With the continued growth of Pacific Telecommunications Council’s Annual Conference, PTC’19 saw record attendance and significant involvement from the satellite industry, a long-time important player among PTC Members. Senior executives from AsiaSat, Astrocast, Boeing Satellite Systems International, GapSat, Kacific Broadband Satellites, LeoSat Enterprises, ManSat, mu Space Corp, SES, SpaceX, Thales Alenia Space, and Viasat were at PTC’19 in Honolulu as speakers, sponsors, and registrants.
From Monday’s Center Stage Sessions, with Steve Collar’s Vision for Connectivity in the Pacific and an interview with mu Space Corp’s James Yenbamroong, to the always popular Satellite Leaders Luncheon, which couldn’t be possible without GEOshare, ManSat, and Northern Sky Research, the satellite industry was front and center at PTC’19. The current transformation of the satellite industry – through lower pricing, enhanced capacity, and telecom-centric offerings – position satellite squarely alongside traditional means of telecom transmission, with focus on the key issues: 5G, IoT, cloud, and other topics relevant to the broader telecom space, making PTC’s Annual Conference ever more valuable for the satellite and space community to attend. Kacific Broadband Satellites even had the opportunity to lend support to a Pacific Island during an Internet outage that occurred during the Annual Conference.
Panelists lead the discussion of the industry transformation that promises to change the very dynamics of how satcom service is delivered globally, and the role satcom will play in the Pacific over the next decade.
Be sure to mark your calendar for PTC’20: Vision 2020 & Beyond from 19-22 January 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii and consider answering the Call for Participation to share your views on the challenges and opportunities the satellite industry faces in the next decade. PTC plans to expand the scope next year, with focus on 5G customer integration for the satellite industry, with IoT and more.