APSAT 2014 is 13th international satellite communications conference held by ASSI who has been held consecutively each year and is a prestigious annual event in Indonesia, which has been known, recognized and supported by the international telecommunications community, professionals and government agencies. ASSI (Indonesian Satellite Association) is a nonprofit organization based in Bandung, was established in 1998 to promote and encourage the development of the satellite industry, including the development of communities in Indonesia through the cooperation of various disciplines in the national and international scale; and to sharing issues associated with satellite.
Satellite communications market is increasingly strengthened and is expected to show continued growth with innovation driven by technology and the market demand for a wide variety of satellite services. This phenomenon demonstrates the ability of satellites to provide efficient communication services, available wherever and reliable. The driving motors of growth is the satellite video services, broadband access, mobile backhaul and enterprise networks.
Market opportunities, growth and profit potential market is very different, requiring innovative solutions in the field of technology and business. This solution not only for satellite operators but also for the entire satellite industry chain such as satellite manufacturing, launch service providers, ground equipment manufacturing and satellite service providers.
The satellite industry is now ready for long-term growth is relatively stable with driven by technological innovation and market fundamental demand for consumer-based services. Technological innovations such as electronic propulsion and dynamic power allocation (and possibly lower launch costs) will have sweeping impact on the design and construction of satellites that can change the structure of financing the deployment of new capacity.
Consumer-based services such as video Direct-to-Home (DTH) and broadband access hatched by the willingness to pay for connectivity anytime, anywhere as part of the consumer market. Growth of broadband access will be driven by the availability of high throughput satellite (HTS) and is expected to be the best for the Ka-Band.
Cellular and enterprise networks is now ready to benefit from the deployment of high-throughput (possibly too high throughput Ku-Band), although this demand will increase, growth in service demand C- and Ku-band remain healthy. Some references say that 3G and 4G mobile backhaul has not proved eminently feasible economically, it is the challenge of the satellite industry to work together to make mobile backhaul over satellite is more cost effective.
Trend deployment of the capacity expansion of new technologies such as frequency spectrum, frequency reuse, spot beam technology and dynamic power allocation will free satellite service providers to create a special product offerings tailored to specific market segments. While many operators and customers associate higher throughputs with the deployment of Ka-band capacity, the underlying technology could also be used within the C-band or Ku-band.
Business trends indicate that many satellite companies are in good condition and allows become acquisition targets or potential buyers. At the same time, asset management companies indicated their intention to acquisitions and strategic partnerships can play a role in the future. The combination of several factors – the overall tightening of orbital resources, the right of access to the spectrum at certain orbital positions, and sustainable capacity demand in a number of areas – creating the conditions for an increase in the number of partnerships.
Mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnerships and project financing to develop and replace satellites reflect the dynamic nature of today’s satellite sector.
Based on the above information, will be holding a conference in 2014 APSAT 1.5 days to discuss issues of satellite technology, business and regulation.
On the first day, the conference will focus on the satellite business, which started from a panel discussion by the international satellite business players and followed by a discussion DTH market. In the afternoon there will be a discussion on High Throughput Satellite and followed by a discussion about the regulation of the frequency spectrum to deal with WRC-15.
On the second day, there will be the latest information about the market and the demand for mobile backhaul. And in the next session there will be information on the enterprise network.