CommunicAsia2014, EnterpriseIT2014 and BroadcastAsia2014 Showcase Breakthrough Technologies for an Increasingly Connected World

Singapore, February 6, 2014 – Social media, big data analytics, OTT, multi-platform screening and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) have been cited in various industry reports as some of the key trends to watch in 2014. These trends are fuelled by a steep increase in consumption of data and entertainment on mobile devices, with mobile data traffic in Asia Pacific expected to exceed the rest of the world by 2017.  

Global Satellite Community to Assemble at SATELLITE 2014

Rockville, MD, February 5, 2014 – SATELLITE 2014 to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 10-13 in Washington, D.C., is set to host over 12,000 satellite communications professionals with more than 300 speakers in 60 sessions and more than 350 exhibitors displaying the latest technologies in the satellite communications marketplace.

The Satellite Agenda, Next Items in Focus: London & Dubai: ‘GVF Connectivity 2014’ and ‘MENASAT @ CABSAT 2014’

by Martin Jarrold

London, UK, February 2, 2014--My previous column for Satellite Executive Briefing noted that I would be providing an update to the next event in the GVF-EMP Partnership Conference Portfolio, which takes place in London on 11th & 12th February. Connectivity 2014: Creating the New “New” Verticals – Air, Water, Surface & Rail ( is expected to be the first in a new series of the Portfolio, adding to the current series of conferences covering Oil & Gas Communications, Broadband Maritime Communications, and High Throughput Satellites.

Euroconsult to Hold First Latin American Satellite Communications and Broadcasting Summit

Paris, France,  January, 31, 2014 – Euroconsult, a consulting firm specialized in satellite communications and broadcasting, announced the launch of LATSAT – the Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit. The first edition will be taking place in Mexico City on June 4-5 2014. LATSAT is also supported by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico’s Ministry of Communication and Transport).

Budget Challenges and Game-Changing Technologies in Commercial, Military, and Civil Space Among Hot Topics for Space Tech Conference 2014

Long Beach, Calif., January 28, 2014-- Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss the pressing issues facing the space industry from April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

2014 International CES Kicks off with Record Amount of Innovation

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2014--The 2014 International CES® opens today as a record breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history – more than two million net square feet of exhibit space – breaking last year’s previously set record of 1.92 million net square feet. Innovation and the promise and power of technology drove this year’s preshow press events that kicked off with CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS on Sunday night with 99 tabletop displays where exhibitors provided a sneak preview of their show floor product launches. Twenty five exhibitors then revealed new products during CES Press Day on Monday.

GVF ‘HTS 2013: Game Changer in Action - The London Roundtable’, to GVF ‘Connectivity 2014’ and MENASAT @ CABSAT 2014

by Martin Jarrold

London, UK, January 6, 2014--In my previous column  I previewed GVF High Throughput Satellites 2013: Game-Changer in Action - The London Roundtable. I am very pleased to report that several participants in this latest program in the GVF-EMP Conference Partnership portfolio described the event as “A very successful conference, by any standard.” Here, in this contribution to the final edition of 2013, I wish to provide you, the reader, with the means to access at least some of the flavor of the series of great dialogs which took place in London on 5th and 6th December 2013. Then, as follow-on, I intend to provide you with some advance notice of upcoming events in the GVF calendar for the first quarter of 2014.

Dialogue with Industry Executives Explores Latest Global Communications Trends at IEEE GLOBECOM 2013

New York City, December 11, 2013 -- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 being held from December 9 – 13 in Atlanta, Georgia, was highlighted on Tuesday evening by the Dialogue with Industry Executives featuring the perspectives and visions of senior communications professionals representing leading Atlanta-based communications organizations. Tino Mantella, the president of the Technology Association of Georgia and session’s moderator, led the discussion that focused on topics ranging from new big data, video delivery and connectivity trends to industry employment tips and the emerging use of drones in consumer communications.

ITU Convenes Unique Gathering of Tech & Development Leaders to Forge New Strategy for Global Digital Connectivity

Mexico City, December 4, 2013 – World leaders from government, industry and research institutions gathering this week in Mexico City for ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) have sent a strong message calling for the international community to explicitly prioritize information and communication technologies (ICTs) as essential to every nation’s future social development and economic growth.

Enterprise-Class HTS Services to Account for Over 180 Gbps of Capacity Demand & US$2.0 Bil. in Revenues by 2022

by Martin Jarrold

London, UK, December 2, 2013--The subjects of the oil & gas vertical market and that of High Throughput Satellites are rarely outside the scope of anyone connected with the development and delivery of satellite-based communications solutions these days. Indeed, as you read this column – during, I believe, the first week of December – one of the latest of the GVF-EMP Conference Partnership events covering the first of these subjects has already been successfully concluded, and another, covering the later subject, will be very nearly, or even actually, underway.