Interviews at the NAB 2013

At the NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Satellite Markets and Research Editor-in-Chief Virgil Labrador interviewd key industry executives including: Brian MorrisSVP-Media and EntertainmentGlobecomm SystemsRoger Franklin, President, Crystal SolutionsArnaud Perrier, VP-Solutions Marketing, EnvivioLisa Coelho, CEO, GlobeCast Americas; and  Thomas Wrede VP– Reception SystemsSES.  To view the videos, click here.

Back and Forth with O3b Networks CEO Steve Collar

New York City,  May 1, 2013--Lou Zacharilla goes back and forth with with Steve Collar, CEO of O3b Networks.  His venture is designed to empower large numbers of people where they live, whether “home” is a remote Pacific Basin community or one in the hills of Pakistan or Africa.  We discussed the vision of a profoundly interconnected world.

Video and Audio Interviews from Cabsat 2013 in Dubai, UAE

During Cabsat 2013 in Dubai, UAE Satellite Markets and Research Editor-in-Chief Virgil Labrador spoke with key executives including Baozhong Huang, EVP-Sales and Marketing, APT Satellite Coand Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Program Development, GVF who provided a summary of the proceedings of the two-day GVF Satellite Summit @ Cabsat 2013.

Executive Spotlight: Back and Forth with SIA President Patricia Cooper

by Lou Zacharilla

Washington, D.C., March 5, 2013-During the Christmas holidays, the Satellite industry received a “gift” from the United States Senate, which had voted to remove certain International Trade in Arms regulations (ITAR) enforced upon the USA’s satellite industry since 1998.  The ITAR regulation (over-regulation, in the view of many), classified all forms of satellite hardware as “munitions.” The classification effectively put handcuffs on large swaths of the domestic industry.  It is claimed that international partnerships evaporated, innovation slowed and the global industry was impacted.   

Questions for Former SSPI Chairpersons

New York City,  January 2, 2013--The Society of Satellite Professionals International's (SSPI) current Director of Development, Lou Zacharilla spoke with previous SSPI chairpersons of the SSPI, Ellen Hoff (President, W.L. Pritchard & Co.), Maury Mechanick (Counsel, White & Case LLP) and Clayton Mowry (President, Arianespace USA) to share their views on this most social of social networks. 

Executive Roundtable on the In-flight Broadband Market

by B.H. Schneiderman

Los Angeles, Calif., November 8, 2012--In-flight broadband is set for takeoff. In our bandwidth-hungry world, consumers expect to have broadband access anywhere, anytime, including when they’re in the air on long-haul flights. To shed light on this growing market Satellite Executive Briefing contributor B.H. Schneiderman spoke with executives from two satellite operators and an in-flight broadband service provider.  Follows are excepts of the exchange with James Collet, Director of Mobility Services Product Management, Intelsat;  Alexander Geurtz, Vice-President Services Development, SES; and Travis Christ, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Row 44.

Back and Forth with WTA Chairman Brett Belinksy

by Lou Zacharilla

New York City, NY, September 4, 2012--As the satellite industry heads into a season of  forums, conferences and networking events, we get a chance to examine what the industry believes are its most important issues.  Because there are many voices and advocates for the key niches in our industry, I thought it would be useful to engage the leadership of key trade associations and special interest groups.  Each represents an important tract in a diverse “Satellite Nation.”  We begin on the ground, with a conversation with M. Brett Belinsky, the chairman of World Teleport Association.

Interview with ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Toure

Geneva, Switzerland, September 3, 2012-- The Secretary General of the ITU, Dr. Hamadoun Touré shared his thoughts on sustainable development an the role of satellite technology with our Geneva correspondent Roxana Dunnette.  Excerpts of the interview:

Executive Roundtable on the Satcom on the Move Market

by B.H. Schneiderman

Los Angeles, Calif., July 16, 2012--To shed light on the trends in the satcom on the move market, Satellite Executive Briefing invited several key executives from some of the leading companies in the field. We asked to share their views in a roundtable discussion on this important market.  Participating in the roundtable discussion are Keith Buckley, President and CEO of ASC Signal, Drew Klein, Director – International Business Development, C-COM Satellite Systems, Tim Shroyer, Chief Technology Officer, General DynamicsSATCOM Technologies and Dwight Hunsicker, Vice President Government Solutions, Globecomm Systems. Follows are excerpts of the exchange: