93% of the Industry Suffers from Satellite Interference

93% of the Industry Suffers from Satellite Interference
© Newtec, IRG - CID Industry Survey: 93% of the Industry Suffers from Satellite Interference

Press release Thursday 12 September 2013

Background information: In July 2013, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and Newtec joined forces to poll the industry about Carrier ID (CID), in order to gauge the industry’s understanding, experience, concerns, and perspective, relating to CID and satellite interference in general.


AMSTERDAM, NL, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 12th September 2013.  According to a Carrier ID survey, carried out by the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and satellite communications specialist, Newtec, 93% of respondents suffer from satellite interference at least once a year, with more than half suffering at least once a month and 17% continuously in their day to day operations.

The joint survey has been carried out over the summer, and the full results, from close to 500 respondents will be announced at a free session at IBC on Saturday 14th September from 10:30am – 12pm. The session, entitled “Are You Ready to Turn CID On?”, will feature a number of leading industry players, who will share their view on the current and future evolutions of Carrier ID.

The survey also demonstrated that 51% of respondents don’t yet know when they will implement Carrier ID. Bearing in mind the recent launch of WBU-ISOG resolutions, relating to the implementation timeframes of Carrier ID, the industry drastically needs to move forward with ensuring widespread implementation.

We are pleased with the response we have had to the survey showing that people are engaged in the subject,” commented Thomas van den Driessche, Chief Commercial Officer, Newtec. “The topic has moved from talking about satellite interference to taking actions. There are clear signs of the satellite operators and broadcasters going for the necessary steps soon.“

We are largely comforted by the responses to this survey,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “Whilst we would of course like to see the number of respondents suffering from interference reduce, we are pleased to see a higher percentage than have already implemented Carrier ID, or plan to do so in the near future.”

The survey results will be available as a booklet to all participants of the session, as well as on request after IBC. To register for the session, please visit https://pages.newtec.eu/RegistrationCIDSessionIBC2013.html.

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About Newtec

Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 28 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About IRG

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises three main working groups, covering Carrier ID, Intentional Interference, and VSAT. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations with a stake in combating radio frequency interference.

For more information, please visit www.satirg.org.