The Satellite Connectivity market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate in the next decade. According to Allied Market Research, the global satellite connectivity market was valued at $11.12 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $22.12 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2022 to 2031.


What will be the key strategies that the major players will adopt to meet market expectations over the projected horizon? How are satellite operators making satellite broadband services affordable and accessible to businesses and consumers in the vast remote and rural regions? What various growth opportunities and returns on investments will we expect in the coming years?


For the past year, we have also seen growing activity among satellite network operators keen to integrate the soon-to-be-available LEO-derived bandwidth with existing GEO services. From a business point of view, does this strategy makes sense? How do operators encompass NGSO alongside a GEO business model?


At the Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore, we speak to some of the industry’s top leaders for their insights into these questions and more, as they gear up for greater growth and expansion for their businesses in 2023 and beyond.



  • Regional Operators’ Roundtable: Where Do They Fit in this New World of Satellite?
  • Is There a Big Future for Combining GEO and NGSO?
  • Satellite-Cellular Convergence: Is this the Next Big Leap for the Telco Industry?
  • Will Satellite Technology be a Game Changer in the Philippines?
  • Beyond the Blue Continent – Creating More Affordable and High-Speed Satellite Connectivity
  • Perspectives on Satellite Financing

Confirmed Speakers

AsiaSat - Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
Chief Commercial Officer

Raymond Chow is AsiaSat’s Chief Commercial Officer. He joined AsiaSat as Vice President,
Business Development and Strategy in 2018 and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer
of the company on 1 June 2023.

Raymond has over 20 years of professional experience in the satellite industry. In his new
role, Raymond will lead and execute the global commercial strategies for AsiaSat and its
subsidiaries/associated brands including sales, marketing, solutions as well as new product
development to meet ever-changing customer requirements.

Eutelsat - Cyril Dujardin
Cyril Dujardin
General Manager – Connectivity Business Unit

Cyril Dujardin was appointed General Manager of Eutelsat’s Connectivity Business Unit (BU) in 2022 and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Before joining Eutelsat, Cyril Dujardin was SVP, Deputy Head of the Big Data & Security business line at Atos, after heading its cybersecurity and mission critical systems operations. With a track record of more than 20 years in high-growth technology industries, Cyril Dujardin has run complex organisations experiencing various business cycles. 

Brian Jakins
Brian Jakins
VP & General Manager – Networks

Brian Jakins leads the Networks Business Unit for Intelsat and is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of Intelsat’s Enterprise and MNO business segment across the globe. Prior to joining Intelsat, he served as the Regional Vice President of Sales & Services at Aviat Networks and held Senior Commercial Management positions in Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens Telecommunications and Wireless Data Services.

Mr. Jakins holds a master’s degree in business administration awarded by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in the U.K. as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Milpark Business School, South Africa.

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Yutaka Moriai
Executive Officer

Group President –

Global Business Group,

Space Business Unit

SKY Perfect JSAT

Yutaka Moriai, appointed to Executive Officer in 2020, currently leads Global Business Group at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (“JSAT”). He joined JSAT (then Space Communications Corporation) in 1990 and has held management positions in Defense, Government, Mobility, and Corporate Business Strategy fields of JSAT.

He has extensive experience in satellite industry. Notably, during his time in charge of corporate business strategies, he was responsible for JSAT’s business plan towards 2030, including GEO-LEO-HAPS integrated non-terrestrial network platform and procurement of software-defined satellite “Superbird-9.”

A+E Networks - Alistair Roseburgh
Alistair Roseburgh
Director, Operations APAC
A+E Networks Asia

Alistair Roseburgh is Director, Operations APAC at A+E Networks Asia. He oversees the full supply chain of content, procurement, language and metadata, compliance, QC, delivery and archive. He also drives digital transformation of A&E operations, media management and content delivery in Asia. Prior to A+E, Alistair was Head of Content for Eleven Sports Network. Prior to that, he was Head of Production and Programming with beIN Sports.

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Vincent Lim
MD of Asia Sales

Vincent Lim is the MD and is responsible for sales in Asia. Vincent has 19 years of experience in the telecom and satellite industry. Prior to joining ABS, Vincent held various positions within the satellite and telecommunications sector. His experiences include managing major accounts such as Network Innovations, Telekom Malaysia, Astro, Transvision, Globecast, Fox, Disney and Viacom. He is well versed in the whole value chain of telecommunications and broadcast media.   

Airbus - Stephane Vesval
Stéphane Vesval
SVP Sales & Marketing Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space

Stephane Vesval joined the defense and space industry 1998. He held various positions in industrial operations, project management and business development.

From 2009 to 2018, he was based in Asia heading sales for Telecom Satellites then Airbus Defence and Space portfolio. In 2018, he moved to France and held the position of Vice President for the global sales for Commercial and Export space business.

In 2020, Stéphane Vesval took over the responsibility of Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Space Systems of Airbus Defence and Space, including Institutional, Defence, Governmental Export and Commercial businesses.

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Frederick St. Amour
VP-Connectivity Sales

Frederick St. Amour is responsible for selling satellite-delivered in-flight connectivity solutions to aircraft operators in China and Asia Pacific. Frederick’s expertise includes satellite and wireless communications, network security, and data intelligence applied in commercial and government sectors around the world.

David Bruner
CEO and Principal Consultant
Aviation Communications Advisors (ACA)

David Bruner is CEO and principal consultant for Aviation Communications Advisors (ACA).  David has unique aerospace market knowledge from his experience at American Airlines and 30 years as a supplier of systems and services to the commercial and business aviation markets.  During David’s tenure at Panasonic, he led the launch of a new connectivity business which became the largest and only global service provider in the market.  He was also the key leader in the acquisition and integration of the ITC Global company into Panasonic operations.

Ryan Reel
Ryan Reel
Director, MEng, Commercial GEO On-orbit services

Ryan has 25 years of experience building markets and products for the high tech, telecommunications, and space industry. Spanning operations, engineering, IT, product management, sales, marketing, and business development creating a novel understanding across multiple knowledge domains.

Before Astroscale Ryan lead a billion-dollar organization across North America, EMEA and LATAM for Data Centers and Telecoms at a Fortune 150 Company.  At Astroscale Ryan focuses on commercializing the On-orbit servicing portfolio from LEO to CisLunar. Ryan holds a Master of Engineering from CU Boulder in Colorado.

Boeing - Rachelle Radpour
Rachelle Radpour
Chief Technology Officer
Boeing Satellite Systems International

Rachelle Radpour leads technical development and deployment of critical engineering capabilities across the company’s commercial satellite portfolio. Throughout her 20-year career at Boeing, Radpour has led teams through design, verification, launch, and on-orbit activities with a portfolio of products ranging from the classic 376 to higher-power 601 and 702, serving customers across Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. Radpour is a graduate from the University of Southern California, with both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Josef Bogosian
VP of Business Development
Boeing Satellite Systems International

Joe Bogosian is vice president of Business Development, for Boeing Satellite Systems International (BSSI). In this role, he leads a team working with customers worldwide to provide satellite connectivity solutions, and ensures alignment of Boeing’s capabilities with market needs. Since joining Boeing in 2008, he has held roles in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and satellite operations. He most recently served as senior manager for business development in Boeing Phantom Works Space Systems, developing solutions for emerging small satellite missions and working in collaboration with Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems.

Jeremy Rose
Jeremy Rose

Jeremy Rose is a partner at COMSYS LLP, a satellite communications consulting firm based in London.   Since founding COMSYS in 1983 Mr Rose has been responsible for satellite system consultancy within the firm – advising clients on implementation strategy for new telecommunication and satellite technologies.  He also leads the firm’s commercial and market due diligence teams and manages the technical analysis team at COMSYS. Jeremy has assisted AVIA/CASBAA for more than ten years in planning the programme for the annual Satellite Industry Forum. 

COMSYS - Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan
Senior Advisor

Andrew Jordan has over 30 years of management and sales experience in the satellite industry, and provides Board and Advisory services to operators and startups within the satellite and broadband ecosystems. He served as President and CEO of AsiaSat from 2016-2018, and prior to that he held executive level positions with several satellite operators including Eutelsat where he served as EVP and Executive Committee member, GE Satellite as CEO, PanAmSat as SVP Asia and Measat as Executive Director.

David Gilmore
David Gilmore
President & COO

David Gilmore is a co-founder, President and COO of GapSat, the Interim Satellite Solutions company which, since 2011, has helped fill its customer(s) business gaps, by searching for and delivering GEO satellites at the desired slot(s), when needed, for as long as they are needed.  David has extensive sector experience gained with Marconi, ESA, British Aerospace, and Telenor in markets spanning Europe, MENA, and South Asia.  He is a co-founder of Methera Global, planning a high MEO Ka-band communications constellation to provide on-demand high-capacity density Internet.  Most recently, David joined the board of Craft Prospect, a UK company which provides, satellite quantum cryptographic, and on-board autonomy solutions.

Gilat - Yossi Gal
Yossi Gal
VP Regional Sales
Gilat Satellite Network

Yossi has been with Gilat for over 25 years, serving as VP R&D, VP System Integration, VP Sales Operations, as well as VP Engineering and Operations for StarBand, the first residential two-way satellite Internet service in the United States. Born in Tel Aviv, Yossi holds a B.Sc. degree summa cum laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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Irina Petrov
VP MarCom & Membership

Irina has a vast experience in the satellite industry and brings an expertise in marketing, public relations, business strategy and planning to GSOA. Following the combination of GSOA and GVF, Irina maintained her role heading MarComms and Membership services in the only global satellite industry association with members from the entire ecosystem.

Prior to joining GVF she has worked with the several satellite operators in various marketing positions – Avanti, Intelsat, PanAmSat and Europe*Star.

Irina started her career in satellite as a journalist/editor in the industry magazine, after serving with the United Nations Military Observers as an interpreter and language assistant.

Vaibhav Magow
Vaibhav Magow
VP, International Division
Hughes Network Systems

Vaibhav Magow, vice president at Hughes Network Systems leads the company’s broadband systems sales effort in the Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa, Europe and Russia/CIS regions. Vaibhav works closely with satellite operators, mobile network operators, and national and local government agencies to tailor and implement high performing and efficient satellite solutions to help connect the unconnected and enable enterprise digital transformations. Prior to joining Hughes in his regional role, Vaibhav focused on the Indian satellite market at Hughes Communications India.

Integrasys - Alvaro Sanchez
Alvaro Sanchez
Chief Executive Officer

Alvaro Sanchez is Integrasys CEO and Marquess of Antella. Alvaro is based in Madrid, where he studied Industrial and Computer Science Engineering in the European University and later a Master in Sales and Marketing at ESIC Business School. Alvaro has worked 10 years at Integrasys, being Sales and Marketing Director with tangible results in the compnay’s revenue. Now Alvaro is Integrasys CEO and his main function is expanding the company.

Robert Suber
Robert Suber
Director – Asia Pacific Sales

With 30 years’ experience working in leading telecommunications corporations, Robert has been at the forefront of commercial relationships with Satcom businesses based in Europe, USA and Southeast Asia. Robert leads Intelsat’s Oceania, Philippine, and Japanese teams to create solutions which enable connectivity for the region’s most remote customers.  Today, Robert is the Director – Asia Pacific Sales at Intelsat, responsible for customers represented by Carriers, Service Providers, Media companies and their Integrators across the Asia Pacific region. 

Prior to joining Intelsat, Robert held technical, sales and marketing leadership positions for Telstra, Optus, and Bell Canada.  

Olivier Richard
Olivier Richard
Kacific Broadband Satellites

Olivier has worked successively in investment banking, highgrowth startups and as an independent advisor. With over 15 years of experience in banking, infrastructure capital raising, transaction, he also previously held CFO roles in his career. He holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and Optics from Institut d’OptiqueParis Tech and an International Finance MSc from HEC Paris.

Beatrice Mok - Kacific
Beatrice Mok
Corporate Development Director
Kacific Broadband Satellites

Communications professional with over 10 years of experience working in leading telecommunication companies. Beatrice was previously with Singtel, Asia’s leading telecommunications company, handling marketing for Singtel mobile postpaid customers and the youth sub-brand GOMO by Singtel.

At Kacific, Beatrice is overseeing corporate development. Kacific-1, Kacific’s Ka-band HTS GEO satellite, was launched in 2019, serving 25 regions across APAC. Kacific-2 is planned to launch to expand capacity in current regions and expand in new markets in the next few years.

Kacific - Brandon Seir
Brandon Seir
Chief Commercial Officer
Kacific Broadband Satellites

Brandon Seir is a marketing and sales specialist with over a decade of experience in telecom, internet and digital tech. He has held leadership roles in Roshan and Technobiz. At Kacific, Brandon oversees satellite broadband development and sales across 25 markets. He holds an MBA from University of Liverpool and a BBA from Tashkent State University.

James Alderdice - Lynk
James Alderdice
VP, Asia-Pacific
Lynk Global

James Alderdice has over 20 years of professional experience in the satellite communications industry. As Vice President, and the lead for Lynk’s business in Asia-Pacific, James has established commercial partnerships with mobile operators and built Lynk’s government relations across the region in providing the foundation to connect the billions of people still unconnected. Specialising in providing remote connectivity for unserved locations, James has held sales and marketing positions at Inmarsat, EMC (now part of Anuvu), and SpeedCast as well as other industry pioneers.

Marsh - Adam Sturmer
Adam Sturmer
SVP – Space Projects
Marsh Specialty

Adam works with satellite operators, launch service providers, satellite manufacturers and others to provide space risk management and insurance placement services. In 2007, Adam became a Broker and Account Executive before relocating to Singapore in 2011 to further assist, develop and support clients in the Asia Pacific region. In 2017, Adam relocated to the Marsh Space team in New York to work with clients and prospects in the Americas. In 2020, Adam returned to London to continue working with space clients and prospects globally.

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Ganendra Selvaraj
Chief Commercial Officer

Ganendra Selvaraj is MEASAT’s Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Ganendra oversee MEASAT’s Sales, Customer Engineering, Business Development and Corporate Communications functions. With close to 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry, Ganendra has performed a broad spectrum of technical and commercial roles within MEASAT. Ganendra will be focusing on building the MEASAT customer base and expanding its commercial activities in support of the MEASAT Group’s long-term strategy.

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Dara Panahy
Milbank LLP

As leader of the firm’s Transportation and Space Group in Washington, D.C., Dara’s practice involves representation of satellite operators, aerospace manufacturers, launch services providers, communications companies, banks, private equity firms and hedge funds in debt and equity offerings, project, structured and vendor financings, mergers & acquisitions, financial restructurings and in negotiating commercial contracts. He also advises on regulatory, sanctions, anti-corruption, national security and export control matters.

Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi
Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi

Business entrepreneur, Technologist, leader, and researcher who devoted his extensive experience and expertise to founding & leading innovative, challenging businesses and technological ventures. With more than 25 years of experience and a proven record in ICT, SATCOM & Aviation Field, and Founding & Managing several business ventures in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Germany. He is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Northtelecom Group, based in Dubai, UAE.

NSR - Jose Del Rosario
Jose Del Rosario
NSR (an Analysys Mason Company)

Mr. Del Rosario is a senior member of the consulting team where he focuses his research on quantitative modeling, data verification, and market forecasting for the commercial and government satellite communications sectors. He conducts ongoing research with specialization in policy analysis, economic indicators, regulatory initiatives and end user demand trends. In addition to authoring numerous syndicated reports in his areas of focus, Mr. Del Rosario has been involved in a wide range of strategic consulting projects.

OSTIn - Jacinth Lau
Jacinth Lau
Deputy Director (Industry)
Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn)

Jacinth Lau is the Deputy Director (Industry) of the Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn), Singapore’s national space office. She joined OSTIn in October 2022 to grow a vibrant, self sustaining space ecosystem, and to develop a pipeline of talent for space. Prior to her current role, she has over a decade of systems engineering, operations, and business strategy experience from various positions in ST Engineering. Jacinth graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Sanjay Duda
Sanjay Duda
Planetcast Media Services

Sanjay has built Planetcast from a VSAT service provider to India’s leading media technology company. He leads a team responsible for business operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas, driving Planetcast’s global expansion while also evolving the company’s long-term strategy.

Sanjay’s formidable expertise and reputation has not only helped bring in marquee customers from across the globe but also helped evolve Planetcast’s offerings to these customers into contemporary products and services like Cloud Playout, FAST Channels, OTT platform and services and Post Production services.

PSN - Agus
Agus Budi Tjahjono
Director of Commercial

Agus Budi Tjahjono has served as Director of PSN since 2009. Previously, he was trusted to hold several positions at PSN, including as Assistant Vice President, Head of Marketing Division in Fixed Satellite System Directorate (2006), Assistant Vice President, Head of Sales & Project Development (2005), Assistant Vice President, Head of Corporate & Government Sales (2004), Assistant Vice President, Head of Sales Division (2003), and Senior Manager, Head of Strategic Business Unit Data Communication Network (2002).

Mark Rigolle Rivada Space Networks
Mark Rigolle
Rivada Space Networks

Mark Rigolle joined Rivada Space Networks as Chief Operating Officer in September 2022.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the telecom and satellite sectors. Between 2004 and 2009 he served as CFO  of SES.  He was then appointed CEO of O3b Networks, successfully raising USD 1.2B to fund the launch of a MEO constellation of satellites. Rigolle also served as CEO of LeoSat Enterprises, acted as advisor to satellite operators and private equity funds, and was co-founder of Kacific, a promising satellite-broadband-to-the-home company.

SIA - Rajeev Gambhir
Rajeev Gambhir
Sr. Director – Technology and Policy
Satcom Industry Association

Rajeev Gambhir is a seasoned broadcast media and telecom professional with a career span of over three and a half decades, working with optical, coaxial, terrestrial wireless and satellite based access businesses for video and data delivery. Prior to SIA-India he was Vice-president at Reliance Jio. He is currently Sr. Director – Technology and Policy at Satcom Industry Association.”

Charu Verma
Segment Market Manager, Video Platforms

Charu Verma is a Segment Market Manager for Video products at SES responsible for driving commercialization of new products in the region. She is currently leading the commercial and go-to-market strategies for an innovative new intelligent edge caching broadcast technology. With over 10 years of experience in tech-related industries, Charu is an expert in internal and external strategy consulting. She holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University and a degree in Robotics and Automation engineering from a top-tier university in India.

SES - Aravind Chamarti
Aravind Chamarti
Global head – Enterprise and Cloud Segment Product Management

As the head of Segment Product Management for SES Enterprise and Cloud business unit, Dr. Aravind Chamarti is responsible for the market requirements and the product vision for the end-to-end satellite data connectivity services. In this capacity, Dr. Chamarti works with the customer-facing SES teams and strategic customers to derive market, technology requirements, and evangelize SES products and product capabilities as they relate to 5G, IoT, and cloud-powered Digital Transformations. 

Dr. Chamarti has over 21 years of experience in the research, development, engineering, and product management areas of indoor wireless, and terrestrial and satellite-based telecommunications industry.

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Alan Cheng
Sales Manager, Pacific

Alan Cheng is the Sales Manager for SES in the Pacific. He joined the company, previously O3b Networks, in 2016, and is instrumental in managing accounts and their various connectivity requirements in the region.

He has over 20 years of experience in the connectivity and communications field. Prior to working with SES in 2016, Alan has served in various technical and commercial roles in the IT, telecommunications and satellite industries. Alan is based in Adelaide, Australia and holds an engineering degree from the University of Adelaide. - Peter de Selding
Peter B. de Selding
Co-founder and Chief Editor

Peter B. de Selding is Co-founder and Chief Editor of, a website covering space business issues that began publishing in January 2017. Prior to that, he was Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews for 25 years, covering satellite telecommunications, commercial Earth observation and the launch-services and satellite manufacturing sectors.

Thaicom - Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri
Chief Executive Officer

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of THAICOM and has over 30 years of experience in the satellite industry. Nile has been with THAICOM since its inception in 1992.

Nile graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He earned an Executive MBA degree with SASIN Graduate School of Management in Bangkok and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is joint Chief Executive Officer of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of equipment and services for satellite communications as well as bridge navigation systems, automated applications and operational efficiency solutions.

As from 2021 she is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and Vice President of the Natural Gas Infrastructure Company Cyprus.

Despina is a board member of various organizations like the Cyprus Shipping Chamber the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation etc.

Charu Verma, Segment Market Manager, Video Platforms, SES

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

There is a new world order. The era of NGSO constellations has dawned, and consolidation is strong and noticeable. Software-defined payloads are fully programmable and digitized, and with very high throughput satellites, scalability, an enabling role in 5G, cost-effective media distribution, backhauling and more, the industry advancements that have taken place both in the space and ground segments are remarkable. So, where do regional operators fit in in this new world order of satellite? How will they stay relevant and compete against the global constellations? How are they adapting to meet surging data demand? How do these operators find the flexibility needed to serve evolving market requirements and new use cases? Is this why we are at a time of consolidation? If so, can regional operators do it alone?


Raymond Chow, Chief Commercial Officer, AsiaSat

Agus Budi Tjahjono, Director of Commercial, PSN

Yutaka Moriai, Executive Officer, Group President – Global Business Group, Space Business Unit, SKY Perfect JSAT

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, CEO, Thaicom

With Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor,

The introduction of India’s new space policy is a significant milestone in fostering a commercial space ecosystem, but there are still important questions to be addressed to fully realize the potential benefits of private sector participation. We will explore the recent developments in India’s space sector. What are the highlights of the policy and how will that facilitate greater private sector participation in activities that have usually been the traditional domain of the ISRO. How will the policy pave the way forward with much-required clarity in space reforms and augment private industry participation to drive the space economy opportunity for India.

Rajeev Gambhir, Sr. Director (Technology & Policy), SatCom Industry Association India

As consumers’ demand for content evolves, content providers are interested in exploring alternate distribution platforms to reach their target audiences in addition to traditional satellite broadcasting distribution systems. These include but are not limited to OTT, CTV and FAST. We will look at how these shifts are defining and impacting video distribution. What are the synergistic effects of these various distribution models that can help content providers reach target audiences on any device, anytime and anywhere, and with features to enhance audience engagement? What would customers like Planetcast like to see more from the satellite operators in supporting these shifts?



Alistair Roseburgh, Director, Operations APAC, A+E Networks Asia

Sanjay Duda, CEO, Planetcast Media Services          

With Rajeev Gambhir, Sr. Director (Technology & Policy), SatCom Industry Association

The Satellite Connectivity market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate in the next decade.  According to Allied Market Research, the global satellite connectivity market was valued at $11.12 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $22.12 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2022 to 2031. Where is the satellite industry heading and the market conditions to expect? How can satellite broadband services be made affordable and accessible to businesses and consumers in the vast remote and rural regions? What growth opportunities and returns on investments can we expect to see in the coming years?



Cyril Dujardin, General Manager, Connectivity Business Unit, Eutelsat

Mark Rigolle, COO, Rivada Space Networks

With David Bruner, CEO and Principal Consultant, Aviation Communications Advisors (ACA)

The cellular wireless and satellite industries are finding their interests more closely aligned than ever before. Both are driven by the need to find new customers in rural/remote regions and both are largely embracing the 3GPP standard for 5G. Most importantly, both sides have existing infrastructure that, when integrated, can effectively build out envisioned 5G networks at reduced costs. Add to that the news that Apple and T-Mobile signed two milestone agreements last year to integrate satellite connectivity into their service plans, and suddenly, we start asking ourselves – is this the start of a new era of cooperation for two sub-sectors of the largest telco industry that once operated in silos? Can satellite and cellular industry business models align with the technology? How can satellite companies win business from a telco? During this session, leaders from both industries will answer these questions and engage in a debate over the benefits and challenges of this new working relationship.



Yossi Gal, VP, Regional Sales, Gilat Satellite Network

Brian Jakins, VP & General Manager – Networks, Intelsat

James Alderdice, VP, Asia-Pacific, Lynk Global

With Jeremy Rose, Partner, COMSYS

For the past year, we have seen growing activity among satellite network operators keen to integrate the soon-to-be-available NGSO-derived bandwidth with existing GEO services. From a business point of view, does this strategy make sense? How has this developed alongside shifts in strategy and business plans? How do operators encompass new NGSO services alongside a GEO business model? How do new players seek scale, and how do the established players seek new product lines? Can these systems offer the same kind of throughput guarantees and uptime reliability that users have come to expect from hybrid GEO networks?



Frederick St. Amour, VP-Connectivity Sales, Anuvu

Vaibhav Magow, VP, International Division, Hughes Network Systems

Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Intergrasys

Aravind Chamarti, Global head – Enterprise and Cloud Segment Product Management, SES

With David Gilmore, President & COO, GapSat


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Andrew Jordan, Senior Advisor, COMSYS

This session will give an overview of the satellite industry’s financial health going into a challenging 2023 fiscal year. We will examine the state of the satellite supply chain and identify the industry’s greatest opportunities for growth in providing connectivity and managed services. The panelists will also provide insight on the satellite industry’s ability to keep costs low while developing complex solutions that are in demand.


Olivier Richard, CFO, Kacific Broadband Satellites

Adam Sturmer, SVP, Global Head of Sales – Space Projects, Marsh Specialty

With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP  

Session brought to you by:

Many companies are competing to provide satellite-based internet services in countries in Southeast Asia such as the Philippines. With many areas in the country still unserved or underserved, we are continuing to see an increased demand for internet connectivity. In this session we will look at how the introduction of satellite technology in the country will serve as a solution to connectivity challenges. With SpaceX’s Starlink service set to be up and running by mid-2023, how will this change the local telecom industry?



Vincent Lim, MD, Asia Sales, ABS

Brandon Seir, Chief Commercial Officer, Kacific

Ganendra Selvaraj, Chief Commercial Officer, MEASAT

With Jose Del Rosario, Consultant, NSR (an Analysys Mason Company)


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The opportunities are there – from moving to software defined satellites to increased demand from the new NGSO constellations. And some of those companies will also be making their own spacecraft. Yet, everyone is facing issues with supply chain problems and inflation. Exciting times for the manufacturing sector, or more challenges on the horizon?



Stéphane Vesval, SVP, Sales & Marketing Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space

Ryan Reel, Director, MEng, Commercial GEO On-orbit services, Astroscale

Josef Bogosian, VP, Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International

With Jeremy Rose, Partner, COMSYS

The waves of ICT development in the Pacific subregion are so enormous that they cannot be ignored. The benefits of submarine cables to many of the Pacific Island countries are significant because they not only bring high bandwidth capacity, but also at considerably lower costs, hence satellite has in many areas become the secondary connection.   But submarine fibre coverage is still spotty and satellite capacity costs are falling significantly due to oversupply and mismatch.  It is also important for the Pacific subregion to continue working together with satellite service providers to efficiently address the digital gap. In this session, we will hear from the satellite service providers on how they are adjusting their business model to suit the ICT conditions in the Pacific Islands. What are the challenges and opportunities for satellite service providers to provide full ICT services in the Pacific?  How can they create an ecosystem to ensure that satellite technology continues to be an important complement to submarine fibre-optic cables in connecting remote and distant islands?



Robert Suber, Director, Asia Pacific Sales, Intelsat

Beatrice Mok, Corporate Development Director, Kacific Broadband Satellites

Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi, CTIO, Northtelecom

Alan Cheng, Sales Manager, Pacific, SES

With Andrew Jordan, Senior Advisor, COMSYS


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This closing session brings the female leaders of global and regional satellite companies on stage to discuss how they are planning to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges ahead – ranging from access to space and increased competition, to the cost of innovation, diversity concerns, and where and when will we see the next wave of growth and beyond.


Rachelle Radpour, CTO, Boeing

Jacinth Lau, Deputy Director (Industry), Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn)

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Co-CEO, TOTOTHEO MARITIME

With Irina Petrov,  VP MarCom & Membership, GSOA


AsiaSat offers reliable satellite connectivity, media and data solutions to customers in the broadcast, telecom and mobility sectors through its fleet of six in-orbit satellites – AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7, AsiaSat 8 and AsiaSat 9, and teleport infrastructure. From content distribution to headends, telcos, DTH, DTT platforms; Occasional Use; to One Click Go Live streaming service; IP-based, hybrid OTT service; hosting service; cutting edge VSAT solutions serving aviation, maritime, mobile backhaul, AsiaSat helps bridge the digital divide, aiming to be the foremost satellite solutions provider and an instinctive partner of choice in the Asia-Pacific.

Eutelsat is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Committed to promoting all facets of sustainable development across its business activities, Eutelsat leverages its in-orbit resources to help bridge the digital divide while maintaining a safe and uncluttered space environment. As an attractive and socially responsible employer, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).
Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit:

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) company, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports half a million enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. To learn more, visit or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn


Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation global network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges, Intelsat team members now have our sights on the “next firsts” in space as we disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.

Always innovating with an eye to the future. SKY Perfect JSAT is Japan’s only satellite operator. With 13 satellites covering Japan, Asia, Oceania and North America, we are the largest satellite operator in Asia. We play an important role in fields as diverse as multi-channel pay TV, SNG, internet backbone, cellular backhaul, maritime and disaster recovery services. We will continually use new and creative ways to aggressively expand our global reach.

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a next-generation satellite operator providing affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband services. Its first Ka-band HTS satellite, Kacific1, was launched in 2019, covering over 600 million people across 25 nations in Asia Pacific. Kacific’s services foster greater internet usage, fuels economic growth, and drives positive social outcomes.

Milbank LLP stands alone among global law firms in its commitment to the space, satellite and connectivity sectors. Our Space Business Group is actively involved, every day, in connectivity, remote sensing, space infrastructure & transportation, geo-positioning and space prospecting projects. Our clients – system operators, manufacturers and services providers, financial institutions, industry investors and customers/end users – benefit from that multidisciplinary experience.

Northtelecom is a Dubai-based global company specializing in satellite communication and ICT services and solutions, focusing on innovation and reliability. We provide communication solutions to energy, maritime, media, telco, enterprise, and humanitarian aid industries.

One of the critical factors in Northtelecom's global success is its expansion strategy. Securing regional markets, we could acquire key players in each region, starting with acquiring ScopeTel in Malaysia in February 2017. MMBTV Italy followed this in June 2017. With its footprints spread globally now, Northtelecom is a market leader.

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over $18 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.

As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries ~8,000 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 369 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content.


SpaceLogistics, a Northrop Grumman company, is the leader in the development and deployment of on-orbit satellite servicing systems and the only company performing on-orbit servicing for commercial satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Our planned vehicles will extend service life, provide enhanced capabilities and enable future missions for a variety of customers.

Thaicom Public Company Limited is a leading Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite communications, a trusted partner of choice for many of the region’s leading broadcasters, telecom operators, enterprise, and government customers. Thaicom offers end-to-end satellite solutions designed to help its customers grow their markets. Thaicom goes beyond to leverage data from space technology to capture new services from the emerging new space economy. The company is dedicated to building on our commitment to deliver transformative social and economic impact for a better future.

Media Partners

Broadcast & CableSatis India’s premier quarterly magazine on products and technologies for content production and distribution for the last 23 years. Drawing on its strength of aggressive and comprehensive reporting, the magazine today is a referral for the broadcast, satellite, and cable community in India. The web portal,, is positioned as the preferred source for broadcast, cable, and satellite equipment buyers in India, searching for vendors and product information. The portal provides an opportunity for vendors to build brand image, provide live business information, and generate customer leads. 

C21Media is “Home” to the International Entertainment Community, combining a portfolio of digital and print publishing brands with an events business and the world’s most powerful online content screenings marketplace.

C21Media’s business includes print magazines, websites, iPad editions, reports, databases, events, a thriving internet TV division.

Jumpstart Media is a platform and supports that connects Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We publish Jumpstart Magazine, the only print magazine covering startups and technology in the APAC region. Jumpstart Kids is a non-profit initiative to teach kids aged 8-12 about entrepreneurialism, innovation, and social responsibility. We work with partners including New World Development, HKTDC to develop acceleration, and innovation-focused programs. 

Media Partners Asia (MPA) is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industries in Asia Pacific. We provide customized research with strategic recommendations to help clients launch new products & services, enter new markets, as well as acquire and sell businesses. MPA reports are used and sourced by local, regional and global companies for strategic planning and equity & debt transactions. We also offer dedicated primary research through subsidiary AMPD Research to measure consumer behaviour across the digital economy, including online video and gaming. MPA also hosts the APOS Summit, the defining voice and global platform for the Asia Pacific media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industry.

Satellite Markets and Research publishes industry web portal providing in-depth news analysis, industry forecasts and market intelligence, covering the key trends on the global satellite communications market. This free service includes online access to the very latest insights and analysis, searchable archives, PDF access to the monthly  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine and occasional market reports called  MarketBriefs  and technical briefings called TECHBriefs. has three distinct editions:  Asia-Pacific,  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the  Americas.  For more information go to:  or e-mail:

Television Asia Plus is a critical resource of curated content in print, online, and mobile for the APAC television industry. We offer complete coverage of the Asia Pacific TV industry, embracing the vibrant broadcast, production, and distribution business, including Free TV, Pay-TV, OTT, and new media platforms. Based in Singapore, we offer effective access to broadcast and new media markets. 


For 30 years, Via Satellite magazine has provided essential news and analysis on the global commercial communications satellite industry, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world. Top satellite executives from 160 countries read Via Satellite to fully understand the industry and maximize their companies'​ profits.

Supporting Events and Organizations

APSCC is a non-profit international association representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industries. The Organization’s mission is to promote the industry growth and accelerate the efficient introduction of services and businesses via satellites in the region. APSCC provides its members with a platform to exchange views and ideas on technologies, systems, policies, satellite services as well as outer space activities through its publications and industry events. Visit and for more information.

GSOA is the global CEO-driven association representing global and regional satellite operators. GSOA provides a platform for collaboration between satellite operators globally and a unified voice for the sector. Our vision is to help policymakers improve the state of the world by continuously bridging digital, education, health, social, gender and economic divides across diverse geographies and across mature and developing economies.

GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry bringing together organizations within satellite ecosystem. GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.

For more details visit our website or contact us on

News Broadcasters Federation is India's most democratic and the largest industry body of news broadcasters, upholding media freedom and ensuring their business interests. NBFs- Professional News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBF-PNBSA) is the first formally recognised and officially registered self-regulatory body for news content on television and digital platforms by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

SIA-India is a non-profit association created to represent the interests of the communication satellite ecosystem in India. As a vibrant body, SIA-India represents satellite operators, satellite systems, launch vehicles and ground and terminal equipment manufacturers as well as application solutions providers to the Government, Regulators, Policymakers, and domestic and international standards bodies. As the apex representative body for the satellite communications ecosystem, we aim to present the industry's interest to the highest Government levels for policy-making and regulatory and licensing matters.

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up.  At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global hybrid carriers. 


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