RF interference represents the single largest impact on robust satellite operation performance. Interference issues result in significant costs for the satellite operator due to loss of income when the signal is interrupted.
Additional costs are also encountered to debug and fix communications problems. These issues also exert a price in terms of reputation for the satellite operator.
According to an earlier survey by the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (SIRG), 93% of satellite operator respondents suffer from satellite interference at least once a year. More than half experience interference at least once per month, while 17% see interference continuously in their day-to-day operations. Over 500 satellite operators responded to this survey.