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09:00 09:20 (20 mins)

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Low Earth Orbit: How LEO will revolutionize the satellite industry!

  • Who are the main players? Who are the main investors in LEO technologies?
  • Customer applications for LEO connectivity: Potential use cases examined
  • B2B revenue opportunities for LEO connectivity
  • Connecting the other 3 billion with LEO constellations
  • Ronald Van der Breggen - Chief Commercial Officer , LeoSat

09:20 09:50 (30 mins)

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Panel Discussion: How should I Change my Business to React to LEO?

  • Is LEO a threat to traditional GEO constellations? If we have LEO do we need a GEO solution?
  • Are LEO and GEO hybrid solutions the answer?
  • What will LEO mean for user terminals?
  • How will the launch of LEO impact the cost of capacity?
  • Moderator Virgil Labrador - Editor-in-Chief, Satellite Markets and Research
  • Panellist Ronald Van der Breggen - Chief Commercial Officer , LeoSat

10:00 10:20 (20 mins)

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Creating a Joint LEO and GEO Offering

  • LEO as a threat or complementary technology to traditional GEO orbits
  • Which applications will better suit GEO orbits vs. LEO? If any?
  • How LEO will seamlessly integrate with wireline, wireless and current satellite infrastructures
  • Partnerships to secure a seamless satellite offering

10:20 10:40 (20 mins)

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Going beyond connectivity – A new value proposition?

  • What are the new drivers that are shaping the future of the satellite industry?
  • How to be ready to embrace future technologies and new digital services end-users will request?
  • How to become more agile? Evolution or revolution?
  • SES will discuss how a new mindset, a new business approach could provide the framework of a new value proposition

10:40 11:30 (50 mins)

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10:40 Morning Break and Networking

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

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Panel Discussion: The operational environment: is this becoming the most strategic asset for operators and service providers?

  • What is current status of NMS/OSS in the satellite industry? How does that compare to other industries (telco, cable, network providers, …)?
  • Networks are converging: HTS, LEO, MPLS, SDN, WiFi and microwave, data center, etc. What are the best practices to avoid explosive growth of NOC operations?
  • There is no such thing as a wholly owned network: the challenges of managing services across multi-operator networks.
  • Opex – Capex – Service Quality: is this a trilemma, best effort for all, or a managed business process?
  • Emerging new business models: what is the impact on the operations workflows and tools? 
  • Panellist Steven Soenens - VP Product Marketing, Skyline Communications
  • Panellist Alan Afrasiab - President and CEO, Talia Limited

12:00 12:20 (20 mins)

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What is the Role of Satellite in 5G?

  • What is 5G: Understand current development towards delivering 5G
  • Networld2020: Examining the 5G value chain and the key industry associations working on the technology
  • How will satellite complement wireline and wireless infrastructure?
  • What does LEO mean for mobile operators? Complementary or competitor technology?
  • Satellite for backhaul and video
  • Mustafa Ergen - Chief Technology Advisor, & Board Member, Türk Telekom & Networld2020/5G IA

12:20 12:50 (30 mins)

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Panel Discussion: How Can We Create a Seamless Hybrid 5G Network Delivering High Capacity Coverage to B2B and B2C Consumers?

  • 5G = One massive network – Satellite isn’t isolated!
  • How does satellite fit into the 5G value chain?
  • Establishing partnerships to create end-to-end 5G connectivity?
  • What services can satellite deliver that will never be possible for wireless or wireline connectivity?


  • Moderator Kieran Arnold - Head of Networks & Systems, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Speaker John Stoltz - Vice President, Network Innovations

12:50 14:00 (70 mins)

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12:50 Networking Lunch

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

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New Innovator: SpaceBelt – Security, Storage and Advanced End-to-End Communications

  • What is SpaceBelt? How will it transform the Satellite Industry?
  • How SpaceBelt is helping service providers to differentiate their service offering!
  • Moving data securely without exposing data to the terrestrial network!
  • Moving data around the globe extremely quickly via SpaceBelt


  • Chris Beek - President, Cloud Constellation Corporation SpaceBelt

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

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How Secure is Satellite? Understanding the evolving cyber threats facing the industry

  • Is satellite as secure as we think?
  • Where are the most vulnerable parts of the network: Where in the network do we need to invest in security solutions?
  • Monitoring solutions to detect security breeches
  • Understanding how security risks that other industries face may impact the satellite industry

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

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High Altitude Platforms Are Here! Understanding the technology and its applications

  • Where do High altitude platforms fit into the ecosystem? HAP’s are complementary not competitor technologies!
  • HAP’s to communicate via VSAT technology
  • Trials and timelines: How long before we see HAP’s delivering communications services?
  • Applications of high altitude platforms: What can they do better than GEO satellites? Where do we still need GEO connectivity?
  • Walt Anderson - Director, AVEALTO

15:30 16:15 (45 mins)

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Afternoon Refreshments Break

16:15 16:35 (20 mins)

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Connecting the Unconnected: Is there a business case?

  • Will satellite capacity ever be priced low enough to reach the mass market in emerging regions?
  • Interim solutions to bring satellite to the masses!
  • What needs to happen before we can bring connectivity to the masses? Will it be satellite that delivers this capacity?
  • Low cost devices and modems – what’s the progress?

16:35 17:05 (30 mins)

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Panel Discussion: Connecting the Unconnected: The role of satellite connectivity in remote areas

  • Analysing National Satellite Programmes
  • What are the long-term aims of national programmes?
  • Government satellite applications for health, education and military
  • Digital inclusion projects and the role of government funded ground infrastructure
  • The role of MNO’s in connecting the unconnected
  • Examining Facebook’s and other Silicon Valley innovators’ work in this area. How can the satellite industry partner with these big players for mutual gain?

Moderator: Tsachi Dahan, Owner, BayLink

Jorge Rodríguez López, Head of Marketing, Hispasat Wilgon Berthold Tsibo, Group CTIO and Capital Projects, Azur Telecom Group Scott Mumford, Group Managing Executive - Satellite & VSAT, Liquid Telecom Ali Mohadjer, President & CEO, SatWays

  • Panellist Wilgon Berthold Tsibo - Group CTO, Azur Telecom
  • Panellist Scott Mumford - Group Managing Executive - Satellite & VSAT, Liquid Telecom
  • Panellist Ali Mohadjer - President & CEO, SatWays

17:30 18:15 (45 mins)

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VSAT Stellar Awards Ceremony

Awards Categories 

  •  Service Provider of the Year 
  • Best Ground Segment Technology 
  • Most Innovative Satellite Application 
  • Satellite Operator of the Year