The coverage, resilience and flexibility provided by satellite communications make it the most suitable technology for security communications.

Satellites operators understand the communications requirements of military and civil Government users:

Mobility: Security activities are increasingly about small groups or units that need to move quickly – "mobile expeditionary forces" – for example to get to an airport to deploy rapidly to a remote location, whether in support of UN Peace Keeping Operations or more active military operations, such as Afghanistan or Iraq.

A total solution: Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) that operate in higher frequency bands (Ku/Ka) provide greater bandwidth and capacity, but are generally more permanent installations in a deployed command post. L-Band mobile satellite services deliver voice and IP-based data services through light-weight, portable terminals for mobile and remote groups

All-weather: Satellite services provided over L-Band do not suffer from attenuation of their satellite signals by rain, snow, or other water-based weather conditions, offering more resilient and reliable satellite services for essential communications.

Interoperability: Fixed and some mobile satellite service operators provide satellite communications over an IP architecture, enabling military forces, civilian security services and aid/NGO first-responder agencies to have access to voice communications and all normal IP-based services and applications, such as email, VPN, internet browser, etc.

Information assurance: Users can employ a range of cryptographic hardware and software-based information security solutions to ensure the privacy and integrity of their voice and data communications

GSC is supported by

ABS Airbus Defence & Space Amos APSTAR Arabsat Ariane Space AsiaSat Avanti Communications Azercosmos Boeing Cignal Echo Star Mobile Eutelsat General Dynamics Mission Systems Gilat Satellite Networks Hellas Sat Hispasat Hughes iDirect Inmarsat Intelsat JSAT K Mansat Marsh Measat Metrasat Newtec Nilesat OneWeb Rascom Star Space X SES Speedcast Talia Taqnia TataSky Telenor Satellite Telesat Thaicom Thales Alenia Space Thuraya Turksat Viasat Videocon d2h Yahsat iDirect