One year after the re-launch of the BSN-UK (Broadcasting & Satellite Network), 2018 began with the same gusto that has seen the Membership double over the last 12 months.
Keeping broadcasting and satellite professionals connected with the latest developments in the industry and an opportunity to share their knowledge and ideas as well as network with industry leaders is the prime aim of the BSN. This first of the year’s series of networking events was sponsored by Intelsat and attended by our largest group of members since the re-launch.
An excellent presentation given by Andrew Faiola , Director, Mobile Solutions, EMEAAP, who outlined Intelsat’s EPIC’s HTS (High Throughput Satellites) network featuring next-generation satellite technology focused on bringing improved connectivity, aimed at meeting today’s – and tomorrow’s – demanding applications. With over 50 satellites in orbit, the network is also supported by the IntelsatOne® terrestrial network which operates seamlessly with the satellite network to provide maximum inter-connectivity.
Andrew also went on to describe Intelsat’s strategic partnership with the antenna manufacturers, Phasor Solutions and Kymeta in their development of flat antennas for mobile markets as well as Intelsat’s interest in OneWeb, a low earth orbit (LEO) network of satellites aimed at providing more than 10 terabits per second of data throughput, bringing internet access to billions of individuals around the globe.