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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 to include.

  • Panel Discussion with Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications, and notable industry experts on Europe’s critical needs for better mobile coverage
  • Fireside Chat with Monica Paolini, Founder and Principal of Senza Fili, and Peter Hall, Intelsat’s Managing Sales Director for Europe, on bridging the connectivity gap using satellite backhaul

AGENDA

All times GMT

Chair:   Monica Paolini, Founder & Principal, Senza Fili

13:00   Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Rhys Morgan, Regional VP, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, Intelsat

13:10   Keynote address

  • Jean-Philippe Gillet, SVP, Global Sales & GM Networks, Intelsat

13:25   Panel: 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?

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

Panelists:

  • Gerry Collins, Director, Product Management, Mobile Networks, Intelsat
  • Erol Hepsaydir, VP Solutions & Business Development, Pi Works
  • Lluc Palerm, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
  • Mansoor Hanif, Executive Director Technology & Digital Infrastructure, NEOM

14:10   Fireside chat: Bridging the gap: Cellular backhaul in Europe

Monica Paolini, Principal at Senza Fili, talks to Peter Hall, Managing Director Sales, Intelsat about how satellite used for cellular backhaul can expand the reach of wireless networks throughout Europe, including the most rural and remote areas, to provide the connectivity we all need today. They will discuss use cases and deployment scenarios that now make satellite an affordable and quick to deploy solution to serve users, businesses and visitors outside metropolitan and suburban areas.

14:25  Q&A

14:35  Closing Remarks

  • Rhys Morgan, Regional VP, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, Intelsat

14:45   Close


Agenda

Date

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Time

All times GMT
1:00 PM

Speakers

  • 2. Monica Paolini PhD
    2. 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).

  • 3. Erol Hepsaydir
    3. Erol Hepsaydir
    Vice President, Solutions and Business Development, PI Works

    Prof Dr Erol Hepsaydir has been in the mobile industry for 30 years. He has worked in various countries, Australia, Singapore, Korea and the UK at various levels. Until recently, he was Head of RAN Technology Strategy at Three UK for the past 20 years. Currently, Erol is the Vice President leading the Solutions and Business Development teams for PI Works which is an automation tech company. He is a Fellow at IET and he was awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professorship at Kent University where he teaches Advanced Digital Communications modules and supervises MSc students.

  • 4. Lluc Palerm
    4. Lluc Palerm
    Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    Mr. Palerm joined NSR as an analyst in 2015. His primary areas of focus are Capacity Supply, Satellite Broadband and Ground Segment covering key growth areas such as new markets unlocked by HTS, opportunities opened by innovations in ground segment, how SatCom integrates in the telecom ecosystem or Cellular Backhaul and 5G. He is the lead author for NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite (WBS) report, industry’s unique Commercial Satellite Ground Segment (CSGS) report, and co-authors the Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand (GSCSD) report. Mr. Palerm regularly participates in consulting projects related to supply and demand forecast for new satellite systems, new markets entry strategy or ground segment equipment and services demand for emerging opportunities among others. Prior to joining NSR, Mr. Palerm worked at Zero2Infinity in technical and business roles. While involved in the startup, he worked in the mission analysis for the company’s microsat launcher project and leaded the development of a rocket engine prototype successfully tested. He also contributed to the project’s business plan with market research and financial assessment. Lluc undertook fund raising efforts and built the relation with customers. Lluc graduated as an Aerospace Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2011), he collaborated with one of its research centers developing CFD codes (CTTC). Afterwards, he received a Master in Management from ESADE Business School (2012) specializing in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • 5. Mansoor Hanif
    5. Mansoor Hanif
    Executive Director Technology & Digital Infrastructure, NEOM

    Mansoor Hanif is the Executive Director of Engineering in the Technology & Digital sector at NEOM, where he oversees NEOM’s initiatives on emerging technologies such as space, satellites, advanced robotics and human-machine interfaces. He also leads the development of the NEOM Digital Masterplan and research collaborations with leading global universities and thinktanks.
    Previously, Mansoor led the design and implementation of NEOM’s fixed, mobile, satellite and subsea networks.

    An industry leader, Mansoor has over 25 years of experience in planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world. He is patron of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP), a member of the Steering Board of the UK5G Innovation Network, and on the Advisory Boards of the Satellite Applications Catapult and University College London (UCL) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept.
    Prior to joining NEOM, Mansoor was Chief Technology Officer of Ofcom, the UK telecoms and media regulator, where he oversaw the security and resilience of the nation’s networks.
    As Director of the Converged Networks Research Lab at BT, he led research into fixed and mobile networks to drive convergence across research initiatives.
    Mansoor held several roles at EE, a UK-based telecommunications company, and was responsible for the technical launch of 4G and integration of the Orange and T-Mobile networks as Director of Radio Networks and board member of MBNL. In addition, he held positions at both Orange Moldova and Vodafone Italy, overseeing network optimization, capacity expansion and the planning and implementation of new technologies.
    Mansoor holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London (UCL) and a Diplôme D’ingénieur from the École Nationale Superieure de Télécom de Bretagne.

  • 6. Gerry Collins
    6. Gerry Collins
    Director, Product Management, Mobile 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.

  • 7. Jean-Philippe Gillet
    7. Jean-Philippe Gillet
    SVP, Global Sales and GM, 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.

  • 8. Peter Hall
    8. Peter Hall
    Managing Sales Director, 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.

  • 9. Rhys Morgan
    9. Rhys Morgan
    RVP, Europe and MENA Sales, 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.

  • 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

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