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IRG praises technology to prevent satellite interference

June 10, 2014

In the wake of recent jamming incidents reported by Arabsat and Eutelsat, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has praised the continued success of Geolocation technology, which is becoming more and more efficient, for discovering the source of the interference.

“Along with the rest of the industry, we condemn these actions against legitimate customer services,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group, “However, we are pleased that the continued technological advancements in Geolocation systems meant that the source was quickly identified, enabling the operators to report the incident efficiently.”

IRG has also praised the continued cooperation between Satellite Operators. Arabsat and Eutelsat co-ordinated with one another upon discovering the problems and found that, despite using different Geolocation systems, the same location was identified as the source of the harmful interference.

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