Riaz Lamak is an International Programme Director at GVF, Global VSAT Forum, responsible for Network Validation-Benchmarking & Onsite Capacity Building initiatives. Mr. Lamak contributes to the Forum's efforts to facilitate Performance Quality Assurance of Satellite-based communication solutions. Proactive initiatives include: Benchmarking of Assets, Resources, Processes; and Capacity building via leveraging the GVF Training & Certification programme. This includes MBC Mentored Classroom Trainings onsite. Whereas, reactive initiative involves conducting validation of existing satcom network-s; to identify gaps and recommend best practices in getting robust performance, mitigating interferences and higher acceptability of satellite-based communication.