SEPTEMBER 26 – 27, 2019 – Rio de Janeiro

Sept. 26, 2019 Thursday

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration
09:00 – 09:20 – Keynote 1 – The Software-Defined Satellite Revolution

A new generation of smart satellites with dynamic configuration and processing capabilities promises to change the satellite industry as we know it.

Cyril Bardi de Fourtou, regional sales director for communication satellites and systems Space Business, Airbus Defense and Space

09:20 – 09:40 – Keynote 2 – Geoinformation: The Market Beyond Communication

The geoinformation market brings new business opportunities with its increasingly accurate radar and optical imaging technologies and new sensing platforms allied to big data and data analysis.

Massimo Comparini, CEO, e-Geos

09:40 - 11:00 - Panel 1 – New Orbits, New Models

What are the business models for the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations and how might they impact the satellite industry? What space is there for the medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations and what are the lessons learned from this model? What are the effects on major consumers and the business chain?

Diego Paldao (OneWeb)
Javier Recio (Eutelsat)
Sandro Barros (SES/O3b)
Dolores Martos (Telesat)

11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 – Keynote 3 - “The Future of Satellite Business”

Changing technologies, business models, and consumer demands are transforming the satellite industry. In this session, Viasat’s CEO and founder presents his vision on the future of the satellite business, and how Viasat sees the Brazilian market.

Mark Dankberg, (Viasat)

12:00 - 13:00 - Panel 2 - “Site as a Service,” Backhaul and the Arrival of 5G

The launch of 5G operations in 2020 will place Brazilian telecom operators under intense pressure to extend network coverage and capillarity. How will satellite operators participate in this move as backhaul and capacity providers, or can they come in as site operators? What are the needs and demands of the telecom companies?

Fábio Alencar (SES)
Mauro Fukuda (Oi)
Catarina Reuter (TIM)
Carlos Camardella (Claro Brasil)

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 - Presentation 1 – The Broadband Market and the Evolution of the ISPs

This session will present an overview of the ISP Market evolution in Brazil and the needs of these new telecommunications companies.

Caio Bonilha (Futurion)

14:20 – 14:40 - Presentation 2 - Land Mobile: Connectivity for the Road

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is a reality, but there are also opportunities for the Land Mobile Satellite Services (LMSS) market to bring connectivity to vehicles on the road.

Scott Congdon, market development director (Intelsat)

14:45 – 15:45 - Panel 3 – Brazil’s Strategic Projects for the Satellite Industry

The CCISE (Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission) and the AEB (Brazilian Space Agency) will discuss Brazil’s main projects for the satellite industry and the government’s priorities in this area.

Brigadeiro do Ar José Vagner Vital (CCISE)
Paulo Roberto Braga Barros (AEB)

15:45 - 16:15 - Break
16:15 – 17:30 - Panel 4 – The Future of Satellite TV (and C-band)

How will C-band satellite services deal with 3.5 GHz broadcast interference? How are open broadcast TV operators planning for satellite digital signal transmission?

Vinícius Caram (Anatel)
Roberto Primo (Grupo Globo)
Antônio Carlos Martelletto (EAD/Seja Digital)
Antônio Iannelli (StarOne)

Sept. 27, 2019 Friday

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration
9:00 – 10:30 - Panel 5: The political and regulatory agendas under a new model

Brazil’s regulatory agency (Anatel) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication present their outlooks for the satellite market, regulatory changes, public policies, broadband universalization plans post-House Bill No. 79 (“PLC 79”), tax challenges, spectrum needs and preparations for the WRC 2019, and planning for LEO constellation regulations.

Leonardo Euler (Anatel)

Luis Otávio Prates (Sindisat)
Fábio Alencar (Abrasat)

10:30 - 11:00 - Break
11:00 - 13:00 - Debate: The Market as seen by Market Players

Traditional satellite operators are being challenged to seek new business models in an environment in which the rules of supply and demand are still uncertain, as the new LEO and MEO satellite constellations are launched, and with the arrival of 5G, IoT services and new generations of GEO satellites. In Brazil, a sluggish economic recovery – coupled with complicated regulatory and tax hurdles – bring additional challenges. What is the scenario like from the viewpoint of major market players?

Rodrigo Campos (Eutelsat)
Mauro Wajnberg (Telesat)
Jurandir Pitsch (SES)
Márcio Brasil (Intelsat)
Clóvis Baptista (Hispamar)
Gustavo Silbert (StarOne)
Estevão Ghizoni (ABS)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 - Panel 7: The Consolidation of (and in) the Ka-Band Market

While operators have moved forward in their plans to serve the satellite broadband service market, the segment is starting to consolidate. What are the most promising business models? What are the most relevant market niches? What are the prospects for market growth and division among the new ISPs and traditional operators?

Rafael Guimarães (HughesNet)
Sérgio Chaves (Hispamar)
Viasat (nome a confirmar)

15:30 - 17:00 - Panel 8: Agribusiness and the Demands of Rural Connectivity

Agribusiness is one Brazil’s main economic driving force, yet poor connectivity remains a major impediment against the sector’s expansion and modernization. How can the satellite industry contribute towards a broader use of ICTs in the field? How can connectivity bring solutions? How will the Internet of Things change agriculture and cattle raising in Brazil?

Luiz Cláudio França (Ministry of Agriculture)
Carlos Xavier (SpaceBridge)
Profa. Marlene Sabino Pontes (CETUC)
Eduardo Bessa (Gilat)

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