Issue No 3: 16 February 2016



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Comms Essentials – Latest Global Developments in Satellite Technology

Thursday 18th February 2016

The first Communications Alliance Comms Essentials seminar for 2016 will focus on current developments in the global and regional satellite sector – a dynamic communications vertical that is exploring new ground via large, high-throughput satellites, while also pursuing new coverage areas via micro-satellites and pushing satellite boundaries for the Internet of Things.

This examination of the satellite sector and its future significance to Australia’s communications landscape is sponsored by the Comms Alliance Satellite Services Working Group – a grouping of 20 satellite-related companies active in Australia. 

Who should attend:
Communications Alliance members - representatives from satellite service providers, users of satellite services, internet service providers, law firms, other industry stakeholders – and anyone with an interest in space!

The Myriota Story and the future of satellites in IoT
Speaker: Dr Alex Grant, CEO, Myriota

OneWeb – 648 satellites to connect the globe
Speaker: Tony Azzarelli, VP Regulatory, (audio), OneWeb

High Throughput Satellite Systems
Robert Suber, Managing Sales Director, Oceania, Intelsat

Price Trends in Satellite Broadband
Speaker: Christian Patouraux, CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites

Reaching out to Pacific nations
Speaker: Bob Horton, Communications Consultant

Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

When:         Thursday 18th February 2016, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where:        Sydney - Baker & McKenzie, Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney
                    Melbourne – Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William Street, Melbourne is a video link to Sydney
Register:    Here

Submission on the Proposed Technical Framework for the 2 GHz Band

Communications Alliance has provided a submission to the ACMA on their Expiring spectrum licences—technical framework for the 2 GHz band Consultation Paper.  Communications Alliance supports the ACMA’s proposed revised technical framework as outlined in their Paper. One item raised in our response is that of future proofing the effects of adjacent channel interference which our members have noted should be considered as a part of the proposed framework.

The submission can be downloaded from the Communications Alliance submissions webpage.

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