The APSAT 2018 is the 17th ASSI’s consecutive annual international conference series on the satellite communication aspect and it is a remarkable annual event in Indonesia and it is being acknowledged, recognized and endorsed by telecommunication international societies, professionals and government institutions. The APSAT 2018 have becomes the most important satellite technology conference event of the year in Indonesia, with sharing knowledge from many leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, college community and enthusiasts together in one place. For more than 17 years, APSAT has played a critical role in determining how satellites will shape the future of telecommunication Indonesia and Asia Pacific region. The conference welcomes a community of aerospace professional from every market and field of study in Asia Pacific region.
ASSI (Asosiasi Satelit Indonesia) or (The Indonesian Satellite Association) is an inclusive non-profit organization, based in Bandung, established in 1998, has aim to promote and encourage the satellite industry, including the satellite community development in Indonesia, through national-international multi discipline collaboration; and to address wide range satellite related issues.
Indonesia in Asia’s fastest growing satellite market as government steps up infrastructure budget with plans to boost economic growth, which the growth of ICT contribution to GDP is consistently double digit in the last 10 years. Indonesia Broadband Plan (IBP) is become acceleration era in 2015-2019 with focus to solving national connectivity issues. In this phase, IBP will focus on providing broadband services to all districts, schools, and public facilities, strengthening connectivity by improving government secured network and consolidating data center.
During APSAT 2018, we will discuss major issues such as:
Market opportunities, growth potentials and profitability of markets are very divergent, requiring innovative solutions in technology and business. The perspective and sharing discussion among leader’s players in satellite operator and also in the entire value chain of the satellite industries such as satellite manufactures, launch service providers, ground equipment manufacturers, VSAT’s providers and satellite service providers.
The evolution in business model driven by the change from GEO to NGSO will push the manufacturer to their limit in order to retain their revenue. Innovation in Technology is a must for traditional player to face the competitive situation right now. There will be some discussion about how the traditional player facing the situation in front of them.
The increasing options in launch vehicles are changing the economics of getting into space and doing business there. The adaption of satellite manufacturing techniques and spacecraft builders to new paradigms era of satellite business.
How can the satellite industry adapt itself to the requirements of the new age in the changed environment? How technology innovations and the demand will meet expectation to deliver communications services efficiently, ubiquitously, and reliably?
New model of business like OTT will take place and will threatening the traditional business model. Besides, the new application start to take place in the business like big data, remote sensing and IOT. How the industry will adopt to such current situation? Will they found the new way to live together or replacing each other?
Broadband satellite as HTS satellite will continue evolve as now we facing fifth generation, with better and advanced broadband satellite, that super-efficient compare to first generation. The HTS satellite also impact on satellite spectrum resource that must be managed very efficient way. The race of HTS constellation also give disruptive innovation and challenge for existing satellite operator, that can’t enjoy the comfort zone anymore.
The next major trend that will impact is the explosion of connected devices by 2020 such as IoT (Internet of Things), massive video streaming, and mobile payments. The number of “connected things” and embedded devices continues to grow as mobile and “smart” device utilization and connectivity continues to expand, which will ultimately shape and define the IoT space. As custodians of the networks, carriers play a pivotal role in fighting the new threats that are emerging. The desire for greater security may be a boon for carriers, if they embrace the need.
The impact of the business model change in satellite from traditional into connectivity will give way for NGSO to step into new era. Thus, in orbit service to fulfill the need of capacity also give another way for satellite operator to manage their financial aspect.
Having the above information, APSAT 2018 will have 2 days conference to address satellite technology, business and regulation issues.
During 1st day, the conference will focus on satellite businesses and market, which start from panel discussion from international satellite business player with focus potential market in Asia Pacific region, then from satellite and ground segment manufacture with focus on the new technology. In the afternoon, we will have discussion on Satellite Application such as broadband, mobile and maritime. At the end of the 1st day, the discussion will focus on hot topics in the regulatory area like NGSO.
On the 2nd day, the discussion will begin with the updated information about launch vehicle new technology or which will support the new satellite technology. The 2nd session will discuss about the next satellite technology including the network and the application not only for geo satellite. In the next session, the topic of discussion will be the evolution of the Satellite technology and what it will become for the upcoming years or decade.
The theme for the APSAT 2018 is “SATELLITE NOW AND BEYOND”
A tool to enrich, encourage and support the satellite industry and community development in Asia-Pacific region and Indonesia in particular.
A practical discussion medium among the satellite industry experts addressing the eminent and future issues, technology, application, regulatory and business issues focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, through sharing experience, information and idea in the satellite related matters.
A medium for future co-operation, business engaging and non-profit mutual collaboration.