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September 29 | Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV

What happens when the world’s largest commercial satellite event teams up with North America’s largest connectivity event?

You get a first-of-its-kind program that immerses you in the collision of the telco and satellite industries with the mission of expanding global connectivity.

Why attend?

MWC Las Vegas 2022, produced by GSMA, showcases the hottest trends in connectivity and mobile innovation.

SATELLITE @ MWC Las Vegas is a one-day thought leadership summit that will unite the satellite and terrestrial telco worlds and cover topics that are imperative to their successful collaboration.

With leaders from both industries in one room, the possibilities for partnership and progress are endless. Don’t miss your chance to be there for the inaugural SATELLITE @ MWC Las Vegas!

Key Takeaways

Get access to thought leaders and innovators who are building the satellite systems needed to complete future global connectivity services.

Discover how modern satellites can take a much more central role in a hybrid network, providing backhaul services and beyond, and even connecting directly to consumer devices.

Learn how satellite and terrestrial cellular companies can work together as valuable partners in expanding the reach of next-gen 5G mobile services and Smart applications for commercial, enterprise, and government end-users.

Who should attend?
  • Mobile network operators
  • Network equipment providers
  • Device manufacturers
  • Satellite operators
  • Satellite equipment manufacturers


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast sponsored by Intelsat

8:30 am – 9:00 am

KEYNOTE: David Kagan, CEO, Globalstar

9:00 am – 9:30 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: Sara Spangelo, Sr. Director, Satellite Engineering, SpaceX

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Satellite-Terrestrial Hybrid Networks: The World’s Fastest and Most Cost-Effective Road to 5G

Learn how today’s satellite systems can serve as the most reliable, cost-effective, and quick-to-deploy pipeline for service providers delivering next-generation 5G and IoT services to customers in rural and remote areas. Satellite industry executives will explain in detail how satellites can save both billions of dollars in infrastructure costs and years of time to deployment – all while working seamlessly with terrestrial and cellular services in a hybrid network.


  • Bhanu Durvasula, VP, International Division, Hughes Network Systems
  • Semir Hassanaly, Head of Cellular Backhaul and Trunking, ST Engineering iDirect
  • Brian Pemberton, Chief Commercial Officer, Omnispace
  • Moderated by Jeffrey Hill, Chair, SATELLITE Conference

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Creating a Universal Language for Satellite Antennas, Cell Towers, and Handheld Devices

Satellite technology developers have been working toward more universal compatibility with consumer devices, terrestrial networks, and between satellite antennas to create seamless global connectivity for customers. This session will focus on recent activity and critical steps the satellite industry has been taking to advance open technologies and standards and break free from IP silos.


  • Juan Deaton, Board of Directors, Digital Intermediate Frequency Interoperability (DIFI) Consortium, & Director Research Scientist, Apothym Technology Group
  • Margo Deckard, COO & Co-Founder, Lynk
  • Greg Quiggle, SVP of Product Management, Kratos
  • Moderated by Jason Nelson, VP, Partnerships & Development, Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

KEYNOTE: What it Takes to Extend the 5G Network Edge with Satellite

Demand for 5G networks is everywhere, even in areas beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. However, bringing 5G to these areas represents complex challenges in network planning, engineering, and operations. In this presentation, SES tackles these challenges head-on, revealing practical discoveries in extending the mobile network edge via satellite for one of the world’s largest network operators. This session will also feature results from rigorous demonstrations and proof-of-concept testing, which have revealed essential performance thresholds required for enabling satellite-based 5G networks anywhere on the globe.


  • Carlos Gutierrez, Head of Telco Portfolio and Solutions, SES

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (not provided)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Satellite Bandwidth: Pricing Trends and Supply Forecasts

The mobile services industry’s reliance on satellite bandwidth is expected to continue to accelerate for everything from backhaul to mid-band spectrum 5G services. With thousands of new satellites and several constellation systems launching during the next few years, it is important to understand how operators value spectrum and prioritize its availability. Speakers on this panel will explain how commercial space companies balance spectrum supply and invest in areas of high demand.


  • Keith Cowan, Chief Development Officer, Rivada Space Networks
  • Frank Czulo, President, Global Network Solutions, Network Innovations
  • Nathan De Ruiter, Managing Director, Euroconsult
  • Joseph Ibeh, Analyst, NSR an Analysys Mason Company
  • Moderated by David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

KEYNOTE: Bridging the Cellular and Satellite Worlds: Case Studies from the Field

As operators formulate growth strategies to connect the over 1.6 billion people globally with no access to 4G and 5G, it becomes ever more important to identify alternative carrier-grade backhaul solutions to support their expansion needs. Learn how customers around the globe are integrating satellite backhaul into their network, how managed solutions are helping them address more use cases and how a focus on end-user experience is driving innovation that will expand the opportunity to extend cellular networks.


  • Hadeel Fayad, Head of Cellular Backhaul Product Management, Intelsat

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Multi-Orbit Satellite Broadband for Rural/Remote Industry and Enterprise

Most people know that high-profile next-generation satellite constellation systems such as SpaceX Starlink, OneWeb, Viasat-3, Telesat Lightspeed, and Amazon Kuiper are targeting consumer connectivity on the other side of the digital divide. What most people don’t know is how operators are also planning to use these systems to deliver extensive enterprise broadband and IoT capabilities to industries that operate in these same areas. Learn how satellites are filling the world’s last remaining connectivity gaps for global enterprise customers.


  • Tim Last, VP of IoT, Aviation, and the Americas, Iridium
  • Diego Paldao, Director of Market Development, SES
  • Brendan Sullivan, SVP, Intelligent Edge Solutions, Viasat
  • Richard Swardh, SVP, Premium Enterprise & Mobile Operators, Comtech Satellite Network Technologies
  • Moderated by Jeffrey Hill, Chair, SATELLITE Conference


With your registration, you’ll gain access to all sessions in the SATELLITE @ MWC Las Vegas program, plus the MWC Las Vegas Exhibit Hall.

Through September 9September 10 – September 29

Are you a member of the press? Contact Isabel Burnham at to inquire about registration.

Registration sponsored by SES

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All sponsorships receive recognition on the event website and in marketing, inclusion in the onsite program guide, and signage.

Platinum – $10,000 SOLD OUT
  • Dedicated 30-minute keynote spot
  • Sponsorship of one:
    • Breakfast sponsor
    • Registration
  • 2 comp registrations
  • 1 pre-show email blast
  • 1 post-show email blast
Gold – $7,500 (1 available)
  • One speaking spot on a panel
  • Sponsorship of one item:
    • Morning Break
    • Afternoon Break
    • Padfolio
    • Portfolio bag
  • 2 comp registrations
  • 1 pre-show email blast
Silver – $6,000 (4 available)
  • Sponsorship of one item:
    • 3-in-1 Packing Cubes
    • Wireless Phone Charger
    • Tech Organizer
  • 1 comp registration
  • 1 post-show email blast

Hotel & Travel

Take advantage of special rates exclusively for MWC Las Vegas attendees by making your hotel reservations through Maritz Global Events. Make sure you mention MWC Las Vegas when you book, visit Maritz Global Events or call 469-513-9384 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday).

Take advantage of our exclusive flight discounts offered through United and Delta Airlines. Click here to learn more!