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May 3rd, 2017

Will There Be Enough Investment to Support Thousands of Satellites? GVF Roundtable to Address...

As the communications and Earth Observation (EO) industries prepare to launch more than 5,000 near-term satellites — and with increasing numbers of announcements regarding mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships — key questions remain regarding how this unprecedented effort will play out — the GVF-EMP High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Roundtable, scheduled on May 16, 201,7 in Washington, D.C. will provide answers.
From flat-panel antenna manufacturers to operators of smallsat constellations, and from specialists in mobility and 5G backhaul to the Internet of Things (IoT), industry innovators and government leaders are now confirmed to participate in the conference’s “shark tank” sessions, where executives from every sector of the industry will consider how, when, where — and with what financial implications — these satellite businesses will be implemented.
Entitled “GEOs, MEOs, LEOs and the New Risk-Reward Gambit,” the program will address many key questions, including the following:

  • How will the integration of GEOs, MEOs and LEOs impact HTS satellite industry portfolios… and will that integration become a competitive necessity?
  • What does the new value chain look like? And how will companies who have been fixtures in the traditional business survive… and thrive?
  • Will growth be dominated by mobility, the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Connected Cars, and wireless backhaul, with a huge addressable consumer broadband market?

Hosted by Jones Day, one of the world’s leading law firms, the conference’s Corporate Sponsors will be Hughes, Inmarsat, SES, and Advantech. NSR is Content Partner for the event.
The GVF-EMP Roundtable will be held in coordination with other top industry associations, including: the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), and the Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR).
Based on strong industry demand GVF-EMP is planning to hold a follow-on HTS Roundtable program in London in December of 2017; further updates will be forthcoming.

To view and download presentations from past HTS Roundtables, visit; https://www.uk-emp.co.uk/archived-events/.

To see this year’s conference program, visit the HTS Roundtable website:  https://www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/hts-dc-2017/.