Intelsat and OneWeb: True Love or Shotgun Wedding?

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 Sofbank’s investment in the satellite sector, following its December 2016 announcement of a $1 billion investment in OneWeb. What’s not well understood is […]

Summit Ridge Group’s Unofficial Notes from Pacific Telecom Conference (PTC)’17

Summit Ridge Group’s full unofficial notes from Pacific Telecommunications Council 2017 (PTC’17) conference held in Honolulu Hawaii, January 15-18, 2017. (41 pages). Executive 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 efficient, often by […]

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 & 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 […]

Armand’s Notes from Euroconsult 2016 Conference

Attached are a full set of my notes from the Euroconsult “World Satellite Business Week” held in Paris from September 12th to 15th.   Executive Summary FSS Sector Facing Headwinds The realities of massive satellite capacity growth and declining price has sunk in. It’s becoming broadly accepted that satellite video distribution is at best stable, […]

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