CommunicAsia to address satellite connectivity across verticals

by Staff Reporter | January 6th, 2013

The SatComm Evolution track, a part of CommunicAsia2013 Summit, will bring together Asian and global satellite operators as well as suppliers of satellite technology.

A host of satellite communications and technologies exhibitors have already signed up, including Asia Broadcast Satellite, Asia Satellite, Advantech Wireless, APT Satellite, China Satellite Communications, Cobham, Comtech Telecommunications, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Newtec, Measat Satellite Systems, Novelsat, Russian Satellite Communications Company and SES, among others.

This track reportedly boasts several confirmed speaking companies, such as Erez Antebi, CEO, Gilat Satellite Networks; Ramesh Ramaswarmy, Vice President of Sales, Hughes; and Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast; amongst many others.

Key areas that will be addressed include the future of satellite businesses; determining which business models will be most suitable to monetise new technologies; and solutions to meet the demands of the vertical markets.

A host of satellite communications and technologies exhibitors have already signed up, including Asia Broadcast Satellite, Asia Satellite, Advantech Wireless, APT Satellite, China Satellite Communications, Cobham, Comtech Telecommunications, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Newtec, Measat Satellite Systems, Novelsat, Russian Satellite Communications Company, SES, Singapore Technologies Electronics, SkyPerfect JSAT, Thaicom Public Company and Work Microwave.

These companies will form part of SatComm2013, which is incorporated with CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013.

Many satellite exhibitors are reportedly returning in 2013 to increase their presence at the show and have invested in expanding their exhibition booth space. Intelsat, which has exhibited at the event for the past ten years, will again be supporting 2013′s event, with Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s RVP, Asia Pacific Sales, commenting: “CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT are truly international shows in Asia where business professionals across a range of industries come together in one place. For the past decade, the events have been a focal point of our business and they will continue to play a key role in our operations to support our outreach both in the region and beyond.”

Satellite communications specialist, Newtec has been involved with CommunicAsia for more than a decade, playing a major role in the company’s expansion. Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec, says: “CommunicAsia represents a good investment for us as it explores the future of satellite communications while providing fantastic networking opportunities and enabling us to showcase our latest innovations to further support our customers.”

Attendees hailing from a myriad range of industry verticals, including maritime, oil & gas, defence and government will get to see international satellite companies, such as Cobham, iDirect, Inmarsat, Newtec, Singapore Technologies and SpeedCast. These companies in particular offer a flexible range of satellite communications solutions and applications that meet the diverse requirements of these verticals.

“The task of ensuring CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT constant evolve to stay relevant and match the pace of the fast changing business and technology landscapes remains top priority,” Wong enthused.

For the first time ever, BroadcastAsia will join CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT at the Marina Bay Sands in 2013. Visitors attending BroadcastAsia, such as international broadcasters, will be exposed to satellite players such as MEASAT, that reportedly provide end-to-end solutions from content acquisition, uplink to content distribution, as well as their latest communication technologies at one single event.

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