Beijing – The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) will be working with the Chinese satellite industry to jointly present an Interference Prevention Summit on September 4, 2013 at China Satellite.
 
The Summit, entitled Improving Satellite Communications Through Interference Prevention, will provide China’s satellite communications industry with an opportunity to learn about the impact of satellite interference prevention measures on operational effectiveness, quality of service, improvement of satellite signal quality and earth station performance.
 
“The meeting will focus on a number of important topics, including testing and approval of Chinese antenna systems,” commented David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF. “GVF runs a testing and approval initiative, which has proven extremely effective elsewhere in the world, and promises to make a huge impact for the Chinese satellite industry in combatting satellite interference.”
 
“Although satellite interference only affects a minor number of services, the effect on those services can be significant,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “However we are making a real impact across much of the globe, thanks to widespread industry support and a number of important initiatives. China is an important region with many satellite services, and we are keen to engage the industry on this important topic.”
 
The two organisations will also be presenting a session on Spectrum Management and Intentional Interference on September 5, 2013. This session will introduce the audience to the subject of spectrum management, its defence and intentional satellite interference and signal-piracy meeting agenda, which builds upon dialogue established during recent stakeholder meetings, where concerned participants called for continued cooperation to identify and implement solutions.
 
“While the satellite industry’s success at the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference 2007 (WRC-07) demonstrated our sector’s ability to convey the importance of satellite spectrum in delivering broadcasting, safety of life, and numerous other mission-critical applications, the challenges for WRC-15 will be much greater,” commented Colin Robinson, GVF. “The terrestrial wireless industry has again identified satellite spectrum as a priority for their services, and they are lobbying governments now.  This session will provide an update and an opportunity to coordinate with the Chinese communications sector on these important developments.”