Satellite communications (Satcom) operators - Eutelsat, Hispasat and SES - has issued a joint position paper on the
European space-based connectivity system advocated by European Commissioner Thierry Breton.
In the positioning paper, the satcom operators concur a European satellite infrastructure would help meet the
objectives of the European Commission in terms of connectivity to all European citizens and would serve enterprises and
public entities across Europe and beyond. The operators also highlight how they can play a central role in the
satellite communications ecosystem by linking the technological advances of the space industry with the needs of
society in the most cost-effective way.
Eutelsat, Hispasat and SES are part of a consortium of European satellite manufacturers, operators and service
providers, telco operators and launch service providers selected to study the design, development and launch of a
European-owned space-based communication system.