January 2014 – General Access Procedures approved by the ITU, following many months of lobbying by RFI-EUI.
January 2014 – RFI-EUI merges with IRG, with IRG forming an umbrella over the group.
November 2013 – IRG announces new project to ensure 100% CID implementation on video carriers in time for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
September 2013 – IRG and Newtec announce results of Carrier ID survey. Full details can be found here.
September 2013 – IRG announces four new members.
June 2013 – IRG issues list of CID-ready products in time for CommunicAsia.
February 2013 – DVB approves new CID technology for standardisation.
December 2012 – Three new working groups were established, dealing with Carrier ID (SCPC), Deliberate Interference, and VSAT (Statistics).
July 2012 – Operators reported an interference-free Olympics, thanks in part to the Carrier ID for the Olympics initiative spearheaded by IRG.
December 2011 – A new working group was established to will focus on finding cost effective ways to introduce Satellite ID, as well as working towards a standard for auto-deploy systems, with the aim of significantly reducing interference during deployment of those systems.
October 2011 – IRG conference in Dorset. After a few days of interesting discussions, a number of goals were defined, aimed at improving the communication to the wider industry and focusing on carrier ID being rolled out in time for the Olympics.
October 2011 – An announcement was made that interference prevention and mitigation are to be addressed in the Asia-Pacific region through closer collaboration between national, regional and global satellite industry groups. The quality-assurance plans were announced during an Interference-Prevention Summit co-organised by the Interference Reduction Group (IRG), Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and Indonesian Satellite Industry Association (ASSI) in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) conference.
September 2011 – A further breakthrough was made at a meeting of manufacturers and organizations, hosted by IRG, courtesy of Double D Electronics, Novella SatComs and Research Concepts at IBC. In particular, the meeting involved a number of leading modem manufacturers who have agreed to work together to formalize a standard for the insertion of new carrier ID technology within the DVB specification
September 2011 – At the IRG and GVF conference at IBC, Eutelsat announced that from 30th June 2012 carrier ID will be integrated into transmission parameters for SNG transmissions and new DVB broadcasts for all Eutelsat customers.
June 2011 – IRG announced its first key initiative since the restructure, to have the entire industry on board with carrier ID in time for the 2012 Olympics. The initiative was announced during the WBU-ISOG event in Montreal and was met with a lot of support from the industry.
June 2011 – IRG and Global VSAT Forum (GVF) announced partnership to further combat the costly and time-consuming problem of satellite interference. Thee groups made a joint presentation at the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) summit during Broadcast Asia. They discussed the problem of interference and measures the industry can take to reduce, and ultimately avoid it.
March 2011 – SUIRG renamed to IRG (Satellite Interference Reduction Group, to broaden its mission beyond the needs of the user community. Martin Coleman named as Executive Director.
1997– SUIRG (Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group) was founded.