The Intentional Interference (Technology) group is looking at technology to tackle deliberate interference. This work will be co-ordinated with GVF, which is leading the industry’s regulatory and political efforts to address the intentional-jamming challenge.
Chairman -Yasir Hassan, Director Technical Operations, ArabSat
Intentional interference is a tricky subject and one which opens up a host of political and commercial issues. In reality, only a small percentage of all interference instances can be attributed to intentional, and for the most part it is targeting broadcast services, so most users of satellite services are unaffected. However, we cannot ignore that it does happen, and as with any interference, we need to do all we can to resolve it. It is also true that, although on the decline currently, the Middle East remains the worst affected area.