SOURCE: SpaceCom International, LLC

SpaceCom International, LLC

July 20, 2011 10:00 ET

SpaceCom Names Akhtar Ali Chief Technology Officer

Satellite Engineering and Sales Veteran to Lead Global Technology Strategy

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - SpaceCom International, LLC, which provides converged satellite and terrestrial communications solutions for voice, video and data to carriers, governments and businesses worldwide, has named Akhtar Ali to be its Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for engineering oversight of satellite and ground resources, custom and complex network solutions and exploring the increasingly important KA band and related technologies.

Akhtar is well respected throughout the global telecommunications Industry as a technology and engineering specialist. He has more than 16 years experience in the industry. Before joining SpaceCom, Akhtar was at Intelsat, the world's largest satellite operator and a provider of end-to-end managed services for 9 years. At Intelsat, he provided engineering services throughout the Africa region, including direct technical interface on major and key accounts to Africa's largest telecom providers. He was also the lead design engineer responsible for the development and deployment of several innovative technology platforms, and product lines including:

  • Intelsat's GXS Network (the first worldwide network integrating ground and space segment and managed services for seamless global connectivity);
  • the first Carrier-in-Carrier managed service delivered to one of Africa's largest broadband internet providers; and
  • the first DVB-S2 platform, which incorporated ACM/VCM.

"Akhtar has extensive knowledge, skills and experience that rival any in the industry. We are both honored and excited that he has decided to join us," said SpaceCom CEO Matt DeNapoli. "I've worked closely with Akhtar in the past, and I look forward to renewing our business relationship at SpaceCom."

Ali holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia.

About SpaceCom
SpaceCom, based in Fairfax, VA, provides converged satellite and terrestrial communications solutions for voice, video and data to carriers, governments and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.spacecomintl.com/.