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SatComm2014 to Showcase the Latest Developments in Asia's Satellite Industry

May 29, 2014 --




Singapore, May 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A noteworthy highlight of CommunicAsia2014, industry's preferred information and communication technology business event in Asia that will be held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from 17 - 20 June, SatComm2014 will once again unveil the largest contingent of satellite companies witnessed at any single ICT trade event in Asia.



Satellites play an integral role in the global communications ecosystem, by providing global connectivity that allows the instantaneous transmission of data and information across the world. Billions of people, governments, militaries and businesses rely on satellites every day to send and receive critical information, consume global news and media, communicate and travel. Its efficient, secure and reliable nature has transformed how governments and industries communicate and operate.

Satellites have also made instant communication and point to point data connectivity possible in rural and remote corners of the world. This is especially important for international relief efforts, military, oil and gas, maritime and aviation industries. The satellite industry therefore plays a key role in empowering multiple industry sectors with the necessary network and connection needed for users to stay connected constantly, especially with the growing trend of mobility and connectivity in recent years.

SatComm2014 will feature more than 160 global and regional satellite and satellite-based communication enterprises present this year.

- SatComm2014: Paving the way to a world without boundaries

At SatComm2014, the global satellite community is able to leverage on the event's strategic base to showcase the latest satellite communications and turnkey solutions that meets the critical need for reliable and secure connectivity of not just Asia's entire mobile ecosystem, but also the broadcast, enterprise, government, maritime, military and oil and gas sectors. The event is also the arena of choice for professionals to gather key updates that addresses satellite-related critical issues from across the region.


Confirmed exhibitors include APT Satellite, Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), China Satellite Communications, Eutelsat, Gilat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, MEASAT, Newtec, SES, Singapore Technologies Electronics, SingTel Satellite, THAICOM and many more.

Commenting on their showcase at SatComm2014, Mr. Lim Kian Soon, Head of returning exhibitor SingTel Satellite says, "Asia's satellite landscape is currently undergoing a phase where several prevalent trends can lead to wider growth streams for industry players. For instance, we see an increasing adoption of broadband services in the maritime business. Demand for cellular backhaul is also on the rise, fuelled by growing data demands and the move to faster networks. DTH will continue to be the key driver for the growth of transponder demand this year where we see a boom in Asia."

"SingTel Satellite will be showcasing a series of innovative satellite services and solutions for broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies at SatComm2014. Our Playout and 'Over-the-Top' (OTT) broadcast solutions will provide the next generation of content management services and provide users with a whole new way of viewing content. SatComm2014 is an ideal platform to meet potential partners for strategic business partnerships and collaboration as well as to keep abreast of the latest technology so as to stay relevant to the satellite industry."

Exhibitor and product highlights:

- AsiaSat

AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 will expand its capacity and services in C and Ku-band complementing AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5 and AsiaSat 7. The company will also showcase its comprehensive solutions on broadcast, MCPC platform, telecommunications, occasional use and broadband services.

- Iridium Communications

Description: IridiumIridium introduces the first global data broadcast services - Iridium Burstsm enabling enterprises to send data to an unlimited number of devices anywhere on Earth whether inside buildings, in-vehicle or in aircraft. From tsunami warnings to weather and traffic alerts, over-the-air updates and other machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, Iridium Burst presents an unrivaled opportunity for businesses, government agencies, militaries, and other entities needing to broadcast data.

- MEASAT

The MEASAT fleet supports leading DTH platforms in Malaysia, Brunei, India and Indonesia, providing DTH multi-channel television services to over 18 million subscribers. The fleet is also used by many leading international channel operators to distribute television programming to pay television platforms, and by telecommunications operators to support remote connectivity, cellular backhaul and corporate VSAT networks.

- SingTel Satellite - Worldwide Launch

SingTel's Playout and Content Management solutions offer a new eco-system for content delivery. It provides flexibility and scalability from a single-channel application to a large multi-channel playout facility when required. The solution allows content providers to increase efficiency and reduce costs by simplifying workflows and publishing to linear and non-linear platforms.

- Thuraya Telecommunications

Thuraya has pioneered BYOD for the satellite industry with their game-changing Thuraya SatSleeve. The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform a phone into a satellite smartphone. Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode across 161 countries within its coverage network.

CommunicAsia2014 Summit: Two new SatComm tracks

Complementing the SatComm exhibition, this upcoming edition of CommunicAsia Summit will bring two new Satcomm tracks focusing on competitions in Asia, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) and VSAT mobility markets - land, aero and maritime. On 18 and 19 June, delegates will once again get to hear from and engage with a stellar panel of speakers, who will divulge valuable intelligence on the transformation of Asia's satellite landscape.

Key topics and speakers include:

18 June

- Chairman's Address by Kevin French, Publisher & Founder, talk Satellite
- Opening Speech by Yutaka Nagai, President, APSCC
- HTS: Where We Stand And Where Are We Going? by Erez Antebi, CEO, Gilat Satellite Networks
- Satellite Operators Power Panel: Determining the Level of Competition and the Need for Added Value in Asia. Panelists include:

- Philip Balaam, VP, Business Development, AsiaSat;
- Mohamed Youssif, COO, ABS;
- Pierre Benoist d'Anthenay, Deputy CEO, Eutelsat Asia;
- Adrian Ballintine, CEO, Newsat;
- Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, THAICOM;
- Ng Guan Soon, Head of APAC, Thuraya Telecommunications

19 June

- Market Overview: Examining the Rise of VSAT Mobility in the Different Segments by Blaine Curcio, Analyst, NSR
- Making the Most of the HTS Revolution by Mario Querner, VP Asia, Newtec
- Advancing Aeronautical: The Rise of Inflight Connectivity by David Bruner, Vice President of GCS business, Panasonic Avionics

About Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events have served as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80 per cent of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

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