APSCC – PTC’16 Session: Satellite-Telco Convergence: Are We There Yet?

15:30 – 16:45, 18 January 2016
South Pacific 1, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Satellites now stand at the cusp of a new era of higher bandwidth, lower cost and improved offerings, and the broader telecom industry has taken notice. Whether through HTS capacity or enhanced managed services offerings, satellite technology is no longer niche and is now seen as a viable platform for global, low cost connectivity. And perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the Pacific. However, many questions remain:

  • Is satellite really a viable option for inclusion in telco networks, and where/why?
  • Which applications are driving the converged offering, now and in the future?
  • Which areas must be improved in order to further the convergence trend?

This session will pair satellite companies and telcos together to explore the offerings, requirements and applications jointly enabled, and thus evaluate if satellite-telco convergence is finally here.

Moderator: Christopher Baugh, CEO, NSR
Imran Malik, Regional Vice President, O3b Networks
Dani Indra Widjanarko, EVP, Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN)
Jacques-Samuel Prolon, General Manager, Kacific Broadband Satellites
Richard Swardh, Vice President, Comtech EF Data
Roy Hall III, Marketing, American Samoa Telecom Authority

APSCC members can take 15% on non-member conference registration fee for PTC’16!