VSAT Latin America to examine the demand drivers for VSAT services in Latin America

May 30, 2013 | By More

Informa Telecoms & Media in partnership telecommunications consultancy company, COMSYS, have announced the agenda for the first ever VSAT Latin America event taking place from the 2 – 3 July 2013 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The show will attract hundreds of satellite and telecoms professionals from across Latin America and beyond with two days of discussion and debate around the VSAT industry.

VSAT 2013 Latin America 1

Support has already been confirmed from ANATEL , who will be Institutional Partner at the event alongside the GVF who are the Official Endorsing Association for the show. Advantech Wireless, Hughes, iDirect, Intelsat, Newtec, O3b Networks and SES have all confirmed their participation as Major Supporting Sponsors of the show.

Speakers confirmed so far for the two day conference include Simon Bull, Senior Consultant at COMSYS, Jorge Villarreal, CEO at Elara Comunicaciones, and Alexis Aguirre, Sales Engineering Manager for LATAM, British Telecom.  Alexi s will be presenting a case study on BT VSAT deployments in Latin America, examining the large scale VSAT deployments for CAIXA & CORREIOS. Day 2 speakers include Rafael Guimaraes, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Hughes do Brasil and Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Management at the GVF, both of whom will be focussing on public policy and regulation within the region and how this impacts upon the growth of VSAT services.

VSAT 2013 Latin America 2Also speaking on Day 2 is Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec  and Rich Currier, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales at SSL. Both will participate in an interactive panel discussion focusing on ‘HTS & in the influx of bandwidth: reassessing the economics of the satellite industry’. Rich Currier from SSL comments “We are very glad to support this inaugural event and believe that our participation is a small way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the region. Attending VSAT Latin America will help us get to know the Latin American companies that are currently involved in the satellite industry and will give us a better sense of the region’s most critical needs and how communications in Brazil and other parts of Latin America are evolving.”

The two day conference agenda will cover the most important topics affecting VSAT in the Latin America region including an in-depth look at VSAT Vertical Markets, trends in the global VSAT industry and how they affect the region, GSM backhaul and network extension, HTS and the influx of bandwidth alongside government regulation across Latin America.

VSAT 2013 Latin America 3The 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, co-located with Critical Communications Latin America, TV Connect Latin America and Broadband Latin America ensuring that no other event in the region encompasses more of the telecoms sector.

To view the full event programme and to register for VSAT Latin America please visit www.latinamerica.vsatevent.com or call +44(0)20 7017 4108. Free passes for end users are also available for a limited time only and VSAT operators can claim a 50% discount to attend. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @VSATeventseries or use #VSATLA

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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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