Winners for the Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications have been revealed today from Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) held in the Westin Hotel in the heart of Paris, France.
The Annual Award honors a new cohort of finalists drawn from a shortlist of the best performing and outstanding businesses in Satellite Communications. Winners are chosen by an expert jury panel for their display of exceptional achievements across a number of rigorous criteria, including innovation, management and financial and business.
The announcement comes at the height of the 25th WSBW held by the leading space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult. With 200 executive-level speakers, more than 1,200 industry leaders and 480 businesses in attendance, the event allows global players to celebrate excellence in the past year and negotiate new deals that will shape the year to come.
This year’s winners are honored across four categories:
● Inmarsat & Viasat for the Strategic Transaction Award (M&A)
The merger of Inmarsat and Viasat, two major satellite operators for $7.3 billion, brings together a combined fleet of 19 satellites for an unrivaled advantage in broadband services and Internet of Things (IoT) with plans for a global high-capacity hybrid space and terrestrial network.
● Starlink for the Global Satcom Business Award
Starlink’s rapid deployment and entry into service of its 3,000+ satellites constellation has made it the market leader, with plans to connect recreational vehicles, aircraft and cruise ships and an impending new generation of satellites.
● Hispasat for the Regional Space Business Award
Hispasat operates a large fleet of satellites with services ranging from IoT to Cellular Backhaul and Internet access for the distribution of Spanish-language content, focusing on the Iberic Peninsula and Latin America, making it one of the largest regional satellite service providers.
● Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos initiative supported by Hughes, Stargroup, APCO Networks (Aitelecom), Eutelsat, Axess Networks and Globalsat for the Universal Connectivity Award. Under the Internet para Todos initiative (IPT), the companies help bridge the digital divide by connecting over 7,200 Wi-Fi and internet community access sites across Mexico
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