Momentous changes were already underway within the satellite industry when the COVID-19 crisis disrupted lives and businesses around the world. In 2020, segments of the satellite industry were hit hard, with rippling effects from the pandemic accelerating closures and sales.
However, the tides could be shifting, as growth opportunities now abound, and there is a lot more to be positive about for the satellite industry as we look forward to 2022. What were viewed just a few years ago as unfeasible ideas or mere pipe dreams are now developing into real world projects.
Save the date and join us at the Satellite Industry Forum on 18 November 2021, part of this year’s Asia Video Summit, as we talk with the players who are shaping the industry, understand where the satellite market is today, and where it is heading in the coming years.
Headlining the Satellite Industry Forum 2021:
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|09:40||Pulling the Future Forward: Satellite Trends and Forecasts Post-COVID
This opening presentation will offer a global perspective of the satellite industry, its impact on the Asian markets, what trends the industry will see play out the coming year, as well as what the key drivers of growth will be for operators and customers alike.
|10:00||Opening Keynote: Satellite Reset – Transforming the Industry
Momentous changes were already underway within the satellite industry when the COVID-19 crisis unsettled lives and businesses around the world. In 2020, segments of the satellite industry were hit hard, and rippling effects of the pandemic accelerated several bankruptcies and sales, while remote work and school highlighted a tremendous and growing demand for connectivity from consumers. In this opening keynote, we will explore the demand growth and anticipated trends, rural broadband, key growth markets in Asia Pacific, capital inflow and future capabilities.
|10:20||Keynote Conversation: Space Business in India - No Longer just a Pie in the Sky
The global space economy is poised to grow over a trillion dollars in the next two decades. With the space sector reforms, the Indian private space industry is slated to contribute to the core elements of the global space economy. In this keynote session, we will look at how India could potentially be the next space hub in the world. How will India benefit from having access to private sector satellites, in particular OneWeb, and how can satellite become a bigger part of the overall communications ecosystem?
|10:40||Asian Operators – Leaders’ Growth Strategies
Asia Pacific presents huge opportunities for satellite. It is home to vast country populations and widespread geographies where there is still a lack of terrestrial infrastructure, especially for remote, underserved communities. However, satellite operators are still assessing the pandemic’s impact on the market as they plan for the road ahead This session will discuss critical issues facing the operator business, what their growth strategies are for the short, mid-and long term, and how are they prepping for the LEO invasion.
|11:20||The Future of Thailand’s Space Industry: Cooperation or Competition?
The space industry has captured the world’s attention in a way not seen since the moon landings. The booming business environment in Thailand is witnessing new launch providers, satellite companies and VAS providers entering the industry. Can local operators be successful in view of strong competition from larger operators? Is cooperation a better solution to drive satellite connectivity across Thailand as well as develop critical know-how for local companies?
|11:50||Connecting the Vast Indonesian Archipelago
Indonesia is making huge strides to improve the country’s digital infrastructure and realize its true potential for its young populace in an increasingly competitive digital economy. With 17,000 islands making Indonesia the largest archipelago in the world, connecting the country’s 6,000 inhabited islands via terrestrial network infrastructure would not only come at a huge economic cost, but might even be a logistical impossibility. This session will explore how satellite is bridging the digital divide and what are the challenges faced to meet this demand.
|13:30||NGSO Roundtable: The New World Order?
In this exciting panel, we will hear from some of the industry disruptors who will discuss the future landscape in light of recent announcements. How will the demand for satellite capacity change? How will LEO satellites fit alongside GEO and even MEO satellites, and how is each organisation planning to shake up the LEO world?
|14:00||The Future of Flexible Satellites
Flexible satellites have been around for some time, but the rate and scale of flexibility has increased exponentially over the last few years. It is believed that the satellite industry’s growth will be fuelled by software that is flexible and configurable. We explore how these satellites will support future mobility applications, enhanced capacity flexibility, and how it will change the offerings for video services. We will also take a look at how huge the cost advantage is, and the opportunities and new considerations for security, interoperability and investment.
|14:30||Leaders’ Perspectives: New Trends, New Ideas Beyond the Digital Frontier
The combination of emerging technologies, new operating models, and other innovative concepts can accelerate the diffusion of space technologies across multiple economies and sectors. What were viewed just a few years ago as unfeasible ideas or mere pipe dreams are now developing into real world projects. We will identify what are some of the new trends, new innovations and emerging technologies that will reshape one’s organization and impact businesses in the long run.
|15:00||Closing Remarks & End of Satellite Industry Forum|