Event: SATELLITE 2014
Type: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Maury Mechanick (Counsel, White & Case LLP)
Speakers: Sam Baumel, Hughes
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat
Andy Lucas, Harris CapRock
Scott Sprague, Newsat Ltd.
Bill Tillson, Encompass Digital Media Inc.
Serge Van Herck, Newtec
Topic: How Next-Gen Satellite Service Companies Will Out-Distance the Competition
The rolling waves of change in technology, customer preferences and corporate alignments are giving birth to a new generation of satellite service companies. They serve specific niches in video, enterprise, resource industries, maritime and the like, and they create vertical business models within them that capture more value.
Satellite operators continue rebalancing the wholesale and retail aspects of their businesses, while advances in processing power drive transponder throughput to levels considered a fantasy not long ago.
- What is the model for the next-gen satellite service company, which will remain a strong competitor in the coming years?
- How much of older business models will continue to be relevant and how much will have to change over the next three years?