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Network Building + Consulting Joins the Satellite Industry Association

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019 – The Satellite Industry Association today announced that communications site development firm Network Building + Consulting (NB+C) has joined SIA as its latest member company. NB+C specializes in the development, engineering and construction of ground segment facilities for wireless communications companies, including ground stations for satellite communications.

“SIA is pleased to announce that Network Building and Consulting has joined the Association as its latest Affiliate Member,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “As the satellite industry continues to expand its on-orbit capabilities with increased numbers of technically innovative GEO and NGSO satellites, the importance of expanding ground segment innovation also continues to grow. NB+C’s interest in expanding its site development expertise for satellite ground stations make it an excellent addition to the Association and SIA looks forward to working with its newest member.”

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 see the following link:

About Network Building + Consulting
NB+C is a site development firm with more than 30 years of experience in wireless and ground station infrastructure. The company is comprised of three divisions: Site Development, Engineering Services and Construction + Technical Services. We have expertise in New Tower Site Build, Satellite Ground Station Development, Network Overlay, Small Cell, Backhaul, Fiber, and 5G Projects. We’ve touched tens of thousands of sites and currently work for every national wireless service provider and tower company in the United States.  We also manage site development and construction of ground station deployment for one of the largest satellite internet providers in North America.

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; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; 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; Omnispace; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Speedcast Government; SSL; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kencast; NB+C; Newtec; Phasor; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; and Wiley Rein LLP