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September 2022/01
Thought Leaders for the Satellite Communication Industry in India
SIA-India hails DOT's decision to overhaul the legal framework governing telecommunication to keep pace with modernization
SatCom Industry Association of India [SIA-India] hails the Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications decision to bring out a new legal framework for the telecom sector. The initiative to overhaul the legal framework governing Telecommunication in India to keep pace with modernization is forward-looking and would be a huge boost for the SatCom sector.

The objective behind this consultation is to do away with the antiquated regime and bring a modern and future-ready legal framework, therefore the consultation paper attempting to address just a few parameters would defy the whole purpose.

SIA-India submits that i) any new framework must encourage all digital communication technologies without a preference for limited technologies; ii) Connectivity to the remotest corner of the country at affordable prices, for personal, enterprise, and government use; iii) Flexibility and agility of regulatory framework to adapt to changing technology and services trend; iv) Ease of doing business for the industry stakeholders; v) Harmonized with global best practices arrived at international forums like ITU; vi) Spectrum allocation must be based on International best practices.
Updates on India Space Congress [ISC-22]
Dr. S Somanath, Chairman ISRO Confirmed for the Inaugural Ceremony of India Space Congress
SIA-India is honored to have the confirmation from Dr. S Somanath, Secretary, Department of Space, and Chairman ISRO to offer a special address at the Inaugural Ceremony of India Space Congress to be held from 26-28 Oct 2022 in New Delhi.

Support from Ministry of Defence for India Space Congress 2022
SIA-India is proud to announce the Support from the Ministry of Defence India for the upcoming India Space Congress [ISC-2022] 26-28 Oct 2022.

ISC is also the proud to announce for the support from ISRO - Indian Space Research Organization, IN-SPACe, NITI Aayog, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) Department of Telecommunications (DOT).

ISC'22 Sessions:
The India Space Congress 2022 is all set to cover a wide spectrum of topics across verticals encapsulating the space ecosystem in India. Speakers from across geographies will discuss and debate issues of importance to the Space industry. Subjects ranging from Space the fourth frontier, India's Space Strategy; Decoding the Space economy in India, Ease of doing business, Balanced approach to spectrum allocation, Insurance and liability coverage for space businesses, satellite for 5G and beyond- watch this space for more information on the upcoming mega event being held in New Delhi between 26th and 28th oct 2022.

To be there and be part of the conference register now. For information on sessions, speakers and registration visit
ISC Space Excellence Awards
SIA-India invites entries for 'Space Excellence Awards' celebrating disruptive innovation across the full spectrum of space domains for 2021-21.

The entries for 'SPACE EXCELLENCE AWARDS' 2021-22 are invited from the space and satellite ecosystem for outstanding achievements in Space and Satellite ecosystem in India.

Please check eligibility criteria on our website. To participate and enter please visit

7th Bengaluru Space Expo:
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has been organizing the Bengaluru Space Expo (BSX), a biennial international Exhibition and Conference, since 2008. The 7th Edition of BSX 2022, organized in association with ISRO, Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACE) and NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) is scheduled from 5 - 7 September 2022 at BIEC in Bengaluru, India.

India's space sector has made tremendous growth over the decade. Advances in space programs have been highly remarkable, with vigorous and determined efforts of ISRO. Additionally, the space sector in India has been undergoing a considerable transformation with the de-regulation and opening-up of the Space sector for the private sector.

The Exhibition will have participants from over 100 companies/organizations from around 15 countries, showcasing advanced technologies and products for the space sector, in an exclusive hall. ISRO will be putting up a large Pavilion, along with its various Centers in India, at the exhibition to highlight India's achievements in the space sector and future business opportunities for the private sector in this area.

Officials from various ISRO Centres across India, will be available during the three days event at BSX 2022 to interact with stakeholders exploring future business partnerships with ISRO. Besides the exclusive Exhibition, the three-day event will have a concurrent International Conference, with the theme, 'Nurturing the NewSpace in India' and would provide an ideal platform for Indian and International space agencies and companies in this sector, to showcase their strength & capabilities in the space arena; network and explore the opportunities of partnerships.
Ananth Technologies Ltd at BSX 2022

Ananth Technologies Limited welcomes you to their stall at the 7th Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 International Conference and Exhibition.
Dhruva Space at BSX 2022

Dhruva Space will exhibit full-stack space-engineering technologies and more at the three-day 7th edition of Bengaluru Space Expo 2022
Viasat at BSX 2022

ViaSat Inc welcomes you to their stall at the 7th Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 International Conference and Exhibition.
SIA-India Delegation Visit to top Officials in Bengaluru and Chennai, 22-21 Aug
SIA-India met Dr. S Somanath, Chairman ISRO and Dr. Sudheer Kumar N - Director, CBPO - ISRO HQ, to discuss the India Space Congress progress and proceedings.

SIA-India also met Dr. Prabhakar Sangurmath, Adjunct Faculty at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru, Mr. G Narayanan, CMD of NSIL, A. Arunachalam Director (T&S), HSFC, Department of Space, ISRO and Mr. Hanumantha Rayappa, Associate Director, SATCOM, ISRO. The meetings were held for update on India Space Congress 2022.

Director General SIA-India also met Mr. Dustin Bickel, Political/Economic Counsel, U.S. Consulate General, and, Mr. Karthik Selvaraj Chennai, and other officials to discuss India Space Congress and international collaborations.

Meetings were also held with Mr. Michael Costa, Dy Counsel Gen, Australian Consulate General and other senior officials to discuss India Space Congress and international collaborations.
SIA-India Meeting with TAIWAN Govt Officials

Mr. Chia-Hsien Yang, Dy Dir, Startup & Incubation, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, JK Huang, Economic Secretary, Taipei Economic and cultural Centre in India and officials from Industrial Technology Research Initiative [ITRI], Taiwan.

The parties discussed ways and means to strengthen the technological competitiveness in both nations.
SIA-India at the Defence Roundtable organised by AICC

Mr. Anil Prakash, Director General, Satcom Industry Association - India Speaking at Defence and Security Roundtable organized by Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC) on 29 Aug 22 as part of AICC celebrations of 75th anniversary of Indian independence and comes at a time when security collaboration between India and Australia is intensifying.

"Country's defence capabilities can be augmented with satellite capabilities, for which Space and Defence sectors need to work inter-se and provide complementary support to each other. The emergence of the commercial space sector and startups throw up some attractive possibilities for the country's Defence requirements" Mr. Anil Prakash, DG SIA-India.
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, India felicitates Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri, Chairman & Managing Director, Ananth Technologies Ltd

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, India felicitates Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri, Chairman & Managing Director, Ananth Technologies Ltd and President Satcom Industry Association - India[SIA-India] in recognition of his significant contribution in the field of aerospace and defence on 29 August 2022 in Hyderabad.

The World Satellite Business Week – leading global business space event brings together 1,000 decision-makers under one roof from Sept 12-16, Paris. Satcom Industry Association - India is the knowledge partner for the 'World satellite Business week'

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About the Summit
As a C-level executive summit, the WSBW has for 25 years served as a quality platform where influential and forward-thinking leaders from international private and public organizations congregate to address critical issues, share insights and best practices, stimulate innovation, conduct business, and shape the future of the industry.
New Member
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DG connect:

"The initiative to overhaul the legal framework governing Telecommunication in India to keep pace with modernization is forward-looking and would be a huge fillip for the SatCom sector. Hauling up the regulatory framework that is based on acts more than 100 years old to a newer version that relates to the latest technology, business and governance trends will, however, need a much more serious effort than the time allocated,"
Anil Prakash (Director General- SIA-India)
The fortnight at a glance:
Satellite players suggest govt to adopt international best practices for spectrum allocation
Satellite industry body SIA-India on Friday said that it has suggested the Department of Telecom (Dot) to adopt international best practices for spectrum allocation...
Adopt int'l best practices for spectrum allocation: SIA-India to govt
Satellite industry body SIA-India said that it has suggested the Department of Telecom (Dot) to adopt international best practices for spectrum allocation...
Satcom Players Should Get Spectrum Based on Best International Practices: SIA India
The Satcom Industry Association of India (SIA-India) recently told DoT (Department of Telecommunications) that India should adopt international best practices for spectrum allocation...
Highest-ever funding for Indian space-tech startup! Telangana-based Skyroot raises $51 million
The funding will help Skyroot boost its launch vehicle capabilities to tap into the fast-expanding global space economy that was cumulatively worth $469 billion in 2021...
India to witness first commercial launch satellite soon: Skyroot Aerospace signs MOU with ISRO
Skyroot Aerospace has become the the first private Indian space launch vehicle company to sign an MOU with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to access the facilities...
Uttarakhand Gets India's First Ever Commercial Space Situational Awareness Observatory
Ensuring that nothing goes out of sight, Digantara, a space industry start-up is launching India's first-ever commercial Space Situational Awareness (SSA) observatory...
Trai to start consultations on allocation of satcom spectrum
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is set to commence consultations soon with stakeholders on the allocation methodology for satellite spectrum. The regulator will deliberate whether spectrum should be given through auction ...
Intelsat Commercial Aviation goes into Agreement with Nelco to Offer Inflight Connectivity in India's Airspace
This agreement is welcome news for Intelsat's airline partners and flyers as they will enjoy end-to-end broadband coverage on domestic and international aircraft flying to or from an Indian airport, as well as aircraft flying over the country...
Support from Indian youth crucial to secure investment in space sector: Rajeev Suri, CEO Inmarsat
Passion and enthusiasm shown by India's youth is the foundation for a strong future for the sector. Space underpins economic growth in so many parts of the economy...
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