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Global VSAT Forum

GPU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Global VSAT Forum. GVF is a non-profit association representing the international satellite communications sector, and has a mission of facilitating expanded access to fixed and mobile satellite-based communications solutions that promote socio-economic development in all nations by enabling training, capacity building, peer-to-peer dialogue, research, and multi-stakeholder ICT programmes. The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) is the not-for-profit association of the international satellite communications industry. GVF represents more than 200 member companies from 100 countries, including fixed and mobile communication system and service providers. The Member companies include telecom carriers, operators, value-added resellers, manufacturers, consultants and other organizations involved in satellite communications. The Forum’s primary objective is to facilitate the delivery of training, intelligence, improved regulations and policies, standards, and heightened awareness of the advantages afforded by satellite communications. For this, GVF works with national, regional and global governmental bodies, related industries and associations, and a wide range of other stakeholders. GVF was launched by the international satellite communications sector in 1998. Its headquarters was established in St. Albans, United Kingdom, and a regional office was opened in 2005 in Washington, D.C. The organization also has affiliate offices in more than 15 nations in every major region of the world.