SatelliteAsia Conference

29 September – 1 October
Virtual Event

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The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), in conjunction with Informa Markets, will present interactive online sessions at ConnecTechAsia 2020, Asia’s biggest telecom industry event. The program will be focused on customer verticals, and will feature case studies, presentations and themed interactive sessions – all intended to showcase APSCC members, and provide a value-added experience for participants.

September 29 (TUE)

11:00 Satellite’s Role in 5G – Stitching Together the Network of Networks
The rollout of 5G and associated services will change the way we live, interact, and exchange information. Faster data rates, lower latency, and more efficient networks will allow for the development of more bandwidth-intensive services and experiences, enabling technologies such as autonomous vehicles, enhanced telemedicine, and higher-quality distance education. It will not, however, be feasible to roll out the ultra-dense, high-cost networks associated with 5G via only terrestrial means. Satellite can, and must play a role in stitching together the network of networks that is 5G, and with advancements such as LEO-HTS constellations, very High Throughput GEO satellites, and new types of ground equipment, the satellite industry is in a position to do just that. A panel of industry experts discusses the rapidly evolving role that satellite plays in the rollout of 5G, challenges and opportunities therein, and what the future of satellite-enabled 5G may be.

  • Blaine Curcio, Affiliate Senior Consultant, Euroconsult (Moderator)
  • Lon Levin, President & CEO, GEOshare
  • Raymond Chow, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, AsiaSat
  • Wang Peng, Head of Communication Systems, GalaxySpace


13:00 Supporting seamless connectivity between 5G and satellite
With the advent of 5G, satellite has the opportunity to become a mainstream solution seemingly integrating with terrestrial technologies. Recently, one of the latest tests at KT SAT of South Korea has shown how hybrid 5G transmission technology can enable a 5G-based automated machinery or moving vehicle to maintain network connectivity when the 5G service is out of coverage or a disaster has occurred, to and from a 5G commercial network and a satellite network. This session will introduce you to key features of hybrid transmission technologies, test process, and other addressable use-cases based on our experiences.

  • Nick Jeon, Team Leader, Technology Cooperation, KT SAT
  • Ji-in Kim, Manager, Technology Cooperation, KT SAT
  • Claire Sung, Sales Manager, Overseas Business, KT SAT

September 30 (WED)

11:00 The Next Phase of satellite data market in Southeast Asia: How to thrive in explosive growth of data market
In this session, experts from different verticals of the satellite industry will address the various perspectives and insights on the Southeast Asian data market. A satellite operator, equipment manufacturer and satellite service providers will gather to discuss the current shift of the market and explore the challenges, opportunities and new drivers of growth in the region. Leading players of the industry will share their experiences on navigating the continuous growth of satellite mobile backhaul, developing solutions in the satellite broadband market and government initiatives including Universal Service Obligation(USO) projects.

  • Jose Del Rosario, Senior Research Director, NSR (Moderator)
  • Daniel KIM, Managing Director of Oversea Business, KTSAT
  • Vaibhav Magow, Associate Vice President, Hughes Network System
  • Benet Galang, First VP of Network Engineering & Ops., Cignal TV
  • Edi Sugianto, Chief Commercial Officer, PT. Dwi Tunggal Putra


13:00 The Industry Impact of Flexible Satellites
Satellite manufacturers have begun to introduce “flexible” satellites—such as SES-17, Inmarsat G7, 8 and 9, and more recently, Optus 11 — which are designed to be reconfigurable in orbit to maximize bandwidth and meet varying and evolving customer needs. This evolution marks a dramatic change in satellite design and manufacturing, but also has implications for ground network systems and ongoing operations. Specifically, to support flexible satellites, ground systems will be called upon to not just interact with the satellite resource management system, but to quickly retune and acquire new channels across gateway stations and remote terminals.

During this conversation, representatives from satellite manufacturers Airbus and Thales will join Hughes and Argosat to discuss the future of flexible satellites, including capabilities on the horizon and implications for ground system development

  • Graeme Shaw, Managing Partner, ArgoSat Consulting (Moderator)
  • Dave Rehbehn, Vice President, International Division, Hughes Network Systems
  • Pierre François Delval, Head of the Telecommunication Satellite Advanced Project & Proposals, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Didier Le Boulc’h, Vice President, Strategy and Telecommunications Solutions, Thales Alenia Space

October 1 (THUR)

11:00 Asia Satcoms Market Overview
Market signals and opportunities have changed drastically in a matter of months, thanks in large part to COVID19. The red hot mobility markets have come to a screeching halt while the maturing or saturing video markets have suddenly experienced resurgence. Data markets have continued to gain traction and connectivity needs are bracing for an explosion under the new normal.

  • Jose Del Rosario, Senior Research Director, NSR (Moderator)
  • Yau Chyong Lim, COO, MEASAT
  • Mitsutoshi Akao, Deputy Unit President of Space Business Unit, SKY Perfect JSAT
  • Adi R. Adiwoso, Presient & CEO, PSN


13:00 Satellite Video Distribution
The widespread adoption of Video On-Demand has resulted in reduced time spent on linear TV. Previously, satellites formed the backbone of global video distribution, but now, demand for capacity has reached a plateau. In Asia Pacific, distribution varies from country-to-country and delivery via CDNs and terrestrial technologies remains a challenge for one-to-many applications, ensuring a role for satellites now, and for years to come.

  • Christopher Slaughter, Strategic Advisor, APSCC (Moderator)
  • Vincent Lim, VP Sales – Media, ABS
  • Gerald Wong, CEO, Caton Networks