GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Connecting Africa – Intelsat Workshop

Connecting Africa – Intelsat Workshop


Join Intelsat on Tuesday, 10 April ahead of Mobile 360 – West Africa for Connecting Africa, a workshop that focuses on the regional market, trends, and innovations affecting the telecom landscape, and Intelsat EpicNG satellite communications solutions.

Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Time: 09:00 – 18:30
Location: Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

This event allows you to:

  • Discover how to boost your network and exploit the new opportunities available to you with Intelsat EpicNG
  • Discover how the combination of space and earth innovations is generating countless new opportunities today
  • Learn how to access the technology and capabilities required to meet evolving demand and deliver value-added solutions to your customers
  • Build relationships with Intelsat representatives and many industry professionals
Monday, 10 April 2018



09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:15

Welcome and Intelsat Innovations: Making Satellite Solutions Even More Accessible
Lare Atcha-Oubou, Regional Director, North & West Africa, Intelsat

The future satellite landscape and solutions will deliver high-performance connectivity, open standards technology and equipment transformation. There will be a groundswell of innovation in orbit, on the ground, and within antenna technology. This session focuses on the latest advancements, from Intelsat and our partners, which makes next-generation satellite solutions more accessible and economically feasible to enter new markets.

10:15 – 10:45

Satellite Economics – Beyond the “Cost per MHz”
Line-Candide Avahouin, Senior Sales Director, Intelsat

What drives the cost and benefits of a satellite solution? This session will look into how different solutions make use of your satellite bandwidth to optimize critical parameters according to your business priorities. It will get a bit technical but visual illustrations and examples will make it easy for you to follow along and learn. We will also demonstrate how satellite serves key applications.

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break / Networking

11:15 – 12:00

What’s Epic about “Intelsat EpicNG“? Performance…Economics…Accessibility
Patrice Muntu, Regional Director, Customer Solutions Engineering, Intelsat

By the end of 2018, Intelsat will have an operational fleet of six EpicNG satellites, with global and overlapping high-throughput coverage. Five of those satellites (IS-29e, IS-32e, IS-33e, IS-35e and IS-37e) are in service, performing beyond customers’ expectations and already making a difference to their business. In this session, learn how you too can boost your network and expand your addressable market with Intelsat EpicNG, the world’s first true HTS.

12:00 – 12:45

Intelsat Broadband Solutions and Use Cases
Patrice Muntu, Regional Director, Customer Solutions Engineering, Intelsat

Intelsat EpicNG offers considerable benefits to broadband players thanks to its high performance, attractive economics, and easier network accessibility. Broadband operators are now able to bring connectivity where it previously was not viable. In this session, discover how Intelsat’s broadband solutions fully leverage EpicNG and hear a specific use case highlighting why EpicNG is a game changer for the broadband sector.

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break/Networking

13:45 – 14:15

Live Demonstration of the IntelsatOne Flex Network Management System (NMS)
Innocent Sougue, Customer Solutions Engineer, Intelsat

See firsthand how the IntelsatOne Flex NMS enables you to easily provision and differentiate your offerings to address each of your customer’s unique needs. Learn how it also gives you fine control over your service and allows you to easily customize, prioritize and contend Mbps.

14:15 – 15:15

Intelsat EpicNG Media Solutions and Use Case
Line-Candide Avahouin, Senior Sales Director, Intelsat

Satellite is critical for content delivery of digital terrestrial television and DTH just as it has been for analog distribution. Intelsat’s satellite fleet and vast IntelsatOne fiber network enables broadcasters to expand their reach and grow their audience anywhere in the world, and deliver content in multiple formats such as SD, HD, UHD or HDR. In this session, learn how Intelsat EpicNG, the world’s first true HTS, is a game changer for broadcasters.

15:15 – 16:15

One Plus One = Three! How Innovation on the Ground Complements Innovation in Space – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrice Muntu, Regional Director, Customer Solutions Engineering, Intelsat
Panelist to be announced

Intelsat’s next-generation, high-performance satellites provide a platform to enable services with greater efficiency than has previously been the norm. Across all vertical applications, Intelsat’s ecosystem partners have developed new platforms and technologies to take advantage of the Intelsat EpicNG platforms’ performance capabilities. This panel will share how the combined innovation in space and on the ground has produced results that are greater than the sum of its parts, and has enabled a new suite of products and capabilities that can open new markets for our customers.

16:15 – 16:30

Q&A/Closing Remarks

16:30 – 18:30

Cocktail Reception