Euroconsult has revealed the first recipients of the company’s 2021 Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communication.
In parallel with their flagship, executive-level, space summit, the 2021 World Satellite Business Week held at the Westin Hotel in Paris, Euroconsult will reveal category winners up until the event’s conclusion on December 16th. World Satellite Business Week brings together more than 180 top-executive speakers from almost 40 countries to share their experience and perspectives of the industry.
The prestigious industry awards are presented to space companies that have distinguished themselves during the year and celebrate outstanding achievements of their business and management.
In a year fraught with pandemic related complications, the winners singled out for success for this year’s Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communication truly distinguished themselves. This year’s Global Satcom Business Award was given to Viasat, the global communications company that, for more than 30 years, has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world communicate.
The Strategic Transaction Award recognized a major deal announced in April that saw French satellite operator Eutelsat invest $550 million into OneWeb, later upping its stake in the satellite broadband provider by a further $165 million.
The Regional Space Business of the Year was awarded to leading UAE satellite operator Yahsat.
The final winner of the first round of awards given out at World Satellite Business Week’s premiere showcase related to Universal Connectivity. The award went to one of Europe’s leading satellite solutions and service providers, Telespazio, along with Peru’s National Telecommunications Programme, Pronatel.