APSCC – ConnecTech Asia 2020

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The APSCC Summit @ConnecTech Asia
9 – 11 June 2020

The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), in conjunction with Informa will present three days of sessions at ConnecTech Asia 2020, Asia’s biggest telecom industry event. The event will take place on the Satcomm exhibition floor, and will be open to all 35,000+exhibition attendees. The program will be focused on customer verticals, and will feature case studies, executive interviews, presentations and a series of themed interactive sessions – all intended to showcase APSCC members, and provide a value-added experience for participants.

3 Day Program

Day1
10:35 – 10:40 Opening
10:40 – 11:00 Interview ㅣ Presentation
11:00 – 11:40 In-Flight Connectivity
The IFC market is just scratching the surface in terms of market potential, with service providers placing bets on space & terminal technologies as well as capacity purchases. Yet airlines are reluctant to deploy IFC systems, given large CAPEX expenditures required to outfit their aircraft. This session will discuss the prospects, nuances, risks and overall viability of IFC and the players competing in this field.
11:40 – 12:25 Case Study
12:25 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 The Maritime Market
Other than satellite, there is no communications solution that can address the maritime market. Civilian and military vessels, fishing fleets, cruise ships, and offshore drilling platforms all generate volumes of data. However, trends in supply, competition and pricing have led to thinning margins and shorter-term contracts. With new HTS systems and LEO constellations launching, will opportunities or challenges characterize the market?
14:40 – 15:00 Interview / Case Study
15:00 – 15:10 Break
15:10 – 15:50 Oli & Gas
Oil and gas have fueled the global economy for more than a hundred years. As the industry evolves and becomes more dependent on data network-centric applications, so does its need for bandwidth. How can satellite fit into a more diversified, hybrid services environment in the energy sector; and how will an influx of LEO constellations shape the market
15:50 – 16:35 Case Study
Day2
10:40 – 11:00 Interview ㅣ Presentation
11:00 – 11:40 Constellations, Now Actually In the Sky
OneWeb and SpaceX have begun launching the first of the satellites in their respective constellations, which will grow from dozens to hundreds and eventually thousands of spacecraft. In the short-term, skepticism is being silenced by the proof of concept, but long-term sustainability will depend on maintaining revenue streams. Do these revenue streams actually exist? And with numerous other constellations being planned and announced and in some cases, launched, does over-capacity loom?
11:40 – 12:25 Case Study
12:25 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 SmallSats Mean Big Business
Over the past decade, a huge number of new SmallSat players have entered the space market with diverse business models, targeting a multitude of applications. Over the next decade, some analysts project SmallSats will be responsible for the majority of the industry’s revenues. How will we get there, and how will existing operators rise to and manage the challenge?
14:40 – 15:00 Interview ㅣ Presentation
15:00 – 15:10 Break
15:10 – 15:50 What Will LEO’s Use for Antennas?
The emerging Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) systems still need ground antennas for backhaul plus both commercial and residential applications. In order to have a competitive offering, they will need relatively cheap flat panel antennae, especially to provide Direct To Home Internet services. What are the options currently available, and what is expected?
15:50 – 16:35 Case Study
Day3
10:40 – 11:00 Interview ㅣ Presentation
11:00 – 11:40 5G Will Eat the World, But What About Space?
Fundamental questions remain unanswered regarding the satellite industry’s stake in 5G: Will the satellite sector be limited to providing backhaul for the “network of networks”? Or are there new use cases that will compel MNOs to leverage GEO and NGEO? Are the CAPEX / OPEX metrics for 5G cost prohibitive for rural connectivity? Or will 5G focus on cities for the next 10 years? Will wireless interests continue to pursue the spectrum that the satellite industry plans to use to support 5G rollouts?
11:40 – 12:25 Case Study
12:25 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 Driverless Everything and Connected Cars: Satellites Steering the Future
Cars, trucks, drones, and other vehicles will become increasingly automated, increasingly “smart”, and increasingly connected. What sort of market is there for satellite in the transport segment, beyond aviation and maritime? What are the technological barriers to success, and how can they be overcome to ensure the satellite industry has a role to play?
14:40 – 15:00 Interview ㅣ Presentation
15:00 – 15:10 Break
15:10 – 15:50 Satellites Are Things, Too
The promise of the Internet of Things (IOT) is that in the not too distant future, everything we buy will have some kind of sensing device embedded. The data capacity of 5G networks has been designed to transport the torrents of information these connected devices will generate, but in the areas where 5G does not reach, how can satellite meet this need?
15:50 – 16:35 Case Study
16:35 – 16:40 Closing

*The program is subject to change and will be updated continuously up to the summit