Via Satellite’s Technology Webcast Series

July 25, 2013


Navigating Digital Transformation: Insights from SES | Presented by SES

Thursday, May 2 | 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

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In an era of rapid digital transformation, all industries including the space industry face unique challenges and opportunities. Join us for an engaging session as we explore how SES, a global satellite operator, is addressing these changes head-on. From working with Cloud Hyperscalers to Industry 4.0 trends, we’ll delve into SES’s strategies, customer-centric approach, and real-world examples. Discover how resilience, continuity, and government needs shape SES’s solutions, and gain actionable insights for your own digital journey.

Key Takeaways:
1. Customer-Centric Agility:
• Understand how SES prioritizes customer and partner needs.
• Learn how SES collaborates to address ever-changing industry demands.
• Explore case studies showcasing successful customer-centric solutions.

2. Resilience and Continuity Strategies:
• Uncover SES’s approach to building resilient networks.
• Discover business continuity measures for uninterrupted services.

3. Addressing Government and Public Service needs:
• Explore SES’s approach to government requirements / needs i.e. COTP
• Gain insights into SES’s disaster recovery and emergency response solutions
• Learn how SES enabled seamless coordination among first responders, government agencies, and relief organizations during hurricane Irma

Join us for an informative session that provides actionable knowledge and a holistic view of SES’s digital transformation journey. Whether you’re an industry professional, operator, or provider, these insights will empower your organization to thrive in the evolving space landscape.

Is Satellite Direct to Handset Really Dead? Here are the Real Opportunities for 5G NTN | Presented by TTP

Thursday, May 16 | 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

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Recent articles have suggested that the dream of direct to unmodified handset from satellite may be more of a nightmare. The technology faces a combination of challenges including a questionable business case, regulatory hurdles and technical difficulties, which has generated nervousness with investors and CTOs alike.

Should they be worried? Perhaps there is a more sensible approach using standards based 5G NTN (non-terrestrial networks) that avoids these challenges and creates an environment that enables a win-win for Satellite Operators, Mobile Network Operators and the rest of the ecosystem as we head for convergence?

In this webinar, Peter Kibutu, TTP’s Advanced Technology Lead, NTNs, will present the real opportunities for the future and how they can be practically implemented.


ESTELLA: The Future of Connectivity | Presented by SpaceBridge

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Embark on a journey into the future of satellite communication technology with SpaceBridge as we proudly present ESTELLA, our groundbreaking Multi-Service HUB Solution. More than just a solution, ESTELLA represents a paradigm shift in connectivity, redefining the way we experience SATCOM.

Join us for an exclusive panel discussion where we will showcase how ESTELLA’s Advanced TDMA solution ensures optimal resource utilization, maximizing efficiency and delivering unparalleled performance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation with SpaceBridge. Experience the ESTELLA Multi-Service HUB Solution – Seamless Connections, Limitless Possibilities!

Orbit-Ready Testing: Engineering Success in New Space Innovation | Presented by Square Peg Communications

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Delve into the world of new space technologies, where testing plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and ensuring success. Our comprehensive webinar provides insights into the complexities of LEO satellites, multi-constellation networks, and the latest advancements in 5G IoT and NR. We will also share valuable experiences from Square Peg Communications’ collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) on their ‘Space for 5G’ project, highlighting the critical importance of testing in the rapidly evolving realm of new space.

• Exploring the Frontier of New Space Innovations: Delve into a variety of cutting-edge advancements including LEO satellite-related innovations, multi-constellation satcom networks, hybrid networks, 5G IoT and NR, enhanced in-flight connectivity, space-based relay, inter-satellite links, and lunar gateway. Understand the necessity of early and frequent hardware-in-the-loop testing in mastering these complex new space developments.
• ESA’s ‘Space for 5G’ Strategic Programme Line – Learn from the European Space Agency’s efforts to facilitate adoption of 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), a prime example of how strategic testing underpins success in sophisticated new space projects and technological advancements.
• Testing Fundamentals for New Space – A 101 Guide: Unlock a comprehensive understanding of how the right testing approach supports the rapid pace of new space development. Discuss continuous integration/test/deploy cycles, the emergence of new test tools, and their crucial role in ensuring robustness and adaptability in rapidly evolving space environments.
• Synergizing Diverse Satellite Constellations through Testing: See how bringing satellite links into the lab for testing is pivotal in managing the intricacies of LEO, MEO, GEO, and HEO constellations, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in multi-constellation networks.

Phased Array Advancements for Ground Stations | Presented by ThinKom

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With constellations in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) growing at an astounding pace, disruptive technology is needed to deliver dramatic improvements in ground station performance and scalability. This dynamic webinar will explore how phased arrays bring unlimited options with multi-beam, multi-orbit performance to today’s burgeoning networks.

In this webinar, you will:
* Meet the inventors of the field-proven VICTS technology upon which the solution is built and understand its unique beam-forming advantages
* Learn how phased array technology overcomes the limitations of parabolic dish gateways, including: high power demands, line-of-sight blockages and repoint time, plus footprint, transport and scalability challenges
* Explore the full range of applications, markets and missions for which the technology is beneficial
* Assess the performance and cost of next-gen ground station solutions in comparison with parabolic dish technology
*Hear from first movers, KSAT, about their ambitious network expansion plans, and how ThinKom’s phased array technology is helping them scale up at unprecedented levels

Using Electro-Optical Imagery and AI Analytics in the Maritime Domain | Presented by Planet

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Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is the understanding of anything associated with a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway that could impact security, safety, the economy, or the marine environment. Electro-optical imagery has much to offer for tackling MDA by corroborating other sources of information, like Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, and providing unique visual data to characterize maritime activities. PlanetScope’s broad area, daily ocean coverage is in a class of its own, and combined with superior data analytics from SynMax, can elevate MDA for commercial and government users.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

* Detect and classify vessels in electro-optical imagery, and compare with AIS and other sources of information
* Find dark ship activities and AIS spoofing over broad areas and into the past by taking advantage of years of archive imagery
* Monitor ports, coastlines, and high-interest open water areas
* Capture proof of ship-to-ship transfers, illegal fishing activities, and more

How to Get More From Your MSS Satellites and Spectrum | Presented by TTP

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Demand has risen for data via satellite thanks to new and growing commercial services such as UAVs, direct to device, ISR and IoT. Satellites and spectrum are expensive, meaning SNOs might struggle to meet this new demand without vast investment. However, there are cheaper solutions that provide opportunities to significantly increase the capacity of existing networks. In this webinar Lewis Davies will discuss how SNOs can get the most out of what they have by using the right technology. He will cover:

• How to carve up the allocated spectrum to satellite beams and individual terminals more flexibly. This flexibility, with suitable scheduling, allows more to be squeezed into the same space.
• How technology from the cellular industry can be directly used and adapted by SNOs, and what differences you need to be aware of when applying it to satellite networks.
• Route to establishing business plans for SNOs with possible ROI from increased capacity.
• How to identify the value of different types of increased capacity to operators.

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