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Seth Parkoff is Director, Advanced Programs for EchoStar. Seth is involved in all S-band activities at Echostar, including operations, systems development and deployment for EchoStar Mobile Limited (EML) providing mobile satellite service in Europe, and he contributes to a variety of spectrum protection and technology development initiatives. Previously at EchoStar, Seth was in charge of operations for the legacy TerreStar satellite system (acquired by Dish Network in 2012).
Seth began his career in the USAF, working in satellite tracking, satellite architectures and electronic combat intelligence. After seven years of service, Seth transitioned to the civilian world working in RF engineering for the cellular industry. Starting at Comcast Cellular, Seth worked on deploying cellular networks in NJ and PA by designing cell search rings, testifying at zoning and planning boards, analyzing performance statistics and improving network performance. He was involved in Comcast’s analysis and acquisition of PCS licenses, and worked on deploying microcells, in-building solutions and fixed wireless systems.
At AT&T Wireless, Seth managed the initial analysis and deployment of PCS systems across the Northeast corridor of NJ, Boston and Philadelphia, and eventually managed operational performance in the Philadelphia and southern NJ system. Moving to Dallas, Seth managed design and performance engineering for the North Texas system. In 2007, Seth transitioned back to the satellite world by joining the startup TerreStar Networks.
Seth received his B.S.E.E. from Lehigh University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.