Author Archive: Carlos Placido

Carlos Placido is an independent consultant with twenty years of progressive experience in the areas of telecom consulting, business development, engineering and R&D. With focus on emerging satellite markets and technology, he has conducted numerous strategic consulting projects as well as research and management activities, including global market research studies for Northern Sky Research (NSR), business development support for technology vendors and project management at Telefonica. Until 2004, Carlos led a development team at INTELSAT, where he was responsible for identifying and validating future satcom uses of emerging video and IP data technologies. Carlos is also contributor and administrator for Satcom Post, an online professional knowledge-sharing platform. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business.

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VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

The satellite industry has a long and fruitful innovation record, mainly focused on one particular aspect: Maximize use of the scarce satellite spectrum resource. The high cost of satellite spectrum -relative to terrestrial bandwidth – has undoubtedly modulated the evolution of VSAT systems for the past 30 years, with developments accentuated after the introduction of […]

February 12, 2016 | By More
Cliff Anders, Chairman & Founder at LeoSat, LLC

Cliff Anders, Chairman & Founder at LeoSat, LLC

SP: Please provide a summary of your professional background and current responsibilities at LeoSat. What drove you and Phil Marlar to fund LeoSat? Anders: Phil and I spent many years working with Schlumberger in several different capacities. I was in R&D and then senior management of technology teams. Most projects I worked on involved data […]

September 9, 2015 | By More
DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

I recently participated at VSAT Latin America 2015 where High Throughput Satellites (HTS) was, naturally, the core discussion topic. During one of the interactive panels Mauro Wajnberg, General Manager at Telesat Brazil, raised a good point concerning the expectations that the industry may be building around the delivery of bandwidth-hungry OTT video (i.e. Netflix) over […]

September 3, 2015 | By More
Eloy Mendez – Regional Sales Director, Hughes

Eloy Mendez – Regional Sales Director, Hughes

SP: Please provide an overview of the role that Hughes plays in Latin America and Mexico, in particular. How many Hughes VSATs and hubs have so far been shipped to Mexico and Latin America? Mendez: Hughes has been a leading provider of VSAT systems in Mexico and Latin America for over 40 years. To the entire region […]

March 5, 2015 | By More
Jorge Villareal, CEO Elara Comunicaciones

Jorge Villareal, CEO Elara Comunicaciones

SP: Para quienes aún no están familiarizados con ELARA, por favor presente una descripción de alto nivel sobre la compañía incluyendo sus orígenes, productos / servicios, segmentos de mercado a los que se dirige y países en los que opera ELARA. Villareal: ELARA Comunicaciones es el proveedor líder en servicios de telecomunicaciones y tecnología en […]

December 5, 2014 | By More
A Look at the LATAM Satellite Market and What to Expect Next

A Look at the LATAM Satellite Market and What to Expect Next

Latin America was marked by a number of events and trends in 2014, which hint at gradual shifts for the satellite services ecosystem; and offer more visibility as to what to expect in 2015 and beyond. For starters, 2014 could be considered a pivotal year for satellite broadcasting as a result of the first transmission […]

November 28, 2014 | By More