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Eutelsat Joins GSOA, Driving the Satellite Communications Ecosystem of the Future
Paris, Brussels, 20 April 2023 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that it has become a full member of the Brussels-based Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), the global CEO-driven association representing global and regional satellite operators.
By joining GSOA, Eutelsat showcases its support towards a robust satellite communications sector with a united global voice, connecting the world in a sustainable way. Together with its fellow counterparts, Eutelsat intends to fully participate in shaping the satellite communications ecosystem of the future. Whether it be the availability of satellite frequency bands, to promoting the responsible use of space, to connecting the underserved, the multi-fold and strategic challenges in space require cooperation.
Eutelsat adheres to the Association’s endeavours, notably ensuring the availability of satellite frequency bands during the ongoing World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) process, key to allowing space technology to fully deploy its potential to serve the world's connectivity needs.
GSOA is recognised as the representative body for satellite operators by international, regional and national bodies including regulators, policymakers, standards-setting organisations such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), and international organisations like the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Through GSOA, the satellite sector is working to respond to the requirements for a better data-driven society. Robust and scalable satellite infrastructures are ideally placed to bridge the digital, social, education and healthcare divides as well as, to be part of the 5G, 6G, and IoT ecosystems.
"I am thrilled to work with Eva Berneke, Eutelsat CEO and her team to deliver the benefits of satellite communication to citizens and governments and move the industry a step forward in delivering connectivity anywhere, anytime" – commented Isabelle Mauro, GSOA Director General.
Eva Berneke, Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer, added: “Our teams are most enthusiastic to join GSOA at a time of major transformational changes in the industry, with a booming connectivity market, breakthrough innovations, and a considerable increase in the number of players involved. Implicated at various levels and in several working groups within the GSOA, we are eager to support the global satcoms industry on a resilient, responsible and innovative path”.
About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Committed to promoting all facets of sustainable development across its business activities, Eutelsat leverages its in-orbit resources to help bridge the digital divide while maintaining a safe and uncluttered space environment. As an attractive and socially responsible employer, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.
Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).
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