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Media Broadcast Satellite Joins SIA

Media Broadcast Satellite Joins the Satellite Industry Association

Washington, D.C., Nov 21, 2019 – The Satellite Industry Association today announced that solution provider and teleport operator, Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS), has joined SIA as its newest Affiliate Member.

Media Broadcast Satellite has 40 years’ experience in the delivery of communications solutions, worldwide from its teleport in Usingen, Germany. Reliable connectivity has never been so important, especially for government and defense users. MBS has many years of experience in serving the diverse and mission-critical needs of government users from all over the world with seamless and ubiquitous connectivity and its services are constantly evolving as it identifies emerging voice, data and video requirements within this dynamic sector.

“SIA is pleased to welcome long-term satellite and terrestrial communication solutions provider and integrator MBS to the Association,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA.  “MBS’ expertise in gateway ground station teleport operations make the Company an ideal addition to SIA and we look forward to working with them as our newest member.”

“Media Broadcast Satellite is honored to join the industry-leading companies that comprise SIA,” said Sven Sünberg, Managing Director, Media Broadcast Satellite. “As an SIA member, we are committed to help advance the interests of the satellite industry in an era where communications are fast evolving. We look forward to contributing to the Association’s work.”

Affiliate membership in SIA is open to satellite companies as well as supporting entities that advocate and promote the domestic commercial satellite industry.  SIA Affiliate Members receive a number of benefits including attendance at SIA’s Annual Association Meeting, participation in all open SIA meetings and most events (excluding the SIA Leadership Dinner) and SIA Member discounts to industry events.  For further details regarding membership in SIA, please click here.

About Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS)

As operator of Germany’s largest teleport, Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) has been implementing and operating successful communications solutions for globally active customers since the 1970’s. Through its own teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt, MBS offers tailor-made solutions for the areas of broadcast, data, teleport and data centres. Satellites between 76° East and 60° West can be reached through more than 135 antennas in the Ku-, Ka- and C-Band.

To ensure a maximum of security and stability of our solutions, MBS operates a NOC manned 24 hours per day on 365 days of the year and a fully redundant RF, IT and power supply infrastructure. The high-quality standard of the services “Made in Usingen/Germany” is underlined by relevant certifications such as ISO27001 IT & data security as well as by an own engineering team supporting customers in all stages of transmission, distribution and service management.

Media Broadcast Satellite’s range of services includes both standard communication services and complete managed service solutions for DTH platforms (SD/HD), data networks and teleport co-location/gateways.

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About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Kuiper Systems LLC; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc.

SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globalstar, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Speedcast Government; SSL; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Comtech EF Data; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kencast; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Newtec; ; Radeus Labs, Inc.; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; and Wiley Rein LLP