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Fast and Cost-effective 4G Coverage across Europe with Satellite Backhaul

09 February 2021:
Fast and Cost-effective 4G Coverage across Europe with Satellite Backhaul

Expanding network coverage to meet the growing demand for connectivity and taking advantage of new market opportunities often comes with challenges, especially in rural and remote areas.

Challenges arise from costs associated with running terrestrial backhaul over long distances to multiple new sites, exacerbated by difficult terrain such as mountains, valleys, or heavily forested areas.

For too long, the satellite and cellular worlds have been running on parallel tracks with little crossover, but this is all about to change…

Join Mobile Europe, Intelsat, and friends to learn more at this insightful virtual event.


Agenda

Hourly Schedule

9 February 2021

13:00 - 13:10
Welcome
We need to build on what we’ve learned in 2020: connectivity is critical to almost all aspects of our wellbeing – as individuals, communities, colleagues, students, economies, patients and more. The coming together of the cellular and satellite worlds can deliver connectivity to underserved areas quickly and sustainably.
Speakers:
Rhys Morgan
13:10 - 13:35
Keynote
We often associate the digital divide with developing economies, but it exists even in the most developed countries, for example in Japan, the US and Europe’s biggest economies – France, Germany, Italy and the UK. The great news is we have the technology.
Speakers:
Jean-Philippe Gillet
13:35 - 14:00
Welcome to Fuchsstadt
Intelsat operates eight teleports – gateways between customers’ satellite capacity and the IntelsatOne fibre network – which support a range of managed services. Customers on-net with the IntelsatOne fibre network can access any service available at the other teleports.
Speakers:
Wolfgang Frank
14:00 - 14:15
Break
14:15 - 14:55
Panel Discussion: Europe Needs More and Better Mobile Coverage Now!
In 2019, 4G made up only 69% of mobile subscriptions in Western Europe, (compared to 88% in North East Asia and 91% in North America). Almost a third of Europeans – more than 87 million people – live in rural areas which are the most badly served. How important an issue is this? Who does it affect the most? How are regulators, operators and governments seeking to address it? What progress are we making, how quickly?
Speakers:
Annie Turner, Gerry Collins
14:55 - 15:35
Fireside Chat – Bridging the Gap: Cellular Backhaul in Europe
How can satellite be used for cellular backhaul to expand the reach of wireless networks throughout Europe, including the most underserved rural and remote areas? Monica and Peter will discuss use cases and deployment scenarios that make satellite an affordable and quick-to-deploy solution to serve users, businesses and visitors outside metropolitan and suburban areas.
Speakers:
Monica Paolini PhD, Peter Hall
15:35 -
Closing Remarks and a Virtual Toast to Cellular Backhaul for Europe
Speakers:
Rhys Morgan
Rhys Morgan
Rhys Morgan
Regional Vice President, Europe, Intelsat
Rhys Morgan leads Intelsat sales activities across all commercial vertical markets in the European region. He has more than 16 years of experience in sales and marketing in the Europe and Africa regions. That experience includes 10 years in the telecommunications industry, with expertise spanning telecom infrastructure, media distribution and enterprise data networks. Since joining Intelsat in 2002, Mr. Morgan has held a number of sales positions, most recently Director, Media and Broadband Sales for Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that role, his positions included: Interim Managing Director, Africa Sales; Managing Sales Director, Broadcast Services; and Managing Sales Director, Western Europe. Mr. Morgan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in European Languages and Business from Leeds Beckett University. Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
Jean-Philippe Gillet
Jean-Philippe Gillet
Vice President and General Manager, Networks Intelsat
Jean-Philippe Gillet leads Intelsat’s Networks business. He is responsible for the development of Intelsat’s broadband strategy, product development and execution of Intelsat’s broadband initiatives worldwide. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gillet served as Intelsat’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2014-2017. From 2006-2013, he served as Intelsat’s Vice President, Sales for Europe and the Middle East. From 2003-2006, he served as Intelsat’s Vice President, Media Sales. Prior to joining Intelsat in 2003, Mr. Gillet served for five years as Vice President of International Sales for Globecast North America (France Telecom Group). Prior to that position, he served three years as Globecast’s Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and North America. Before joining Globecast, Mr. Gillet served as Sales and Marketing Manager for France Telecom from 1990-1995. Mr. Gillet earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France. Prior to his Master’s program, he studied at the Ecole Superieure d'Informatique Engineering School in France. As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the largest, most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure in the world. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to reliably and seamlessly connect people, devices and networks in even the most challenging and remote locations. Transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities build a ubiquitously connected future through Intelsat’s next-generation global network and simplified managed services. At Intelsat, we turn possibilities into reality. Imagine here, with us, at Intelsat.com.
Wolfgang Frank
Wolfgang Frank
Senior Manager, Regional Field Services, Fuchsstadt Teleport, Intelsat
Wolfgang Frank is the Senior Manager, Regional Field Services at the Fuchsstadt Teleport, where he leads the field service staff in responding to customer service requests. He also provides oversight for the teleport’s engineering and facility groups. Mr. Frank joined Intelsat in 2002 as an operations engineer and has led the operations support team in providing service installations, changes and terminations. He also led the team that maintained Intelsat’s first broadband system. Mr. Frank has over 25 years of experience in teleport work, holding a variety of position with Deutsche Telekom AG before joining Intelsat. Mr. Frank holds a degree in Industriemeister Elektrotechnik from the German Chamber of Commerce Stuttgart. As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the largest, most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure in the world. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to reliably and seamlessly connect people, devices and networks in even the most challenging and remote locations. Transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities build a ubiquitously connected future through Intelsat’s next-generation global network and simplified managed services. At Intelsat, we turn possibilities into reality. Imagine here, with us, at Intelsat.com.
Annie Turner
Annie Turner
Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications
Annie Turner has researched and written about telecoms since the late 1980s in a number of roles — as editor of business titles including for International Thomson and The Economist Group, contributor to national newspapers such as The Times and FT, and as an analyst for Market Mettle and Current Analysis
Gerry Collins
Gerry Collins
Director, Product Management, Mobile Networks - Networks, Intelsat
Gerry Collins is Director of Product Management at Intelsat with specific focus on the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) segment. In this role Gerry drives Intelsat’s strategy to enhance the value that the Intelsat satellite fleet can bring to MNOs and promote greater integration between satellite and cellular services. In particular, Gerry has a focus on bringing connectivity to those outside the current MNO coverage areas. Gerry’s career so far has spanned both the satellite and cellular industries and he was most recently Director of Business Development at iDirect and Head of Remote Solutions at Altobridge (the former acquired the latter in 2014). Prior to this Gerry held senior positions in Nortel’s cellular infrastructure business in Europe over a period of 12 years and worked in the Engineering divisions of cellular operators in France, the UK and Hong Kong. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Gerry is a regular contributor at conferences on topics such as Satellite-Cellular Convergence, Small Cells, Rural Communications & 5G. Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
Monica Paolini PhD
Monica Paolini PhD
Founder and Principal of Senza Fili
Monica Paolini, PhD, is the founder and principal of Senza Fili. She is an expert in wireless technologies and has helped clients worldwide to understand new technologies and customer requirements, create and assess financial models, evaluate business plan opportunities, market their services and products, and estimate the market size and revenue opportunity of new and established wireless technologies. She frequently gives presentations at conferences, and writes reports, blog entries and articles on wireless technologies and services, covering end-to-end mobile networks, the operator, enterprise and IoT markets. She has a PhD in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego (US), an MBA from the University of Oxford (UK), and a BA/MA in philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy).
Peter Hall
Peter Hall
Managing Sales Director, Europe, Intelsat
Peter Hall oversees Intelsat’s customer relationships in Europe, working closely with a team of professionals in helping mobile network operators achieve their business objectives with satellite solutions. Mr. Hall joined Intelsat in 2011 and brings more than 15 years of experience in the EMEA region. He was promoted to his current position in 2015. Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Hall was a sales director at Gigawave Ltd., where he managed a team responsible for sales in the Asia-Pacific Region. He began his career at Vislink Ltd. Mr. Hall earned a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Unviersity of Leeds in Leeds, U.K., and an MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering from the University of Surrey in Guildford, U.K. Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

Date

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Time

All times GMT
1:00 pm

Speakers

  • Annie Turner
    Annie Turner
    Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

    Annie Turner has researched and written about telecoms since the late 1980s in a number of roles — as editor of business titles including for International Thomson and The Economist Group, contributor to national newspapers such as The Times and FT, and as an analyst for Market Mettle and Current Analysis

  • Gerry Collins
    Gerry Collins
    Director, Product Management, Mobile Networks - Networks, Intelsat

    Gerry Collins is Director of Product Management at Intelsat with specific focus on the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) segment. In this role Gerry drives Intelsat’s strategy to enhance the value that the Intelsat satellite fleet can bring to MNOs and promote greater integration between satellite and cellular services. In particular, Gerry has a focus on bringing connectivity to those outside the current MNO coverage areas.

    Gerry’s career so far has spanned both the satellite and cellular industries and he was most recently Director of Business Development at iDirect and Head of Remote Solutions at Altobridge (the former acquired the latter in 2014). Prior to this Gerry held senior positions in Nortel’s cellular infrastructure business in Europe over a period of 12 years and worked in the Engineering divisions of cellular operators in France, the UK and Hong Kong.

    Gerry holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

    Gerry is a regular contributor at conferences on topics such as Satellite-Cellular Convergence, Small Cells, Rural Communications & 5G.

    Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

  • Jean-Philippe Gillet
    Jean-Philippe Gillet
    Vice President and General Manager, Networks Intelsat

    Jean-Philippe Gillet leads Intelsat’s Networks business. He is responsible for the development of Intelsat’s broadband strategy, product development and execution of Intelsat’s broadband initiatives worldwide.

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Gillet served as Intelsat’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2014-2017. From 2006-2013, he served as Intelsat’s Vice President, Sales for Europe and the Middle East. From 2003-2006, he served as Intelsat’s Vice President, Media Sales.

    Prior to joining Intelsat in 2003, Mr. Gillet served for five years as Vice President of International Sales for Globecast North America (France Telecom Group). Prior to that position, he served three years as Globecast’s Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and North America. Before joining Globecast, Mr. Gillet served as Sales and Marketing Manager for France Telecom from 1990-1995.

    Mr. Gillet earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology from Ecole Superieure
    de Commerce in France. Prior to his Master’s program, he studied at the Ecole Superieure d’Informatique Engineering School in France.

    As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the largest, most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure in the world. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to reliably and seamlessly connect people, devices and networks in even the most challenging and remote locations. Transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities build a ubiquitously connected future through Intelsat’s next-generation global network and simplified managed services. At Intelsat, we turn possibilities into reality. Imagine here, with us, at Intelsat.com.

  • Monica Paolini PhD
    Monica Paolini PhD
    Founder and Principal of Senza Fili

    Monica Paolini, PhD, is the founder and principal of Senza Fili. She is an expert in wireless technologies and has helped clients worldwide to understand new technologies and customer requirements, create and assess financial models, evaluate business plan opportunities, market their services and products, and estimate the market size and revenue opportunity of new and established wireless technologies. She frequently gives presentations at conferences, and writes reports, blog entries and articles on wireless technologies and services, covering end-to-end mobile networks, the operator, enterprise and IoT markets. She has a PhD in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego (US), an MBA from the University of Oxford (UK), and a BA/MA in philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy).

  • Peter Hall
    Peter Hall
    Managing Sales Director, Europe, Intelsat

    Peter Hall oversees Intelsat’s customer relationships in Europe, working closely with a team of professionals in helping mobile network operators achieve their business objectives with satellite solutions.

    Mr. Hall joined Intelsat in 2011 and brings more than 15 years of experience in the EMEA region. He was promoted to his current position in 2015.

    Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Hall was a sales director at Gigawave Ltd., where he managed a team responsible for sales in the Asia-Pacific Region. He began his career at Vislink Ltd.

    Mr. Hall earned a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Unviersity of Leeds in Leeds, U.K., and an MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering from the University of Surrey in Guildford, U.K.

    Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

  • Rhys Morgan
    Rhys Morgan
    Regional Vice President, Europe, Intelsat

    Rhys Morgan leads Intelsat sales activities across all commercial vertical markets in the European region. He has more than 16 years of experience in sales and marketing in the Europe and Africa regions. That experience includes 10 years in the telecommunications industry, with expertise spanning telecom infrastructure, media distribution and enterprise data networks.

    Since joining Intelsat in 2002, Mr. Morgan has held a number of sales positions, most recently Director, Media and Broadband Sales for Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that role, his positions included: Interim Managing Director, Africa Sales; Managing Sales Director, Broadcast Services; and Managing Sales Director, Western Europe.

    Mr. Morgan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in European Languages and Business from Leeds Beckett University.

    Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

  • Wolfgang Frank
    Wolfgang Frank
    Senior Manager, Regional Field Services, Fuchsstadt Teleport, Intelsat

    Wolfgang Frank is the Senior Manager, Regional Field Services at the Fuchsstadt Teleport, where he leads the field service staff in responding to customer service requests. He also provides oversight for the teleport’s engineering and facility groups.

    Mr. Frank joined Intelsat in 2002 as an operations engineer and has led the operations support team in providing service installations, changes and terminations. He also led the team that maintained Intelsat’s first broadband system. Mr. Frank has over 25 years of experience in teleport work, holding a variety of position with Deutsche Telekom AG before joining Intelsat.

    Mr. Frank holds a degree in Industriemeister Elektrotechnik from the German Chamber of Commerce Stuttgart.

    As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the largest, most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure in the world. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to reliably and seamlessly connect people, devices and networks in even the most challenging and remote locations. Transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities build a ubiquitously connected future through Intelsat’s next-generation global network and simplified managed services. At Intelsat, we turn possibilities into reality. Imagine here, with us, at Intelsat.com.

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