For twenty years, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group worked tirelessly to reduce interference and its effects on the satellite industry. Now, it seems that downtime caused by interference has reduced and new processes and tools have greatly minimised the time taken to resolve issues.

With that in mind, in October 2018 Satellite IRG became SIG: The Satcoms Innovation Group. Its aim is to continue building on current innovations in order to maintain management of interference, but also to improve efficiencies in other operational areas of satellite.

The satellite industry has a highly unique remit in that it is integral to the daily lives of almost everyone on Earth in some way or another. It is therefore absolutely essential that it can continue to provide a high quality of service to end users. However, with the planned LEO constellations of the future, 5G and the demand for constant connectivity, SIG believes we may find it harder to keep space clean.

Our aim is to foster relationships between operators and manufacturers, solutions providers and users and create a forum for debate, through workshops, events and so on. We hope to support manufacturers as they build tools and innovations to help us improve efficiencies, while we take insight from operators and users to help us inform the inception of these tools. These tools will help us provide a reliable service and prepare for the future.

In short, SIG’s aim us to promote innovation in the satellite communication industry to improve operational efficiency and reduce impact, saving time and money.