SatLabs Group organises first Middle-East DVB-RCS Symposium

The CABSAT DVB-RCS Satellite Communications Symposium 2006 will be held in Dubai United Arab Emirates on 9 March 2006.
The purpose of the CABSAT DVB-RCS Satellite Communications Symposium 2006 is to bring together both existing and potential users, operators and service providers, managers and policy makers, equipment manufactures and non-profit organizations in an environment where all can find solutions and create business opportunities with the open standard for satellite communications, ETSI DVB-RCS.

The aim is to present uses and solutions based on the DVB-RCS technology, discuss market and technological trends and the advantages and possibilities offered by the DVB-RCS standard, and to help define the future evolution of the technology so that it can meet the new challenges that will arise.

The event will feature key speakers from the industry, standards development organizations, industry forums, and satellite operators:



  • Mr Xavier Lobao, Chairman, SATLABS,

  • Prof. Gunnar Stette, Chairman of the DVB-RCS Group,

  • High level DVB-RCS presentations from the industry, including:
The symposium is targeted at any company or organization, private or public, involved in or considering getting involved in satellite communications. This includes satellite operators, service providers, equipment manufacturers, users and user groups, educational organizations, regulatory bodies and policy makers.

Some of the key topics that will be covered at the symposium are:



  • What is DVB-RCS, and what can it do?

  • The latest status of DVB-RCS Systems and benefits of true, open satellite standards

  • SatLabs type approval and how is interoperability secured between all the different manufacturers

  • Deployment and operation of DVB-RCS satellite systems

  • Latest status on equipment and the cost of use

  • Latest status on DVB-RCS with the new, advanced, DVB-S2

  • What can Open Standards, ETSI, ESA, EU and SatLabs do for your business

The Symposium will also commemorate Ms Penny Glover and her contributions to the satellite communications community.



The SatLabs Symposium is organized by the SatLabs Group (see external links) in co-operation with CABSAT. It is supported by the key DVB-RCS players: Newtec, Nera Satcom, ND SatCom, New Skies Satellites and Advantech Satellite Networks (formerly EMS SatNet).


SatLabs Group
The SatLabs Group is an international, not-for-profit association whose members are committed to bringing the deployment of the DVB-RCS standard to large-scale adoption. Membership in SatLabs is formed by service providers, satellite operators, system integrators, terminal manufacturers and technology providers with an interest in DVB-RCS. The main goal of the SatLabs Group is to ensure interoperability between DVB-RCS terminals and systems and to achieve low-cost solutions.


To view the symposium agenda click under related links at the top-right of this page.


To register for the symposium go to the CABSAT 2006 website by clicking on the link at the top-right of this page.


Dubai image courtesy ESA

Event Date

22 February 2006
Published 22 February 2006
Last updated at 22 February 2006 - 00:00