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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Opening remarks from the Chair
  • Elisabeth Tweedie - Owner, Definitive Direction
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
Satellite Industry Snapshot: How consolidation and new opportunities are changing the satellite ecosystem
  • Christopher Baugh - Founder and CEO, Northern Sky Research
  • Overview of recent mergers and acquisitions in the satellite industry
  • Which challenges is our industry facing in September 2019?
  • How are continued consolidations in the satellite operator but also modem hardware arenas affecting the end users?
  • Where do the greatest opportunities currently lie for satellite applications? Overview of demand for consumer broadband, enterprise services, mobile backhaul and beyond
  • Analysis of global developments for satellite broadband, with the availability of HTS
  • What are the most attractive verticals sectors for VSAT right now and why?
09:40 - 10:30 50 mins
The Leaders’ Panel: Exploring next generation satellite applications around the globe
  • Panel moderator Virgil Labrador - Editor-in-Chief, Satellite Markets and Research
  • Pierre-Jean Beylier - CEO, Speedcast International
  • Reza Rasoulian - Vice President, Global Connectivity, Carnival Corporation
  • Richard Swardh - Senior Vice President, MNO, Comtech EF Data
  • Alvaro Sanchez - CEO, INTEGRASYS
  • Dave Rehbehn - Vice President of Marketing, International Division, Hughes
  • Perspectives from Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Australasia – Where are we seeing the greatest demand for satellite and for which applications? How do the different regions compare?
  • Questioning how cellular networks compete with, and complement, satellite networks in different regions around the globe – Exploring examples beyond competition
  • Considering VSAT for replacement of fibre network for mobile back-haul solutions
  • Finding new applications opposing to traditional applications for satellite, with out-of-the-box thinking
  • What is the current state of satellite broadband?
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
Case study: Providing mobile backhaul through satellite
10:50 - 11:30 40 mins
Morning Break and Networking
11:30 - 12:20 50 mins
Real-life perspectives on 5G, followed by a dynamic roundtable discussion onstage
  • Xavier Lobao - Head of Future Projects Division, ESA
  • Jorge Rodriguez - Head of marketing, Hispasat

Each presenter will have a 5min presentation about real-life 5G satellite networks expected to be deployed or currently deployed, and how satellite fits into the 5G ecosystem at this point in time. This will be followed by a dynamic roundtable discussion onstage, including Q&A with the audience.

12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
The 5G Panel: What are the next concrete steps for 5G deployments around the world? How does the satellite industry fit in?
  • Panel moderator Martin Jarrold - Chief of International Programme Development, GVF
  • Vagan Shakhgildian - President and CEO, UHP Networks
  • Kieran Arnold - Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity & General Manager Westcott 5G SoC, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Discussing the latest news and updates for 5G: Who’s doing something real and significant?
  • Examples from around the world where 5G tests have been done in collaboration between the cellular and the satellite industry – What have we learnt?
  • What are the next steps for 5G with regards to: Frequency allocation, the status of frequencies, the need to retire some of the bands,
  • Exploring VSAT in 5G for back-up solutions
  • Consumer vs. enterprise 5G networks and how satellite can really pitch in to both
  • How can the satellite industry better communicate the benefits it can bring to the new 5G networks, such as coverage in rural areas, enterprise broadband and cyber security?
  • How is satellite 5G going to be integrated into the mainstream for users? Considering satphone cradles for Androids and Iphones, power supply and home network routers - Has anyone addressed products for home users to obtain satellite in a 5G integrated capacity?
13:00 - 13:50 50 mins
Networking lunch
13:50 - 14:00 10 mins
Opening remarks from the afternoon Chair
  • Colin Thomson - Head of Infrastructure, Access Partnership
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
The IoT panel: What is the potential of IoT over satellite from what we’ve seen so far?
  • Panel moderator Nigel Gibson - Director, Gibson Professional Search
  • Emma Park - Vice President Europe, Sigfox
  • Nick Chubb - Founder and Managing Director, Antares Insight
  • Maria Zervaki - Policy Analyst, Compliance and Market Intelligence, Access Partnership
  • Which IoT business cases are supported by satellite? Overview of projects so far and understanding who can play a role in IoT
  • Examples of currently deployed satellite networks providing a useful IoT application
  • How do satellite and IoT blend together to provide the Internet of Everywhere?
  • Which specific IoT services for verticals like maritime can satellite help deliver more successfully than terrestrial networks?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Showcasing the latest developments in LEO and its role in IoT ecosystem
  • Building our LEO business for IoT applications
  • How we are going to integrate LEO networks with IoT vs. GEO networks?
  • How will LEO and IoT affect the ground segment and VSAT?
15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
The LEO panel: What are the economics of LEO and its competitive standpoint right now?
  • Panel moderator Martin Jarrold - Chief of International Programme Development, GVF
  • Ronald Van der Breggen - Chief Commercial Officer , LeoSat
  • Jon Harrison - VP and General Manager, Global Accounts & EMEA, Intellian
  • Discussing the status of the planned NGSO constellations, and competition with GEO/ HTS offerings for the end user
  • Considering LEO in combination with IoT, particularly the costs
  • Analysing the potential of multi-orbit constellations, and the GEO-LEO revolution
  • Which impact will the integration of different constellations have on smallsats?
  • Balancing the investment in LEO with the pricing and customer satisfaction
  • Exploring the economics of LEO: What’s the “go to market” strategy of the key players right now?
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Afternoon Refreshments Break
16:20 - 17:20 60 mins
The ground segment panel: What’s new in the ground segment, including flat-panel antennas and beyond? Will FPAs be affordable for end-users and when will they be available?
  • Panel moderator Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
  • Ralph Brooker - President, SatProf
  • What are we expecting FPAs to do for us, and will physics allow it?
  • How will new antenna technologies affect service provider business operations?
  • The latest advances on flat-panel antennas: What is available now, what are the applications, how are they being accepted, what can we expect in throughput?
  • What are the differentiators between the different flat-panel antennas available?
  • Which flat-panel antenna manufacturers have specific plans for addressing the mass market and offering lower prices?
  • Will flat-panel antennas be ready to meet the launch dates for the LEO constellation?
  • What does the compatibility look like, and based on this, how can collaboration help to speed up the FPA development, commercialisation and lower prices?
  • What are the key challenges right now of ground segment infrastructure?
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • Colin Thomson - Head of Infrastructure, Access Partnership
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
End of Day 1 with Networking Drinks
18:00 - 20:30 150 mins
VSAT Global 2019 Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The VSAT Awards ceremony will take place during a networking dinner.

For more information about the categories and how to apply, please visit: https://tmt.knect365.com/vsat-global/awards