Latin America - An Emerging Region Emerges

Date of Event:
March 12th, 2014

Run Time:
10:15 - 11:30

Room Number:
207B

Track:
Regional Focus Forum




New contracts, acquisitions, and major broadcasting events -- not least Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics -- continue to make Latin America a top satellite-industry priority. Further, many potential customers remain unserved, while other enterprises and consumers are bandwidth-deprived by poor-quality ADSL connections. As the satellite industry scrambles to secure market share, key questions remain: Will Brazil meet market expectations as the “B” in “BRIC”? (Or will the acronym require the addition of “M” for Mexico?) Will High Throughput Satellite applications get traction in the region and, if so, at what price points with what applications? Will there be co-existence or cannibalization of C- and Ku-band customers by Ka-band operators? More broadly, what effect do the latest deployments have on the supply-and-demand curve? Where do Triple Play, M2M, LTE, small-cell backhaul, and other emerging services fit in the regional-revenue pie chart?

Moderator:
David Hartshorn

Title:
Secretary General


Speaker:
Sergio Murillo

Title:
Director General


Speaker:
Ignacio Sanchís

Title:
Chief Commercial Officer


Speaker:
José Antonio C. Gonzalez

Title:
Special Projects and Product Manager


Speaker:
Russell Ribeiro

Title:
Regional Vice President Latin America




Live chat by BoldChat