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International Satellite communication workshop: "The ITU - challenges in the 21st century: Preventing harmful interference to satellite systems"


In response to increasing demand for satellite communications – and reflective of international cooperation to facilitate expanded access to satellite connectivity – harmful interference prevention regulations and measures are being discussed, developed and implemented worldwide. Building upon dialogue between the ITU and the international ICT community during WRC-12, which has been ongoing since, the Bureau is pleased to announce the holding of a one-day workshop in Geneva on 10 June 2013.

The Geneva workshop will be an open event where participation of national administrations, the satellite communications industry, user community, other ICT stakeholders, as well as all those with an interest in the topic, is strongly encouraged.

The workshop will provide ITU stakeholders with an opportunity:

VENUE:   International Telecommunication Union - Places des Nations - 1211 - Geneva -Switzerland 

                Entance by Montbrilliant Building ( 2, rue de Varembe ) - Meeting Room C -


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08:00 – 09:00 
09:00 – 09:10 
Introductory Remarks by Mr. François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau
09:10 – 09:15 
Setting the tone and General Overview of the Workshop
       -  Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau (ITU)
09:15 – 09:40
Radio Regulations Board
       -  Mrs Julie Zoller, RRB Member, ITU
 09:40 – 10:15
Multilateral non-binding initiatives on space security
       -  Mr. Victor Vasiliev, Chair, UN Group of Governmental Experts on TCBMs in Outer Space
       -  Mrs. Tanja Masson-Zwaan, President of International Institute of Space Law (IISL), deputy
          Director ofthe international Institute of air and space Law at Leiden university
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:45 
Satellite services and interference – the current situation
( Moderated by Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau - ITU )
        -  Mrs. Harrison Patricia, Director RF Operations Center Atlanta, INTELSAT
-   Mr. Yasir Hassan, Director of Operations ARABSAT  & Chairman, International  
     Interference Group in IRG
-   Dr. Ibrahim Oz, Vice President TURKSAT
-   Mr. Mohamed EL-SAWY, Marketing Manager,  NILESAT
-   Mr. Ethan Lavan, EUTELSAT
-   Mr. Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution, BBC GLOBAL NEWS
-   Dick Tauber, Chair, and VP, transmission Systems & New technology, CNN News Group
-   Mr. Bharat DudhiaSpectrum Policy Manager , Ofcom, UK
-   Mr. Mehdi Siasifar, General Manager  of Satellite  Communication, IRIB, Iran
-   Mr. Alexandre Vallet, Responsable du Département de la Réglementation et des
     Ressources Orbite/spectre, ANFR,  France 
12:45 – 14:00 
Lunch break 
14:00 – 15:30 
Technologies to identify and/or mitigate harmful interference
(Moderated by Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG)
 -  Mark Rawlins, Eutelsat
 -  Martin Jarrold, GVF's Chief of International Programme Development,
 -  Mark Brady, Glowlink 
 -  Nicolas Dubik, Thales-Alenia Space
 -  Thierry Balanche , Zodiac Data Systems
  -  Dr. Rob Rideout, SAT Corporation VP Sales and Marketing
 15:30 – 15:45 
Coffee break
 15:45 – 16:45
Implementation of the DVB Carrier-ID specification  
( Moderated by Guido Baraglia, Director, Sales & Marketing, EMEA – SAT corp)
  -  Pierre Berta, Comtech - EFData
  -  Roland Smith, SES
  -  Howard FeldmanScope Associates Limited & Director IRG
  -  Lisa Hobbs, VP Broadcast Compression Solutions, Ericsson Television Inc.
  -  Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG
16:45 – 17:15
Delivery of VSAT & SNG installation and operation training
 by Martin Jarrold, GVF's Chief of International Programme Development
17:15 – 17:30
Wrap Up and Closing Remarks











​The meeting will be held at  ITU Headquarters, Geneva on 10 June 2013


Yvon HENRI​ ​+41 22 730 5536 Convenor-Facilitator​
Space Services Department


Jorge CICCOROSSI​ +41 22 730 5324
​Senior Engineer,
Space Services Department