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The EMEA Satellite Operators Association welcomes the new Chair Evert Dudok, Executive Vice President of Airbus Defence and Space

ESOA elects Evert Dudok, EVP CIS of Airbus as new Chair of the Association; Stephen Spengler, CEO of Intelsat as a new Vice-Chair and confirms Khalid Balkheyour, CEO of Arabsat as Vice-Chair

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ESOA members at the heart of innovation

The Digital Festival was back for another year to light up the European Bubble with stories of innovation, visions of the future and new partnerships. Bringing policymakers, entrepreneurs, technology and industry experts together, the Festival aims to inf

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Press release: ESOA participates in Space Forum - ICT Spring 2017

ESOA made the case for satellites in the 5G ecosystem today at the Luxembourg Space Forum.

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ESOA calls for Technology Neutrality and Inclusion in Code

As the EP reviews the Commission proposal on the EECC, ESOA urges it to insist on Technology Neutrality and Digital Inclusion.

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ESOA Welcomes the European Commission’s ‘Space Strategy for Europe’

ESOA welcomes the European Commission’s “Space Strategy for Europe” and its strategic goals of ensuring the integration of space into society and the economy and, fostering a globally competitive and innovative space sector.

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Satellites - Enabling an inclusive and resilient Gigabit Society

Rupert Pearce, Chairman of ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association today informed European Parliamentarians of the central role of satellite communication services in today’s digitized world.

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ESOA Members sign 5G Manifesto with European Commissioner Günther Oettinger

Joining a delegation of telecoms CEOs, members of the Board of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association today welcomed and signed an industry Manifesto that embodied the contribution of key telecoms industry players in shaping the EU vision for 5G.

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ESOA participates in Digital Festival 2016

ESOA and its members showcased evolutionary satellite services in Brussels highlighting the role satellite will play in the 5G ecosystem.

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Internet of Things - Satellites enabling Smarter Cities

Internet Everywhere, Satellites Everywhere

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Connected Cars - Ensuring Resilience and Reach through Satellite

Satellites connecting tomorrow’s vehicles.

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ESOA hosts a reception for TiSA negotiators in Geneva

ESOA hosted a reception at the WTO for Ambassadors and TiSA negotiators to highlight the importance of international free trade in services for satellite communications industry.

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ESOA responds to Telecoms Framework review consultations

ESOA submitted its response to European Commission’s Public Consultation on the review of the Telecoms Framework. Digital divide still remains an important obstacle to full connectivity of EU citizens and EU should take concrete measures to reduce it.

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European Satellite Day 2015 - Bringing Space & Satellites Down to European Schools

Satellite Operators talk to the European School about Space and Satellites

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World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 decides Satellite Spectrum is central to future vision for Global Connectivity

Long-term Delivery of Innovative Satellite Services Are Assured a Pivotal Role Alongside Wireless and Other Complementary Technologies

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Global satellite communications sector calls for safeguarding of satellite spectrum 

ESOA is one of seven non-profit associations to commend the support from major inter-governmental and private-sector organisations to preserve satellite spectrum.

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Benefits of C-band for IMT grossly exaggerated

Satellite operators challenge GSMA studies on economic benefits of C-band for IMT

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ESOA signs Crisis Connectivity Charter with UN OCHA

World leading satellite operators step up support for the global humanitarian community.

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Satellites operators offer support during humanitarian crises

ESOA pledges its support to helping President Juncker address key challenges facing the Union.

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ESOA congratulates Roberto Viola, new DG Connect

ESOA congratulates new Directors-General on their appointments, following the Commission's announcement on the reshuffle in major posts.

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ESOA congratulates Rupert Pearce, new Chair of ESOA

ESOA Board elected Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, as a new ESOA Chairman

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ESOA welcomes DSM strategy

ESOA welcomes European Commission proposal on Digital Single Market strategy, but we have high expectations for the Commission to deliver concrete actions.

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ESOA expands from Europe to EMEA region

ESOA expands to assert coordinated satellite industry voice in the future communication ecosystem.

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Satellites enter zettabyte era

Video traffic is set to dominate IP traffic in the next years to come.

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ESOA welcomes the new European Commission

ESOA welcomes the announcement of the allocation of portfolios within the new Juncker Commission.

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