SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
October 31, 2017 – Vol. #14 Issue #3 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
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Lindsey Fuller Show Director

SATELLITE has always been a melting pot of industries, where anyone who is looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity join thousands of other professionals with the same mindset.  This year will be no different, and we’re looking forward to welcoming many new faces to SATELLITE 2018!

The world is on the verge of the 5G rollout, with the US, Japan and South Korea racing to be the first to unveil a solid 5G infrastructure and successful proof of concepts in implementation.  As telcos aim to bolster their offerings in urban areas and continually improve access and reach into remote areas, satellites are poised to help penetrate areas outside of city centers, as well as play an important integral role in 5G implementation.

While 5G networks are the catalyst of enhanced enterprise connectivity, many industries are already plowing forward with automation and connected initiatives… Read More»


Press Registration is Open

SATELLITE provides working members of the press with exclusive access to the top annual satellite event in the world. The Conference and Exhibition features more than 14,500 attendees from 100+ countries, along with the latest products and newest innovations from more than 350 companies and 300 experts speaking at the event.

Learn more and register today!

Inquire About a Media Partnership

SATELLITE is always looking to for new partnerships with publications and associations whose audience would have an interest in the event. Some of our current partners include Microwave Journal, Connected Vehicle Trade Association, CIO Review, Ocean News & Technology, along with several others. Please contact Isabel Burnham at +1-713-343-4007 to learn more!

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conference update

We are pleased to announce that Karim Michel Sabbagh, CEO, SES will be returning to SATELLITE 2018 and participating in our Tuesday opening general session activities, along with the CEOs of the world’s largest satellite operators. This year’s opening general session will feature keynote presentations and a group panel discussion focusing on the evolution of the commercial satellite industry.

SATELLITE 2018 also marks the return of our Regional Forum, which explores unique satellite opportunities and challenges around the world. One of our highlight sessions of this track - “Latin America: How Much of the Region's Business and Entertainment Exists in the Cloud?”  - will take place on Tuesday, March 13. The panel of speakers will include: Williams Aguirre of Grupo Televisa; Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks, Research and Innovation, BT; Greg O'Connor, ‎VP of Network Engineering, Sprint; and Aviv Ronai of Gilat.

Our Mobile Connectivity Forum will feature a session titled… Read More»

exhibition update

The SATELLITE 2018 exhibit hall is filling up quickly!  With more than 90% of space already reserved and a handful of prime locations still available, we urge you to reserve your booth now to position your company favorably at the largest global satellite and aerospace event in the world, convening more than 14,000 professionals interested in access to space, hardware, connectivity, imagery/sensing, finance and more.  Check out the current exhibit hall floor plan and don’t miss your best opportunity of the year to connect with and make an impression on thousands of your customers, business prospects and potential strategic partners!  To reserve your exhibit space, contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or

Already found the perfect booth location for your company?  Download the exhibit space contract to reserve your space today!

Did you know?  You now have the opportunity to conduct a technology demonstration/presentation… Read More»


It's never too early to make a plan!

The My Show Planner combines planning and logistics for the conference and exhibit hall into one easy-to-use tool. Find exhibitors, sort by location and add personal appointments to make the most of your visit.

You'll have thousands of people to connect with and you'll want to maximize your time in DC because it will fly by!

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Hughes to Offer Telecommunications Services and Solutions to Federal Agencies through Level 3 Communications GSA EIS Contract

As a partner to Level 3, Hughes will provide full suite of HughesON™ Solutions to help agencies transform their legacy networks

Germantown, MD., October 17, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services, announced that its telecommunications products and services will be offered under the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract through the award to Level 3 Communications. As a sub-contractor to Level 3, Hughes is offering the comprehensive suite of HughesON™ Managed Network Services for multi-site agencies and departments.

“Under the EIS contract, Level 3 and Hughes will deliver a wide scope of network modernization solutions,” said Mike Cook, executive vice president at Hughes. “HughesON managed services leverage the best available low-cost transport options such as cable, fiber, 4G and satellite –… Read More»

satellite market update

How TSTV is Shaking Up the Nigerian Pay TV Market
Via Satellite, 10/20/17 - When Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) announced it would be introducing a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service in Nigeria, local consumers seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After all, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers...

RSCC Exec Doubts Success of New Constellations
Via Satellite, 10/20/17 - It may be a celebration for RSCC as it commemorates 50 years of existence in an increasingly turbulent industry, but Yuri Prokhorov is in no mood to pull punches and delivers some harsh assessments on the industry and where it may go next...

Reconnecting Puerto Rico: Perspective from the American Red Cross
Via Satellite, 10/18/17 - Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s already frail infrastructure, 76 percent of total cell sites still remain out of service, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The U.S. government’s response...

Spacecom to Fly Satellites with SpaceX Again
Via Satellite, 10/19/17 - Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has selected SpaceX to launch a new satellite in the second quarter of 2019, and potentially another satellite the year after. According to an Oct. 18 press release, Spacecom will use the funds...

Iridium Swaps to Flight-Proven Rocket for December Launch
Via Satellite, 10/23/17 - Iridium has reached an agreement with SpaceX to use flight-proven first stages for its next two satellite launches. The company announced it confirmed with its insurers that there is no increase in premium for the launch contract, reflecting...


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