Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
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Discover viable solutions for government, military and civil space communications challenges. We have a wide range of government and military content that provides attendees with expertise, lessons learned and advice from policy makers, top government and military officials, service veterans, industry associations and analysts. SATELLITE 2016’s government and military program includes a satellite services acquisition workshop with the assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense, a Government and Military Forum produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) and an alternative space access forum produced in partnership with the Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association.


Experience the latest advancements in content delivery and consumption. Immerse yourself in sessions and drill deep into topics of importance to you with conference content designed specifically for broadcasters. Our Broadcast Forum, produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association, covers everything from Ultra-HD adoption to bandwidth demands for Over-the-Top and streaming services. Learn about broadcasters’ bandwidth expectations directly from the networks.


Internet Connectivity is the backbone of the global economy, accounting for almost a quarter of the entire world’s GDP. However, critical digital economy applications remain underserved by the terrestrial backbone connectivity, creating a critical opportunity for satellite operator networks to play a crucial in unlocking the next wave of digital-enabled growth. SATELLITE 2016 features an all-new High-Throughput Satellite Forum produced in partnership with NSR, and a “Connectivity for a Cause” session that explores the power and social responsibility of global satellite broadband connectivity.


Satellite innovation is going to change the way the entire world operates, as the potential of remote-sensing constellations, connected device networks, climate data solutions and consumer technology attracts a new wave of big-name investors and customers. At the same time, the continued growth and long-term viability of the satellite industry depends on continuing to attract the best and brightest minds to the sector. As the world’s largest satellite-focused show, SATELLITE 2016 prides itself on being inclusive. We invite leaders from established, start-up and NewSpace organizations together on the same stage to outline the future of the industry.


Satellite communications are the definition of mobility – on land, sea and in the air. Businesses and consumers around the world count on high-powered mobile satellite communications for day-to-day operations and reliable voice, video and data transmissions regardless of location. Our Mobility Forum, produced in partnership with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), gives attendees an exclusive view of a world with complete, seamless connectivity, powered by satellite and hybrid communications networks.


Mobility Forum

Mobility CoverUnfortunately, SATELLITE 2016 has already concluded. Below, you’ll find the content from this year’s conference.

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SATELLITE will enable you to discover cutting-edge applications and technology for the mobile satellite market. Mobile satellite services (MSS) provide a wealth of communications applications that are used in a range of activities, from day-to-day operations, to transmitting video, voice and data in a war zone.

Mobility sessions from SATELLITE 2016

Tuesday, March 08

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10:45 AM 12:00 PM
Satellite, M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Room: Baltimore 1-2
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Andrew Penn, Consultant, Engagement Manager, Avascent


Mr. Christian Allred, Senior VP & General Manager, ORBCOMM Enterprise Solutions, Orbcomm Inc.
Steve Birrell, Executive Director, Global Business Development, M2M Line of Business, Iridium Communications
Mohammad Marashi, Vice President of Strategic Innovation, Intelsat
Prabhu Ramachandran, Director, WebNMS - Zoho Corporation
Randy Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Cate Van Oppen, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Kymeta

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1:45 PM 3:00 PM
In-Flight Connectivity: Show Me the Bandwidth
Room: Baltimore 1-2
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Tim Farrar, President, Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)


David Bruner, VP Global Communications Services, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Mobility, Viasat
Anand Chari, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer, Gogo
Leo Mondale, President, Aviation, Inmarsat, Inc.
Peter Pardee, Vice President, Hughes, an EchoStar Company

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3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Battle on the High Seas: New Maritime Broadband Competition
Room: Baltimore 1-2
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Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications and


Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat Global, Ltd.
Matthew Broida, VP, Marketing and Technology, Harris CapRock
Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Intelsat
Brian Pemberton, Vice President and General Manager, Aviation Line of Business, Iridium Communications
Louis Dubin, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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