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ITU International Satellite Symposium 2015

 The ITU International Satellite Symposium 2015 “Satellite Regulation, Market, Technology Trends and Industry Opportunities” which has been postponed earlier has now been confirmed to take place from 30 September to 1 October 2015 at Vinpearl Luxury Danang Hotel in Da Nang City, Vietnam. The Symposium will be preceded by one-day ITU Workshop on the Efficient Use of the Spectrum/Orbit Resource to be held at the same venue on 29 September 2015. The events are kindly hosted by the Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM), Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam.

This year ITU International Satellite Symposium 2015 will follow the outcomes from previous years as well as strengthen cooperation and partnerships among policy makers, regulators, private sector and the industry dealing with satellite services, manufacture, and regulations.

The 2015 Symposium will cover the following topics, inter alia: 
• Satellite international regulations update and WRC-15 preparations and key agency items; 
• Satellite policy and regulatory framework including country practices on satellite communications and broadcasting services;   
• Satellite market and technology trends, as well as industry opportunities.  

​The forum targets senior government officials, executives and management, scholars, as well as media and press. National satellite service providers in the Asia-Pacific region are also invited. Hence, the Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for dialogues among multi-stakeholders in public and private sectors. More importantly, the Symposium also features exhibition to showcase innovative products and services in the satellite industry.



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Any inquiries, please contact Mr Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU Regional Office in Bangkok (wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int). 

Participants requiring an entry visa to Vietnam are requested to contact their local Vietnam Embassy for information well in advance. For ease of reference, useful information for participants is also available at the website.  

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Speakers include:​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Mr. Yvon Henri
Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
Mr. Doan Quang Hoan Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Vietnam
Mr. Joaquin Restrepo Head, Outreach and Publications Services, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
Mr. John Medeiros Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA
Ms. Ting Ling Lee Manager, Spectrum Management & Development for the Asia Pacific, SES​
Mr. Ethan Lavan Director of In-Orbit Resources, Eutelsat
Mr. Charles Disneur Business Development Director, Eutelsat Asia
Mr. Lim Seng
Co-Founder & CTO SSII Singapore Space Intelligent Internet
Ms. Sara Lim
Senior Regulatory Officer,
Inmarsat Global Ltd.
Mr. Win Aung
Chief Engineer, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Myanmar

 

 
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Tentative Programme

​wednesday 30 september 2015 [Day 1] ​

​07:30-08:45Registration​
​08:45-09:00​Opening Session

​• Welcome Remarks by Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
​• Opening Remarks by Mr. Pham Hong Hai, Vice Minister of MIC, Vietnam
​09:00-09:30​Group Photo and Coffee Break

​09:30-10:00

​Session 1: Satellite International Regulations Update

The session aims at discussions the Radio Regulations (RR), satellite international regulatory framework; efficient use of the spectrum/orbit resource and coordination of satellite networks; space stations filing procedures; bilateral agreements on coordination matters; terms of validity of filings and associated agreement

​• Keynote address by Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU [download presentation]

​10:00-12:00

Session 2: WRC-15: Key Agenda Items

The session will discuss about: Increasing Satellite Spectrum Demand (e.g. AI 1.6 for Ku and AI 1.9 for X); Potential WRC-15 Proposals; Proposals for Wireless Use of Satellite Bands: C, Ku, Ka and beyond; Spectrum Sharing: Analysis & Implications; [Satellite tracking]

Chairperson:   Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU  [download presentation]

Panelists:
​•  Mr. Phung Nguyen Phuong, Director of International Cooperation and Frequency Coordination Division, ARFM, Vietnam [download presentation]
​•  “WRC 15 Agenda items of 1.1, 1.6 and 10” by Ms. Ting Ling Lee, Manager, Spectrum Management & Development for the Asia Pacific region, SES [download presentation]
​•  Mr. Ethan Lavan, Director of In-Orbit Resources, Eutelsat  [download presentation]
​•  Mr. Mathew Dunn, Space X
​•  Ms. Whitney Lohmeyer, Communications Systems and Regulatory Engineer, Oneweb
​12:00-13:30Lunch Break​

​13:30-15:30

​Session 3: Satellite Service Regulatory Framework - country experiences

This session will focus on satellite communications and broadcasting service regulatory framework from country perspective. Policy makers and regulators will share experience in related policy and regulation such as spectrum management, frequency coordination, licensing framework, satellite filing, and etc.

Chairperson:    Mr. Doan Quang Hoan, Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM), Vietnam         

Panelists:            
•   Ms. Haruko S. Takeshita, International Frequency Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan [download presentation]
•   Mr. Gerson Damanik, Head of Satellite Coordination Section, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia [download presentation]
•   Mr. Sopheak Cheang, Deputy Director General of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia [download presentation]
•   Mr. Md. Asaduzzaman, Senior Assistant Director, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Bangladesh  [download presentation]
•   Mr. Win Aung, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Myanmar  [download presentation]        
​15:30-16:00Coffee Break​

​16:00-17:30

​Session 4: Satellite Service in Landlocked Countries – country experiences

This is a continuation from the previous session.

Chairperson:   Mr. Joaquin Restrepo, Head, Outreach and Publications Services (OPS/IAP), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU                      

Panelists:
​•   Mr. Sonam Phuntsho, Senior Communication Officer, Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority [download presentation]
•   Mr. Batbayar Vandansambuu, Head of Space and Radiocommunication Division, Information Technology Post and Telecommunication Authority (ICTPA), Mongolia 
[download presentation]
•   Ms. Jedtavong Thepvongsa, Engineer of Radio Spectrum Management Division, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Laos PDR  [download presentation]
•   Mr. Subodh Nepal, Technical Officer, Ministry of Information and Communications, Nepal
[download presentation]
​18:30-20:30Gala Dinner hosted by VNPT International

thursday 1 October 2015 (Day 2)​ ​

​09:00-10:30

Session 5: Satellite Service in Pacific Islands Countries – country experiences


​This session will invite key industry players such as satellite service providers, operators, manufacturers, system integrators, etc. to present and discuss about satellite technologies, innovative services, market mechanism and competition, as well as business models in the satellite industry including satellite communications and broadcasting.

Chairperson:   Mr. Ivan Fong, President of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)       

Panelists:
​•   Mr. George Tardio, Engineer III, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), Philippines  [download presentation]
•   Mr. Jackson Kariko, Manager International Affairs, National ICT Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea  [download presentation]
•   Ms. Eretibete Timiti, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Transport and Tourism Development, Kiribati  [download presentation]
•   Mr. Lutoviko Lui Falemaka, Engineer Telecommunication, Ministry of Information and Communication, Tonga [download presentation]
•   Mr. Assadullah Rahimi, Professional Member of Frequency Management, Ministry of Communications and IT, Afghanistan [download presentation]         
10:30-11:00​Coffee Break​

​11:00-12:30

​Session 6A: Satellite Markets and Technoloy Trend (1)

This session will invite key industry players such as satellite service providers, operators, manufacturers, system integrators, etc. to present and discuss about satellite technologies, innovative services, market mechanism and competition, as well as business models in the satellite industry including satellite communications and broadcasting.

Chairperson:  Mr. Stéphane Chenard, Euroconsult                        

Panelists:
​•   “The Internet of Everywhere” by Ms. Sara Lim, Senior Regulatory Officer, Inmarsat Global Ltd.Inmarsat  [download presentation]
•   “Satellite Trends – O3b’s Innovative Service” by Ms. Mariah Shuman, Regulatory Counsel, O3b Networks [download presentation]
•   Mr. Charles Disneur, Regional Commercial and Marketing Manager, Eutelsat Asia
[download presentation]
​12:30-14:00Lunch Break

​14:00-16:00

Session 6B: Satellite Markets and Technoloy Trend (2)

This is a continuation from the previous session.

Chairperson:  Mr. Stéphane Chenard, Euroconsult  

Panelists:
​•   Video presentation by Mr. John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA
​•   “New Technologies and Applications with Market Challenges” by Mr. Nguyen Hong Son, CEO of OSB  [download presentation]
​•   “Advocating the Establishment of ISIU - International Space Internet Union” by Mr. Lim Seng, Co-Founder & CTO SSII Singapore Space Intelligent Internet [download presentation]
​•   Mr. Pham Dang Truong – Satcom Manager, VNPT-I  [download presentation]
​•   Mr. Mathew Dunn, Space X  [download presentation]
​•   Mr. Felix Damiba, Consultant  [download presentation]
​​16:00-16:15Coffee Break

​16:15-17:15

Session 7: Panel Discussion

Chairperson:   Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU                      

Panelists:
​•   Mr. Le Van Tuan, Deputy Director General of ARFM, Vietnam
​•   Mr. Stéphane Chenard, Euroconsult 
​•   Mr. John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA
​•   Mr. Ivan Fong, President of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)

​17:15-17:30

Closing Session

  Closing Remarks by Mr. Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
  Closing Remarks by Mr. Le Van Tuan, Deputy Director General of ARFM, Vietnam