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Apr 25
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12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
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Keynote: Defining the role of the satellite industry now and in the future in Latin America - The commercial realities and implications on spectrum
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  • The latest research into how satellite can enable 5G in Latin America
  • Overview of current and future spectrum challenges for the satellite industry
  • The role of HEO in enabling 5G services
  • What are the demands on satellite that the satellite community needs to respond to in order not only contribute to, but to enable, the 5G vision?
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
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Panel: Spectrum challenges and opportunities for satellite in 5G
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  • Competition in Latin America for spectrum with the wireless industry – Latest challenges and opportunities
  • Insights into national satellite programmes in Latin America
  • What are the regulator views on spectrum challenges in Latin America and what’s being done about this?
  • The synergetic opportunity for the satellite and mobile industries in mobile backhaul as an extension to connectivity in distant areas
  • The opportunity for satellite operators to expand the sat backhaul opportunity towards metropolitan areas
  • When 5G is first rolled out, will it be in the cities and where will satellite support?
  • How long is it going to take 5G to saturate the cities?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Expectations and potential impact of satellite-based consumer services across Latin America
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  • Consumer access potential for VSAT: Projects and initiatives, price and demand expectations, government and taxation impacts
  • Specifying consumer services in Latin America
  • What is a sustainable business model for consumer services?
  •  Considering the risks associated with launching a satellite for consumer services and the potential of using some capacity for enterprise services
13:10 - 14:00 50 mins
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Lunch, with hosted lunch tables
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Redefining the value chain for satellite networks
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  • Overview of latest market trends and competition in the satellite market: Players’ strategies in the context of ecosystem shifts driven by HTS
  • The latest mergers and acquisitions for the satellite industry
  • Expanded satellite bandwidth supply: How will lower prices change the competitive landscape?
  • What are the specific challenges for satellite operators, resellers, licensees and others in the market in Latin America?
  • How will HTS enable the market to grow?
  • What are the greatest challenges and opportunities for VSAT in the Latin America?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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The potential of SATCOM on the move
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  • How SATCOM on the move is now, and in the future, going to be leveraged together with wireless
  • Aeronautical broadband and maritime connectivity use cases
  • Does the Connected Car of the future depend on the satellite, and if so, how?
  • How and why both mobile and satellite operators can benefit in this scenario
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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The business models and relationships between GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO
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  • The changing business models for GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO
  • The potential of GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO in providing connectivity for Latin American enterprises
  • The impact of LEOs and MEOs on the cellular business and network infrastructure
  • What are the commercial implications of the latest developments of GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO specifically in Latin America?
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Antenna specifications for 5G to resolve interference issues
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  • Creating the first ever industry specification for standards for satellite antennas globally
  • Testing for compliance to ensure performance
  • Ensuring high quality of service, from now and for 5G
  • Overview of antenna performance specification so that manufacturers’ products can be added to satellites
  • The implications of this in Latin America
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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Cyber security – The opportunity for the satellite industry
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  • Why cyber security is an opportunity for the satellite industry
  • Examples of how VSAT companies are benefiting from selling cyber security services
  • Case studies of how and why enterprises and VSAT industry companies successfully cooperate in the area of cyber security
  •  How to recognise and monetise on the cyber security opportunity
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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Cyber security – The opportunity for the satellite industry
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  • Why cyber security is an opportunity for the satellite industry
  • Examples of how VSAT companies are benefiting from selling cyber security services
  • Case studies of how and why enterprises and VSAT industry companies successfully cooperate in the area of cyber security
  •  How to recognise and monetise on the cyber security opportunity
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
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Afternoon break with networking zones
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Panel: IoT over satellites - Research, development and use cases
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  • How IoT can reach its full potential with satellites
  • Current research and use cases
  • Cyber security and IoT with satellites
  • What’s the market potential fo teleport operators?
  • How can the satellite industry secure its role in the world of 5G and IoT?
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
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Join the topic most relevant to you and discuss in a small group with an expert leader:

  • TOPIC 1: National Satellite Programmes in Latin America
  • TOPIC 2: Satellite frequency bands in Latin America
  • TOPIC 3: Mobility markets in key vertical industries
  • TOPIC 4: Satellite broadband success stories in Latin America
  • TOPIC 5: How do operators in Latin America decide on technology selection for their infrastructure and services built out?
  • TOPIC 6: The evolution of satellite constellations
  • TOPIC 7: The future of teleport operators in Latin America
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Panel: How can the VSAT industry survive and thrive in today’s age and beyond?
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  • New business models and innovations which the industry needs to move forward with
  • The potential of satellite’s high mobility feature in future networks
  • How to secure the role and importance of satellite operators in planning future networks
  • Integrating satellite components into 5G networks – The current work, research and trials in this area
  • Resolving interference issues
  • Delivering specifications on how satellite can enable 5G and which services will be enabled
  • How Latin America can prosper from satellite as the key enabler of 5G networks
17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
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Closing remarks from the Chair and end of the VSAT LATIN AMERICA conference programme