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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Jorge Villareal – CEO, Elara Comunicaciones

Jorge Villareal – CEO, Elara Comunicaciones

SP: For those not yet familiar with ELARA Comunicaciones, please provide a high level description of the company including origins, products / services, market segments addressed and countries where ELARA operates. Villareal: Elara Comunicaciones is the leading provider of telecommunication and technology services in Mexico and Latin America, operating in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, […]

November 28, 2014 | By More
Pablo Recalt – Head of Business Development at Telespazio Argentina

Pablo Recalt – Head of Business Development at Telespazio Argentina

SP: Not long ago, we interviewed Telespazio Brazil and Marzio listed the business units of Telespazio at a global level. Given that each country has distinct realities, can you please let us know which units have a stronger focus on Argentina and countries that Telespazio Argentina manages?  Recalt: We have presence across three business units:  “Network & […]

November 17, 2014 | By More
Pablo Recalt – Lider de Desarrollos de Negocios, Telespazio Argentina

Pablo Recalt – Lider de Desarrollos de Negocios, Telespazio Argentina

SP: Hace no mucho tiempos tuvimos una entrevista con Telespazio Brasil donde Marzio nos comentó sobre las unidades de negocio de Telespazio a nivel global. Dado que cada país tiene distintas realidades, puedes por favor informarnos sobre cuales unidades de negocio tienen el mayor foco en Argentina y países que Telespazio Argentina gestiona? Recalt: Tenemos […]

November 17, 2014 | By More
A War of HTS Ecosystems on the Horizon?

A War of HTS Ecosystems on the Horizon?

For a long time, the satellite communication (satcom) industry has enjoyed a rather stable distribution structure, with clear demarcation points among key stakeholders in the value chain. Recent trends, however seem to point to a different future environment. As differentiated high-throughput satellite (HTS) platforms become pervasive across all regions, focus will shift from spectral efficiency […]

September 17, 2014 | By More
Mauricio Segovia, CEO, Axesat

Mauricio Segovia, CEO, Axesat

SP: For those not yet familiar with Axesat, please provide a high level description of the company including origins, current services, markets addressed and countries where Axesat operates. Segovia: Axesat was created in 2003.  This year we celebrate our 12th year of operations.  We provide telecommunications satellite solutions for enterprise customers who use our services for […]

August 29, 2014 | By More
Dave Rehbehn, Senior Director at Hughes Systems

Dave Rehbehn, Senior Director at Hughes Systems

SP: Please provide an overview of the Hughes high throughput satellite (HTS) network in North America: Technology, number of Ka-band HTS sites deployed, gateways, coverage and satellite system capacity (Gbps). Rehbehn: There are currently two Hughes-designed HTS satellites, both are Ka-band and operated by EchoStar: SPACEWAY® 3 and EchoStar XVII, with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology. Launched […]

July 31, 2014 | By More