Wednesday Closing Session: Leading Regional Operators Assess the Industry's 5G Strategy

Wed. March 14| 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | 202

Unlike 4G and LTE standards that were driven by consumer demand for mobile streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, the vision for 5G seems to be much more proactive, in that it is a standard that prepares the telecommunications industry itself for the future ecosystem of connected networks. 5G is more of an enabler of future applications rather than the fuel for current technologies. Opinions about when 5G becomes a reality vary significantly between different players in the telecommunications market. That includes the satellite sector, which also has mixed views about what kind of role satellite plays in the 5G ecosystem and whether or not it should give up its bandwidth resources to speed up the launch of services. This panel will tackle those issues head on and address the satellite industry's key points of contention (as well as identify areas of agreement) concerning it's 5G destiny. 5G will begin its massive rollout in 2020, providing significantly faster connectivity speeds that will power connected devices, deliver data-heavy video services at near real-time speeds and push commercial and enterprise markets into a long-awaited golden age of the Internet-of-Things. Open to all conference-level attendees.

Track: Power Sessions


Speakers

Carissa Christensen

Carissa Christensen

Chief Executive Officer

Bryce Space and Technology

Role: Moderator

Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi

Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Thuraya Telecommunications Co.

Role: Speaker

Amit Somani

Amit Somani

Chief Strategy Officer

Yahsat

Role: Speaker

Andrew Jordan

Andrew Jordan

CEO

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat)

Role: Speaker

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

CEO

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)

Role: Speaker

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri

Chief Commercial Officer

Thaicom Public Company Limited

Role: Speaker