ExCel . . . Royal Victoria Dock . . . 1 Western Gateway . . .  London E16 1XL . . . June 14th

Draft Programme Highlights



Moderated by: Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF



0900-0930:                Opening Remarks & Backdrop


  • Contributed by leading analytics consultancies


0930-1045:                Session 1


Satellite beyond the Backhaul Opportunity: Integration with “the Network” – A New Paradigm


  • Satellite backhaul: Pre-5G networks - An appraisal of 4G/LTE and before
  • Satellite networks optimisation & IP cellular traffic
  • Satellite in the core: Various system architectures & 5G
  • Where will satellite sit in the delivery 5G functionality?


  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB): meeting demand for increasingly digital lifestyles, focusing on services with high bandwidth requirements
  • Ultra-reliable and Low-latency Communications (uRLLC): meeting expectations from digital industry, focusing on latency-sensitive services
  • Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC): meeting demand for a further developed digital society, focusing on services that include high requirements for connection density
  • Regulatory and spectrum harmonisation


Semir Hassanaly, Market Director Mobile Backhaul & Trunking, Newtec


Richard Swardh, SVP Mobile Networks Operators, Comtech EF Data


Simon Gatty Saunt, VP Sales EMEA Fixed-Data, SES Networks


Jorge Rodríguez López, Gerente de Marketing, Hispasat



1045-1115:                Break


1115-1300:                Session 2


Satellite Use Cases in 5G Deployed Infrastructures


  • 5G networking with cellular and satellite solutions
  • Merging broadcast infrastructures and broadband infrastructures
  • Wireless access technology heterogeneity: A native feature of 5G
  • 3GPP satellite Use Cases (satellite essential and integral to 5G networks service offerings). Examining the current/future state-of-play of satellite in:


  • Multimedia Delivery: Mobile Broadcast; Content Caching; Broadcast to Home
  • Broadband: Mobile Broadband to Users & Vehicles; Fixed Broadband to Homes & Enterprises; Remote Area Services; Backhaul Connectivity; Broadband to Moving Platforms
  • Machine Type Communication: Fleet Tracking; Asset Management; Wide Area Sensor Management
  • Critical Communication: Disaster Management; Air Traffic Management; Reliable Communications
  • Vehicular Communication: Traffic Updates & Software Upgrades; eCalls & Emergency Notifications


Robert Novak, Director Business Development Mobile Networks, ND Satcom


Chris Boyd, Senior Director Vertical Market Solutions, Product Management, VT iDirect


Raz Ben Haim, Product Line Manager, Backhaul Solutions, Gilat Satellite Networks


Javier Santos, Business Development Engineer, Inster


Dario Mulassano, Business Development Director, Hughes



1300-1415:                Lunch


1415-1545:                Session 3


Device-to-device: Satellite & Maximising IoT for the Internet of Everything Everywhere (IoEE)


  • Small satellite (NGSO) constellations in the M2M/IoT ecosphere
  • Networks densification & the role of satellite
  • Satellite seamlessness & footprint ubiquity to service the IoEE
  • Satellite & the device environment of smart city infrastructure
  • Satellite & IoT application markets


  • Utilities: smart power, smart metering
  • Transportation: connected cars, connected trucks
  • Oil, Gas & Mining: exploration & production
  • Civil engineering: construction & maintenance
  • Agriculture: livestock monitoring
  • Health services: rural & remote eHealth


Mark Lambert, Vice President Business Development, Kratos Communications Ltd.


Paul Scardino, SVP Sales Operations Engineering & Marketing, Globecomm


Alex Holvoet, SVP Program Management, LeoSat



1545-1615:                Break


16.15-1730:               Session 4


New Architectures & Technologies for Mobile Platforms: Meshing Wireless & Broadband Satellite


  • Satellite & mobile network macro-cell & small-cell architectures
  • Satellite & cellular in hybrid solutions
  • Latency & evolving satellite system networks
  • Network encryption, client security & cyber security imperatives: Satellite & mobile wireless pan-network integration
  • High Throughput Satellites and 5G/IoT infrastructures
  • GSO & NGSO satellite solutions & 5G deliverables


Fabien Robineau, Regional Director EMEA, AsiaSat


Gerry Collins, Director Mobile Network Operator Product Management, Intelsat


Kieran Arnold, Head of Networks & Systems, Satellite Applications Catapult



1730:                          Closing remarks


GSO & NGSO satellite solutions & cellular deliverables