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3/14/2011 to 3/17/2011
When: 3/14/2011
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
United States
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SATELLITE 2011, March 14-17, is an event during which long-term business contacts are developed, contracts are signed, products are demonstrated and leaders within our industry share marketplace intelligence and business solutions. The Teleport Business Forum at SATELLITE is a half-day forum produced by WTA. It focuses on the delivery of value-added communications and network services via satellite to customers in media, enterprise and government markets.

WTA members receive a discount on SATELLITE registration using a promotion code provided by WTA (log on to the password-protected Member Resources page for your code). Members may also access free exhibition hall passes for their customers and guests. (password-protected)


Teleport Awards for Excellence
Lunch and ceremony from 12:00 - 1:15 pm
WTA's annual awards invitational luncheon to honor the 2011 Teleport Operator, Developer, Technology, Executive of the Year, and the Green Teleport of the Year category. Click here for more information about attending.

Teleport Business Forum

Looking for Satellite Service Profits in "The New Normal"
1:30-2:45 pm, Room 207B

The Great Recession in North America and Europe has led to talk of "the new normal” – a lower-speed economy that struggles for growth. Satellite services have come through the recession in reasonably good shape. But some of the core customer groups for satellite face challenges, from the continued fragmenting of TV audiences to military buyers facing a future of shrinking budgets. Meanwhile, some of the biggest and fastest-growing markets in the world maintain walls to keep out competition. How drastic will changes in the core markets be over the next three years? What niches will produce meaningful and profitable growth? This panel of senior executives debates, from the service provider’s perspective, the shape of tomorrow’s business in the new normal. Moderated by Maury Mechanick, Counsel, White & Case.


  • Steve Corda, VP, Market Development, SES WORLD SKIES
  • Bruno Fromont, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Intelsat
  • Jon Kirchner, Executive Vice President & GM – Americas, Arqiva
  • David Myers, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CapRock Government Solutions
  • Jon Douglas, Director of Marketing, Spacenet Inc
  • Rick Mortellaro, Senior Vice President, Satellite Services, EchoStar

Delivering Cloud Services via Satellite
3:00-4:15 pm, Room 207B

Cloud computing is taking the IT world by storm, because of the immense cost savings and productivity improvements it can deliver. But the cloud demands what the Internet has been so effective at delivering: seamless routing across multiple networks without regard to geography or ownership. This has tended to leave satellite on the sidelines when it comes to accessing the cloud. But recent advances are opening opportunities to deliver cloud services through hybrid satellite-fiber connectivity and across diverse satellite networks. Experts share visions of cloud computing via satellite, reveal constraints and strategies, and describe examples of successful implementation. Moderated by Bruce Elbert, President, Technology Application Strategy.


  • Serge van Herck, CEO, Newtec
  • Greg Pelton, General Manager, Internet Routing in Space (IRIS), Global Government Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
  • Steve Hart, Co-founder and CTO, ViaSat Satellite Networks
  • Glenn Katz, President, Spacenet
  • Steve Yablonski, Executive Vice President, Technology, Globecomm

Does New Media Need Satellite?
4:30-5:45 pm, Room 207B

In World War I, going "over the top" usually meant running head on into the machine guns. Today, "over the top" means delivering entertainment to the television through the broadband pipe. The burning question for satellite services today is: how much has the definition really changed? Television has been satellite's core market since the launch of Intelsat 1. If a significant percentage of content streams in over a DSL or cable Internet connection, what happens to the satellite distribution business model? Can satellite service companies find new roles to play in the new media space? This panel of senior executives provides frank look at the challenge, proposes strategies to meet it, and shares examples from the marketplace. Moderated by Brett Belinsky, Strategy Director, Arqiva Broadcast & Media. 


  • David Justin, CEO, GlobeCast Americas
  • Gary Hatch, CEO, ATCi
  • Scott Sprague, Senior Vice President Global Sales, SES WORLD SKIES
  • Vince Matherne, Vice President of Strategic Development, Encompass Digital Media
  • Matteo Altobell, Marketing Director, Eutelsat


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