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?


Join us on 6 June 2023 at the Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore as 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.


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Confirmed Speakers

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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.   

AsiaSat - Roger Tong
Roger Tong
Chief Executive Officer

Roger Tong has over 30 yearsʼ experience working in the communications sector. His key focus as CEO of AsiaSat has been to expand the company’s infrastructure-driven business model into a fully integrated customer-centric one that can leverage on existing resources and capabilities, expand service offerings through partnerships, and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in selected business verticals.

Under his guidance, AsiaSat has rolled out the One Click Go Live (OCGL) live streaming services for high-end markets, SAILAS maritime services and expanded into a new orbital slot to service the mobility market. The company has obtained several patents from the U.S., Canada and China related to satellite system designs and applications.

Roger regularly represents AsiaSat at various industry bodies including the ITU, representing the voice of satellite operators in global policies and how they can be implemented on a regional basis.

Roger graduated from McMaster University with a B.Sc in Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a DBA from The University of Newcastle in Australia.

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.

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. 

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. 

Gapsat - Gregg Daffner
Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner is CEO of GapSat, a satellite venture that leases entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use in their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own satellite. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).

Gregg is the President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), Chairman of the AVIA Satellite Wireless Action Group, and a member and Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).

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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Mangata Networks - Brian Holz
Brian Holz
Chief Executive Officer
Mangata Networks

Brian has 35 years of progressive space system engineering, program management, and executive leadership experience. He has built two start-up companies from the ground-up. Being one of the foremost team members and the CTO of O3b Networks, he was instrumental in delivering all its technical systems through the start of service. He headed OneWeb Satellites as its CEO for the first two years and helped raise the initial capital.

Magnestar - Jacqueline Good
Jacqueline Good
Founder & CEO

Jacqueline Good currently serves as founder and CEO of Magnestar Inc. With a primary focus of building technical asset protection for spacecrafts, Jacqueline leverages her diverse background in psychology, statistics, Chinese, computing and space engineering to lead the Magnestar world class team.

Having honed expertise in data infrastructure, product development and solution engineering, she recently left a senior leadership role at one of Canada’s largest pension funds to pursue her passion for space, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

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Tina Ghataore
Chief Commercial Officer

Tina Ghataore is the Chief Commercial Officer of Mynaric USA where she leads the efforts to position Mynaric as the preferred laser communication provider for aerospace application for both government and commercial markets. Prior to joining Mynaric USA, she was the Executive Vice President of Inflight Connectivity Solutions at Yahsat, a leading UAE Satellite Operator where she was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of enabling Yahsat to launch into Mobility Satcom Services business.

Charu Verma
Senior Strategy Analyst, Video Strategy & Market Intelligence, Asia & Africa

Charu Verma is Senior Strategy Analyst at SES taking care of Asia-Pacific & Sub-Saharan Africa markets for SES, a leader in global content and connectivity solutions and world’s largest satellite operator.    

She supports the organisation in building go-to-market strategies, creating new products, identifying growth areas, and establishing key partnerships.   

Charu holds an MBA degree from Nanyang Business School (NTU) and a Bachelor of Engineering in Automation from NSIT, University of Delhi.

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John Turnbull
Director, AU, PNG and the Pacific

John Turnbull leads SES’s successful Australian and Pacific efforts. John has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in Australia and internationally specializing in Internet back-haul to under-served and remote locations. John also holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. - 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.

Charu Verma, Senior Strategy Analyst, Video Strategy & Market Intelligence, Asia & Africa, SES

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

In this presentation, we explore the trends and predictions that we can expect from the satellite industry at large over the course of the coming years and what some of the new options are for sustainable long term growth.


Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor,

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?



Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, CEO, Thaicom
Senior Representative, JSAT
With Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor,

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, GM of the Connectivity Business Unit, Eutelsat

Jacqueline Good, Founder & CEO, Magnestar

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?



Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Intergrasys

Brian Holz, CEO, Mangata Networks

Senior Representative, Hughes

With Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat


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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.

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 of Asia Sales, ABS

Brandon Seir, Chief Commercial Officer, Kacific

Senior Representative, MEASAT


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In this panel discussion, we will look at what the applications are that will drive NGSO take up, particularly in Asia. Who are the customers going to be? Where does NGSO fit in to some of the mobility markets? How challenging will it be to provide NGSO satellite connectivity to the rural areas of Asia’s developing countries? Would building partnerships be a cost-effective way for NGSO operators to enter Asian countries?

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

John Turnbull, Director for Pacific Region, SES

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

Tina Ghataore, Chief Commercial Officer, Mynaric


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.

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:


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.

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.

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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.

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:

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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

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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