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Commercial satellite focus for Milsatcom

ABU DHABI, February 17, 2015

The growing demand for commercial satellite communications will be among the top agenda at the upcoming Milsatcom Middle East Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Hosted and sponsored by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) in association with the Centre of Excellence, UAE Armed Forces, the fourth edition of the event is running from February 24 to 26 at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal.

Government and defence organisations are leading the demand for commercial satellite communications, as the demand grows for increased satellite broadband bandwidth to support new and complex operational challenges.

Masood M Sharif Mahmood, CEO, Yahsat, said: “With increasing demand for cutting-edge communication services in the Middle East, the time is right to debate the compelling role of satellite communications for government and defence organisations, which continue to be at the forefront of inspiring technological evolution.”

“Through bringing together leading international defence specialists, Milsatcom plays an essential role in showcasing the latest development taking place within the region, as well as demonstrating the immense potential for our industry as a whole. Yahsat aims to drive satellite innovation and the next generation of defence communications. As host of Milsatcom this year, we look forward to welcoming industry leaders who will engage in dialogue that will pave the way for both innovation and new business opportunities.”

Key defence officials, and decision-makers will discuss the rising need to employ higher bandwidth and improved satellite performance amongst government and defence organisations while they balance challenging budgets.

“In the current financial climate, finding ways to do more with less is paramount,” said Paul Andrus, instructor, National Security Space Institute.

“Building joint-up military infrastructure between military organisations and commercial satellite providers is an effective way of achieving this, as long as associated complexities are given careful consideration.

“The industry should strive to create comprehensive security strategies based on respected cyber security frameworks and in line with robust industry standards. Milsatcom Middle East is the perfect platform to discuss this matter and learn from the experiences of others.”

Ali Al Hashemi, general manager, YahService, said: “As a trailblazer in the region for satellite communications services, it is our responsibility to understand the niche demands of these organizations, and to produce tailored, innovative solutions to meet those needs.

“This is done most effectively through studying the current products in market and then partnering with those market leaders who will enable us to produce superior technology solutions. Alongside this, we constantly monitor the needs of the Middle East and wider geographies to pinpoint where our next generation products can seamlessly integrate with current platforms.”

This year’s programme will feature a dedicated Military Space Symposium on February 26, which will focus on space-based defence and security technologies. The symposium will focus on the necessity to employ space technology in managing efficient defence operations in times of peace, war and natural disasters.

Milsatcom Middle East is an invitation-only briefing that is organised by Streamline Marketing Group and sponsored by Airbus Defence & Space.  – TradeArabia News Service

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