Satnews Daily
September 19th, 2017

Broadband Commission Working Report ID's Role for Space-Based and Upper Atmosphere Technologies

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Technologies in Space and the Upper-Atmosphere, launched a report today, Identifying the Potential of New Communications Technologies for Sustainable Development.

The Working Group, chaired by Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat, found that satellite and high altitude systems offer significant advantages for expanding broadband coverage in developing countries as well as driving solutions essential to meeting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to their broad coverage, versatility and reliability, deployment of these systems can be relatively quick, cost-effective and environmentally responsible.