Washington, D.C., March 13, 2018
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) announced the recipient of the Association’s satellite industry award at SIA’s 21st Annual Satellite Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC. Yesterday evening, SIA President Tom Stroup presented the 2018 Satellite Leadership in Government Award to Jose Albuquerque, Division Chief of the International Bureau’s Satellite Division at the Federal Communications Commission.
“SIA is very pleased to recognize Jose Albuquerque for his current public policy role of promoting a competitive and innovative satellite telecommunications marketplace and for his domestic and global satellite spectrum management expertise,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “For more than 20 years, Jose has served the satellite industry in both public policy and commercial industry. Because of this, Jose brings a unique perspective to the role as the FCC’s Satellite Division Chief. This understanding will be vitally important, especially at a time when our industry is undergoing significant changes thanks to major leaps in satellite technological innovation. It is with great pleasure that we present this honor to Jose for his distinguished career in public service.”
“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Jose Albuquerque. “I share it with everyone at the FCC who has contributed to the work being done by the International Bureau Satellite Division. After working for many years in the satellite industry, it has been a privilege for me to have the opportunity to contribute to this industry in a different capacity. More than what has been achieved, the challenges ahead of us motivate us to continue our important work. This award constitutes a big boost.”
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.