The six associations are: Abrasat (Brazil); APSCC (Asia Pacific); CASBAA (Asia Pacific); EMEA Satellite Operators Association (Europe, Middle East, Africa, CIS); Global VSAT Forum (World); and Satellite Industry Association (US).
David Hartshorn, secretary-general of Global VSAT Forum, said: “Following the success of satellite industry collaboration for WRC15, the GSC presents a natural next step to further strengthen the satellite communications sector."
A statement said the GSC would create awareness and understanding of satellite industry innovations and their implications for spectrum and regulatory policy-making and market development.
In addition, it will work on ensuring satellite services are an essential element of national broadband strategies, universal service programmes and disaster preparedness efforts.
Photo: courtesy GSC