By TECHNOLOGY TIMES Reporter
Lagos. May 30, 2013: Global (VSAT) satellite connectivity provider and a large owner of C band payload, Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) says it joined the Satellite Spectrum Initiative (SSI) Campaign being pushed to safeguard satellite spectrum.
The SSI Campaign is led by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), a global, non-profit, international association dedicated to representing the interests of the international satellite communications industry.
The Satellite Spectrum Initiative (SSI), originally formed for the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) 2007, has now begun coordinating global efforts to defend against the alleged attacks on satellite spectrum at WRC 2015 by the terrestrial wireless industry, which is prioritizing satellite C-band spectrum for their services, EMC said in a statement.
The Satellite Spectrum Campaign is coordinating efforts worldwide through regional and national-level associations at unprecedented levels to leverage presence, expertise and resources, the company says.
Blake Mclane, President, Emerging Markets Communications, says that “Global VSAT Forum is a strategic organization that has been instrumental in creating visibility for EMC within the satellite industry and targeted verticals.”
According to him, “EMC’s participation in the SSI Campaign shows that, not only are we committed to supporting GVF, but we are striving to protect the satellite industry’s best interests to continue to provide our customers with the best services possible.”
EMC currently provides satellite, terrestrial and mobile connectivity solutions to oil and gas companies, NGOs, carriers, international organizations and government entities in the most remote and/or challenging areas of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Pacific Islands, Asia, Central and South America.