The general consensus in the industry regarding constellations is that too many are planned for the marketplace, and while at least one will make it to the finish line it is extremely unlikely that all constellations planned will come to fruition or be profitable. What are the unique approaches that each company is taking and how might those strategies underscore a winning strategy? What are the differentiators? Are there unique applications that can be served by multiple operators simultaneously.
Mr. Placido is an independent consultant and senior analyst with over twenty five years of international experience in telecommunications and entertainment. Joining NSR in 2007 with focus on emerging technologies and satellite markets, he serves as a regional and IP applications expert on satellite communications and regularly provides his analysis and strategic assessment to NSR’s consulting practice.
Carlos Placido has conducted numerous analytical and management projects, spanning from global market research studies for NSR, to strategic assessment of emerging technologies, to business development support, R&D and project management. Until 2004, he led a service development team at INTELSAT, where he was responsible for identifying and validating future satcom uses of emerging video and IP data technologies. Prior to INTELSAT, he commenced his career as a network engineer at Impsat (now Level 3) and Telecom Argentina.
Mr. Placido is also a regular contributor to specialized industry publications. He holds an engineering degree (BS+MS) from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.