VSAT 2013 to examine developments in next generation VSAT technologies and applications

August 7, 2013 | By More

Informa Telecoms & Media in partnership with telecommunications consultancy company, COMSYS, have announced the agenda for the 15th Annual VSAT 2013 event, taking place from the 18-20 September 2013 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam. Directly following IBC, the show is expected to attract hundreds of VSAT professionals from across the globe for three days of discussion and debate surrounding key issues for the VSAT industry.


Support has already been confirmed from Hughes as Principal Sponsor, with Advantech Wireless, Comtech EF Data, Eutelsat, iDirect, Intelsat, Kymeta, Newtec, O3b Networks, SES and STM all confirmed as Major Supporting Sponsors of the show. Other confirmed sponsors include Arabsat, Avanti, Cobham Satcom, Orbit Communications and Gilat. The GVF feature as the Official Endorsing Association for the event, with a 15% attendance discount available for all of their members.

The 3 day conference agenda is packed full of presentations, roundtables and panel discussions featuring contributions from the elite in the VSAT industry. Simon Bull, Senior Consultant at COMSYS will kick off the conference with a VSAT Industry Outlook presentation, drawing upon information from his market leading research in the VSAT area. Simon will be followed by C-level speakers from Hughes, Newtec, Eutelsat, SES, Advantech Wireless, O3b Networks, Arabsat, iDirect, Gilat, and Comtech EF Data, in a speaker line-up that is truly representative of the stalwarts of the VSAT industry.

vsat-2013 2Day 2 will focus on VSAT applications, with confirmed speakers including Robert Kubbernus, CEO at Signalhorn, Vern Fotheringham, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kymeta and Rick Hodgkinson, President & CEO at Galaxy Broadband Communications. Robert added “The VSAT market is evolving.  There was a time when VSAT was a domain all on its own, however, today it must fit into a much more homogeneous environment where Terrestrial, Wireless and Satellite share in the delivery of any global network.  Figuring out how to collaborate, cooperate and contribute to these complex hybrid networks is critical.” Robert will discuss Signalhorn’s take on the rise of ‘narrowband’ VSAT technology, with a particular focus on the role of VSAT in developing the hybrid telecommunications networks necessary for the deployment of large scale SCADA, M2M and Smart Grid applications.

The three day conference agenda will cover the most important topics affecting the global VSAT industry, facilitating an in-depth look at VSAT Vertical Markets and Applications and a thorough examination and discussion of recent trends and innovations. This unique event aims to attract the entire satellite ecosystem from satellite manufacturers to end users in VSAT vertical markets and new dedicated networking sessions have been built into the programme to aid debate and discussion. The show also includes an interactive exhibition, enabling delegates to experience an exclusive showcase of the latest in VSAT technological innovation.

To view the full event programme and to register for VSAT 2013 please visit http://vsatevent.com/ or call +44(0)20 7017 4108. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @VSATeventseries or use #VSAT2013.

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Caroline Hicks

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Caroline Hicks is Research Manager & Editor of the VSAT event series at Informa Telecoms & Media, a leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Caroline has developed and launched several successful event series for Informa Telecoms & Media, and has a strong history of working on and launching both national and international events. She has produced multiple events for a number of B2B brands serving a variety of industries, including the UK IT sector, the insurance industry and the global telecoms market. A graduate of Newcastle & Edinburgh Universities, Caroline is also the Editor of the VSAT Voice and Wireless Networks News publications at Informa Telecoms & Media. Contact Caroline: caroline.hicks@informa.com; tel: +44 207 017 7707.

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