The purpose of this website is to offer impartial, general VSAT information from a neutral standpoint.
This website was developed as an independent initiative of Marlink, together with contribution from the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).
Marlink is the pioneer of business critical communication solutions for customers operating in remote environments. With 600 employees and 27 offices worldwide, the company is the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime and enterprise markets. Marlink’s multi-band communication services covering Ku, Ka, C and L-band extended with to mobile and terrestrial links, enable over 200,000 customers to operate in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way.
With over 75 years’ experience in developing innovative business critical communication solutions, Marlink’s legacy is to deliver the benefits of a digital and connected world to its customers’ remote operations. Today Marlink is the leading maritime communication and maritime VSAT operator in the world. It’s leveraging strong partnerships with all major satellite network operators in the industry and delivering its communication solutions direct to the customer and via an unrivalled network of service provider partners.
Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live.
The Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. GVF leads the Maritime Satcom Forum, whose mission is to engage and co-ordinate with members and maritime stakeholders in heightening awareness of the importance of satellite communications. Founded in 1997, GVF brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.