VSAT Congress 2018
Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in the Satellite Communications VSAT Industry. Billions of dollars in government, enterprise and consumer broadband business are riding on the successful development of VSAT-based satellite communications strategies to support next-generation applications. How those strategies will address major challenges – from value-chain disruption to new technologies and competition – will be the focus for delegates attending the VSAT Congress to be organized jointly by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and COMSYS on 15-16 Oct. in Washington, D.C. Key areas to be addressed by industry leadership at the VSAT Congress include: Considerations regarding VSAT operator strategies, hybrid solutions, industry verticalisation and future ground segment infrastructure all of which are expected to fundamentally change the current ecosystem. Competing telecom solutions and the possibilities of collaboration versus competition. A realistic consideration of the likely evolution and effects of bandwidth pricing trends. Opportunities for future development beyond established mobility applications including cellular backhaul, IoT/SCADA, education and financial and a general re-enablement of the enterprise service segment. VSAT’s role in addressing the need for rural connectivity and how poor, rural populations can be served economically. Cybersecurity requirements, standards and interaction. How lower latency HAPS and non-GEO constellations will change the competitive environment. The role and importance of flat panel, conformable, electronically steerable antennas. Forecast timescales and levels for satellite-related technology developments versus competing technology solutions.