GVF Press Release



London Programme to Analyse Expanding World of High Throughput Satellite Applications


GVF-EMP HTS London Programme Line-Up Features Over 20 Speakers



Monday, 20 November 2017


LONDON – 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 HughesInmarsatSESComtech EF DataAdvantech WirelessNewtec 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-HTSsatellites – 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 70 companies and other organisations, including: Access Partnership; Advantech Wireless; Anver Ltd; Arabsat; Arqiva; Avanti Communications; Beaconseek; British Telecom; Broadcast IP Systems; C-COM Satellite Systems; CETel; China Satellite Communications Co; Clark Belt 2.0; Comtech EF Data; Effective Space Solutions Limited; EuropaSat; European Space Agency-ESTEC; General Dynamics Satcom; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global Eagle Entertainment; GTS Ltd; Hispasat; Hughes; Hunter Communications; Inmarsat; Innovate UK; Integrasys; Intelsat; IP Access; IP Broadcast Systems; IRG; Iridium; Isotropic Systems; LeoSat; Link Communications Systems; Livewire Connections limited; Loreto Capital; M&J Communications; M4SAT; Navarino UK; Newtec; Paradigm; PCCW Global; PPM Ltd; Pro Brand International (Europe) Ltd; QTMA; RigNet; RUAG Space; Satellite Applications Catapult; Satellite Solutions Worldwide; SEAKR; Sematron; SES Corporate Development; 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; Vialite Communications; ViaSat; VT iDirect; and, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP.


Opening with a backdrop opening presentation 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; Xavier Lobao, Head of Future Projects Division, Telecom Technologies, Products & Systems Department, Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, ESA-ESTEC; Yair Maor, General Manager Europe, Gilat Satellite Networks; Luisa Fernandez Peña, Products & Services Manager, Marketing, Hispasat; 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; Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer, LeoSat; 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 the 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.


Delegate registration for the conference is still open, but remaining places are limited. Please contact Paul Stahl at EMP. For further information on all GVF-EMP programmes please regularly visit www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-eventsor alternatively contact Martin Jarrold at GVF. 

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