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Extending MPLS and Ethernet networks Into New, Hard-to-Reach Markets Is Now Possible… and Profitable
Date / Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m New York/ 3:00 p.m. London
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

Karen M. Emery, Head of Broadband Services, Intelsat

Service providers looking for growth opportunities may be overlooking a critical opportunity in emerging markets where they don't currently have infrastructure. In the past, expanding into these markets seemed cost-prohibitive, impractical and time-consuming due to the limitations of existing terrestrial technologies and fiber networks. Recent advances in satellite technology have dramatically changed the game – and heightened the opportunity. With the launch of new high-throughput satellites (HTS), it’s not only possible, but profitable for service providers to expand into new markets and deliver new services, quickly and cost-effectively.

In this webinar, we’ll explore the opportunities for service providers in new and emerging markets, the benefits of new HTS technology and key considerations for incorporating HTS into terrestrial networks to support global network expansion plans.


Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading
After a quarter of a century covering telecom, what Carol doesn't know about the industry can't even be Googled. Carol's CV, which is available as a partwork, includes spells at Telephony, Interactive Week and The Net Economy. She was also the founder of a telecom news website, BroadbandEdge. Prior to covering telecom, she covered higher education, business, politics, the arts and sports for publications in North Carolina and Wisconsin. [Ed note: Is there such as thing as the arts in Wisconsin, technically speaking?]

Now working for Light Reading from her home aviary with faithful dog Sunny as her executive assistant and personal trainer, Carol welcomes feedback from her readers, particularly if they shout, "Go Heels!" in her face at any given trade show.

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Karen M. Emery, Head of Broadband Services, Intelsat
As Head of Broadband Services, Karen Emery drives the development of new services and solutions to solve customer challenges in the broadband space. As a proven telecom executive with more than 20 years’ experience, Karen is injecting a fresh perspective as to how Intelsat can deliver the kind of customer experience broadband customers demand. She joined Intelsat in 2015 from Spirent Communications where she was VP of Product and Business Strategy. Prior to joining Spirent, Karen worked for Comcast and Sprint in both business and technology roles. She began her career at Michigan Bell in the Network Engineering group, managing major capital initiatives.

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