Expertise

Summit Ridge Group clients benefit from our deep expertise in the telecom, media and satellite industries as well as our broad functional expertise in banking, law, research and consulting. The depth of our expert knowledge is reflected in our extensive publication record. We believe that demonstrating our industry and functional expertise though regular publication enhances the credibility of our analysis and highlights our ability to produce accurate and timely analysis on behalf our clients.

This page contains a selection of some of those publications by Summit Ridge Group expert professionals. We believe it is important to engage the industry and share our insights through regular publication as well as through presentations at conferences and other industry forums. Please contact us for additional information we have prepared for conference presentations, marketing and other purposes.

Books

Academic Journals

Industry Periodicals

  • From the Ground Up While President of Near Earth LLC, Mr. Musey wrote monthly articles and oversaw production of a widely read monthly newsletter with analysis of issues in the satellite communications, media and telecommunications industries. (November 2005 to April 2007)
  • Via Satellite Mr. Musey wrote a monthly financial column for the leading satellite trade magazine, Via Satellite, titled “Dollars and Sense.” (August 1999 to March 2003)

Wall Street Research

While working as a top-ranked research analyst, Mr. Musey published highly regarded analyses on the satellite communications and cellular tower industries. He issued reports containing financial analysis, market analysis, strategic analysis, valuation opinions, buy/sell recommendations as well as quarterly earnings estimates. From 1997 to 2003, he published virtually every week, usually multiple times a week. His list of equity research publications exceeds 500 reports. Below is a selection of his publications. He was the lead author on all of the reports except where noted.

  1. IPTV – The Future of Television?, Near Earth LLC, July 2006 (41 pages).
  2. Analysis of the Fixed Service Satellite Industry, Near Earth LLC, July 2006 (38 pages).
  3. Analysis of the GEO Satellite Manufacturing Industry, Near Earth LLC, July 2006 (27 pages).
  4. DBS Industry Update; Revisiting the Hughes EchoStar Merger,Salomon Smith Barney, June 13, 2002. 39 pages.
  5. Equity in the Balance, Aligning Balance Sheet Risk with Equity Valuations, Salomon Smith Barney, May 23, 2002. 50 pages.
  6. The Guide to Fixed Satellite Service, Salomon Smith Barney, November 2001. 136 pages.
  7. DARS Duopoly; The Dawn of a New Age in Radio, Banc of America Securities, October 1999. 107 pages.
  8. The Big 3; Hughes, Loral and Orbital Sciences – The Role of Diversified Satellite Operators at the Turn of the Millennium, Banc of America Securities, October 1999. 336 pages.
  9. The Satellite Book, C.E. Unterberg Towbin, First Quarter 1999. 54 pages.
  10. Pegasus Communications, C.E. Unterberg Towbin, January 19, 1999. 53 pages.
  11. The Global Satellite Marketplace, Merrill Lynch, April 1998 246 pages. Thomas W. Watts was the senior analyst on this report.
  12. Hughes Electronics; SatCom Blue Chip, Merrill Lynch, March 20, 1998. 83 pages. Thomas W. Watts was the senior analyst on this report.
  13. CD Radio, Inc. Merrill Lynch, July 14, 1998. 10 pages. Thomas W. Watts was the senior analyst on this report.

Presentations

Invited Speaking Events

  • May 24th 2016. High Throughput Satellite Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled, “Focus on Mobility – Following the Money.” Other panelists included, David Helfgott, CEO, Phasor Solutions; Joe Spytek, CEO, ITC Global; Timothy Shroyer, Chief Technology Officer C4ISR, General Dynamics Mission Satellites, and Sima Fishman, Managing Director, Euroconsult (Moderator).
    Armand Musey, Founder, Summit Ridge Group
  • March 7th, 2016. Satellite 2016. Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled, “Satellite’s Response to Evolving Media Habits: Streaming, Over-The-Top (OTT) and Bandwidth Demand.” Other panelists include: Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group (Moderator); Lisa Hobbs VP, Commercial Portfolio Strategy, Compression, Ericsson; Mr Gerard Faria,CTO, Teamcast; Paul Scardino, Senior Vice President, Globecomm;  Scot Loach, CTO, Aterlo Networks;  and Thomas van den Driessche, CCO, Newtec.
  • February 2nd, 2016. 5th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, Washington DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey, moderated a panel titled: “Delivering secure, reliable and efficient public safety spectrum.” Panelists included, TJ Kennedy, President, FirstNet; Luis Lara, Director, Government Affairs, Spectrum and Regulation LATAM, Motorola Solutions ; Luis Lucatero, Independent Spectrum Expert; Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA; and Michael McMenanim, Principal , Winning Strategies Washington DC. Summit Ridge Group, LLC is also proud to have been a sponsor of the conference.
  • January 18th, 2016. PTC 2016. Honolulu, Hawaii. Summit Ridge Group President, J. Armand Musey, spoke on an executive insight roundtable titled, “Will New Platforms for Internet Access Change Everything?.” Other panelists included, Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures (moderator); Reza Arefi, Director, Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation, USA; H Sama Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and Founder & Director, Atlantic Telecoms & Media, USA; and Peter Stanforth, CTO & Co-founder, Spectrum Bridge Inc., USA.
  • November 11th, 2015. SatCon, New York, NY. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey, moderated a panel titled, “The $100 Billion Question: Who Gets the Spectrum.” Panelists included: Bazelon, Coleman Coleman Bazelon,
    The Brattle Group; Caldwell, Winston Winston Caldwell, Vice President, Spectrum Engineering, Advanced Engineering, Fox Networks Group;Alexander Gerdenitsch, Senior Principal Engineer, Regulatory Affairs
    EchoStar; and Gerald Oberst, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Governmental Strategy, SES.
  • June 18th, 2015. HTS & the Mega LEO Wildcard: The DC Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled: “The Gloves are off: Let’s Step Outside.” Other panelists include: Brendan Murray, Product Manager – Commercial SatCom, Avascent; and Veena Rawat, Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA.
  • November 13th, 2014. 4th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled, “Spectrum Licenses – Is there a need to rethink geographical aspects of license awards?” Panelists included: Erin Fitzgerald, Associate at Bennet & Bennet PLLC; Johanne Lemay, co-president of LYA Associates, Blaise Scinto, Chief of Broadband Division of the FCC, and Scott J. Wallsten, Senior research Fellow at Technology Policy Institute,
  • October 23rd, 2014. Space & Satellite Regulatory Colloquium, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey spoke on a satellite finance panel. Other panelists included: Elizabeth Evans, Partner, Dentons (Moderator); John Stone, Parner, Near Earth, LLC and William Schuster, consultant.
  • September 13th, 2014. TPRC (Telecom Policy Research Conference), Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey co-presented a paper with co-author Aalok Mehta titled, “Overestimating Wireless Demand: Policy and Investment Implication of Upward Bias in Mobile Data Forecasts” at this premier policy conference.
  • June 3rd, 2014. Telecom Industry Association, Dallas, TX. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey spoke at the Telecom Industry Association’s “Network of the Future” conference in Dallas, TX on a panel titled, “Uncrunching the Spectrum Crunch.”  The panel was moderated by Steven J. Crowley, P.E., Consulting Engineer. Other panelists will include: Fran O’Brien, Jr. Ph.D., Wireless Standards Mobility CTO, Cisco; Tom Stroup,CEO, Shared Spectrum Company and Alan Jette, Head of North American Industry Environment, Nokia.
  • March 27th, 2014. CCA Global Expo, San Antonio, TX. Summit Ridge Group president and founder, J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled, “Spectrum Auctions: Current Considerations and Planning Ahead.” Senior C-Net writer, Marguerite Reardon will moderate the panel.
  • March 10th, 2014.  Satellite 2014, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group president and founder, J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled, “Satellite Finance Forum: Market Disruptors: How Can They Be Managed for Maximum Return?
  • January 31st 2014. Super Wi-Fi Summit, Miami, FL. Summit Ridge Group president and founder, J. Armand Musey moderated a panel in the finance forum titled: “Terrestrial Use of Satellite Spectrum: Got Some Space Share?”
  • October 27th, 2013. Harvard Business School: 2013 Space Conference. Cambridge, MA. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled: “Financing Space: Big Works, Big Bucks.” For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.spaceconference2013.org/welcome.html
  • October 24th, 2013. Space and Regulatory Colloquium, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey CFA presented on a panel titled: “Legal and Regulatory issues affecting SatCon availability.” The panel will be moderated by John P. Janka, Partner, Latham & Watkins. For more information, visit: http://www.satnews.com/space13
  • August 28th, 2013. Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit, Los Vegas, NV. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled: “VCs and Investors Buying into White Spaces” and another panel titled “Incentive Auction Debate – Are the Stakes too High for Broadcasters?”
  • June 5th, 2013. Federal Communications Bar Association – New York Chapter, NY, NY. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA spoke on a panel discussing the FCC’s TV Broadcast Incentive Auction. Other panelists included: Christopher Wieczorek, Sr. Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile US; Charles Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union; Jonathan Cohen, Partner Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer; and David Donovan, President and Executive Director of the NY State Broadcasters Assoc.
  • April 23-24th. MIT – Cambridge, MA. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA participated in Workshop IV of the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Senior Steering Group of the Federal Government’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD). The workshop title was “Promoting Economic Efficiency in Spectrum Use: the Economic and Policy R&D Agenda.”
  • April 3rd, 2013. WiSPA America, Cincinnati, OH. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled, “Financial Criteria: A Discourse on Financing.” Other panelists included: Bill Evenson of CIT; Chuck Walters of Walters Associates; and Thomas Carroccio of the Law Offices of A. Thomas Carroccio PLLC (Moderator).
  • January 31th, 2013. SuperWi-Fi Summit, Miami, FL. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled, “Financial Community and Shared Spectrum: Looking for Common Ground.” Other panelists included: Bill Evenson of CIT; Chuck Walters of Walters Associates; and Thomas Carroccio of the Law Offices of A. Thomas Carroccio PLLC (Moderator).
  • December 19th, 2012. Crossfire Media, Washington, D.C. Incentive Auctions: What the Broadcasters Need to Know. Wednesday December 19, 2012. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA moderated a panel discussion titled: Legal Perspective: TV Incentive Auction Reverse Auction Process. Panelists included: Dr. Coleman Bazelon, the Brattle Group; Prof. Thomas Hazlett, George Mason School of Law; Dr. Mark Fratrik, BIA Kelsey.
  • November 8th, 2012. Columbia Law School, New York, NY. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder J. Armand Musey presented his paper “Broadcasting Licenses: Ownership Rights and the Spectrum Rationalization Challenge as part of a speaker series.
  • October 5th 2012. SuperWi-Fi Summit, Austin, TX. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled, “Crystal Ball – White Spaces 2018.” Other panelists included: Gregory J. Herman, President – Spectrum Evolution; Barlow Keener (Moderator), Principal – Keener Law Group; Marty Stern (Moderator), Partner – K&L Gates LLP; Rick Whitt, Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations – Motorola Mobility LLC.
  • October 4th 2012. Super W-Fi Summit, Austin, TX. Summit Ridge Group, LLC  president and founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled, “Incentive Auctions: Looming Battles, or Burgeoning Partnerships.” Other panelists included: Vanu Bose, CEO – Vanu, Inc.; Jim Carlson, CEO – Carlson Wireless; Rod Dir, CEO – Spectrum Bridge; Paul Garnett, Director -Technology Policy; Microsoft; Rick Whitt, Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations – Motorola Mobility LLC.
  • March 6th, 2012. Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting, Georgetown Law Center – Washington, D.C.. Summit Ridge Group, LLC  president and founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented an academic paper at this conference.
  • June 2008. Washington Space Business Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group, LLC president and  founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented a talk titled, “Trials & Pitfalls of Communicating from the Top of the World.”