Commercial Satellite Operators

Organisations that own or operate communications satellites in space or market space segment capacity on behalf of operators.

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is the only provider of multichannel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications in Japan, and the largest in Asia and Oceania. The Company’s operations are broadly divided into two segments: Media and Space.

KT SAT (wholly owned by KT Corp., the largest telecom/media service provider in Korea), is the only Satellite Service Provider in Korea. Since the establishment of Kumsan Satellite Center (Teleport) in 1970, KT SAT has been leading the nation’s satellite communication and broadcasting industry through 6 satellite launches (Koreasat-1,-2,-3,-5,-6 and -8) and service operations.

South Africa
Maxwell Technology was launched in 2007 as an independent provider of last-mile, satellite-based, connectivity and access solutions for their mining and engineering clients in Africa. It uickly evolved to a full-spectrum, end-to-end connectivity solutions provider to clients from predominantly un-served and under-served areas.

Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), is one of Europe’s leaders and one of the world’s main players in satellite solutions and services. The company has its headquarters in Rome, Italy, and is supported by a staff of approximately 2500 people.

Türksat Company is one of the world's leading companies providing all sorts of satellite communications through the satellites of Türksat as well as the other satellites. Providing services for voice, data, internet, TV, and radio broadcasting through the satellites across a wide area extending from Europe to Asia, Türksat is able to provide flexible solutions aimed at customers' needs.

Hong Kong
AsiaSat is a commercial operator of communication spacecraft. AsiaSat is based in Hong Kong with two major shareholders, CITIC and Carlyle Asia Partners IV, L.P.

United Kingdom
Avanti Communications Group is a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The company operates the Hylas series of communications satellites.

The Ciel Satellite Group, located in Ottawa, is a privately-held Canadian satellite operator offering the highest quality, competitively priced space segment to customers throughout North, Central and South America.

Ciel provides leading edge communications platforms enabling a full range of affordable satellite services.

United States
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider based in El Segundo, California and is a subsidiary of AT&T. The company operates television broadcast satellites & provide satellite TV packages to end consumers.

DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. DLR GfR mbH operates and manages the constellation of Galileo satellites from the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen/ Germany.

DLR GfR has implemented a technical infrastructure which satisfies availability requirements of 99.99% and is maintained on a 24/7 basis.