Unofficial Satellite 2017 Notes from Summit Ridge Group

Full notes here (48 pages): Satellite-2017-Conference Notes Executive Summary Satellite 2017 made clear the industry is in the midst of massive change. Vertical integration, massively falling prices, reusable launch vehicles, digital satellite payloads, cheaper customer equipment, IoT, and 5G dominated discussions. While some of these had been discussed previously, it’s clear they have now descended upon […]

Intelsat + OneWeb  = True Love or a Shotgun Marriage

  It’s well known that Intelsat and OneWeb announced plans to merge, backed by a $1.7 billion investment from SoftBank. This adds to SoftBank’s investment in the satellite sector, following it’s the December 2016 announcement of a $1 billion investment in OneWeb. What’s not well understood is why this deal is happening? What’s in it […]

Unofficial Notes for Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 2017 Conference (PTC’17)

Attached are Summit Ridge Group’s unofficial notes (41 pages) from last week’s PTC’17 conference in Honolulu, HI. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. EXECUTUVE SUMMARY PTC17 highlighted interesting parallels between technologies, particularly undersea cable and satellite. Both face new projects coming online that dwarf existing capacity due to new technology that is more […]

Notes from Hogan Lovells IoT Forum on November 1st

Attached are my notes from the Hogan Lovells 5th Annual Winnik Forum which focused on Internet of Things (IoT) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On December 1, 2016 Hogan Lovells hosted their 5th Annual Winnik Forum, named after a former partner, Gary Winnik, who died in 2012. This year’s event, held in Hogan Lovells newly remodeled DC offices, […]

Notes from 5th Annual Space and Satellite Regulatory Colloquium on Oct 20th

Attached are my notes from the Dentons, ManSat and SatNews “5th Annual Space and Satellite Regulatory Colloquium” held on September 20, 2016 in Washington DC. Executive Summary Dentons, ManSat and SatNews Annual Space and Satellite Regulatory Colloquium, now in it’s fifth year has grown to about 100 attendees and included 14 panels and keynotes (including […]