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SATEXPO Summit Agenda

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10:50
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11:00
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11:20
  1. 40 mins
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    • 2021 was a banner year for space exploration and it carries a clear potential for the region. The interest and investment in this field is bringing a spotlight to the region and creating new opportunities to attract and keep the local talent.
    • During this session we will hear from UAE Space Agency and Saudi Space Commission about their successes and plans for the future.
12:00
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12:20
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12:40
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    • Government programs span a wide range of applications from universal service obligations to distance learning and e-government initiatives to national waveforms for secure military communications.
    • This panel will explore the trends impacting the growing use of satellites to support government initiatives in the region.
13:10
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    50 mins
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14:00
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    • Whether global or regional, metro, rural or remote, today’s successful enterprise operations are built on competitve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, whilst immersed within an increasingly digitised global economy via networks that must be easily planned, deployed, operated and grown to meet the demands of scalability.
    • Innovations such as expansion of MEO satellites, deployment of LEO constellations, and roll-out of 5G networks are examples of satellite innovations that are bringing new capabilities to satellite’s reach, reliability, and robustness and, therefore, new applications for enterprise networks. This session will further examine these vital satellite characteristics and identify the continuing opportunities for growing the enterprise customer base.
14:40
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15:00
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    • During the past year, demand for connectivity has never been greater, but the Aviation, Land Mobility, and Maritime segments have all been impacted differently. Whether for business or entertainment, to stay in contact with loved ones or to monitor remote devices, connectivity via satellite is essential in a Mobility environment.
    • The satellite industry has been instrumental in keeping key workers connected whether on land, sea, or air, and in many ways the pandemic has acted as a catalyst for innovation and opportunity. This session will highlight the challenges of the past year and how companies are reacting to new opportunities and adapting their work going forward.
15:40
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16:00
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    • The sector continues to invest in the future of connectivity, working in 3GPP and seizing opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. Many projects and trials have already validated satellite technology to enable key 5G use cases. Still, many have doubts of the role of satellite and its place in future developments.
    • During this session we will explore whether 5G is just the next generation of mobile connectivity or if it really needs satellite? Do MNOs really care and if so, are satellite operators doing enough to make sure satellite can be part of the eco-system before 5G networks are actually deployed?
16:40
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10:50
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11:00
  1. 40 mins
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    • The advent of satellite broadband connectivity at sea has enabled the easier troubleshooting of faults in a ship’s onboard IT network, reducing the need for shipping companies to send IT staff to visit individual vessels to locally install new applications software or otherwise maintain onboard digital infrastructure. This is just one, narrow, example of maritime digitalisation, a transition evolving across the sector and bringing wider fundamental change to the way shipping businesses operate; and now accelerating, enabled by deployment of broadband connectivity over Earth Stations in Motion (ESIMs) and high-throughput satellite fleets and constellations unlocking access to cloud and IoT services.
    • With data and software hosted on the Web, digitisation processes are being implemented remotely, simplifying deployment, reducing costs, effecting consistency across fleets, and continual incremental upgrades. Adding to the digitising momentum has been the impact of Covid-19 which has increasingly necessitated that disparate elements of the geographically spread maritime industry work closely, yet remotely, to preserve supply chains through collaborative online platforms, video conferencing and remote data monitoring.
    • Deployment of latest generation of satellite communication systems is also the solution to earlier obstacles to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption – the inability to get data off ships in real-time. Cloud and IoT technologies, complemented by satellite broadband, are connecting an increasing number of control and sensor devices to enable real-time data telemetry covering fleet management, systems performance computing, cybersecurity applications, and more in terms of analytics, facilitation of informed insights and decision-making, cost savings, and demonstration of compliance with emissions regulations. The satellite digitalisation imperative is now a fixed feature of an industry that, pandemic-19 or not, constitutes the vital fabric of international commerce.
    • This panel will explore how the digitalisation of martime communications is being enabled by satellite communications and the many benefits accruing to the maritime industry as a result of satellite-enabled digitalisation.
11:40
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12:00
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12:20
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12:40
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14:00
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14:20
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    • Satellite has been the infrastructure sustaining media broadcast for decades and video has propelled growth in the satellite industry across those decades, either in direct-to-home (DTH) or video distribution to head-ends. The growth of non-linear video-on-demand (VOD) viewing, “over-the-top” (OTT) via internet with inexpensive high-bandwidth broadband connections, was supposed to signal the demise of broadcast video. Has this proven true?
    • Apparently, not. Satellite operators are still signing and renewing contracts with major content broadcasters and satellite transponders for broadcast are still being launched. In light of the increasing populatiry of terrestrrial OTT, one can reasonably ask, “why”?, The answer lies in satellite’s core value point-to-multipoint multicast economics that are based on a constant bandwidth cost regardless of the number of viewers within the same footprint. In short, satellite remains a highly cost-effective way to reach large numbers of people in an increasingly OTT world.
    • If satellite broadcast is not dead, then what role will satellites play as OTT proliferates? Benefitting the satellite proposition is the typical inconsistency of broadband networks, a factor applying even in countries with advanced telecoms infrastructures. Beyond urban concentrations coverage, reliability and speed can be a patchwork and not good enough to meet high levels of network demand for high definition formats. User experience expectation for HD, UHD and 4K services reinforces the satellite technology differentiator of being able to provide crystal-clear viewing without bandwidth limitations.
    • Consumption of higher quality video provides illustration of ummatched cost and efficiency advantages with satellite multicasting because when streaming such heavy content via unicast, with increasing concurrent views costs grow linearly. Thus, customer migration to UHD is of prime importance for satcom business as it leverages this economic advantage as well as its compression standards and advanced modulation schemes.
    • OTT via satellite offers video platforms the cost benefit of multicasting and the ubiquitous coverage and high quality and reliability of satellite.This panel will explore how and why satellites will play a role as video is increasingly distributed over-the-top.
15:40
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  • GVF
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