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VSAT Stellar Awards 2018

19th of September 2018 at 18:00

The VSAT Awards recognise the initiatives driving change across the industry and celebrate the companies improving global connectivity through satellite!


VSAT Service Provider of the Year

This award is open to VSAT Service Provider companies only. A VSAT Service Provider is defined as an organisation that provides a VSAT communications service directly to the end user market – the business must consist primarily of services aimed at VSAT end users, from any vertical or company type, including B2C.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate excellence in the delivery of service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the service provider’s ability to deliver real benefits to the user and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency and reliable communications at a competitive price.

Best Ground Segment Technology

This award is open to companies that are revolutionizing the ground segment technology. Often people think the innovation in the Satellite industry is confined to the satellites themselves, but there is plenty of innovation here on earth that’s worth celebrating.

This award is for ground technologies that are improving overall satellite service provision. This could be defined by the cost reductions they deliver, the new services they enable or the higher capacities and faster speeds they facilitate.

Most Innovative Satellite Application

This award is open to innovative satellite applications or services that deliver significant value and increase the use of satellite connectivity. We will look for evidence that your application/service either provides commercial benefit to your customers or is changing the world by connecting the previously unconnected.

The winner of this award will demonstrate the power of satellite connectivity to play in new markets and will inspire the rest of the industry to innovate their service provision.

Satellite Operator of the Year

This award is for the most innovative Satellite Operator of the Year. The winner will be the operator that has pushed the boundaries of satellite connectivity the most; exploring new markets, launching new services and delivering the best possible service to consumers.

As competition in the satellite market grows, this award seeks to recognise the company that is revolutionising the industry ahead of its competitors, and leading the race towards next generation satellite communications.

Best Newcomer in the Industry

To be eligible for this award, you need to be a start-up or a newbie to the satellite industry, not older than 5 years. Your application should demonstrate what you have achieved so far to bring innovation to the industry, end-users as well as how you plan to change the industry and services in the future with your vision.

In your application, explain how you compare to your competitors, both traditional companies, as well as other newcomers, and what you are bringing to your customers that is new and revolutionary. How you plan to achieve your goals and profit in the long-term should also be described for the judges to be able to decide on your future potential.

Most Innovative Flat Panel Antenna

This award is open to all Flat Panel Antenna producers who believe that they have the most innovative product. Flat panel antennas have been in development for over 40 years and we are yet to see the most innovative additions which deliver significant value. Both start-ups and established companies are invited to apply for this category.

In your application, make sure you explain the features of your product, why it is innovative, its cost effectiveness and profit margins, as well as time to market and the verticals it is planned to serve, in order for the judges to be able to decide on the future potential of your Flat Panel Antenna.