The Satcom Industry Association of India (SIA-India) and the Indian Space Association (ISpA) have inked memorandum of understandings (MoU) with consultancy company Geospatial World, seeing collaboration as the key to growing India's satellite communications sector.
The agreements will also see the parties disseminate knowledge and conduct pertinent research that will help the industry transform and move ahead, said Geospatial World in a statement.
SIA-India is a non-profit association created to represent the interests of the communication satellite ecosystem in India. ISpA is a quasi-public trade association for Indian space and satellite manufacturing companies.
Geospatial World noted in its statement, SIA-India struck a partnership with the consultant as part of ambitions to be leaders in the sector through building frameworks to support long term growth. India is one of the largest markets for satellite communications.
"India needs to boost its capabilities in satellite communications to become future-ready for Industry 4.0. The vast experience and treasure trove of industry knowledge of Geospatial World will truly help us in our goal,” said SatCom Industry Association director general Anil Prakash.
“The logical culmination of the rise in satellite communications capability will be the geospatial industry developing more downstream applications and contributing to the value chain. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the Satcom Industry Association of India,” said Sanjay Kumar, Founder & CEO, Geospatial World.