What’s the Next Game Changer in Future Connectivity? – Pre 12 2024

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by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania (RRT)

17 June 2024 | 11:30 - 13:30 EEST | Building 4, Event Hall | Video recording
Consolidated programme 2024

Session teaser

This session will take a glimpse at the future and present a new game changer in the connectivity ecosystem – technological breakthrough of satellites and their integration into terrestrial mobile networks. The invited speakers will walk the euroDIG community through insights and visions how these innovative solutions will change the future generation of communications as well as satisfy the global market demands of being connected anywhere and anytime, conveniently, securely, and seamlessly.

Session description

In the era of rapid digital transformation and advent of 5G, due to a variety of applications, smart devices, and digital services existing today and constantly emerging, there is a growing need for everyone and everything to be connected. Satellite communications (SatComs) promise a great potential to address these demands which would be a big challenge for traditional mobile (terrestrial) networks to fulfill these needs on their own. SatComs will be the key player and game changer in unlocking full benefits of future connectivity.

With this session, we will aim to tap into future and explore how SatComs and their integration with mobile infrastructures will change and improve connectivity landscape. We will take a look at the recent developments and advancements in SatComs industry, their unique characteristics that, especially in conjunction with mobile networks, open up tremendous opportunities. They can provide ubiquitous connectivity in remote and hard-to-reach areas, oceans, deserts, skies, fill the coverage gap, enhance connectivity quality and user experience, provide seamless and convenient direct-to-cell/device connection, even save lives in emergency situations (during energy outages, floods, wars, etc.), just to name a few. Moreover, SatComs, in conjunction with mobile networks, can largely contribute to security and resilience of networks which hold a particular relevance in the current geopolitical landscape. At present as never before it is of vital importance to ensure continuity and availability of connectivity, for both the citizens and state institutions, and for the national security.

Due to their benefits for societies and economies, SatComs and hybrid networks have already gained recognition within the international communications community, and partnerships between satellite and mobile operators are increasing globally which makes a huge promise for the future.


Moderated session with 8 presentations by the speakers followed by Q&A after each presentation.

Session agenda

Further reading

Links to relevant websites, declarations, books, documents. Please note we cannot offer web space, so only links to external resources are possible. Example for an external link: Main page of EuroDIG


Moderated by

  • Mr. Darius Kuliešius, Deputy Chair of the Council of the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania RRT


  • Welcome speech by Ms. Jūratė Šovienė, Chair of the Council of the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Ms. Natalia Vicente, VP Public Affairs of Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
  • Mr. Cecil Ameil, Director Regulatory Affairs, SES Legal.
  • Mr. David Goldman, Vice President, Satellite Policy, SpaceX.
  • Mr. Laurent Jaffart, Director of Connectivity and Secure Communications (D/CSC) and Head of ECSAT in Harwell, UK, European Space Agency
  • Mr. Andrius Šemeškevičius, Head of Technology at Telia Lietuva
  • Mr. Dalius Budvytis, Senior Managing Director in FTI Capital Advisors
  • Mr. Alex Epshteyn, Head International WRC Spectrum Strategy for Amazon’s Project Kuiper

Video record