The adoption of satellite backhaul has grown substantially over the past years and is expected to continue to grow as satellite backhaul has become an economically viable solution for Mobile Network Operators. Connecting people away from urban centers has always been a natural fit for satellites.
Advancements in technology in both satellite capacity and on the ground-segment are leading to economics that justify cellular backhaul. The satellite option for cellular backhaul has often been used only as a fallback for hard to reach rural areas where terrestrial infrastructure was either too expensive or unfeasible. Satellite backhaul today is often the preferred choice for leading MNOs worldwide in various applications of 2G/3G/4G cellular backhaul.
Dave Rehbehn, vice president, at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), leads the company’s global marketing of broadband products as well as business development for services. In this capacity, he develops Hughes international market strategy and guides the strategic direction of the Hughes international sales force. Mr. Rehbehn works closely with end users and service operators to track market trends, emerging applications and business developments in global communications and networking. A recognized thought leader in the industry, Mr. Rehbehn speaks frequently on satellite solutions for bridging the digital divide.
Throughout his career, Mr. Rehbehn has worked across the Hughes business from engineering, to consumer internet service to international enterprise and operator markets. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rehbehn was responsible for enterprise sales for the southeast region of the United States and worked closely with many U.S.-based Fortune 1000 companies to develop network solutions tailored to their needs. Previously, he supported the engineering development of wideband time division multiple access (TDMA), packet networks, and TDMA very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite network projects.
Mr. Rehbehn holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Maryland, USA.
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