A Via Satellite Online Seminar
Now Available on Demand!
Presented, Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Middle East and Africa continue to be vibrant markets for satellite communications. Many satellite industry giants are targeting these two regions as they see major growth opportunities, particularly compared to more mature markets in North America and Western Europe. Whether FSS, MSS or other satellite services, the demands for satellite powered communications, data and broadcast services appear to be strong.
Join Via Satellite in this important online seminar to learn how executives of major satellite companies view the landscape, the opportunities, the threats, the regulatory issues, for 2010 and beyond.
Get your questions answered and find out the answers to key questions facing companies trying to monetize these compelling and diverse landscapes.
- What are the prospects for satellite communications in the Middle East and North Africa over the next 12 months?
- There have been many headlines about the debt situation in Dubai. Will this have an impact on the satellite industry in the Middle East and beyond?
- What are the demands in these regions for satellite capacity? How does satellite stack up against fiber and other communication technologies in these two regions?
- What are the major growth opportunities for satellite players in these two regions?
- What role can satellite technologies play in boosting local economies, as well as in areas such as education and health?
Via Satellite will have some of the industry’s top executives and thinkers presenting to you directly in this new live webcast.
Vice President, Broadcast Operations & Technology, Orbit Showtime
Mike is responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of the Showtime’s platform - from the broadcast and satellite operations, engineering and projects through to conditional access, set-top boxes and middleware as well as the company’s technology innovation strategy. Mike has led the introduction of the region’s first DVR-based VoD service, widescreen transmissions and the launch of the first permanent HD services. Before joining Showtime Mike spent 18 years at the BBC in the UK in various technology and business roles ranging including Head of Operations for BBC World Service, Head of Strategy for BBC Technology and Head of Technology Support for BBC News.
Sales Director, Middle East & Africa, Vizada
Roger Harfouch is Sales Director with Vizada, managing sales and business development in the Middle East as well as Northern and Eastern African countries.
He joined Vizada’s regional office in United Arab Emirates in 2007 to manage channel partner sales in the region. Through these partners, he develops mobile satellite communications in a number of key vertical markets: oil & gas, merchant, government, media, etc.
Roger graduated as a telecom engineer from Notre Dame University in Beirut, and today has ten years’ experience working for large ISPs and satellite providers such as USAN and Viasat.
He is well-placed to advise oil & gas companies in the region about the best mobile broadband satellite solutions to deploy.
Nabil A. Shanti
Mr. Shanti is the VP/CCO of Arabsat, prior to that he has held several positions within Arabsat started as Director of Network Operations Department and Director of Sales Department.
Nabil Shanti is an executive in the area of Satellite telecommunications with Masters degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He has held different positions which contributed positively to his more than 25 years of experience.
General Manager, IDM International
Zakie Karam is the general manager of IDM International (IDMI), a leading regional ISP based out of Beirut, Lebanon. IDMI offers broadband and telecoms services throughout the region, using a number of technologies, including satellite. Karam is responsible for 15 countries in the MENA region. IDMI achieved revenues of $6 million in its first year of operation.
Via Satellite and Satellite News
Mark Holmes is associate editor of Via Satellite and Satellite News, two industry leading titles in the satellite sector. Mark has been at Access Intelligence eight years, working on a variety of titles in telecoms, broadband, digital TV and satellite. Before joining Access Intelligence, Mark was deputy editor of leading Euromoney Institutional Investor title Global Telecoms Business. In this position, Mark interviewed the CEOs of many leading telcos world-wide including, BT, Verizon, France Telecom, Sprint, SBC etc. In the last ten years, Mark has interviewed well over 200 CEOs of key companies in the telecoms, satellite, broadcast, broadband and cable space.
The live audio is delivered to your location over the telephone or your computer speakers. The Power-Point presentations are presented over the Internet and are available to print out before the program. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You and your team will be able to have a live Q&A with all the speakers.
You need Real Player or Windows Media Player installed on your computer. If you do not have either, please follow the instructions below to download and install them. Or if you prefer, a phone for the audio and an Internet connection to let you watch the slides and other information on the Web will suffice. No other downloads or special hardware needed - a dial-up connection will work fine.
- One (1) set of materials (you may make copies for all of the persons you invited to listen to the program);
- One (1) toll-free connection to the seminar (if you select the audio connection), and
- One (1) Internet connection to the seminar.
Use speakers on your computer or speakerphone on your telephone and invite your entire staff to attend for one low price of 299 USD per site. Package options are available if you register for multiple webinars.
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For the audio connection:
- A computer with Real Player or Windows Media Player installed. When you log into the Virtual Seminar, your computer will be taken through a brief configuration check and will let you know if you're missing any software.
- If you do not have Real Player or Windows Media Player, a touch-tone telephone also will work. It works best to use a speakerphone so that others can listen too.
For the Internet connection:
- PC: 166Mhz Pentium-based PC or better
- Operating system: Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP <
- Browser: For optimal viewing experience, we recommend using Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. However, any version of IE 4.0 or higher will work. For Netscape, only versions 4.x are supported at this time.
- Internet connection: 28.8 or faster connection
- Display set at 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
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If you are having any technical difficulties or need assistance meeting these requirements, please contact our Technical Support Center at 1-866-709-8255 or click here. For content questions regarding the Webinar, contact Mark Holmes at email@example.com.