services via satellite in the region. APSCC also assists in the formulation of recommendations on policies, regulations and technical standards within the region and around the world.
CASBAA is the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, and video delivery across a wide variety of geographic markets throughout the Asia-Pacific. Our 100 member organizations include leading pay-TV operators, international content and technology providers, satellite operators, and telecom companies. They are major investors with substantial experience in developing communications industries that now serve more than 500 million households in Asia. CASBAA works to promote free and fair markets, the protection of intellectual property rights and the development of thriving and competitive communications industries in the belief that the ultimate beneficiaries will be hundreds of millions of consumers across our region.
The EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) has been the voice of Europe’s satellite operators since March 2002. ESOA is the world’s only CEO-driven satellite association, and leads a coordinated and impactful response to the global challenges and opportunities the commercial satellite communications sector faces. Today, the Association represents all satellite operators from the EMEA region and other companies that engage in satellite-related activities. It offers a unified voice for the world's largest operators and important regional operators towards all international, regional and national organisations and regulators.
Overall, satellite operators and their services represent two thirds of the entire space economy which is valued at 250 billion dollars in revenue. The satellite sector creates more than 900.000 direct jobs worldwide; it enables independent launch and defence capabilities and puts all world regions at the edge of innovative technology. Satellites are vital in cost-effectively bridging the Digital Divide for the ultimate benefit of people everywhere.
ESOA works to lead a coordinated and impactful response to global challenges and opportunities for the commercial satellite communications sector by raising awareness of the reach, resilience, variety & capability of satellite services. By providing a unified voice and platform for global collaboration, ESOA increases opportunities for governments, businesses and citizens to leverage satellite services in order to bring connectivity through high quality telecommunications services to users everywhere, on land, in the air or at sea.
The Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
The Global VSAT Forum was officially launched during an International VSAT Congress held in Rome, Italy in March, 1998. Since then, the GVF has become the unified voice of the global satellite communications industry. It brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.
Headquartered in London, with a regional office in Washington DC and global affiliates, the GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 200+ members from every major region of the world. The broad-based membership represents every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) was formed in 1995 by several major US satellite companies as a forum to discuss issues and develop industry-wide positions on shared business, regulatory and policy interests.
SIA grew out of the Satellite Super Skyway Coalition, a voluntary alliance of major satellite players, galvanized into action in early 1993 when the U.S. Government began advancing the idea of a Global Information Infrastructure (GII). The success of the coalition in defining the role of satellites in the GII strengthened ties between major industry players and sowed the seeds for what today is the Satellite Industry Association.