CommunicAsia to address satellite connectivity across biz environments

MUMBAI: CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT, the ICT industry event, will bring together hundreds of companies in 2013 as demand for greater connectivity increases, new technologies continue to be deployed and more players come into play.

Both shows – held from 18 to 21 June 2013, will be housed at the Marina Bay Sands and have already witnessed strong exhibition space bookings by returning and new exhibitors, seven months ahead of the event.

Satellite connectivity still reigns in today’s telecoms landscape. CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT will debate and stage live demonstrations across the latest technology breakthroughs and applications, ranging from cloud, mobile, broadband, security, satellite, M2M and vertical solutions.

2013 promises to parallel this year’s success with a host of satellite communications and technologies exhibitors already signed up, including Asia Broadcast Satellite, Asia Satellite, Advantech Wireless, APT Satellite, China Satellite Communications, Cobham, Comtech Telecommunications, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Newtec, Measat Satellite Systems, Novelsat, Russian Satellite Communications Company, SES, Singapore Technologies Electronics, SkyPerfect JSAT, Thaicom Public Company and Work Microwave.

These companies will form part of SatComm2013, which is incorporated with CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013. SatComm2013 is the choice business platform in Asia for the satellite communications industry, and exhibitors are leveraging this to provide turnkey solutions that address critical issues surrounding Asia’s telecoms ecosystem, whilst heightening their presence in the region’s robust marketplace.

Many satellite exhibitors are also returning in 2013 to increase their presence at the show and have invested in expanding their exhibition booth space. Intelsat, which has exhibited at the event for the past ten years, will again be supporting 2013’s event.

Intelsat RVP, Asia Pacific sales Terry Bleakley said, “CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT are truly international shows in Asia where business professionals across a range of industries come together in one place. For the past decade, the events have been a focal point of our business and they will continue to play a key role in our operations to support our outreach both in the region and beyond.”

Satellite communications specialist, Newtec has been involved with CommunicAsia for more than a decade, playing a major role in the company’s expansion. Newtec CEO Serge Van Herck said, “CommunicAsia represents a good investment for us as it explores the future of satellite communications while providing fantastic networking opportunities and enabling us to showcase our latest innovations to further support our customers.”

Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) project director of communications events from show organiser Victor Wong said, “The evolving focus for 2013’s events will echo current changes taking place and give show participants invaluable insight into current and new industry trends, while providing them the opportunity to connect with peers and potential customers”.

“The task of ensuring CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT constant evolve to stay relevant and match the pace of the fast changing business and technology landscapes remains top priority,” Mr. Wong enthuses.

The conference will address key business concerns surrounding satellite networks. The CommunicAsia2013 Summit will ride the next wave with the ICT community, providing a dedicated platform for industry leaders and professionals to share and discuss key issues, trends and challenges in the industry.

The SatComm Evolution track, a part of CommunicAsia2013 Summit, will bring together Asian and global satellite operators as well as suppliers of satellite technology to discuss vital business issues that are driving the industry today, and transforming the business for tomorrow. This track already boasts several confirmed speaking companies, such as Gilat Satellite Networks CEO Erez Antebi; Hughes VP of sales Ramesh Ramaswarmy and Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier.

Key areas that will be addressed include the future of satellite businesses, determining which business models will be most suitable to monetise new technologies, and solutions to meet the demands of the vertical markets.

In addition to SatComm, the Conference will also feature focused forums and workshops that will bring to light the most thought provoking issues as well as offer experts‘ insights on future business landscapes in relation to broadband evolution, M2M, SatComm Telecom CEM, Cloud Computing, enterprise mobility, and mobile marketing services and commerce.

Three largest industry events of its kind in Asia at one venue BroadcastAsia2013, Asia’s largest integrated event for the pro-audio, film and TV industries, will showcase a global array of the newest, ground-breaking technologies for these industry verticals. In addition, the exhibition will also cast a spotlight on the myriad of applications, equipment and solutions developed for Multi Streaming, Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV), Playout Services, Over The Top (OTT), Cloud Broadcasting and Digital Radio.

A host of industry luminaries already signed up to the BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will address key issues surrounding OTT, the adoption of DVB-T2 and T2 lite, bandwidth restrictions within Asia, transmission quality, and how technology is converging in gaming and learning through Smart TV adoption.

For the first time ever, BroadcastAsia will join CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT at the Marina Bay Sands in 2013. Visitors attending BroadcastAsia, such as international broadcasters, will be further exposed to the world’s top satellite players such as MEASAT, which provide end-to-end solutions from content acquisition, uplink to content distribution, as well as their latest communication technologies at one single event.

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