1997– SUIRG (Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group) was founded.
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.
June 2011 – IRG announces Carrier ID initiative,to have the entire industry on board with carrier ID in time for the 2012 Olympics.
September 2011 – Eutelsat announces that from 30th June 2012 carrier ID will be integrated into transmission parameters for SNG transmissions and new DVB broadcasts for all Eutelsat customers.
July 2012 – Operators reported an interference-free Olympics, thanks in part to the Carrier ID for the Olympics initiative spearheaded by IRG.
2013 – Kratos releases SigX, and appliance which directly removes RF interference (RFI) from satellite communication links in real-time to protect valuable bandwidth.
2013 – Integrasys announces the inception of Satmotion Pocket, the VSAT Auto Commissioning System for minimizing the deployment time, effort and interference intra-satellite such as CrossPol and inter-satellite such as Adjacent Satellite Interference (ASI).
2016– Satguard from Kratos enables identification of interference-causing VSATs in minutes.
September 2016– Siemens Convergence Creators, now Atos, launches new geolocation service for more precise location of the interference source.
September 2017– IRG’s efforts results in FCC announcement that requires all satellite signals and transmissions to contain Carrier ID information.
October 2018– IRG renamed SIG (Satcoms Innovation Group), shifting focus from interference to wider issues of improving efficiencies and facilitating innovation.