A voice from the sky

New satellite-powered systems will unlock new applications and markets. Businesses and governments must know where satellite technology is heading, and how it can improve their performance. Interview with Intelsat’s Carmen González-Sanfeliú Demand for next-generation satellite broadband capacity from wireless and enterprise networks is expected to grow at a staggering 62 percent every year through 2024 in Latin America, Carmen González-Sanfeliú, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President for Latin America and Caribbean, told Latin Trade. From her base in Miami, she has led the company’s Latin American operations for more than a decade and for years has been on Latin Trade’s Top Businesswomen ranking. To meet these new needs, Intelsat – the world’s largest satellite operator – invested more than $1.5 billion over […]

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