London programme to analyse expanding world of High Throughput Satellite applications

With London’s 2017 iteration of the bi-annual GVF-EMP HTS Roundtable: Enabling a Brave New World of Opportunity ( taking place on 5th December 2018 at De Vere, No. 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, E14 4HD, in London’s Docklands, the organisers have announced details of the latest programme panellist/speaker line-up, featuring some 20 contributing organisations.

Sponsored by Hughes, Inmarsat, SES, Comtech EF Data, Advantech Wireless, Newtec and C-Com Satellite Systems and comprising four interactive panel discussions – dedicated to analysing the opportunities arising from a host of new applications that are being delivered into various market sectors, enabled through deployment of existing and planned HTS systems in GEO orbits, and future constellations of non-geostationary (NGSO-HTS) satellites – the HTS Roundtable will focus on: The Operators… A New Focus from Orbit; The VARs… New Challenges in a Brave New World; The Ground Segment… Evolving Dynamics; and, Is Mobility Everything?

As at the date of this release the programme has attracted registrations from more than 60 companies, including: Access Partnership; Advantech Wireless; Anver Ltd; Arqiva; Avanti Communications; British Telecom; C-COM Satellite Systems; CETel; China Satellite Communications Co; Clark Belt 2.0; Comtech EF Data; Effective Space Solutions Limited; General Dynamics Satcom; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global Eagle Entertainment; GTS Ltd; Hughes; Hunter Communications; Inmarsat; Integrasys; Intelsat; IP Access; IRG; Iridium; Isotropic Systems; LeoSat; Link Communications Systems; Livewire Connections limited ; Loreto Capital; M&J Communications; M4SAT; Navarino UK; Newtec; Paradigm; PCCW Global; Pro Brand International (Europe) Ltd; QTMA; RigNet; RUAG Space; Satellite Applications Catapult; SEAKR; Sematron; SES Networks; Skyware Technologies; Space News; Spaceflight UK; Spacepath; SpeedCast; Talia; Telenor Satellite Broadcasting; Telesat; Ten Cate Advanced Composites Ltd; Thales Alenia Space; Thorn SDS; Traville Group; T-SAT; UK MOD ISS Strategic Partner; ViaSat; VT iDirect; and, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP.

Opening with a backdrop opening address from John Finney, Founder & President, Isotropic Systems, entitled The Business of New & Expanding Markets, New & Enhanced Services, and New & Evolving Technologies (title to be confirmed), the details of the programme’s following interactive panel sessions are as follows:

• Roundtable Session 1: The Operators… A New Focus from Orbit

Constellations Reimagined: from LargeSats to CubeSats

HTS Supply – the Aeronautical & Maritime Corridors Is the “App” Now Driving Satellite Design?

HTS, the Cloud & IoT

Bandwidth – (Price) Wars in Space? Competing Down the Value Chain

How will HTS & the Mega-LEOs Compete?

• Roundtable Session 2: The VARs… New Challenges in a Brave New World

Transformation in the Satellite Broadband Value Proposition

Today’s Most Dynamic Markets; Dynamism in Throughput/Pricing Packages

The Cloud & the IoT – Bringing New Opportunity to the VAR Proposition?

What Does the Mobile Market Need from VARs?

• Roundtable Session 3: The Ground Segment… Evolving Dynamics

Equipping the ESIM & Next Generation HTS Mobility Solutions

The VSAT Antenna… Getting Smaller, the Changing Form Factor; Phased Array… Markets & Scales Characterised

In the Cyber Zone … Best Practice in Vendor & Customer Collaboration; Does Growth in Terminal Numbers Mean More Interference?

Terminal Cost, Design & Function… Does the Customer Get What the Customer Wants?

• Roundtable Session 4: Is Mobility Everything?

Where Next for ESIM?

HTS for IoT on Land, on Sea, in the Air; Mobile Trunking & Backhaul – A Defining Role for Satellite in the Future 5G Mobile World?

Mobility – Who Are the End Users? Navigating a Changing Value Chain – Acquisitions & Alliances

But, What About Enterprise VSAT, Consumer Broadband, Video, Government & Military?

Contributing speakers at the Roundtable will include (in company alphabetical order): Anna Guégan, Manager Policy & Market Access, Access Partnership; Amir Yabo, ‎Product Manager, Satellite Networks Business Unit, ‎Advantech Wireless Inc; Anver Anderson, Managing Director, Anver Ltd; Kumar Singarajah; Director of Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Avanti Communications; Drew Klein, Vice President Sales & Marketing, C-COM Satellite Systems; Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data; Yair Maor, General Manager Europe, Gilat Satellite Networks; Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF; Marco Mirante, Regional Sales Director, Hughes; David Coiley, Vice President Aviation, Inmarsat; Alvaro Sanchez, Director Sales & Marketing, Integrasys; Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG; John Finney, Founder & President, Isotropic Systems; Jo De Loor, Market Director HTS & Enterprise, Newtec; Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President Data & Mobility Services Europe, SES Networks; Bill Green, Director EMEA, SpeedCast; Julian Crudge, Managing Director UK, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting; Michael Pollack, Founder & President, Traville Group; Richard Wyrwas, Principal Engineer Government Services, ViaSat; and, Denis Sutherland, Vice President Business Development, VT iDirect.

The Roundtable programme takes place in coordination with the SSPI Better Satellite World Awards dinner taking place at 1 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL on the evening of 4th December. The dinner will feature the presentation of awards for innovation and global impact in the three categories of Economy, Humanity, and Knowledge. In 2016 GVF was a proud recipient of an SSPI award which recognised GVF’s achievements in training satellite professionals, enabling global disaster preparedness, and coordinating with partners to serve humanitarian solutions around the world.

Additionally, at the close of the Roundtable proceedings on 5th December, the 2017 GVF Board of Directors Election will take place, wherein two positions on the current Board of seven Directors are subject to election.


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