[SatNews} An upcoming event at January's PTC'14 trade show is the World Teleport Association's continued presentation of its annual satellite Industry Dialog and Workshop series.
The event will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 9:00 until 109:30 a.m. Produced by the WTA and Singapore Telecommunications, the workshop is being underwritten by NewSat Limited with support from SingTel. Starting with two fast-paced, "TED Talks-style” opening talks, one by an established regional carrier and the other by the "new kid in the neighborhood,” a panel of satellite operators and new entrants into the industry will discuss how the death of satellite is—and always has been—a big myth. As trends such as big data, government-sponsored attempts to provide broadband services, a multi-screen universe and telecommunications morphing into all types of services, satellites are more relevant in the region than ever before.
What you hear may surprise you! This year’s industry workshop will reveal a side of the boring satellite business that you will think about long after the conference is over. The workshop will be moderated by Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development, WTA.