Media Networks was present at VSAT Latin America 2014

May 16, 2014 | By More

Media Networks participated in the second edition of VSAT Latin America, which brought together key industry players in the region, VSAT Latin America 2014 was held on 29 and 30 April in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Media Networks Latin America (MNLA)Marcelo Silva, Commercial Manager at Media Networks Brazil participated in the session of questions and answers about satellite internet in ka band and their prospects for success in Latin America, that took place on the opening day and was moderated by Carlos Placido, Senior Analyst and Consultant for NSR – Northern Sky Research.

“The residential satellite Internet is essential for growth and universal access to broadband in the region. Latin America is characterized by very large territories and dispersed populations, which traditional networks do not always cover. In a context like this, satellite internet is the perfect complement to fixed and mobile networks, “said Marcelo Silva, Commercial Manager Media Networks in Brazil.

Media Networks is a pioneer in Latin America in the wholesale distribution of Ka Band satellite internet, technology of enormous potential for universal access to broadband in the region. The service is already available in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and soon to be launched in new markets.

Media Networks is a B2B unit of Telefonica´s Media Services division that provides wholesale services including pay TV and satellite internet, audiovisual solutions, content generation and ad sales to enterprises and operators in Spain, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Central America and Peru, where its regional teleport is located.


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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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