Maritime SatCom Forum “Glossary”.

The ‘Glossary’ comprises a highly comprehensive A to Z of the terminology used on a daily basis by the satellite communications industry in its dialogues with one of its key customer vertical markets”

Tthe MSF (Maritime SatCom Forum) has built a strong relationship with InterManager – the international association of ship managers –who has been a constant and forthright advocate of the ‘Glossary’.

The development of the ‘Glossary’ was driven by requests from the maritime customer marketplace for a detailed explanation and elaboration of the terminology commonly used by satellite communications solutions vendors, and this document will serve to improve the quality and effectiveness of discussions at the interface of the solutions seller and the solutions buyer.

The GVF, (Global Vsat Forum) in collaboration with InterManager and Futurenautics, will engage in a continuing programme to disseminate the ‘Glossary’ as a key resource to enhance the future dialogues between the satellite solutions community and the maritime solutions customer environment.


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GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it 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.  Contact [email protected] in the UK office, or in the US office please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

InterManager is the international trade association for the ship management industry. Its members are in-house or third party ship managers, crew managers or related organisations or businesses from throughout the shipping industry. Collectively InterManager members are involved in the management of almost 5,000 ships and responsible for more than 250,000 seafarers. InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the ship management industry. It is a recognised and well-respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry. In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the ship management sector.


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