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Powering Cellular Connections By Satellite

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 9:00 AM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

Duration: 60 Minutes

A major obstacle faced by Mobile Network Operators [MNOs] as they seek to grow their 3G and 4G LTE wireless footprint beyond Urban and Suburban areas are the high construction costs and logistical hurdles of building cell sites. Overcoming physical terrain challenges [sites lacking access roads] and lack of telecom infrastructure [such as power and backhaul] pose significant risk which tends to focus MNO’s capital investment to the metro areas.

This webinar will explore how 3G and 4G LTE service can be economically and technically deployed into rural and remote areas by use of energy efficient small cells coupled with satellite backhaul that can address the significant latent market that exists outside of urban centers. The availability of high throughput satellite capacity reduces the operating expenses of the MNO, which coupled with reduced capex of small cells with satellite based backhaul makes the total cost of ownership fit the financial constraints of entering new service areas. 

The following topics will be covered in this seminar:   
  • A local market update for cellular backhaul and service expansions
  • The economics of operating satellite backhaul for cellular base stations
  • The technology of satellite backhaul including optimization, compression and acceleration of the user data requirements 
  • An end to end understanding of how satellite backhaul can be integrated into an MNOs network 
  • Use cases and examples of satellite backhaul as implemented by MNOs 
Who should attend:   
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • VSAT Operators
  • Government
  • Satellite Operators
Learn from these experts:
Sr. Director, International Networks and Products Division  
International Networks and Products Division
Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Vinay Patel is a Senior Marketing Director for the International Networks and Products Division of Hughes, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Patel’s role is to promote the Hughes family of VSAT products and services, working with public operators, entrepreneurs, and government entities to bring the benefits of broadband satellite to public, private, enterprise, civil, and government end-users.

During his 25+ years at Hughes, Mr. Patel has been involved in satellite and terrestrial wireless product sales, marketing, and project management activities. His experience spans mobile and fixed cellular systems, terrestrial PTP and PTMP microwave, product line management, project management, and business case development. Vinay has geographic experience working in the USA, Latin America, Europe (including Russia), South Asia (including India), and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Vinay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Principal Analyst  

Don is a principal analyst with Ovum, focusing on core networking and the impact that SDN and virtualization will have on the core network. His areas of coverage include packet networking, optical platforms, open platforms, transport SDN and virtualization, and carrier transformation toward data-center technology.

Don joined Ovum in September, 2016. Prior to joining Ovum, he spent 17 years in Fujitsu Network Communications where he analyzed trends in telecoms and data-center networking to support new business initiatives, including SDN/NFV, wireless, services, packet, and optical technologies. In addition, he was a network architecture planner at Cincinnati Bell Telephone.    


Chairman of Aerospace Events & Via Satellite Executive Editor 
Access Intelligence
Jeffrey Hill oversees conference programming, industry outreach, entrepreneurial and educational initiatives for Access Intelligence’s Aerospace and Telecommunications Events, including SATELLITE – the largest commercial satellite conference and trade show in the world. He also serves as a contributing Executive Editor of the company’s commercial aerospace B2B publication, Via Satellite.

Jeffrey joined Access Intelligence in 2008 as an associate editor for various aerospace publications. Since joining the company, he has helped launch numerous space and telecommunications events, including the Startup Space Entrepreneur Pitch Contest, the DC5G Summit, and the Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit. Before joining Access Intelligence, Jeffrey served as a Director of Communications at Drexel University, an editor and writer for Next City, Philadelphia Weekly and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has won numerous awards in journalism and has been featured in several news and non-profit publications and programs throughout the country. 
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